Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How to Set Up the Most Epic Airsoft Battle Ever

Most airsoft enthusiasts will agree, nothing beats a hardcore, heart-pounding airsoft battle. The trick to executing a successful airsoft skirmish is planning. Create your own epic airsoft battle by following this guide.

  • 1st: Watch battle videos and get inspired. There are a number of awesome airsoft battle videos filmed everywhere from Texas to Scotland. Check around YouTube for the most exciting skirmishes and get an idea of how other airsoft enthusiasts have organized successful matches. With the right amount of planning and people, you can replicate and even improve upon these examples. Do a little research about other major airsoft games to find out what they did to make it work. Then, put your own spin on it and make it even more epic.

  • 2nd: Figure out a way to market and advertise your epic airsoft battle. Make a Facebook event? Create a Facebook group? Mass text message all your airsoft friends? Strategize about how to get an epic crowd of airsoft gun aficionados and spread the word. You can get the ball rolling and determine interest before choosing a location and other logistical details.

  • 3rd: Find an airsoft-friendly location with an open, flat field where mil-sim events are allowed. Paintball and airsoft fields are easy go-tos, as they already meet safety restrictions and have a challenging battle course with built in obstacles. Keep in mind that a truly epic airsoft battle might require a bigger area with more challenges and obstructions. If you do find a great location, make sure that airsoft guns are permitted and also ensure that you have been granted permission to use the location. Your next location-related task is to equip the space with realistic obtrusions – like bunkers, tunnels, mounds and walls. Try scouring your local warehouses or grocery stores for big wooden planks to set up on the field.

  • 4th: Discuss and clearly outline the skirmish rules and safety guidelines. The two biggest kill-joys to an awesome airsoft battle are someone getting seriously hurt or players not following the rules. The rules and safety guidelines are fundamental to your event's success. It’s amateur, unprofessional and dangerous to just wing it and think you’re above the rules; so, be sure to discuss airsoft rules and safety beforehand.

  • Sample rules include:

    • Gun safety on until all players have their goggles on

    • Hands and gun in the air = neutral/safe, no shooting at that person

    • Create a safe zone

    • Decide a number of strikes per round before being considered “out”

    • Determine length of rounds

    • Decide upon game tactics and choose game type. For example, you might choose Last Man Standing or an objective-based format like Capture the Flag. You can check out more than 30 airsoft combat scenarios in the Airsoft Megastore player resource center.

    • Basic safety gear: goggles, face mask (not mesh), heavy clothing

  • 5th: Determine a prize. Will the team (or individual winner) get anything? Talk to local paintball or airsoft businesses to see if they’d supply a gift certificate or free round for the winning players. Sometimes the win is prize enough.

  • 6th: Get out there and enjoy yourself! Play hard, be stealthy, use the barriers and cover. Play fair and work with your team for total airsoft game domination.

  • 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 airsoft AEGs, full metal airsoft rifles or the right airsoft gas gun for players of any experience level.

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