Post by ersatzjack2 on Nov 25, 2013 12:48:44 GMT -5
Great video. I agree, everyone should watch it. Playing with a smaller group of regulars helps to minimalize a lot of stuff shown here. Bigger isn't always better and knowing your tight knit group keeps players honest too. Thankfully, our MOA games don't look like this although it's still airsoft and we have to remember it's not perfect.
I agree and in fact one of the things about historical themed airsoft whether it's WW2 or Namsofting is the focus on realism and emmersion. Definitely a case where few of those issues seem to come up. In local skirmishes and especially the big production events...Yikes! it is so much better playing with folks you know well and folks whose definition of "winning " is emmersion and authenticity rather then " come on dude, I got you or ... our side won!"
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
Post by wilhelmmoa on Nov 25, 2013 20:44:27 GMT -5
Wow, you won't believe how true this is! It's a good thing I don't normally see it in WWII airsofting compared to normal airsoft, this is why I like blank fire especially for the first topic they showed. I do agree with ersatzjack2 with small games and them being easier to control, with bigger games you have to have refs in order to catch cheating.
Great video with great points. I especially like the grenade scenario and the "out of range" situation. One of the rules I always put in place at my events is if a grenade enters a room, everyone in the room is dead, no exceptions. The out of range scenario is problematic as all guns are different in the field and there's really no way to stabilize that.
But in regard to the blank fire regulating some of the problems, I disagree with that. Simply put, they never miss! If they point at you, and shoot, your dead. Everyone is a marksman and everyone has to respect their shots. It works in the blank fire reenactments, but not in airsoft. We have projectiles that have to make contact and they just need to see you and shoot. Our range is what, 150-200 feet. Theirs is a couple of hundred yards. I tried to incorporate the blank fire community and it ended up biting me in the butt. Too much bickering and clash of hobbies. Just doesn't work.
But not to get off topic, I thought the video was great.
Hopefully at our WW2 events we are not doing the typical "HIT HIT HIT" gun in the air, walk back to regen nonsense? At our events a theatrical death, a momentary stillness (whatever the scenario calls for) and either a medic recovery or a discrete move back to the aid station is how we do it.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5