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Asphyxxia 04-03-2013 06:53 PM

First scenario game coming up, any suggestions?
 
Hey all,

Pretty new to the game, I've only been playing since last August. I live in the middle of nowhere, so I play any chance I get out to Vancouver. Also new to the forum, so feel free to say hi. :)

I currently play with a modified Tippmann A5, but as I'm ridiculously clumsy and the marker is almost 4' long with the stock, I'm picking up a TPX soon as well. MUCH easier to run and gun or just be sneaky in general.

I'd love to get into pumps eventually, but its probably better to walk before I run...

Anyway, more to the point: I'm heading out to my first scenario game (Operation Overlord) in June. I'm super excited and a bit nervous. What can I expect going in? And any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

T-T 04-03-2013 07:03 PM

Water. Lots of water. Avoid caffeine loaded drinks.
Eat, but sensibly. Don't go for a huge greasy meal that you'll want to nap after.
Take breaks when you want, it's a marathon not a sprint.

Duybuin 04-03-2013 07:11 PM

Bring fruit. It's like eating carbs plus drinking water but still drink lots of water also

Asphyxxia 04-03-2013 07:35 PM

Great, I'm a vegetarian so will definitely be stocking up on fruit and tons of water. I was also thinking of heading to one of the military surplus stores for some MREs. I'd like to say I'm a good camp cook, but if I'm going to be running through the forest all day, there will not be much energy left for gourmet meals haha. Thanks for the suggestions, keep 'em coming! :)

Kraus 04-03-2013 07:52 PM

Get a camelback or some sort of hydration system. Those things are a lifesaver.

Asphyxxia 04-03-2013 07:59 PM

Good thinking. I usually stick my HPA tank in one, but I'll definitely pick one up for actual hydration.

Jaccen 04-03-2013 09:45 PM

Road trip planning:
Roadtrip 101 Part 1 : Preplanning - YouTube
Roadtrip 101 Part 2 Care and feeding of your car - YouTube
Roadtrip 101 Part 3 : 4 Weeks, CHECK THAT GEAR! - YouTube
Roadtrip 101 Part 4 : Planning the route & the drive - YouTube
Roadtrip 101 Part 5 : Tool kits and what to bring - YouTube
Roadtrip 101 6 : In Case of Emergency - YouTube
Roadtrip 101 7 : What to expect - YouTube
Roadtrip 101 8 : Final prep and checklist - YouTube
Roadtrip 101 9 : The final week - YouTube


Comprehensive list. It's meant for Living Legends, but I used it for Canadian Carnage. It definitely paid off to run down the list before running out the door:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5DN...tQQ/edit?pli=1

Epic General tag we could all hope to emulate:
Watch General Barrel Tagged! Paintball Country Transformers Scenario 4.14.12 ZoomCam | Trails Of Doom Episodes | Learning Videos | Blip


Above all, remember 2 things:
1. Don't be a dink
2. Have fun

Everything else will fall into place.

bassfisher 04-03-2013 10:45 PM

I would recommend looking into a camelback or some other type of hydration system. They are a real life saver

Asphyxxia 04-03-2013 10:58 PM

@Jaccen,

That is a huge list, and I will definitely be checking every bit of it out! Thank you so much! One thing I don't have to worry about is the driving bit, mainly because I have never driven anything except quads, dirt bikes, and the occasional forklift. So I will just pitch in my gas money and contentedly sleep the entire trip away.

I'll have to try pretty hard at number one, but I'm sure I can control the urge to be a complete dink/ b---h face haha. Anyway, great list and thanks a bunch!

THE-SHOOTIST 04-03-2013 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Asphyxxia (Post 2673793)
I currently play with a modified Tippmann A5, but as I'm ridiculously clumsy and the marker is almost 4' long with the stock, I'm picking up a TPX soon as well.
!

You should reevaluate your gun.
What you really want is something that's reliable, reasonably consistent, comfortable for you to shoot, and light enough to carry for extended periods. It needs to be deployed from every possible stance or contortion, and be able to be accurately fired.

Four feet is just too dang long.
Look at all the "Milsim" doo dads on there. Do any of them actually increase performance, reliability or accuracy, or do they just make it look like an AK/M-16/G36/Barrett .50? (Coolness factor equates into a big zero when you have to hump it all day long-it's nothing more than dead weight-weight that you don't want to drag all over hells half-acre while people shoot at you)

Strip off all that crap that does NOTHING but add weight. The collapsable stock too. You want to be able to "tuck" the gun into your body so you can get into small cover and remain effective.

Long barrels do not equate into accuracy. Use nothing over 12". It just makes it harder to manouvre your gun.

Play the game: Run the missions. Capture objectives. Accept a role: Demo is cool. The place where I play scenarios give Demo people a limited amount of "Caution" tape. When they blow a bridge, they tape it off and it can't be used for an hour. This opens up some really fun aspects to the game. You can create "kill zones" and "bottlenecks" where you can really mess up the other teams plans. Fun stuff.


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