Posts Tagged skirmish

Shoot. Kill. Win.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I have been counting the days down until the first day of paintball season. It might sound crazy but it gets my heart racing just thinking about 2000 players getting ready to do battle. Last season the  Ironmen unleashed the DAM on the world of tactical paintball. Backed by the insane firepower and accuracy of the DAM along with the addition of 2 new Tactical Ironmen, the motivational  and strategical specialist The Wolf and South Africa’s heavy weapons artist Bryce Thompson, the Tactical Ironmen were unstoppable. We went undefeated  leading our sides to victory at every major tactical event including Living Legends , Skirmish ION, Michigan Monster Game, Tippman World Challenge, Decay of Nations and Wasaga Beach.
This year the Squad looks equally as strong and we are looking to stay undefeated. This season we have been armed with some great new equipment from DYE, including new high definiton lenses that make help seeing though the darkest of forests a breeze.
Our 2014 season opened at OTP (On Target Paintball) in New Jersey. I picked Bryce up in NYC and we were off to OTP. The field was a tactical players paradise. There were three man made forts that were heavily defended by bunkers and equal amounts of woods. On hand were 500 players, mostly groups of tactical teams. I enjoy these games because the quality of play is usually really high. Tactical teams move and communicate together, they fight like a force, and unless you bring your A game they are going to eat you up, the teams at OTP were no exception. The battles all day were intense and  judging  was exceptional with the local PSP Divisional teams providing highly motivated reffing not affraid to get in there and pull players out despite the amount of paint in the air. The staff at On Target Paintball was top notch the air stations were up and filling to 4500 all day and the game ran great. When the smoke had cleared and stories were told I headed back to the city with a big smile on my face and a bunch of welts and bruises of course.
This season make sure you “#FollowTheShield” not only on the DYE site and instagram but also on the field. We are looking to recruit new Tactical Ironmen and if you join us in some epic battles you might just walk away with a Ironman Shield on your shoulder.
Next stop Castle Conquest, watch the highlight video from last year, here——> Tactical Ironmen – EMR Castle Conquest
Pete Mr.U Utschig Ironmen

Meet Nathan McDonnel of the powerhouse teams NVS and H2O.

Monday, March 24th, 2014

My name is Nathan McDonnell.  I am 32 years old and live in Brisbane, Australia.  I represent DYE PRECISION in two different teams here in good old Aus.

The first team I play for is team nVs.  At the end of the 2013 season, Nick Bancroft, Jake Spencer, John Robba, Ben and Karl Simpson and myself decided a change was needed and we formed team nVs.  We wanted a team that would not only be competitive but feared on the field.  We also wanted to be able to promote the sport off the field.

Our first tournament was at Round 1 of the Australian Super 7s at Action Paintball Games, Sydney.  Our very first match together was a little shaky but we came away with the win and then from that point we started to find our groove.  We only lost two matches over the weekend, one was to Sydney SWAT and the other to STK – STK of course being another DYE sponsored team.  Both these matches were close.  After finishing the prelims we were 7-2 which put us into a playoff for 3rd and 4th against East Side Raw from Brisbane.  After establishing an early lead we were able to run away with a 4-0 win and take 3rd place.  Even though we wanted to win the event, 3rd place to STK and Sydney SWAT (1st and 2nd place respectively) was a good start for us.

During the event we received a lot of positive feedback about our new DM14s and playing gear.  I also enjoyed using the new DM14.  It felt great and shot flawlessly straight out of the box.

The other team I play for is Hard 2 Overcome.  Towards the end of the 2013 season Devon Stutz informed me that they were looking for an extra player for their roster and after introducing me to their captain Craig McIver things started to fall into place.  After playing a race event with the guys at the end of last year I was offered a full time spot on their 2014 roster.  We competed in Round 1 of the Vic 5s on February 22nd and came away with the win.  We will be competing in the Vic Championships on the 22nd and 23rd March.  Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend this Round as I have just become a new Dad!

At every event and training session I’ve also been helping new players and other teams tech their DYE equipment.  The response I get for helping these other players is quite positive.

This year, at my local field Skirmish Samford, I have been running skills and drills sessions for players of all skill levels.  These sessions focus on speed and agility, gun maintenance, general game play and techniques.  I have been getting between 15-20 players regularly in attendance.  In running these sessions, it gives me satisfaction in knowing that I am helping to groom up players for the continued life of our sport in Australia.

See you at the 50, DYE for Life.

2013 Invasion of Normandy Recap & Photos – Skirmish USA

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

July 12-14, 2013 – Skirmish USA


**Update** – Video from the event is live!

What an event!  The 2013 Invasion of Normandy Scenario Game at Skirmish USA in Albrightsville, PA was a major success on all fronts.  Over 4,000 players gathered from all over the USA to reenact one the most historic battles in US History, paintball markers in hand.

Dye Tactical brought a lot of firepower to this event, including our full Dye Tactical Truck Booth complete with the full line of Dye and Dye Tactical paintball products, plenty of DAM’s, Reflexes, and DM13′s to demo out to anyone with an ID & Credit Card, and of course the Tactical Ironmen who helped the Germans grab a win on the field.

We appreciate everyone who stopped by the booth, whether it was to purchase a hot new Dye product, test out one of our markers, or just say hey to Rocky, Mr. U & the rest of the Dye crew.  Also a big thanks goes out to Paul, Sky, and the Skirmish USA crew who never fail to put on an epic paintball event year after year.

Be sure to follow us on instagram @DYETacticall and @DYEPaintball for behind the scenes photos, exclusive deals, and contests all year long.

For more information on the DAM and Dye Tactical visit www.DyeTactical.com

To check out more photos from the event, visit Facebook.com/DyeTactical

 

 

Free DAM, DM13 and Reflex Demos at Skirmish USA’s ION 2013

Monday, July 1st, 2013

One of the largest scenario paintball events of the year, Invasion of Normandy 2013 at Skirmish, USA, is right around the corner! July 12-14, 2013 in Albrightsville, PA.

If you’re one of the thousands attending this year’s event, be sure to stop by the Dye Tactical Booth and demo the DAM, DM13 and Reflex markers all event long.  Find Rocky Cagnoni or Pete “Mr. U” Utschig to get set up with one of the hottest new markers from DYE.  The best part is?  They’re FREE to try, just provide a tank, ID and Credit Card and you’re good to go.

For more information on the event visit – http://www.skirmish.com/blogs/invasion-of-normandy-2013/

Follow us on Facebook for live updates from the event – Facebook.com/DyeTactical