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Check out our new look! This is a low resolution image of our new team jersey. We will have more pics to come shortly.
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Sunday September 1st
A great day of paintball at a terrific field, an MVT, and the debut of our new MIKE6 IFV
|Posted by Matt Bruns, Ian Lilly on July 29, 2013 at 9:15 PM||comments (2)|
Yes, we stll exist. The universe has been smackin' us around lately a bit more than seems reasonable, both north and south.
Our fearless leader Mr. Pink aquired some weird neurological malady. (I assume it relates to a recent secret trip to Thailand, but he's all "No, it's probably just Lyme, dude". Pfft. He's recovering but looks funny. Funnier. If that were possible.
Pink Lady is working harder at Grad school than a human oughta. And kickin academic buttocks at one of the top schools in the world. You go, Mimette.
Winger still has burned out bronchii thanks a nasty space full o chemicals he didn't know about. But he's hoping for a medical/technical solution set that gets him back on field shooting his teammates in the back of their heads like usual.
Co-Capt. Beaker is off serving his country again, this time keeping Missouri safe from Illinois, apparently. Xeon is out saving lives all the time.
Mr. Red and Hoss have toddlers. Nuff said. They'll have some great stories someday. Why- I remember once my tiny daughter walked out into the driveway and...
Nah. She starts at UCONN in a few weeks, and I'm saving THAT story for her potential husband.
Everyone else has jobs and families, too. Everyone knows what a challenge it is to get by these days. Thanks goodness for our MIDLANT brothers who are holding it together in Maryland and elsewhere. A joint task force of The Mouthy Mimes took an MVT at EMR recently!
We Yanks were lucky enough to run across a bunch of MIDLANT folks who were not only incredible players and grand teamates, but who also dig the MM approach. (Play to win, don't be a d***, and laugh your a$$ off), but who were also dumb enough to play and win in mid summer wearing our black BDU's! Go team! I know we'll all be at OXCC for the Battle of the Bulge in December, but we'll also be filling in the NORLANT and MIDLANT event schedule with events between now and then, too.
So stay tuned. We can't wait to see everyone back on the field!
|Posted by Matt Bruns, Ian Lilly on September 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM||comments (5)|
Some of you may remember my attempt to carry double air tanks when were among the Defenders at EMR Castle in 2011. I still have no clue if what I tried to do worked, but I really liked the idea of being able to carry more air comfortably in some situations.
A recent thread on PBNation got me thinking, and after some great discussion with other players and Rob from Ninja, I came up with a device based on a Palmer's Pursuit tank extender. A little jiggering here, a little testing there, and after almost no serious injuries, I ended up with the Wing Tank Rig:
With this little beauty, you can mount one air tank on your marker, and wear a second tank on your back with a remote line. The regulator output pressures equalize, and your air capacity doubles without valves or other fittings. This means fewer trips to the air station and faster respawns, which in large games can make a big difference.
I sent the idea to the nice folks at Palmers Pursuit, and they apparently liked it. They are now offering the Wing Tank rig at their website for $34.99, or a little more if you want a gauge installed on it. Believe me: that's a bargain.
There are more pics here for the curious among you. Hope to see everyone at a game this fall, or at least at base camp.
All right, I've been pwned. I've just learned that Rap4 already offers a similar product, although I've never heard of it or seen one. It's $10 less, but doesn't let you mount a gauge.
The inventor's Motto: "If it seems like a good idea,... you're too late."
Still think mine looks better, and has a cooler name.
|Posted by Ian Lilly on July 5, 2012 at 1:20 PM||comments (13)|
Our next team event
Albany Scenario Club
Albany Scenario Club: It's a Mad Mad Mad World July 21st and 22nd
Registration $25.00 BYOP There is no pre registration at albany scenario club
We don't need to play both days but the first day will most likely be the most important. Please Read The Rules, There will be alot of fun events going on throughout the day. This is going to be an interesting scenario.
Please Read Safety Rules all modes of fire are welcome but certain chrono measures have been taken. It is important that you read this.
If I have missed something please refer to the forums on our site and update me. Thank You!
I will call and get information on tanks and walking tanks, if you do not hear back from me on the tank status don't call me, I'll call you.
We will possibly try and squeeze a scenario in between now and the Albany game if members would like to try and make it happen.
|Posted by Ian Lilly on June 19, 2012 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Matt Bruns, Ian Lilly on April 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM||comments (5)|
Some of us are going to Xtreme Paintball in East Windsor CT for an old school rec day. We are celebrating the return to the field of the revered Mr. Red, who has been sidelined due to an injury for too long. The weather looks to be great, so come play if you can.
|Posted by Matt Bruns, Ian Lilly on April 10, 2012 at 8:45 AM||comments (1)|
Click through for the most entertaining and weirdly optimistic article about paintball you will read today.
"We figured they’d cheat; they were Hezbollah, after all. But none of us—a team of four Western journalists—thought we’d be dodging military-grade flash bangs when we initiated this “friendly” paintball match.
The battle takes place underground in a grungy, bunker-like basement underneath a Beirut strip mall. When the grenades go off it’s like being caught out in a ferocious thunderstorm: blinding flashes of hot white light, blasts of sound that reverberate deep inside my ears.
As my eyesight returns and readjusts to the dim arena light, I poke out from my position behind a low cinder-block wall. Two large men in green jumpsuits are bearing down on me. I have them right in my sights, but they seem unfazed—even as I open fire from close range, peppering each with several clear, obvious hits. I expect them to freeze, maybe even acknowledge that this softie American journalist handily overcame their flash-bang trickery and knocked them out of the game. Perhaps they’ll even smile and pat me on the back as they walk off the playing field in a display of good sportsmanship (after cheating, of course).
Instead, they shoot me three times, point-blank, right in the groin."
Great, insightful article and pics at the link above. Check it out.
|Posted by Matt Bruns, Ian Lilly on April 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM||comments (3)|
An outrageous Local Editorial
I say we march over there and block the entrance while waving a lot of blank signs.
|Posted by Ian Lilly on March 21, 2012 at 12:45 AM||comments (8)|
For those of us interested, the officers are trying to plan a team "Tech Your Marker" day at:
Xtreme Paintball in Windsor CT.
(Click here for field info and conditions)
This is the Saturday before West Point Combat Classic. West Point is going to be a high profile event so it would be a shame if we showed up to this event and all of our markers failed.
We can run around their field and play some rec games, or just hang out shoot the breeze and chrono our markers.
Time: 1100 to 1400 Saturday 3/24/12
Hope to see everyone there!!!
|Posted by Ian Lilly on March 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM||comments (3)|
We will be having a team meeting the weekend before the West Point Scenario.
We will also have some team structural topics top discuss. I will be posting the agenda within the next few days and will provide a link for easy access.