Just a bit of my feedback for Battlelakes if anyone does wish to go there.
Me and three friends went yesterday, first time we have been there. Great overall experience. Having been use to short small games at TWA Croydon, it was a nice change to be playing in a small number of larger duration games.
Marshalls were on point, the gear up area is enough to fit 80-100 people (I believe that's how many were there yesterday), facilities are good with 3-4 large desks full of equipment they are looking to sell, and the game area is huge in comparison to TWA Croydon.
We played an equipment retrieving game which started around 9:30 and ran until 12 (Lunch). Equipment was hidden by various of the land marks with the enemy team having to retrieve them and bring them back to their base, and my team having to defend. The game area is huge and you can easily lose yourself walking through the woodland if you do not have a map or comms (If you go with others). Teams were very even and both teams controlled an even half of the area until the end with many of our team chilling by the spawn area. There were a lot of snipers yesterday (Even saw Kicking Mustang, luckily we were on the same team), so you have to be careful (If you're not already) running out in the open.
Just after lunch we played a domination game with different land marks holding lights, enemy team had to turn the lights on, we had to turn them off (Half the landmarks started with lights on and off to make it fair). This was the game I enjoyed the most, with both teams securing their halves of the game area. A couple of my mates were shot by a sniper mid game within the minimum engagement, Warden gave him a warning so we decided to go hunting for him. Was relatively hard as he had on a good leaf suit with his RIF also covered well. We had an idea where his previous location was, so slowly flanked him, 2 of us opened up on supporting fire, flashes and smokes to create the distraction, whilst the other two headed around to the position we believed he was. Was a great maneuver with our guys locating him due to the sniper adjusting himself to shoot at us two giving supporting fire. 'Sniper Hunters'. Soon after we needed to start assaulting the enemy's secured half of the map, and teamed up with another 4-5 players. Similar scenario with 4-5 players giving supporting fire with smokes, and another 4 assaulting the position. We managed to secure that landmark as well as the match.
We had 30 minutes left until the end of the game day, so played a quick capture the flag. I'm use to small game areas, and due to Battlelakes being fairly large you can easily flank enemy positions if there is one fixed location for the objective.
Overall a great game day to experience, and not too far for those located in the south or south London area. Anyone wanting to experience Milsim (Which I am hoping to do in the summer) should go to one of the Battlelake's game days.