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Friday, 18 April 2014

The Air Assault Begins !!!!







"Air Assault Factory (AAF) took 1st in D3 Race 4 and 2nd in D4 Race 4 at CPL Event #1 hosted by CPX Sports in Chicago.  Our LV1s and GEO 3.1s worked flawlessly!  We were one of the few teams able to shoot the fragile paint in the unseasonably cold morning temps.  Big thanks to Planet Eclipse for making our custom B29 machine guns!" --Brent Kotchman (AAF)





 


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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Guns a Blazin’

Photos by Splatshots

They set the duel for 4:30 PM, behind the Marshal’s office.  Two gunfighters stood thirty feet apart, hands behind their backs - on a stool in front of each of them, a pistol holding a single shot.  At the end of the count they would grab iron, turn, and blast.  Only one gunslinger was walking away – the other earned a quick trip to the bone orchard. (Click here or here for a guide to 1860s American western slang.) In three seconds it was time to shoot, Luke, or give up the gun.  What brought these men to this spot?  Had one scooped the other in poker?  Maybe one got roostered up on the oh-be-joyful and nailed the other to the counter.  No, nothing as serious as that – this was the quick drawn competition at Line-of-Fire Paintball’s Wild West Theme Day!

Line-of-Fire is a creative paintball field near Asheville, North Carolina.  Every couple of months they host a Theme Day, like a paintball scenario only condensed to 6 hours.  They go all out with their props, missions, and prizes, making every theme day a memorable event for everyone who attends.

The Wild West Theme Day, scripted by Arden Gilreath, pitted gunfighters from rival ranches against each other in a gold-stealing, claim-jumping, paint-slinging, train-robbing, day-long crazy shoot out.  The sides started the day by staking their claims.  As they battled in Line-of-Fire’s awesome city field and the neighboring woods, they collected small flags that they used to mark the boundaries of their land claims on the speedball field.  Later the teams picked up livestock (stuffed animals and sawhorse cows) to build a herd and vegetables to plant in their fields.  And what would a wild west game be without some high stakes poker?  The reffing staff peppered the fields with giant playing cards, which the teams had to collect to make the best possible poker hands to earn serious points in the down time between missions.  Of course, the highest cards could only be found in the most contested areas, ensuring some intense gun battles.


One mission in particular stood out to me – the Great Train Robbery.  When the teams returned to the city field after the lunch break, they saw a wooden train with an engine and one car laden with gold bricks, silver ore, and coal.  The field had also been divided by spray-painted railroad tracks on the ground, and players weren’t able to cross the tracks, which meant all eyes would be focused on the gold in the train.  But nothing is that simple at a Line-of-Fire theme day.  What do bandits need to rob a train?  Six shooters.  Hoglegs.  Wheelers.  You know, pistols.  Each side had four pistols hidden around the field.  As long as they had at least three of them, they could rob the train.  But any self-respecting train robber kept his identity hidden – with a wild rag (a bandana).  After collecting pistols, tying on bandanas, and grabbing buckets, players made mad dashes through a hailstorm of paintballs to pick up the loot from the train.  Later, between missions, the sides weighed their hauls on the scales in the staging area, and racked up their points.  Of course, not all trades were fair in the old west, so the field’s staff used a spinner to determine the exchange rate of each item.


The day ended with a shootout on the speedball field.  The game’s outcome actually came down to this final mission, and both teams had to stick to the ground they had claimed at the game’s beginning.  The red team, Ramrod Ranch, had maintained a lead all day, but some lucky spins for gold exchange rate pulled the blue team, Ethan’s Acres Ranch, within striking distance, and after a couple of intense rounds on the speedball field, the blue team pulled out a come-from-behind victory to win 3870 to 3710.  Charlie Pratt took home a magfed pistol for winning the quick draw competition, and Robert “Milkshake” McEntyre got a case of paint for being the best-dressed cowpoke on the field.  Line-of-Fire’s next theme day will be Star Wars on May 24th.

Foolybear is on a mission – a mission to play a lot of paintball!  If you see him at a game, be sure to say hello, and he’ll probably give you a free sticker.  You can follow his exploits on this blog, on Twitter (@foolybear) and at the same name on Instagram.  Check his game calendar to see where he’s playing next!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Blackout Protocol



It is with great pride and privilege that we announce our newest sponsor, Planet Eclipse! This top of the line company's products have been a long standing favorite of the members on this team do to their reliability, ease of use and maintenance to overall comfort and performance. When it comes to paintball gear and markers, it simply doesn't get any better. We've really started 2014 off right with P.E. by our side and couldn't be more excited to sport our new HDE Camo and upgraded versions of the Ego, Geo, Etek and the humble and effective Etha along with their other great products. You won't see BoP in ACU's anymore, just look for us in our HDE's (if you can spot them Haha!!!) on the field. Thank you for this great opportunity and new relation with an OUTSTANDING company!!! And a BIG thank you to our Sponsorship store Stingray Ops for all they've done for us to get things like this underway. We couldn't be happier with our local paintball store and the professionalism and knowledge they have displayed each and every encounter



 Welcome to the Emortal Army....



Friday, 28 March 2014

UWL Round 2 (UK).... R U Booked In ??


 http://shorelineoutdoor.com/uwl/4571435121

Just over a week to go before round 2 of the UWL UK which will be held at the outstanding Adrenaline Jungle venue near Nottingham.

Postcode to the site is: NG22 8SY

No matter if you've never tried UWL before - just book yourself and slot and jump in.  If you are a new or novice team, you'll be playing against teams of similar ability.  Likewise, all the Pro and experienced teams also get grouped together for some full-on hardcore gunfighting.

UWL is a 5 man woodland competition where teams play against each other in 10 minute games. The pace is fast and high tempo and each team and player earns ranking points......so you can compare how you perform against other UWL players right across the world including some of the games top pro's like Oliver Lang. 

The top three teams in both divisions win prizes on the day from Planet Eclipse, Shoreline, Maxs, Enola Gaye, Valken and Bluewater. 

So no matter if you are a Pro team, old school shooter from back in the day or brand new novice - you'll LOVE taking part in UWL. Give it a go!

 




Sunday, 23 March 2014

The Wasteland . . . . . . . . .





As we approach the End of Days, the world is split into two factions: Alphas and Omegas, each vying for items to survive.  When given release, we run into the Wasteland looking for items for our leader while trying to keep the other faction at bay.  In this post-apocalyptic world, as it is now, there is one thing that universally helps one acquire items: gold.  Instead of looking for gold, we set about doing our duty: causing destruction and wreaking havoc.


This game, produced by MPP Games’ own BenTorricelli at Bearclaw Paintball in Fayetteville, TN, was a different direction then any of his previous games.  Instead of missions, the generals were to hunt out items on the field and either turn them in for points, barter them with the other team, or trade them in at the Bartertown for specials (such as tanks, medics, demolitions).  The gods of paintball blessed us with beautiful weather for both playing and merriment afterwards.  We had an awesome time between playing speedball missions and playing the woodsball we love.  In the end, it didn’t matter what the points totals were because our maniacal general blew up the doomsday device with 5 seconds left in the game.      


Our new Geo 3.1’s and LV1’s worked great all weekend.  Anytime we are at an event, stop by and say hi and feel free to try out some of our equipment or have us look at your kit if you are having any problems.  Test drive our Black Karma Etha to see how awesome Planet Eclipse products are.  
A special thanks to Alysha Baxter for the great shots she took of us during this game.

Be mindful the upcoming UWL event that comes to Bearclaw Paintball on March 29th-30th.  Teams from across the region will be battling old school tournament style in the woods.  I know we will be fielding a team in the 10-man and 5-man Tactical Divisions and we can’t wait.  Remember any marker / hopper combo can be used as long as it can be capped at 10 balls per second.  Do you have a few guys that want to play, but not enough to field a 10 man crew?  This year you also have an opportunity to field a 5 man crew.  

Look us up on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/blackkarmapaintball) to see where we are going next and to see great new products from Planet Eclipse.