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Old 01-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2013 Oklahoma D-Day Event

Yup, it's time to crank up the 2013 D-Day recruiting
thread. If you're not familiar with this mega event,
check out the main website -
D-Day Adventure Park | Home of the World's Largest Paintball Event

This year's dates for the event are Monday June 10-
Saturday June 15, but as many of you already know
folks start showing up well before hand.

New this year is something that other event promoters
have been doing for a long time, regardless if they tell
you they're doing it or not. instead of both sides just
having to take or hold a series of key objectives, they
figure to add some twists to help keep things on a
more even keel by calling in surprise missions. That
way they hope to avoid the lop sided score and an
early end to the event, which is what happend this
past June.

Well that's about it for now. In future posts I'll be
inserting appeals by various units, seeking to compel
you to join them.

Almost forgot, they've also agreed to let us use
FS rounds for the first time this year and that looks to
add a whole new element to the event in the form of
real sniper hunter/killer teams. With greater range
players will now be able to more effectively 'target'
key opposition players. To that end the Allied Army
is actively recruiting players who own FS capable
weapons, as well as anyone else who'd like to serve
as a spotter or security teammate.

Got any questions, please feel free to drop me a
note, or you can also call.

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm really looking forward to this year after taking a 2 year break and I'm really looking forward to using my Hammer 7 with the first strikes but alas, I am on the allied side.
So I bid this to you, happy hunting!
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's going to take a lot more than some vague reference to secret missions to get people back after the fiasco last year.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What happened last year if I may ask, as someone considering going this year.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Before I start I just want to make it clear that each of us comes away
with a different sense of things, even when we've all taken part in or
witnessed the same event.

What happened, in my own personal opinion, was that some people on
the German staff didn't provide good leadership. It's also important to
note that this same thing has occured on the Allied side in the past as
well.

What compounded this situation is that the game has been so rigid,
when it comes to scoring, that even if you've brought your 'A' game,
you can still fall behind due to an assortment of factors that aren't
aways under your control.

At some point last year, it was decided that the Germans couldn't
possibly win, even if they got ALL of the remaining points. At that
point the officials halted the event, instead of letting us play it out.
This wasn't taken well by players on either side as far as I can
determine. Then, to use up whatever paint was left and to kill the
remaining time the staff suggested that we reset units and just play
out the day. If this had been your typical one day scenario event,
one in which you'd just learned who was on your side, that might
have been fine, but when you've been training, playing and camping
with the same group of people for a week or more, telling them they
must now give up a position they just fought hard to take, you come
away with a different attitude.

To help resolve this, the staff has set up what's called a "Legacy
Board,' consisting of long time members from BOTH sides. These
members have elected to give up their role as players in order to
insure the rest of us have a good time. This coming June the
board and the staff will closely monitor the eb and flow of the
event and if they feel one side is gaining a significant advantage,
they'll issue new missions to that side which are designed to help
bring the score back into balance.

So far everyone who has looked at, who took part last year, has
said they feel this soultion has been long overdue.

in closing I want to remind everyone who read this that D-Day is
NOT your typical scenario. Instead it's probably better to think
of it as what the military refers to as a 'Field Training Exercise.'
The difference being in a FTX members of both sides have been
fully trained, as opposed to at D-Day where you never know just
how skilled members of your group, unit or side are?

Anyone wishing to address my comments is asked to do so off
line. Please feel free to e-mail me c/o adorsai@aol or give me
a call - 407/563-3884.

Sincerely,
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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OSS

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Great Spy Stories - The OSS (1/3) - YouTube


Some of you may already be aware of one of the more
unique units within the Allied TO&E called the OSS and
some might not.

The OSS plays a critical role for the Allies in that they
serve as our eyes and ears. Knowing where the other
side is and what they're doing gives us a real leg up
on things.

When it was first created, we had a hard time getting
players to join the unit, mostly because their mission
isn't to shoot the opposition, but to report on where
they are. With that information in hand we can then
vector our main units to head them off.

Today the OSS has almost maxed out their allotment
of players, but there's always room for more if you're
the sort of person who has the right stuff. Many of
them have prior military backgrounds, still others are
still serving.

If you'd like to learn more, drop me a note and I'll
see someone gets back in touch with you. To help
save time, be sure to include your full name as well
as your e-mail address and phone number..

Thanks,
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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For the Record

This is not the first year first strikes where allowed. They year Tiberius came out with them they where allowed on the field and bought directly from the Tiberius tent.

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Swamp,

Thanks, I was unaware of that. I know I was pushing to have
them allowed last year but things just didn't work out. Hopefully
we'll see them play a more significant role in the event from here
on out.

Sincerely,
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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CEF

The Commonwealth Expeditionary Force or simply
the CEF is looking for new members to help it take
their objectives during D-Day. Join them as they
assault Sword Beach, secure Pegasus Bridge and
overrun Caen and learn what it's like to be a part
of the world's largest internatioinal paintball team,
with contingents based in USA, Canada, UK, France,
Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, etc.


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Old 01-16-2013, 04:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm interested in getting to OK DDay this year, could anyone with past experience please give a ball park of their budget for 3 out of the 6 days?
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