ongratulations and welcome to Oklahoma D-Day! You are about to participate in the World’s Largest Paintball Event. An Event so large it will challenge your every skill as a scenario paintball player. If you’re a first timer, this game is like no other in the world. If you’re a veteran you should pay particular attention to the game changes or tweaking from the previous year because the game is always evolving. Regardless, the objective of this event is for you to have a good time and experience D-Day, Oklahoma style.
Oklahoma D-Day is not your typical “Big Game” where hundreds or even a thousand paintball players show up and attack one specific objective or play capture the flag. With 3,500 to 4,000 players that come to this event annually, it would be uncontrollable mass chaos. Rather, like the actual Invasion of Normandy, several battles unfold across the field throughout the day. Sides are awarded points for holding or taking critical objectives at key times. It is highly advisable that you study the history of the actual invasion, including individual units and their battles, as it will give insight into the missions and objectives in Oklahoma D-Day.
Since there is so much going on, you should plan the activities that you want to attend as well as set a budget. Nothing is worse then burning up all of your paint and money before the main game. It’s bad for you and extremely bad for your side. Commanders need you out on the field, giving 110% for the entire day on Saturday. It’s fine if speed ball is more your style, but you registered for Oklahoma D-Day, not an NPPL Tournament. If you have enough money and paint to burn, by all means feel free to rock the speed ball fields all week long. Likewise, if you just came to hang out in a camp site, Yellowstone would be a better choice. But the single most important thing you can do is be out on the field swapping paint with your opponent for the entire day on Saturday!
The main game is long and it’s usually very hot. You are the only person that knows your own limitations, however for your side to be effective, you need to pace and sustain yourself. Staying hydrated is critical! At every opportunity you should be drinking water. For a quick snack at a Dead Zone, pack a couple of Power Bars. They will help sustain your energy level and get you back into the game quickly. Even though air and paint are available at certain dead zones, you should be prepared to carry most of your equipment with you since you’ll probably want stay in the action as long as possible.
Like any large scale battle in WWII, WWI or even the US Civil War, tactics, primarily on the strategic level, will decide the outcome of Oklahoma D-Day. Because of this, planning for next year’s event usually starts the day after that year’s event. It begins with the recruitment of players, organization of the units and communicating with over 3,000 players. Trust your commanders, they’ll get you through the game.
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