AAR Rebel Training Camp: Northern Resistance Game 1

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So, I had planned the first game of RTC: Northern Resistance to be relatively simple with the following games adding more and more complexity to the day. For the first mission there were no capture rules and only 5 crates randomly place on the battlefield along with a nuke in the center that had to be recovered. Josh’s forces started just next to the airport and behind the clinic whereas my forces were starting at the Drive-in Movie Theater.

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[The orange box with shows Bob’s starting location and the green box shows Josh’s starting location.]

My initial plan was to have my forces hit all four main streets and push as far as they could until they encountered heavy resistance. I knew that I had to stake my claim on as much of the battlefield as I could early on to achieve success for this mission. Half of my forces went to the left and the right of the drive-in movies rushing straight down 1st and 2nd street with the rest of my forces proceeding further left then rushing down 3rd and 4th. I expected this shock assault to give my forces at least a few minutes of breathing room to find the Nuke which was, for this game, worth a fair amount of points.

rtc game 1 objectives[In the photo above, weapons-grade uranium cases are marked with a red “X” and the nuclear warhead is denoted with a red “N.” ]

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AAR Rebel Training Camp: Northern Resistance

training camp northWith the second incarnation of the Airsoft GI’s Rebel Training camp occurring at Gamepod Combat Zone in Antioch, Ca there were a myriad of fun things that we could offer new players and Veterans alike.

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Gamepod Combat Zone is the largest indoor training facility in North America and as such they have a wide array of game styles available at their doorstep. Not only that, but the field staff are as professional as they come and are always looking for new and different ways to keep us players on our toes. One of the ways they have accomplished this for Airsoft GI’s Rebel training camp is through the advent and use of destroyable buildings. Gamepod staff rigged four different building with air cannons filled with pancake mix that were connected to audio cable jacks within each building that could then be connected to a detonator and set off. This alone made the day that much more enjoyable and cinematic as our marketing manager Daniel found out first hand when his detonator malfunction and was told by game staff that “it’s real world, so make it count.” Make it count he did, but that story will have to be saved for another day and a different blog post.

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Another key component to the days’ events was the training staff. Through connections with Gamepod personnel, we at Airsoft GI were able to connect with SGT Brad XXXX and SSGT Eric XXXX (names withheld for security purposes). These were two first rate individuals and their training was second to none. These gentlemen were both deployed overseas in defense of our country and their desire to pass on their knowledge to the next generation was commendable. In fact, one of the most enjoyable moments for me personally was seeing many of the kids at the event, some of whom were first time players, using the training they had just received on the airsoft battlefield. Seeing young Rebels, who normally would have run screaming at the enemy, instead pie a corner was truly enthralling and very gratifying.

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Another exciting element to this training camp was also the fact that vehicles were readily available throughout the day. Many players normally don’t have the opportunity to engage with or against armored components on the airsoft battlefield and introducing this scenario to players was an important part of making this event a success. Now, this comes with a caveat because introducing novice players to a battlefield full of vehicles is always rife with danger. However, because of the number and quality of Gamepod trained referee staff, any danger or confusion was mitigated to the point where players could concentrate on their game play and the enemy engaging them.

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Gamepod Combat zone is one of the finest indoor facilities in the United States of America and I feel privileged to have been able to play there. More AAR’s of Bob “The Axe Man’s” Rebel Training Camp: Northern Resistance are soon to follow and will go over each game evolution in it’s entirety as well as the tactical movement made by each side.

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Make sure to stay tuned to Airsoft GI’s Blog because you won’t want to miss out!

gamepod10Check out these Teasers for the Rebel Training Camp: Northern Resistance below!

And here are the finished game play videos!

 

The Art of the Giftcard

Gift Cards are considered a safe bet when picking up a gift for anyone for all occasions. For those who don’t know exactly what to get this special someone, but you generally know what their interests are, gift cards can be the answer. Perfect for birthdays, holidays, or as a simple gesture of appreciation, gift cards are a great way to show that you care about someone.

Enter the Airsoft GI Gift Card/Certificate system. Available in balances of $20, $50, and $100, Airsoft GI offers two main flavors of gift giving: The Airsoft GI Gift Card, and the Airsoft GI Gift Online Certificate.

The Airsoft GI Gift Card is an actual physical card that is print out of our offices and sent directly to you. Once it arrives at your doorstep, you are free to package it and give it to whomever you’d like. The card itself will indicate the amount, and it will have a completely unique serial code. This serial code is redeemable both online and at GI Tactical in Chesterfield, Virginia. The entire dollar amount listed can be used immediately once it has gotten into your hands. Even if you choose not to use it all in that purchase the redemption will add the remaining balance to your online account for future purchases. This is a great choice if you want to have a physical card to give or keep.

The Airsoft GI Online Certificate can be transferred by e-mail. This is a great option if you cannot physically hand off a gift card to that special someone. The recipient of the gift certificate will receive a link to which allows the recipient to either create an account or log-in. One the recipient has logged in, the redemption can be made, and the Online Certificate balance is transferred over to that person for all future purchases. This balance can be used both online and at GI Tactical.

For that special someone whom loves airsoft, the Airsoft GI Gift Card / Certificate is a solid choice for any gift-giving occasion.

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