Friday, July 2, 2010

Airsoft: Ops weekend milsim event

Last year I started playing airsoft. It's been fascinating, a wonderful combination of challenges: mental (tactics), physical (fitness, strength and co-ordination) and social (team integration and the roleplaying aspect of some games).

This weekend sees the start of Ops, the first weekend-long event of its kind in Ireland (as far as I'm aware). It's a collection of milsim games with associated side events such as an airsoft-themed table quiz. 'Milsim' refers to a type of airsoft game, typically based on limiting ammunition and having harsh consequences for being hit. Milsim games are often longer and more complex than the other type of game, 'skirmish'.

Ops starts this evening and runs on Saturday and Sunday. The venue is HRTA.

Note: I will be a marshal for at least one of the games.