Game Type Ideas: Fox in the Chicken Coop

You don’t always need to go to fields to have a great time with airsoft or get an exciting game type. A lot of times you can get the same enjoyment from setting up private games with your friends wherever able. Especially for those of you who don’t have the necessary fields close by to deliver standing game play. I know that as much as we love our local fields, it isn’t always viable for us to get to them.

Game Type and gameplay from ACVT crew

The old crew from the Airsoft Club at Virginia Tech

So in today’s blog post, and more blog posts to come, we will share game type ideas to help get more diversity in to your airsoft experience. This is a game type that I first played with my group of friends while studying in college and playing at a local area the National Parks service granted us to play on (as long as we informed them prior to our trips out).

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After Action Report for Augusta Airsoft

Photo courtesy of Augusta Airsoft LLC

Our crowd from the day of the After Action Report

Written by Virginia resident and son of Odin, Marcus  “Thor” Olsson, is his After Action Report for Augusta Airsoft, LLC. A frequent player to Ballahack Airsoft in Chesapeake, Virginia, all-around great guy, and a pillar of the airsoft community for Virginia.

 

The owner at Augusta Airsoft sent me an invitation to come out and play at his field located in Stuarts Draft, VA several months ago. I was finally able to make it out there yesterday…Below is my review of my experience going to and playing airsoft at Augusta Airsoft, LLC. Along with some information about the field…

For those that use navigation equipment, just punch in 152 Johnson Drive, Stuarts Draft, VA and that will get you there. For me…I live in Hampton, VA so it was just under a three (3) hour drive for me. Convenience stores and gas stations are close by the field just up the main drive and within just a few miles of the field located on the main highway.

Information About the Field:

Hours of Operation are Saturdays from 12:30PM to 5:00PM and Tuesdays from 5:30PM to 7:30PM (Rain or Shine)
Admission is $20.00 on Saturday and $10.00 on Tuesday
Rentals are $10.00

You can call (540) 470-8713 or email [email protected] for additional information or check out their website at http://www.augustaairsoft.com/

They also have a FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/AugustaAirsoftSV/ where they post photos, updates and information about their upcoming events.

I highly recommend anyone planning to go to Augusta Airsoft, LLC that you check out their website. There you will find their safety rules and requirements posted, as well as an electronic waiver that you must sign before you go out to the field. There is also other information so again check out their website before heading out there.

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How does Airsoft GI Make an Event?

Have you ever wondered how Airsoft GI Events come to be? After a hard fought BB Wars Event, have you ever been curious as to how we make them happen? Dave from our Texas store (who also happens to be the man responsible for coordinating a lot of the games here at GI) is pulling back the curtain on some of the magic (but not all, that wouldn’t be any fun now would it) so you can see how we make things happen!

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Can the new JAG Scattergun Hit at Long Range?

JAG Scatter Gun

The biggest question on the minds of any airsofter interesed in new JAG Scattergun Airsoft Shotgun has been the same.

“How Far does it shoot?”

Dave from our Texas store took this beauty to the range at D14 Airsoft and took it direct to the source. With the help of a good friend of Dave’s, Tony P. (Thanks Dude!) we were able to deduce the effective range of this brand new airsoft option for our loyal readers.

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Airsoft Basics: Bounding and Cover Fire, And how to up your game

As we revive our GITV Blog, All of us here want to make sure that we bring up information that’s important to airsofters of all calibers. Whether it’s covering new guns, new gear, or the more esoteric things like picking the right guns and gear, we want to make sure we’re always giving you information that you need. To that end, we’re covering some airsofter basics that everyone should know in this new series: Airsoft Basics. We’re by no means hardened military special forces acronym agency hard-chargers, but we’ve played airsoft a time or two, and want to share our experiences with all of you.

Today’s topic is kind of a double-header, because you need to master both of these to effectively maneuver about the airsoft field. Bounding and Cover fire go hand in hand and provide the basic back bone you need to build upon further tactics. This tactic can be applied with as few as two people but can easily be expanded to larger scales, as the principles are fairly universal.

Step one is easy, you need to pin down the people shooting at you, so that your teammates can safely maneuver without being hit. How you do this is dependant on what capabilities your gear affords you, but the principle is simple. Put rounds on target.

SAWs and LMGs make for great Cover Fire options

Whether you use a saw or a rifle (remember, bursts work just as well as a full stream of fire, and saves ammo) keep the enemy pinned down. If they can’t shoot, your buddies are in a much better situation to move, which brings us to step two.Step two is the bounding aspect of this equation. Bounding is a more complex endeavor than covering fire, but we’ll break it down for you.

Break up your group of plastic slingers into smaller groups. You’ll need at least two, but you can break it down further if necessary, or if you want to occupy multiple pieces of cover as you move. One group will stay put, and provide overwatch, or some sort of covering fire (if you are already engaged) while the other group moves position. This doesn’t have to be forward, either. You can maneuver to the side, make a retreat, or even try to flank your opponent using this essential tactic. Once your group is done moving, you’ll swap roles and repeat.

Don’t forget to keep up the cover fire while your buddies move

Now that you’ve got a handle on how it works, let’s talk about where and when you’d want to make use of your new skill. If you’re moving through a new area with your squad, and you’re unsure if enemy players are around, bounding is a good way to avoid risking your entire fireteam getting laid out by an enemy SAW and may even help you take out a greedy opponent while he tries to take down your friends. Alternatively, you may find yourself engaged and feeling pinned down by enemy fire. You can adapt bounding to an active shoot out during a game as well. While one group suppresses, you should always have buddies moving trying to out flank your targets. Once they are in place, you can once again, switch roles, and keep your opponents on their toes. The key to winning shoot outs in airsoft is to shoot your opponent and not get shot yourself. If you split your opponents attention, now your chances of being shot have been effectively halved.

This breakdown should hopefully allow you to keep the pressure on your opponents, and keep your buddies safe from enemy fire. We’re by no means expert tacticians or highly trained operators, but these are some basic tips that have helped all of us here at GI succeed during a game, and should help you lead your team to victory as well!

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