Archive for August, 2011

Dog Soldiers return from Call to Duty III

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The sun beat down and the engines roared as the attack boats sped towards the island in the Adriatic.  The assault teams were primed and as they rounded the headland were confronted by the smoke and haze of the beach they were to assault……….This may sound like a movie but this was Guerrilla Paintballs Call to Duty III event – taking place on the island of MrCara deep in the Adriatic sea.

81 players from around the world (US, Australia, Canada, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Croatia, UK and more) came together for the four day event.  The mountain fortress on the island included helicopter landing zones, machine gun positions on the cliffs, tunnel complexes 5 stories deep, pillboxes, murder holes and submarine pens to name a few…….

The Dog Soldiers joined their CEF comrades and many more as they took part in beach landings, mountain assaults and tunnel clearance operations across the weekend. The terrain was tough, the temperatures crossed 40 degrees, the missions were arduous.  The drop out rates were in excess of 70% of players from the heat and the physicality of the assaults.

The Dog Soldiers fought as part of the Spetsnaz.  The weekend was punishing, however, we were always at the spear tip of the advance and the heart of the defence alongside our squad mates from the Madball Legionnares and our Belgian comrades. Despite the intensity of the event all of the team fought through with no one leaving the field and “Shorty” even managed to win one of the coveted best player awards.

It was the most ambitious paintball event in scenario history – a deserted island had infrastructure, food and water shipped in to support an event for four days in the heat of the Mediterranean summer – 81 players were shipped in and 81 players shipped out.  Guerrilla hit the nail on the head and the event was simply stunning.

For those who attended, this was an epic event. For those who couldn’t – you weren’t there man! If you want to play survival paintball at its toughest, keep your eyes peeled for Guerrilla Paintballs Call to Duty IV event to be announced soon.

Dog Soldiers Out!

Mr.U Wins at Hells Survivors Monster Game

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

2011 Hells Survivors Monster Game

I was 15, sitting in my living room of my families house watching ESPN, the year was 1994 and the program was paintball.  Bob Long was leading Dave Youngblood, Shane Pestana and the rest of the Ironmen to another victory in the jungle fields of Orlando. I can see it like it was yesterday, it was the first time I saw paintball televised it was also the day I decided that someday I too would have the honor of wearing the shield and be a pro player. I wanted to be like Bob Long, and even though Bob parted ways with the Ironmen I knew someday I would be able to take the field with him.

The Hells Survivors Monster game has been played for almost 20 years and has a great reputation as a big stop in the scenario paintball tour. I jumped at the chance to General one of the teams at this years game especially when I found out the opposing general was one of my paintball idols Bob Long.

The Monster game lived up to and exceeded its reputation.  1200 players turned out to do battle not only with their opponents but also the heat. I have to say this was the most fair played, well-run scenario event that I have attended. Safety was paramount at Hells Survivors and the organizer Dave Massey made sure that he had plenty of staff to see too all the rules of the game were complied with. The field had a good combination of thick brush, open woods, and choke points at the rivers and streams. The field also had forts and cities for those of us players that like to bring the game up close and personal.

It was a close battle all weekend but the red team (my team) seemed to constantly have the upper hand. This was due to their use of the tanks, helicopters and mercs. I would like to say it was due to the general, which it was, just not me. Each team had two generals one celebrity and one who actually knew what he was doing. My partner general Narf was an old crafty veteran of scenario games and always seemed to be 2 steps ahead of the yellow team.

A speedball tournament was held during lunch for those players who wanted to practice the PSP layout or just try their hand at air ball. There were prizes for 1st and 2nd, and I’m happy to say I was able to finally take the field with Bob (this time on his team) and bring home the gold!

There was also free prize drawings and give aways during lunch. With prizes ranging from markers and air systems to soft goods.

When all the points were tallied at the end of the two days Red was ahead bringing me my first scenario victory. I now have a .500 average.  I got to meet a bunch of new friends as always and play with and against one of the all time paintball greats Bob Long.

The Michigan Monster game is a must play on the scenario scene, and I hope to see everyone there next year. Here is a short clip from Next stop PSI for the risk it all game!

Mr.U

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Ask the Pros with Kevin Bredthauer from Ironmen

Monday, August 1st, 2011



Kevin Bredthauer answers your questions from Facebook, and Twitter
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Billy Bernacchia’s team wins the CSP Brasil

Monday, August 1st, 2011

CSP Brasil Billy Bernacchia

Any trip that starts with a first class upgrade on a ten-hour flight to Brasil is certainly a good start. I knew it was going to be a great trip, but then again when isn’t going to South America a good time… My team started off well by winning three of our four preliminary matches (4-0) and tied the other (2-2). This put us tied for first with Mercenarios and allowed us to move on to the next round of the tournament.

We drew the Jungle Boyz in the semifinals, who were playing at a high level during the prelims. My team ended up beating them by a single point in an extremely tough match! From there we moved on to the finals in a matchup against the home team Mercenarios. They had my good friend Ryan Greenspan guesting with them and I knew it was going to be a great game. It turned out to be an epic battle that we barely won in overtime. This gave us the well-deserved win and the first place hardware.

South American teams have been steadily improving and stepping up there game, which made this win very difficult. I just want to give a shout out to Dye for my wonderfully reliable NT that shot amazing all event! Also I would like to compliment the Jungle Boyz who gave us such strong competition and then of course the Mercenarios!

Hope to see you all in Chile!!!
Billy Bernacchia
NE Hurricanes

Introducing the Proto FP Thermal Full Protection Goggle

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The Proto Full Coverage Goggle has arrived!

Presenting the Proto FP Full Head Protection Goggle. Now Shipping.

Features of the Proto FP include:

  • Full Head Coverage
  • Built In Visor
  • Adjustable Back Coverage
  • Adjustable Strap
  • Quick Change Thermal Lens
  • Chin Strap

 

For more information or to place an order check it out online at http://shop.protopaintball.com/ or at your nearest Dye and Proto dealers.

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