View Full Version : 10/30/05 Skirmish recap (Hunter's)

10-31-2005, 12:33 AM
Pretty good showing today, as it seemed like quite a few sniper rifles showed up today.

Started off with a defend/assault the shack scenario with 30min time limit. Both sides lost a few, but time limit ran out to end that one, as shack defenders were able to hold out, thus winning since attackers wasted too much time.

Simple move-to-contact in the north side of the field occurred next after a short break. People were spread out all over the field it seemed with snipers plinking all over the place. I think that one ran until one side was eliminated, as I don't recall a time limit.

Third skirmish was a VIP escort with escort team starting at Santa Fe, tasked with getting VIP to a LZ in the open field north of the Conex box. Intercept team started in the Bismarck/St. Louis area, moved to ridgeline and to Jackson upon game start. Escort team had moved people to same Jackson wooded area quickly, but bogged down. Escort team appeared to skirt intercept team, trying to find a flank on the east to get past. Lots of action early that stalled once a good portion of escort team was eliminated. VIP disappeared for a bit before emerging from the east; intercept team adjusted and game ended in a flurry of running and BBs flying as the VIP was hit about 50 yards or so short of the LZ.

Most people packed it in, but about half stayed in engage in some quick pistol-only games at the shack. One side started at the barrels; the other side to the north of the shack. This was flip-flopped for a second pistol game. These provided some hurty shots, quick action, and some laughs.

Good shooting all.

Dark Paladin
10-31-2005, 11:02 AM
Any idea when Rattler will post the pistol match photos? :)

10-31-2005, 11:27 AM
Had a blast!

The VIP was my favorite! Good teamwork all the way around and he almost made it to the LZ.

Pistol matches were once again completely hilarious and insane. I still don't have a pistol, so I took pictures with Rattler's camera. Of course, that didn't mean anything for my teammates, who almost all tested out their pistols on me at close range! (OWWW, SH_T!!!)

My girlfriend, who now wants a Glock 18C, was worried about hurting people with such high-powered pistols at close range, didn't seem to worry whether I was getting hurt. Hmmm...

Dark Paladin and Ralph Wiggum helped me explain the facts of men's extreme sports to her. We had to put it in language she could understand. For example, she had a hard time seeing how hurting each other with small plastic BB's is in reality, a bonding experience for men. We told her that this is how men show love to each other and what greater respect can be shown for each other than hunting and being hunted down by your friends and being showered with storms of BB's all flying at max velocities? Bless her heart, she at least pretended to understand, while the look on her face suggested to me that she believes we are all suffering from testosterone overdose...

Anyway, every time I come out, the skirmishes and community just keeps getting better and better!

10-31-2005, 11:33 AM
I had a good time. We almost got the VIP in. Atleast I got three out while making the dash for the field! If he only would have stayed behind me. Good game all! :)

10-31-2005, 01:48 PM
FYI: Rattler has posted the pistol skirmish pics. Thanks man! They're pretty cool!

10-31-2005, 01:56 PM
Ah. Good day of skirmishing by all. Good shooting all around. VIP skrim was really fun, but for me the pistol matches are always the best. I was screaming like a little girl at all the high powered gas pistols around me, but I think it was justified, as I definitely shot in the face twice that round. Good shots Wolv and HammerHead. And Ranger is a crazy sprinting fool that sneaks up behind me!

11-01-2005, 01:36 AM
Thank you, thank you! I do tend to end up behind the enemy! I can' help going off on my own when I don't have a radio. Lol, if you make contact with the enemy in front of you run away really fast and then flank them.

11-01-2005, 09:53 AM
Was a great day and good games. Thanks to all who showed up.

11-01-2005, 10:26 PM
Being the VIP was kind of strange. Plus I lost contact with everybody on my team so I just sort of hid in a bush for a while. Then I almost lit my ally IMIRanger up (for the second time that day). Then of Course, the final bold but not so intelligent dash into a clearing only to find that we are still about 50 meters from our target. Thats OK, I think I caught Wolv on the hop, he had to pull his pistol on me.

11-02-2005, 02:42 AM
Thats OK, I think I caught Wolv on the hop, he had to pull his pistol on me. I had to pull pistol, unless you wanted me to use my sniper rifle, which would have been a gross violation of our gameplay rules. :)

11-02-2005, 08:13 AM
It would hurt really bad too. I am glad he pulled his pistol because then I got to shoot him. :)

11-02-2005, 08:50 AM
It would hurt really bad too. I am glad he pulled his pistol because then I got to shoot him. :)
Technically, my pistol was out and aimed at you before your rifle was even raised. However, conscious decision was to bypass you and unload rounds on the VIP. I had fired multiple rounds at him while he started running before burst was fired.

It's all about the team, baby. That's what counts. ;)

11-02-2005, 09:26 AM
You guys just waited for us in the middle of the field which was smart and not cool all at the same time! Once I get a radio I will be able to stick with my team.

11-02-2005, 09:41 AM
You guys just waited for us in the middle of the field which was smart and not cool all at the same time! Um, no, that isn't the case. And if it was the case.......should we just run around like chickens with our heads cut off for no reason? Why would one side willingly do something stupid? Just to appease the other side? Please. This isn't BF2 or Unreal Tournament. You are into the wrong hobby if you are seeking that kind of action.

Frankly, and this is not directed at anyone in particular but more of a personal rant that you can choose to ignore, I'm getting sick of people whining about skirmishes/scenarios as of the past few months. More often than not, it is hypocritical and perception-based versus how things really went down. Too many clueless assumptions being made, and in my opinion, go organize games elsewhere if you want opponents to run around running and gunning mindlessly so you can freely shoot them and get all the kill counts you want. Kudos to whoever if such games do occur. Airsoft is loosely milsim-based, relying on teamwork and sound decision-making, not FPS games.

11-02-2005, 10:06 AM
I agree with what you are saying. I love to play because I know that it will help me when I join the military. It is teaching me the fundamentals of teamwork (which I personally need to work on) and strategy. I probly do sound like someone who is out there to get as many kills as possible. I can't help that though. I am a very competative person. I will mellow down once I get on a team or whatever. It is just really exciting for me right now.

11-02-2005, 08:15 PM
I enjoyed the VIP mission very much. The only reason IMIRanger and I threw tactics to the wind was becuase we didn't want to drag the game out to long. Kudos to IMIRanger for being competative but keep it in reason. I would keep IMIRanger on my team anyday. Wolv, you and IMIRanger are both cool guys so I hope there is no tension between ya'll.

11-02-2005, 08:38 PM
I don't know of any, so don't sweat it.

Being competitive is doing what it takes to win, not just getting trigger time. Sacrificing for the objective or the team will result in that win moreso than just getting kills quite often. This coming from someone who is highly competitive. However, in my viewpoint, airsoft is very competitive as a hobby since it consists of people who want to do well and do it honestly. There is a fine line however between letting the competitive nature outweigh the sportsmanship and integrity of the hobby. There are many that cross that line, hoping to "one-up/show-up" the other side, thinking they are better than the people across from them. Too often, people new to the hobby let their kill count, desire to be "cooler" or "better" than others, and personal perceptions cloud their understanding of the big picture of other events transpiring all over the field. Time and experience typically settles that down.

These are merely observations over a long time in this hobby, not an indictment of you two in this thread.

11-03-2005, 04:41 PM
Well said, well said...

11-04-2005, 02:00 PM
Sounds like paint-ballers are having trouble adjusting to airsoft.