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Hi all

I'm alan

I am looking to get in to the sport.

I am based in Essex

Only been looking at this for a little while and fancy doing it

just don't know what to expect tho

 

Thank all

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Expect:

 

Become fitter out in fresh air running around

SKINT - coz you will always want more toys - 1 gun is never enough

Annoyed - should of got into this yonks ago

 

there are 3 things to expect but there's loads more

there are some great guides up top

and some really great guys on here too

(not me coz I'm still a noob - but heck I'm having time of my life)

 

we are all 12yr olds on here trapped in various older bodies

young - adult - middle age - well past it (moi) - a right mixed bag

some really good players and some not so good (moi again)

 

Oh & welcome to forum

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I don't have a problem with money

spent most of it on my track bike

no that's complete I have spare cash

 

I always like the military scene and did go in the royals marines but failed the medical.

 

What is game play like ?

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Various - there a just mess about skirmish sites

some a little more serious - and some much more serious/objective mil sim types

 

mostly outdoors - woodland but some inside buildings or CQB even tunnels in near pitch black

 

forget how accurate you might be at target shooting.....

 

These sods move & shoot back and they are expecting you

 

usually split into 2 teams and a variety of games with different objectives

some very simple to keep things moving and some fun types

some more involved - keep medic alive and eliminate enemy medic or pilot

capturing bases/flags closest to flag - oh the list in nearly endless

as various sites run different games according to what suits the area and the players enjoyment

 

the odd game may seem pants if it don't seem to working but not often

 

nearly all sites/memebers welcome new players

the only thing is to listen to safety briefings

and follow the more experienced player's lead or suggestions

 

DBAD - Don't Be A Dick, is the general rule

mag out when returning to safe zone (and clear gun)

 

If you think you are hit - even elbow or toe - call it - shout HIT and go to dead zone/respawn

 

We all have to try and play fair or the game just falls apart

I still go negative quite often but f*ck ya COD K-D crap

just go and have fun and DBAD

 

think there is a site in Billericay but sure there are many more close to you

read some New Player guides

and check out a list of sites local to you

pop along and get shooting

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That answers a few questions.

Thanks

 

I am ockendon so that place is quiet close to me

 

I may have to go down there and see what it's like

Then get the courage to do it

 

Thanks for the advice

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Book, pay and turn up mate, you'll never regret it and say 'why didn't I do this sooner' :)

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Ino why I didn't do it sooner

too many hobbies 😂

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Ino why I didn't do it sooner

too many hobbies 😂

Same here plus my boys are old enough to join in

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What am i looking for in setup?

if i end up liking it

 

Just need to know what to get for basic setup

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Hello again

had my first game today and really enjoyed it

we did have 2 people who had massive paddys

but they didnt ruin the day

 

Will have another one booked up at the end of the month

looking forward to that

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Hey mate glad u enjoyed it, im based in Essex too.

Unfortunately some people take it too seriously arguments can happen its best to avoid those people.

I guess you already know about UKARA and stuff so 2 more rental games and youre good to go :)

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What am i looking for in setup?

if i end up liking it

 

Just need to know what to get for basic setup

Welcome and glad you enjoyed your game, you're bound to see the odd "disagreement" at games, best to keep away from the argumentative types and just enjoy yourself.

Regarding kit, first off is good eye protection be it goggles/full facemask, and a decent pair of boots which offer ankle protection, military surplus or walking boots are fine, or even high end military boots if you want/can afford them. Uniform can be anything from jeans and t-shirt up to high end military camo, whatever you fancy really (cheap brit DPM surplus camo is as good as anything for woodland games).

For carrying your ammo, mags etc again massive choice from fixed configiration budget tac vests like Viper and Webtex through to a whole world of adaptable molle vests which you can set up to suit your needs. Places like Military1st are worth a look for these.

As for guns most will recommend the G&G Combat Machine/CM16 range costing £120 upwards, however if you Google airsoft guns you will probably find some retailers (ones at top of search) with "BB" in the name, these are best avoided as although looking good prices most of what they sell is not considered good enough to skirmish with as many will atest. Places like Airsoft World, Zero1, Firesupport among others are a much better bet.

Thats my look on it and others will no doubt have other suggestions, but if you link anything you're thinking of buying on here then you will get plenty of helpful suggestions I'm sure! :-)

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Thanks for the replies

the arguments were self inflicted if he put his hand up instead of telling his mate where the enemy was then it wouldnt of happened

 

I will start looking at clothing and guns now i have the bug.

i had to buy goggles there the full face was steaming up like mad and had to get glove my hads were freezing

 

Best buy of the day them 2 as i was shot in the goggles twice and shot in the hand.

 

:-)

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"Best buy of the day them 2 as i was shot in the goggles twice and shot in the hand.:-)"

 

In the goggles is quiet funny but the hands sting, last game I played in the cold & rain

 

Got hit right on the tip of my nose and on my top lip, as it was cold, didn't feel it very much :)

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I was shock on the force them bbs come at ya even with padding i felt them

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I was shock on the force them bbs come at ya even with padding i felt them

 

No excuse then to call your hits as they say

 

think ya back is one place that stings a bit - hurts even more if its your own team....

 

"oh sorry m8"

 

"Ouch ffs" under your breath you are saying - "Sorry - f*cking will be if ya do that again"

 

soz - bit bored

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When its close up they can sting a bit. Eventually you not only get used to it, you don't even mind it anymore. Eventually the fear of getting shot will fade away, the adrenaline will reduce and you'll be able to run around and shoot a lot more, making the plays that can break the enemy down without much fear but getting the same sort of buzz from it all.

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No excuse then to call your hits as they say

 

think ya back is one place that stings a bit - hurts even more if its your own team....

 

"oh sorry m8"

 

"Ouch ffs" under your breath you are saying - "Sorry - f*cking will be if ya do that again"

 

soz - bit bored

 

I had a team mate do that

but he kept firing at me till the whistle blew

then wondered why i was walking towards the base he was at

then relised i was on his side

 

Must of been colour blind

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That's the problem with everyone pretty much looking the same, I think we should use a bit more than a Velcro arm band as some people cover them over

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That's the problem with everyone pretty much looking the same, I think we should use a bit more than a Velcro arm band as some people cover them over

Nope IMO. We should identify the target - that's part of the game. I oppose every step taken toward paintball. :)

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Nope IMO. We should identify the target - that's part of the game. I oppose every step taken toward paintball. :)

Fair enough but if people are observant enough at the beginning then you can tell who's opposing forces

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No sometimes it get very confusing with who's who. The amount of times I've been shot by my own team or I've shot my own team is a lot.

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Friendly fire counts as a hit i was told

 

Is this true?

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