Red Mist 32: End Game

Gunman Airsoft and FilmSim Events proudly present…
Red Mist 32 “End Game” – A Cold War story
NEW DATE: 29th & 30th May 2021
NEW VENUE: Gunman Airsoft Eversley Alpha
£75 secured by a £35 deposit for the weekend or £45 for the Saturday only with a £15 deposit.
Non-booked walk-on places subject to availability at £85.

Players must be 18 years of age or over – we may ask for proof.

Children aged 16 and over are allowed to play providing they are accompanied by a playing parent or legal guardian.


Welcome…
Hi all and welcome to the next incredible and awesome Cold War story, set in our fictional WW3 Cold War setting.
If this is your first RED MIST, welcome to the FilmSim experience. FilmSim is all about the story and how people react to situations in game. It’s very role-play and the action (using airsoft) is normally fast and furious. We will be using the full FilmSim rules and 300 rounds loaded in mags.
To all the regular players, a huge thanks for your continued support of these games and we need your help to continue to grown the Cold War scene.
Bookings are now open! Part payment deposits are non refundable but can be sold on if you cant make it.
For pics of our epic events check out www.wyvernlarp.com
Red Mist 32
Location: The outskirts of Pompei.
Backstory…

Its 1984 and world war three rages across the globe. So far no nuclear weapons have been deployed but a number of nerve agent chemical weapons have been used to deadly affect. The Communist might has grown and with the new treaty between the Communist parties of the USSR and China the red army has been given its desperately needed bolster from the East. Across most of Europe, communist parties have rises up and either challenged the lawful democratic government or taken up arms and begun their own coups. One such country is Italy. A large number of German DDR and USSR VDV have moved across the Adriatic sea from Yugoslavia and been aiding the Italian Communist party, the Partito Comunista Italiano, or PCI to seize control of Rome from the Christian Democracy party, whose near loss of the 1983 elections gave the PCI its foothold and just under majority.
Operation Yellow Bear is in full deployment and thousands of Nato troops have landed across the Italian peninsular and are in full engagement with the Red Machine of Warpac.
Nato’s 1st Army group, code name ‘Hat’ has captured Rome, the battle there is over. Not so for the rest of Italy.
3rd Army Group, codename ‘Boot’ has landed, but taken huge casualties. Even with support from 2nd Army ‘Train’, ‘Boot’ has had to take a role reversal and fall into a support group rather than a battle group. 3rd army has set up a huge aid station and re-supply depot in the Parco Nazionale del Gargano. Using San Severo as its main HQ.


Our story follows the 2nd Army group, code name ‘Train’ that has pushed hard and fast along the highways from Anzio to Termoli. After a well need two days of rest, resupply and reinforcements, the Battle group is ready for its final task. The assault on the DDR strong point in Naples and the final push south.
To help in this final effort, 1st Army group has sent over 4000 troops down the E45 highway including armour and airsupport. ‘Train’ will swing down and around via Salerno and push up from Pompei.< br/>
With the end game in sight, no one knows what Warpac have up their sleeve but if NATO’s defeat in Europe has anything to show, the enemy cant be underestimated.
This battle will see hard and fast attack end defend actions from both sides with objectives across the whole site in play for both groups.
Meanwhile things are not going so well for NATO in main land Europe with Germany and Poland firmly in the hands of the Soviet war machine. However, Victory in Italy has blighted Warpac’s victories and Moscow has been very condemning of Berlins ‘failings’. Time will tell if pride has a sharper edge than the blade.

Sides:
NATO: US and UK infantry. Uniforms, weapons and equipment contemporary to 1984 are required.

Warpac: DDR and Soviet VDV. Uniforms, weapons and equipment contemporary to 1984 are required.


We can offer full rental kit for anyone that needs if for free and period rifles are only £20 a day £30 for the weekend. This will include 3 x 30rnd mags to get you going.
Please ensure you reserve a rifle when you buy your ticket to ensure that we set yours aside.

For this event you will need:

  • Full camping equipment.
  • Drinking water.
  • Airsoft kit (unless you’re renting).

Please try to bring and use period(ish) kit only if you can, NOTHING modern looking can be taken into the field or it MUST be disguised to not break the immersion of the camp.
There will be an out of game camping area too for guys will plastic tents. WE HAVE A HUGE PILE OF FREE LOAN KIT TOO!!!


Overall Timings:

Friday:
1200 – Gates and registration open for those who want to get onsite early.
2000 – Registration closes for the night.
Saturday:
0800 – Registration re-opens.
0930 – Briefings begin.
1000(ish) – Game starts. It finishes when the story and action dictate it’s a good place to stop!
Sunday:
0930 – Briefings begin.
1000 – Action re-starts.
1300 – Latest finish time. Again, the game may finish a little earlier if the story and action dictate it.

Please ensure you read the terms and conditions when booking your ticket. If you are unable to attend after paying a deposit, we will not issue a refund, however you may sell or transfer your ticket to another player if you wish.

We usually have access to various suitable costume, kit and weapons which can be made available for loan if you need some help. If you are new to the Cold War airsoft scene and want to see what it’s all about, pop onto the Facebook event and ask some questions or drop us an email before booking a place. We are very welcoming to new players to the genre and want you (and the other players) to enjoy the experience to the full, so will be happy to ensure you get all the help you need without expecting you to shell out on a full loadout.

IMPORTANT! – This is a fully immersive role-play event based in the mid 1980s. Every player has a responsibility to ensure that their costume, weaponry and equipment is suitable to the period and unit being played. We are not looking for re-enactment or documentary levels of accuracy, however you do need to be roughly believable. Please don’t rock up wearing MTP and carrying a modern M4 – you will not be permitted to join the event!

FilmSim at Battle Lakes Sun 2nd May 2021

FilmSim at Battle Lakes

Gates open at 0800 - please arrive before 0900.

Please allow enough time to book in, get set up and chrono guns BEFORE 0930.

We START at 0930 and finish around 1500 with a break for lunch in the middle.

ALL players MUST now bring a completed consent form with them to ALL games. This will replace then sign in sheet and is intended to speed up the arrival process as well as reduce contact. Under 18s need to use the new form now.

PLEASE NOTE: Our open days are currently running at reduced capacity to ensure that we can meet social distancing guidelines for the protection of our staff, crew and customers.

A ticket is required for access to site. If you do not have a ticket, please do not turn up and ask us to squeeze you in. To ensure that we are fair to everybody and to control social distancing we will be forced to turn you away - please don't put us in that position!

We have reduced quantities of rental guns available to ensure that we can decontaminate them before reuse. We will only be including a single magazine (300rds) with the rental along with eye/face protection if required. No clothing or pouches will be supplied.


To comply with current regulations, groups of more than six persons will have to arrive seperately and not mingle with other groups in the safe-zone.
There will be no food or drink available on site - please make your own arrangements.
We recommend that you wear gloves and a facemask as much as possible to help reduce infection risk. To encourage regular hand-washing we will provide water and hand sanitiser - we recommend that you bring a washing-up bowl and some soap if possible.

All persons arriving on site will be required to leave us a contact number for NHS test & trace. This will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed - it will not be used for any other purpose.

FilmSim is back!!!
We've made several changes to things like the bandaging mechanic to ensure compliance with COVID-19 and the safety of our customers. Updated rules can be found here.
FilmSim is an experience like no other! Designed to make you feel like you are playing a key role in a film or computer game, the FilmSim experience is more involved than a skirmish game, but not as complex as a MilSim event.
FilmSim open days are suitable for everyone, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned veteran airsofter and rental equipment is available. Our friendly team and regular players will make sure you have a great day.
The rules are slightly more involved than on a skirmish event to encourage more immersion in the scenario, and role-playing is highly encouraged. Each game has a theme which will usually be posted on the Facebook event page a couple of weeks prior. Participation in the theme is optional, but you'll have way more fun if you dress the part and put on a daft accent!
The gameplay usually lasts for around two hours at a time morning and afternoon. This makes for a more relaxed rate of play as well as the opportunity to plan and execute flanking manouvers, pincer attacks or distractions etc. There are usual several objectives to complete, sometimes requiring one to be completed before another can be tackled. Where possible, players are given the freedom to approach the objectives in whatever manner they think will work best, but most will usually require a more tactical approach than the usual "rush it" skirmish method. If you can't seem to get near an objective, fall back, regroup with other team members and figure out another approach.
Teamwork is a vital part of FilmSim - some objectives can be tackled solo, but most will be much easier when planned with team-mates.
Two-way radios are extrememly useful and each team will be assigned a frequency in the UHF band from our licence for team chat. You are welcome to use your own radios for this as long as they are set up correctly and you are operating on your assigned channel. Please check well before the start of the game as we always need to have a channel reserved for marshal safety comms. For communication within individual fireteams we recommend PMR446 radios. They are cheap, easy to use and do not require a license. They also do a great job of simulating the range and application of military PRR sets. You are welcome to use these on any of our sites without asking.
We prefer to use camouflage to identify teams where possible so it's always helpful if players can bring more than one set of kit with them and be prepared to change, however if this is not practical we will use team armbands. It's not too important what you wear, but try and dress in a similar manner to anyone you want to play with.

FilmSim at Battle Lakes Sat 1st May 2021

FilmSim at Battle Lakes

Gates open at 0800 - please arrive before 0900.

Please allow enough time to book in, get set up and chrono guns BEFORE 0930.

We START at 0930 and finish around 1500 with a break for lunch in the middle.

ALL players MUST now bring a completed consent form with them to ALL games. This will replace then sign in sheet and is intended to speed up the arrival process as well as reduce contact. Under 18s need to use the new form now.

PLEASE NOTE: Our open days are currently running at reduced capacity to ensure that we can meet social distancing guidelines for the protection of our staff, crew and customers.

A ticket is required for access to site. If you do not have a ticket, please do not turn up and ask us to squeeze you in. To ensure that we are fair to everybody and to control social distancing we will be forced to turn you away - please don't put us in that position!

We have reduced quantities of rental guns available to ensure that we can decontaminate them before reuse. We will only be including a single magazine (300rds) with the rental along with eye/face protection if required. No clothing or pouches will be supplied.


To comply with current regulations, groups of more than six persons will have to arrive seperately and not mingle with other groups in the safe-zone.
There will be no food or drink available on site - please make your own arrangements.
We recommend that you wear gloves and a facemask as much as possible to help reduce infection risk. To encourage regular hand-washing we will provide water and hand sanitiser - we recommend that you bring a washing-up bowl and some soap if possible.

All persons arriving on site will be required to leave us a contact number for NHS test & trace. This will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed - it will not be used for any other purpose.

FilmSim is back!!!
We've made several changes to things like the bandaging mechanic to ensure compliance with COVID-19 and the safety of our customers. Updated rules can be found here.
FilmSim is an experience like no other! Designed to make you feel like you are playing a key role in a film or computer game, the FilmSim experience is more involved than a skirmish game, but not as complex as a MilSim event.
FilmSim open days are suitable for everyone, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned veteran airsofter and rental equipment is available. Our friendly team and regular players will make sure you have a great day.
The rules are slightly more involved than on a skirmish event to encourage more immersion in the scenario, and role-playing is highly encouraged. Each game has a theme which will usually be posted on the Facebook event page a couple of weeks prior. Participation in the theme is optional, but you'll have way more fun if you dress the part and put on a daft accent!
The gameplay usually lasts for around two hours at a time morning and afternoon. This makes for a more relaxed rate of play as well as the opportunity to plan and execute flanking manouvers, pincer attacks or distractions etc. There are usual several objectives to complete, sometimes requiring one to be completed before another can be tackled. Where possible, players are given the freedom to approach the objectives in whatever manner they think will work best, but most will usually require a more tactical approach than the usual "rush it" skirmish method. If you can't seem to get near an objective, fall back, regroup with other team members and figure out another approach.
Teamwork is a vital part of FilmSim - some objectives can be tackled solo, but most will be much easier when planned with team-mates.
Two-way radios are extrememly useful and each team will be assigned a frequency in the UHF band from our licence for team chat. You are welcome to use your own radios for this as long as they are set up correctly and you are operating on your assigned channel. Please check well before the start of the game as we always need to have a channel reserved for marshal safety comms. For communication within individual fireteams we recommend PMR446 radios. They are cheap, easy to use and do not require a license. They also do a great job of simulating the range and application of military PRR sets. You are welcome to use these on any of our sites without asking.
We prefer to use camouflage to identify teams where possible so it's always helpful if players can bring more than one set of kit with them and be prepared to change, however if this is not practical we will use team armbands. It's not too important what you wear, but try and dress in a similar manner to anyone you want to play with.

FilmSim at Battle Lakes Sun 18th Apr

FilmSim at Battle Lakes

Gates open at 0800 - please arrive before 0900.

Please allow enough time to book in, get set up and chrono guns BEFORE 0930.

We START at 0930 and finish around 1500 with a break for lunch in the middle.

ALL players MUST now bring a completed consent form with them to ALL games. This will replace then sign in sheet and is intended to speed up the arrival process as well as reduce contact. Under 18s need to use the new form now.

PLEASE NOTE: Our open days are currently running at reduced capacity to ensure that we can meet social distancing guidelines for the protection of our staff, crew and customers.

A ticket is required for access to site. If you do not have a ticket, please do not turn up and ask us to squeeze you in. To ensure that we are fair to everybody and to control social distancing we will be forced to turn you away - please don't put us in that position!

We have reduced quantities of rental guns available to ensure that we can decontaminate them before reuse. We will only be including a single magazine (300rds) with the rental along with eye/face protection if required. No clothing or pouches will be supplied.


To comply with current regulations, groups of more than six persons will have to arrive seperately and not mingle with other groups in the safe-zone.
There will be no food or drink available on site - please make your own arrangements.
We recommend that you wear gloves and a facemask as much as possible to help reduce infection risk. To encourage regular hand-washing we will provide water and hand sanitiser - we recommend that you bring a washing-up bowl and some soap if possible.

All persons arriving on site will be required to leave us a contact number for NHS test & trace. This will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed - it will not be used for any other purpose.

FilmSim is back!!!
We've made several changes to things like the bandaging mechanic to ensure compliance with COVID-19 and the safety of our customers. Updated rules can be found here.
FilmSim is an experience like no other! Designed to make you feel like you are playing a key role in a film or computer game, the FilmSim experience is more involved than a skirmish game, but not as complex as a MilSim event.
FilmSim open days are suitable for everyone, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned veteran airsofter and rental equipment is available. Our friendly team and regular players will make sure you have a great day.
The rules are slightly more involved than on a skirmish event to encourage more immersion in the scenario, and role-playing is highly encouraged. Each game has a theme which will usually be posted on the Facebook event page a couple of weeks prior. Participation in the theme is optional, but you'll have way more fun if you dress the part and put on a daft accent!
The gameplay usually lasts for around two hours at a time morning and afternoon. This makes for a more relaxed rate of play as well as the opportunity to plan and execute flanking manouvers, pincer attacks or distractions etc. There are usual several objectives to complete, sometimes requiring one to be completed before another can be tackled. Where possible, players are given the freedom to approach the objectives in whatever manner they think will work best, but most will usually require a more tactical approach than the usual "rush it" skirmish method. If you can't seem to get near an objective, fall back, regroup with other team members and figure out another approach.
Teamwork is a vital part of FilmSim - some objectives can be tackled solo, but most will be much easier when planned with team-mates.
Two-way radios are extrememly useful and each team will be assigned a frequency in the UHF band from our licence for team chat. You are welcome to use your own radios for this as long as they are set up correctly and you are operating on your assigned channel. Please check well before the start of the game as we always need to have a channel reserved for marshal safety comms. For communication within individual fireteams we recommend PMR446 radios. They are cheap, easy to use and do not require a license. They also do a great job of simulating the range and application of military PRR sets. You are welcome to use these on any of our sites without asking.
We prefer to use camouflage to identify teams where possible so it's always helpful if players can bring more than one set of kit with them and be prepared to change, however if this is not practical we will use team armbands. It's not too important what you wear, but try and dress in a similar manner to anyone you want to play with.

FilmSim at Battle Lakes Sat 17th Apr

FilmSim at Battle Lakes

Gates open at 0800 - please arrive before 0900.

Please allow enough time to book in, get set up and chrono guns BEFORE 0930.

We START at 0930 and finish around 1500 with a break for lunch in the middle.

ALL players MUST now bring a completed consent form with them to ALL games. This will replace then sign in sheet and is intended to speed up the arrival process as well as reduce contact. Under 18s need to use the new form now.

PLEASE NOTE: Our open days are currently running at reduced capacity to ensure that we can meet social distancing guidelines for the protection of our staff, crew and customers.

A ticket is required for access to site. If you do not have a ticket, please do not turn up and ask us to squeeze you in. To ensure that we are fair to everybody and to control social distancing we will be forced to turn you away - please don't put us in that position!

We have reduced quantities of rental guns available to ensure that we can decontaminate them before reuse. We will only be including a single magazine (300rds) with the rental along with eye/face protection if required. No clothing or pouches will be supplied.


To comply with current regulations, groups of more than six persons will have to arrive seperately and not mingle with other groups in the safe-zone.
There will be no food or drink available on site - please make your own arrangements.
We recommend that you wear gloves and a facemask as much as possible to help reduce infection risk. To encourage regular hand-washing we will provide water and hand sanitiser - we recommend that you bring a washing-up bowl and some soap if possible.

All persons arriving on site will be required to leave us a contact number for NHS test & trace. This will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed - it will not be used for any other purpose.

FilmSim is back!!!
We've made several changes to things like the bandaging mechanic to ensure compliance with COVID-19 and the safety of our customers. Updated rules can be found here.
FilmSim is an experience like no other! Designed to make you feel like you are playing a key role in a film or computer game, the FilmSim experience is more involved than a skirmish game, but not as complex as a MilSim event.
FilmSim open days are suitable for everyone, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned veteran airsofter and rental equipment is available. Our friendly team and regular players will make sure you have a great day.
The rules are slightly more involved than on a skirmish event to encourage more immersion in the scenario, and role-playing is highly encouraged. Each game has a theme which will usually be posted on the Facebook event page a couple of weeks prior. Participation in the theme is optional, but you'll have way more fun if you dress the part and put on a daft accent!
The gameplay usually lasts for around two hours at a time morning and afternoon. This makes for a more relaxed rate of play as well as the opportunity to plan and execute flanking manouvers, pincer attacks or distractions etc. There are usual several objectives to complete, sometimes requiring one to be completed before another can be tackled. Where possible, players are given the freedom to approach the objectives in whatever manner they think will work best, but most will usually require a more tactical approach than the usual "rush it" skirmish method. If you can't seem to get near an objective, fall back, regroup with other team members and figure out another approach.
Teamwork is a vital part of FilmSim - some objectives can be tackled solo, but most will be much easier when planned with team-mates.
Two-way radios are extrememly useful and each team will be assigned a frequency in the UHF band from our licence for team chat. You are welcome to use your own radios for this as long as they are set up correctly and you are operating on your assigned channel. Please check well before the start of the game as we always need to have a channel reserved for marshal safety comms. For communication within individual fireteams we recommend PMR446 radios. They are cheap, easy to use and do not require a license. They also do a great job of simulating the range and application of military PRR sets. You are welcome to use these on any of our sites without asking.
We prefer to use camouflage to identify teams where possible so it's always helpful if players can bring more than one set of kit with them and be prepared to change, however if this is not practical we will use team armbands. It's not too important what you wear, but try and dress in a similar manner to anyone you want to play with.

FilmSim at Battle Lakes Sun 4th Apr

FilmSim at Battle Lakes

Gates open at 0800 - please arrive before 0900.

Please allow enough time to book in, get set up and chrono guns BEFORE 0930.

We START at 0930 and finish around 1500 with a break for lunch in the middle.

ALL players MUST now bring a completed consent form with them to ALL games. This will replace then sign in sheet and is intended to speed up the arrival process as well as reduce contact. Under 18s need to use the new form now.

PLEASE NOTE: Our open days are currently running at reduced capacity to ensure that we can meet social distancing guidelines for the protection of our staff, crew and customers.

A ticket is required for access to site. If you do not have a ticket, please do not turn up and ask us to squeeze you in. To ensure that we are fair to everybody and to control social distancing we will be forced to turn you away - please don't put us in that position!

We have reduced quantities of rental guns available to ensure that we can decontaminate them before reuse. We will only be including a single magazine (300rds) with the rental along with eye/face protection if required. No clothing or pouches will be supplied.


To comply with current regulations, groups of more than six persons will have to arrive seperately and not mingle with other groups in the safe-zone.
There will be no food or drink available on site - please make your own arrangements.
We recommend that you wear gloves and a facemask as much as possible to help reduce infection risk. To encourage regular hand-washing we will provide water and hand sanitiser - we recommend that you bring a washing-up bowl and some soap if possible.

All persons arriving on site will be required to leave us a contact number for NHS test & trace. This will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed - it will not be used for any other purpose.

FilmSim is back!!!
We've made several changes to things like the bandaging mechanic to ensure compliance with COVID-19 and the safety of our customers. Updated rules can be found here.
FilmSim is an experience like no other! Designed to make you feel like you are playing a key role in a film or computer game, the FilmSim experience is more involved than a skirmish game, but not as complex as a MilSim event.
FilmSim open days are suitable for everyone, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned veteran airsofter and rental equipment is available. Our friendly team and regular players will make sure you have a great day.
The rules are slightly more involved than on a skirmish event to encourage more immersion in the scenario, and role-playing is highly encouraged. Each game has a theme which will usually be posted on the Facebook event page a couple of weeks prior. Participation in the theme is optional, but you'll have way more fun if you dress the part and put on a daft accent!
The gameplay usually lasts for around two hours at a time morning and afternoon. This makes for a more relaxed rate of play as well as the opportunity to plan and execute flanking manouvers, pincer attacks or distractions etc. There are usual several objectives to complete, sometimes requiring one to be completed before another can be tackled. Where possible, players are given the freedom to approach the objectives in whatever manner they think will work best, but most will usually require a more tactical approach than the usual "rush it" skirmish method. If you can't seem to get near an objective, fall back, regroup with other team members and figure out another approach.
Teamwork is a vital part of FilmSim - some objectives can be tackled solo, but most will be much easier when planned with team-mates.
Two-way radios are extrememly useful and each team will be assigned a frequency in the UHF band from our licence for team chat. You are welcome to use your own radios for this as long as they are set up correctly and you are operating on your assigned channel. Please check well before the start of the game as we always need to have a channel reserved for marshal safety comms. For communication within individual fireteams we recommend PMR446 radios. They are cheap, easy to use and do not require a license. They also do a great job of simulating the range and application of military PRR sets. You are welcome to use these on any of our sites without asking.
We prefer to use camouflage to identify teams where possible so it's always helpful if players can bring more than one set of kit with them and be prepared to change, however if this is not practical we will use team armbands. It's not too important what you wear, but try and dress in a similar manner to anyone you want to play with.

FilmSim at Battle Lakes Sat 3rd Apr

FilmSim at Battle Lakes

Gates open at 0800 - please arrive before 0900.

Please allow enough time to book in, get set up and chrono guns BEFORE 0930.

We START at 0930 and finish around 1500 with a break for lunch in the middle.

ALL players MUST now bring a completed consent form with them to ALL games. This will replace then sign in sheet and is intended to speed up the arrival process as well as reduce contact. Under 18s need to use the new form now.

PLEASE NOTE: Our open days are currently running at reduced capacity to ensure that we can meet social distancing guidelines for the protection of our staff, crew and customers.

A ticket is required for access to site. If you do not have a ticket, please do not turn up and ask us to squeeze you in. To ensure that we are fair to everybody and to control social distancing we will be forced to turn you away - please don't put us in that position!

We have reduced quantities of rental guns available to ensure that we can decontaminate them before reuse. We will only be including a single magazine (300rds) with the rental along with eye/face protection if required. No clothing or pouches will be supplied.


To comply with current regulations, groups of more than six persons will have to arrive seperately and not mingle with other groups in the safe-zone.
There will be no food or drink available on site - please make your own arrangements.
We recommend that you wear gloves and a facemask as much as possible to help reduce infection risk. To encourage regular hand-washing we will provide water and hand sanitiser - we recommend that you bring a washing-up bowl and some soap if possible.

All persons arriving on site will be required to leave us a contact number for NHS test & trace. This will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed - it will not be used for any other purpose.

FilmSim is back!!!
We've made several changes to things like the bandaging mechanic to ensure compliance with COVID-19 and the safety of our customers. Updated rules can be found here.
FilmSim is an experience like no other! Designed to make you feel like you are playing a key role in a film or computer game, the FilmSim experience is more involved than a skirmish game, but not as complex as a MilSim event.
FilmSim open days are suitable for everyone, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned veteran airsofter and rental equipment is available. Our friendly team and regular players will make sure you have a great day.
The rules are slightly more involved than on a skirmish event to encourage more immersion in the scenario, and role-playing is highly encouraged. Each game has a theme which will usually be posted on the Facebook event page a couple of weeks prior. Participation in the theme is optional, but you'll have way more fun if you dress the part and put on a daft accent!
The gameplay usually lasts for around two hours at a time morning and afternoon. This makes for a more relaxed rate of play as well as the opportunity to plan and execute flanking manouvers, pincer attacks or distractions etc. There are usual several objectives to complete, sometimes requiring one to be completed before another can be tackled. Where possible, players are given the freedom to approach the objectives in whatever manner they think will work best, but most will usually require a more tactical approach than the usual "rush it" skirmish method. If you can't seem to get near an objective, fall back, regroup with other team members and figure out another approach.
Teamwork is a vital part of FilmSim - some objectives can be tackled solo, but most will be much easier when planned with team-mates.
Two-way radios are extrememly useful and each team will be assigned a frequency in the UHF band from our licence for team chat. You are welcome to use your own radios for this as long as they are set up correctly and you are operating on your assigned channel. Please check well before the start of the game as we always need to have a channel reserved for marshal safety comms. For communication within individual fireteams we recommend PMR446 radios. They are cheap, easy to use and do not require a license. They also do a great job of simulating the range and application of military PRR sets. You are welcome to use these on any of our sites without asking.
We prefer to use camouflage to identify teams where possible so it's always helpful if players can bring more than one set of kit with them and be prepared to change, however if this is not practical we will use team armbands. It's not too important what you wear, but try and dress in a similar manner to anyone you want to play with.