After Action Report for February 8th, 2014
It's raining! For the seven years before this year it had not rained on our Missions Day events! In January it rained and many operators left the field before lunch. This time however, the more it rained, the more determined were those who came to play! We had serious operators in attendance, and they were not going to let the wet keep them from having a great time!
Those that came this day battled not just against their opponents and the tough missions they were assigned, but against the constant drizzling rain.
A total of 21 showed today and nearly all stayed to the soggy end.
1) We started the day with force on force. (Big surprise to our regulars).
2) Next we had Blue forces attempt to move a satchel from the field gate to Knights Rock. At the same time, both teams needed to move any or all of the three ammo cans from the village to a designated location. Blue forces needed to move the ammo cans to Blue One or Blue Two bases, while Red forces needed to move them to Red Two base. The Blue team started with two defenders inside the village who could not touch the ammo cans until after their first respawn.
3) With no lunch break, the operators were ready to continue to battle it out, . . . so we did. The Red forces, soon nicknamed the Tan-Joe-renes, started at Knights Rock area and needed to clear six mines from the road. (The mines were placed between Knights Rock and Blue One base). In addition they needed to defend one person of their team who was designated VIP. The opposing Red forces were to defend the mines, and capture the Blue forces VIP.
Special Rules: If the VIP was shot he would remain in place for two minutes. If touched by an operator from the Red force he was considered captured. Also, the only Red forces who could disarm the mines were the operators in tan uniforms. (4 operators).
4) For the final mission of the day, Blue force began in the village again. They also had one operator designated as a VIP with the same rules as the previous mission. They were to remain in the village and defend the VIP, until the Red forces could get a Demo Pack into the village to ‘blow it up’. The Red forces had some choices given to them. They were expected to enter the village and capture the VIP, and then drop the Demo Pack, which would ‘kill’ all operators who remained in the village. (Red or Blue). Alternately, the Red forces could simply deliver the Demo Pack to the village to ‘blowing it up’, and killing the VIP (and everyone else inside). No victory would be given for simply blowing up the VIP.
After the Demo Pack was delivered to the village the second stage of the mission began. The Red forces would fall back and defend Blue One and Blue Two bases. The Blue force needed to locate a pre-placed ammo box in one of the two defended bases, and then recover the box to the village. The Blue force was also issued a Demo Pack which they needed to deliver to the remaining base found to not have the ammo box.
Normally I don’t post AAR’s for Missions Day events, but the spirit and great attitudes of the operators who attended today was exceptional. They were motivated to get their missions completed. They worked together through the wet adverse conditions, and kept the spirit of things light and positive!
Too many times the operators wait to have perfect conditions; not too hot, raining, cold, or windy before getting on the field. Today’s operators brought the good time with them. The sky gave them rain, and they just grinned and squeezed the trigger.
My respects go out to the operators today. Well fought. See you next time.
Oorah!!!! and a great day it was!!!! my AAR coming tomorrow
Best Airsoft day I have had in years! SOOOOO much fun! Thank you to all who came out! It was amazing! I want to thank Ghost for his great attitude! In spite of having what most would consider having a bad day, he kept it positive! That is an incredible feat that few can do! So fun to be back in the game!
Wow... Looks like fun. Cant wait till I am only a Days Drive!