Thursday, July 28, 2011

1 vs 1 Airsoft Combat

Typically when you think about Airsoft skirmishes, you think about an intense airsoft milsim combat where many fighters maneuver around a huge plot of land, with constant rapid fire coming from all directions. A true airsoft player, on the contrary, knows that some of the most intense, engaging and enjoyable airsoft games can be brought about by 1 v 1 combat.

This article will give you some great ideas of how how to have an intense and fun 2 player airsoft game!

2 Player Benefits

There are many benefits to engaging in 1 on 1 airsoft battles. For one, it is easier to match skill levels. Many times with large groups, the forces are strongly divided by weak and strong players. Playing against someone at your skill level keeps the game challenging, but allows you to have some wins and improve your play.

Additionally there is little preparation time with 2 players as opposed to group play. Explaining the ground rules and developing intricate group strategy can take time and fun away from airsoft battles. Two player combat can begin much quicker. And it's just a lot easier organizing an event with two people as opposed to dozens.

Lastly, since there are only two players, less space is needed to accommodate airsoft play. This means you have many more options for skirmish areas.

2 Player Airsoft Games

Duel/Fast Draw

This game is very similar to the draws seen in old Western movies. It’s a simple game that is best played with airsoft spring pistols. First, the airsoft players stand back-to-back, with their guns in hand or holster. Then the players both take ten paces forward. These paces must be counted out loud and once ten is reached, they quickly turn and begin firing. Players are free to duck and dodge bullets. You can decide whether moving around is allowed. The first one to be shot loses.

Attack & Defend

Attack & Defend (also known as Capture the Flag) is a common game played with groups but can easily be modified to accommodate 2 players. This game involves one player defending a particular parameter that they are not allowed to exit. In this parameter, the defender is guarding a physical object, such as a flag. The offender, on the other hand, is attacking and trying to capture the object. The defender only wins by shooting the offender and the offender wins by capturing the object. This game is very fun when played at night with the right tactical lighting units or gun-mounted flashlights.

Hunter & Hunted

The Hunter & Hunted is an intense airsoft battle of hide and seek with a twist. First the hunter allows 10 minutes for the hunted to set up traps, bunkers, hiding places, strategy etc. After the ten minutes, the hunter begins to seek out the hunted while avoiding any trap the hunted may have set up. One popular strategy is to find a hiding spot and use a high-powered airsoft sniper gun and wait to catch a good shot of the hunter. All areas are in bound to both players. The first player to be shot loses.

The best part of 2 player airsoft is getting creative and developing games that suit you and your opponent. So don’t waste time thinking a game with just your buddy can’t be fun. True airsoft enthusiasts have a good in any type of airsoft combat and look for every opportunity to increase their skill level.

About the Author: Mike Zhang is the President and COO of Airsoft Megastore, an online airsoft retailer offering electric and gas powered airsoft guns, as well as airsoft parts, upgrades and accessories. Visit Airsoft Megastore to shop for all types of airsoft guns including snipers, pistols, rifles & more! Airsoft Megastore also showcases a wide variety of airsoft parts, upgrades & accessories.

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