Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Posts Tagged Tactical
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
On the weekend of the 14th and 15th of September I ventured North to Leeds, to play the annual StaarGate big game, held at the Powerplay field. This would be my first year playing Staargate, and having heard such great stories; with over 500 players attending, I just had to play!
Arriving early on the Saturday was great – there was so much to walk around and see; from a bouncy castle to a 20v20 speedball match. Once I’d set my tent up, I headed down to the staging area to gear up and take part in the oldies v young-guns game. We played two rounds of this and us young-guns won confidently each round. It was a great chance to play on a small segment of the field and get a taste for what the big game was going to be like!
The organisers of the UK’s tournament series – the CPPS – were running a Sup’Air mini game to give people the chance to try it out for the first time, so later that afternoon I hopped on there and had a blast – still rocking the DAM, ofcourse! It brought back some great memories from my days as a tournament player, and my equipment preformed just as flawlessly as it does out in the woods!
Sunday began with an explosive start and we quickly managed to push the blues right back into their re-spawn area thanks to some aggressive gameplay. My highlight of the weekend was sneaking through the bushes and winning a 4 on 1 – I mean it when I say this camo works. Take a look at some of the photos! (Credits to BradloPhotography).
Timing the last push perfectly with great effect, we managed to push the blue team out of the key areas thanks to decisive communication from our faction leaders. We dominated gameplay on the Sunday and we ultimately cruised home victorious. It was a great weekend with lots of exciting fire fights on the field, and a great opportunity to catch up with some old friends off the field.
Huge thanks to Shoreline Outdoor Paintball for by far the best scenario game I’ve been to all year and a huge thanks to Dye Paintball UK and Dye Tactical for the outstanding gear.
Catch me on Facebook @ WilliamCliffordOfficial and Instagram @wclifford93 for photos and videos from the events I attend.
The final stop on my war tour is a mag fed only event that I’ll be playing in Draklow Tunnels. So look forward to seeing some epic firefights!
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
For the first time, WAIAKILL – DyeTactical, entered into a UWL tournament in Ecuador. It was an awesome experience and will fully recommend it to any team.
Although it was an introductory version, most of the UWL rules were applied. There were a couple rules that were totally different to what we are used to in other woodsball/tactical tournaments like TacTen. No ramping and 10 bps were probably the ones that shook us most. First-strike rounds weren’t allowed as well.
The tournament was played at ‘Cerro del Muerto’ (translated Hill of the Dead) in Playas, Ecuador which is a desert environment. There was a lot of sand, dry bushes and a dry river that crossed the field and served as trenches. Our DyeCam gear was perfect for this location as we blended with the enviroment.
We started our first match against Team Dragones. We grabbed 2 out of 4 flags within the first three minutes. A couple minutes later we conquered the third flag, giving us a bit more confidence. At the last re-entering in the 14th minute we went all in and conquered the 4th flag at the other teams starting point. This gave us all the points available.
Our next game was played against Iguana Clan, which had a similar result to the first game. Then we had to face Rojo Tactical Team with was a little bit tougher but still won it.
Our Dye Dam’s, Dm13′s and Reflex’s performed flawlessly in this tough terrain. One of our teammates had the honor of playing with his DM14 which recently arrived with our Dye Dealer Luis Neira from World Cup a couole days before.
The final game we had to face Team Dragones which in the global scoring came up in 2nd place advanced to finals. WAIAKILL ended up first with a big difference in points from the second place, but the final match resets the points to zero.
The final game was a tough one, but the points won by our scout when he grabbed the first flag and never losing the second flag gave us the victory. We used Dye CG paint which gave us an advantage over other teams.
UWL format is very interesting and fun and we recommend it for any woodsball/tactical player that enjoys mission oriented tournaments.
For pics and vids of this and other tournaments follow us @waiakill on Instagram, Tweeter, Facebook and YouTube.
Keep on balling!!
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Another Successful World Combat Paintball (WCP) Magfed Event
by: WCP Clan -> “Hambo”
The day is October 5th, 2013. 0900 hours and the heat is already among us in the hills of North Carolina. Command Decisions Wargames Center, players from all around the south eastern state have gathered to do one thing and one thing only, play MagFed paintball. The training event was scheduled and put on by Chad “Hoot” Moore as an event known as MagFed Uprising to bring awareness to the up and coming gameplay of MagFed paintball.
Companies such as DYE Tactical, Milsig and Stark Pursuit all had strong showings at the event. Each company had something a little different to showcase but all with the same end goal in mind, to support magfed gameplay and make it a more prolific event so that we can bring more players into the sport of paintball. Milsig Paintball had Doug Brown on hand to tech and lend out various models of Milsig markers. Stark Pursuit had their Zeta Mags on hand to demo to pistol players that might not have heard of this slick new magazine. DYE Tactical was represented by their sponsored team WCP to offer FREE Dye Assault Matrix’s as marker loaners, to help spread the word to those that maybe haven’t heard about the DAM. At one point Spanky from WCP even had to loan out his personal DAM due to the demand for DAMs!
At 1000 hours the first type of training game was a 5v5 single mag elimination game. This type of gameplay taught you to be effective with a maximum of 20 rounds and that made it fair across the board with every player.
Next event, onto two magazines and 10v10 central prop games. These games were so fun that it seemed to make me feel as if I were new to the sport again just simply by changing the dynamics of the games due to not having 180 plus rounds at the disposal of one trigger pull. Teams such as Callsign Boxer, Da Immortals, WCP, and a multitude of walk ons all agreed the 10v10 prop games seemed to blur the lines of magfed and other styles of paintball due to its fast pace and adrenaline filled assaults. Team WCP was utilizing their DAMs with Dye CG paint and we were pretty much unstoppable through every round of competition!
After Lunch there was a 2v2 bracket of pistols only hosted by Stark Pursuit. The winners of the 2v2 event each would be awarded with one of the all new Zeta Mags. Stark Pursuit encouraged everyone to come down and play pistols only by supplying players with not only with Zeta Mags to use but also packs and pistols, complete with paint! I personally had never played with the Zeta Mags before but found them very easy to manipulate and convenient to have 20 rounds packed into one pistol mag. Stark Pursuit set the bar for action by giving each player one mag and providing one extra mag in the center of the field for either team to obtain. There were about 20 teams of two from all the players attending. WCP entered three teams with two of those teams making it to the semifinals. At the end, Kraken and Jaws of WCP were the winners of competition and two brand new Zeta mags!
The last part of the event was an hour and half scenario which would be a single hit elimination round where the opfor (Callsign Boxer, Da Immortals, and other players) would have an injured hostage waiting in an undisclosed location on the field. The rescue team (WCP, Tango Alpha Two, and other players) would insert in an undisclosed location and attempt to locate and extract the injured hostage. Sounds easy right? Wrong. While the majority of players were taking shots at each other on the 2v2 pistol competition, Callsign Boxer was hydrating and range testing their SAR12s, DAMs and Milsig markers with first strike rounds. The battle was fierce with the rescue team making a strong push near the end, but Callsign Boxer and the opfor team would go on to prove too much of an adversary to complete the objective within the allotted 90 minute game period, kudos to them.
So when is the next MagFed event? The next organized major MagFed event will be on November 8th, the Friday of Fulda Gap Scenario which is also held at Command Decisions Wargames Center in Taylorsville NC. Don’t have a magfed marker? Don’t worry WCP & Dye Tactical will be onsite with FREE DAM loaners again to let you test drive the markers and see what all the DAM hype is! Make sure you mark the event on your calendar and come out and join us!
Friday, October 4th, 2013
DYE Tactical is proud to announce Patrick “AZTEK” Boulanger has joined the DYE Tactical Team! AZTEK will be shooting the Dye DAM and rocking the full line of Dye Tactical gear underneath his custom made Future Warrior armor.
Check out AZTEK’s Facebook Page -> Facebook.com/AZTEKProducts
Look out for the Future Warrior at all major scenario events, both in the USA and around the world!