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The Cove 3 – Sign up now!



Acres of airsoft field. Need we say more?

Here’s word from the sheep’s mouth:

“I will never give up on The Cove – it is the Everest of MILSIM. It brings everything this sport is about to a focal point. It is the only venue Blacksheep MILSIM will offer this style of gaming at. All of the other venues around the United States are MOUT oriented and they are absolutely awesome. Regardless of how much you love MOUT and kicking in doors – The Cove is the ultimate test of any squad’s mettle.

I have been in this sport for ten years and hosting national level events for six years. I have learned how players think and what they desire as a challenge. I have rewarded Pathfinders of Operation Pine Plains and The Cove with honorary status because they took the leap of faith when others stood on the sidelines and watched. I have maintained a consistent pricing structure in light of rising costs to ensure everyone has the opportunity to experience Blacksheep. Some players think they are not ready for Blacksheep – you never know until you put your skills to the test against a measurable standard.

I empathize with current economic conditions, with the saturation of events this season and player decisions on which events to attend. I know many of you are sitting on the fence right now about The Cove. Waiting to see who else signs up and not wanting to commit because if it doesn’t happen you won’t get a refund. Let me put your minds to rest. Our normal policy is that no refunds are issued, credits for future games are honored at any venue. We have never been in this situation before and there are many factors influencing where we are right now. There has never been a situation of whether or not to hold an event. This caused us to revise our refund policy, for events that get cancelled due to low headcount refunds will be issued. Get off the fence, every paid registration counts.

The Cove is that important as a milestone for our sport. I ask your support in being part of the solution to make this event happen. Not part of the problem in waiting to see what others do. I will make a decision on Sunday at midnight, 15 September based on paid registrations. It’s a simple GO/NO GO at that point and I will announce it at midnight. If it doesn’t happen, the next Cove will be in September 2014 due to our increased schedule next year.

The Cove is the Everest of MILSIM, as a community let’s put it on the global map! See you on the field.”

– Blacksheep6

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Blacksheep MILSIM – The Cove 3 Preview

AirsoftGI is committed to being involved in airsoft all across the country, and we are excited to promo a great team of individuals over at Blacksheep MilSim. They run awesome operations, and we are sending some of our own east coast employees to play in the event. Additionally, the footage was shot by an excellent videographer and editor, Dandman, who channel link is below. Be sure to check out Blacksheep Milsim and Dandman, and sign up for the event!.

Blacksheep MILSIM – The Cove

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Blacksheep MILSIM Cove 3 – For all East Coast Players

Blacksheep Milsim was set up by retired U.S. Army Infantry Major John Bucciarelli. He is the author of the MILSIM Tactics manual and the MILSIM MOUT Manual, both of which are fantastic read for MILSIM and casual players alike. He has been teaching combat tactics and effectiveness to airsoft players across the nation. His attention to micro and macro tactics lead to him designing many different and successful training seminars for many years now. Major Bucciarelli is the very meaning of dedication to competitive MILSIM airsoft.

– Major John Bucciarelli

Blacksheep MILSIM offers squad tactics training and makes it a point to focus on that aspect in their MILSIM games. Their training focuses from squad level to battalion level tactics. Respawns have been redesigned in order to empathize the squad itself and its effectiveness on the field. For example, these two rules ensure that the squad stays together:

  • Medic Rule: is designed to reinforce squad-based tactics. Each squad is issued a medic armband and eight bandages per fire team = 16 bandages for a squad. When you are hit – pull out your dead rag or glow stick and call for a medic. Medic either gets to you or a buddy can move you to the medic. The medic ties a bandage on your body and you are immediately back in the fight. This creates a fluid battlefield environment and allows your squad to push the offensive or hold the defense. When you run out of bandages, you are REDCON5 and must withdraw as a squad to the CP.
  • REDCON Levels: are based on real reporting procedures used in the military and reflect percentage of mission capability. REDCON is based on a LACE Report – liquids, ammunition, casualties and equipment. When you are REDCON5 – 0% mission capable – in any of these areas you must withdraw as a squad from the battlefield to your CP – then rearm, refit and get remissioned back into the battle.
The Squad stays together in Blacksheep MILSIM games.

For those interested in giving a Blacksheep MILSIM event a try, consider The Cove 3 in Gore, Virginia from Sept 20th to 22nd 2013 in a 3,000 acre AO. This event features a complete 24 hour tactical simulation. This means that the airsoft battle continues into the dusk and even at night, which allows players to finally use all that night vision gear. Keep in mind, that this MILSIM event will challenge the players on many different levels: physically and mentally.

Be sure to visit their Facebook page for details.