Baz JJ

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    HK 416 D14.5RS
    Mk11 Mod0 7.62mm
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    Okto Eight Milsim
    Gunman Airsoft
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    Okto Eight Milsim - A Facebook community group for those who like low key milsim and military stuff. Stealth without Saluting !

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  1. Sites will take a private booking and Eversley are no different. However, please bear in mind you are personally liable for take up and numbers. They normally charge a flat fee to hire the site and I know they have such a booking for a weekend Milsim run by a group of friends in early September. If people let you down and airsofters are notoriously fickle, you as the "organiser" are still responsible for paying the flat fee so you could be seriously out of pocket. Do I think it will work financially on a regular basis ? Who knows, but you have to ask yourself the honest question which is why would players come to your regular private club event when they can walk on any number of games at different sites in that area, when they can afford it and when they feel like it, without long term commitment. Site organisers generally know what the optimum frequency is for running skirmishes at their sites, based on local competition, planning restrictions and reasonable player numbers. Comparing airsoft with badminton, football etc is probably not a good analogy as it is very different activity in terms of the motivators. Good luck but it needs some thought.
  2. Too small. Ideally you should be looking at 40 acres or more for woodland if you have no special features to attract people in. Forget log cabins, airsofting general public are typically not looking to spend much to play and if you see the state some leave portaloos in, you wouldnt want them near shiny log cabins. Check out your competition. Not much point in opening if you have other sites close by depressing the pricing. Dont underestimate the investment needed in terms of time and money. Many airsofters get romantic notions about running their own site because they think it will be fun. Its a business. You dont get to play much and its hassle dealing with difficult people. If you have access to 100 acres plus, I might know someone who would blanket rent the site for a few weekends each year for their milsim games and they would handle the insurance.
  3. Depends how far you want to travel. Try C3 Tactical.
  4. Just saw this as I dont come on here very often. The original calendar was clunky but one of our FB group members who works with ones and noughts for a living has designed his own website which carries the milsim games in its calendar. Nothing to do with me as we just link to it in the group for peoples convenience. Its much better than the old clunky version we tried to do ourselves.
  5. Have copied it to the milsim uk news and events group on Facebook too
  6. Ive done quite a few milsims but not a Stirling game, so cant answer your question from personal experience. Your question is a sensible one; why dont you post it on the Stirling community group on Facebook ? Failing that, its worth asking the question on the Milsim UK News and Events group on FB - quite a few Stirling players frequent that.
  7. 1173mm as seen in the photo
  8. I have the G&G SR25. Apparently there is a tendency for lockup and I was advised to have a MOSFET fitted, which I did, together with a spring upgrade so I could use it as a DMR to get the benefit of higher FPS allowances on the sites I play at. Its a nice rifle, obviously very long, which is the nature of the beast and Ive since got both sized mags for it.
  9. Played at Tuddenham today and gave my MP5K an airing round the buildings. Rain held off and we had a balmy 12 Degrees.
  10. Again, my experience is a lot of players who mainly skirmish get obsessed about their guns, hops, barrel upgrades etc. Milsimmers tend to see their rifle as just one bit of their kit and are just as obsessive about clothing, comms kit, etc. Not to look like a wannabe but to be able to play in the environment they are being put in, carry whatever kit they need with minimal weight and be able to reach what they need when they need it. Milsims and skirmishes are opposite poles connected by airsoft weapons.
  11. Did the Okto Eight Milsim Op Clean Sweep at the weekend. Man, it was cold and muddy. I've heard hardcore milsimmers preach about the games like the CAG ones where they trek 7Km in full kit across Otterburn in blizzards and attack an objective. The Okto one is supposed to be a softer option with the fighting ending at 1700 each day so people can socialise, eat, get warm etc. However, this weekend made me realise the real difference between skirmish players and milsimmers who just happen to use airsoft weapons. The weather hovered around zero all weekend, we had deep mud and it snowed every day. Players were camping, many from Friday to Sunday evening. Now the Okto game is not aimed at Seal Team 6 wannabes. Instead, its a personally challenging game where people choose to be in teams to overcome tactical objectives whilst fighting with airsoft weapons, against a continuing and evolving dynamic movie-style storyline. What I saw was a polarisation where skirmishers who were used to day games struggled with suitable kit to combat the weather, struggled with comprehending rules, didnt make any preparation and got all antsy when things went against them, leaving before the game was finished on Sunday and letting their team mates struggle against a better prepared force. On the other hand, the superior force, who ironically werent special forces wannabes in gucci kit as is often portrayed in milsim circles, were prepared for the weather, were organised in sub-units with slick drills and absorbed the intel, using it to their advantage. They really did demonstrate what you can do with teamwork and good effective communication and their OPFOR had their arses handed to them on the Sunday. There was an APC which was defending the Titanium Mine. The opposing team were trying to kill the APC by throwing grenades through one of its open gun ports, but the crew inside werent dying. I was acting as impartial observer and they complained to me. I asked them to try it again. The guy dodged the machine gun fire to get up alongside the APC in its blind zone and threw another grenade. I couldnt believe what I saw. The lad inside who I felt had more of a skirmishing attitude, jumped out of the rear hatch when the grenade came in, waited outside at the back for it to explode, then jumped back in to live another day and carry on. He really couldnt see my point when I explained that apart from being unfair, this was a highly improbable action had it been a real APC. Im sure its possible in one of the video games he plays.. I hasten to add that the game only accepts players 18 or over, so he wasnt a child. Luckily, this is a minority occurence. Despite that, it was a really good weekend and everybody seemed to leave having learned a lot of stuff about themselves. It might be that milsim isnt for them, but I suspect even the ones that excelled were questioning some of their kit choices.
  12. The thing is, if its people I like, I try to offer them advice to help them not make the mistakes I made. If they want to ignore me, its up to them and Im fine with that. At least I tried and Im not a control freak. I would never offer strangers advice unless they asked for it and lets face it, most don't. Im not out to save the world. Safety advice is a different thing.
  13. I dont know how operative Odin are. Their website domain is up for sale and their FB page a bit dormant. It could be that they sold a few thousand units in a production run and these are moving quite slow due to the price. it will be interesting to see if it moves on with adapters or whether it dies a death due to the slow take up.
  14. And so it goes on - youth.