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Hello and welcome to my latest blog review of Airsoft Commando in Yorkshire. I am hoping to review as many sites as I can possibly visit. I have reviewed Lincolnshire Airsoft Club, Combat Zone and now it’s the turn of Airsoft Commando. So is the site and club any good?
Location and history
The site is located very close to Ferrybridge in Yorkshire, in fact it’s only a few minutes from the motorway so it’s very easy to get to. It’s about 1 hour and 20 mins from where I am just outside of Lincoln. The site has been on the go for years and is well established in the area, it is almost a second home for Lincolnshire Airsoft Club as we do tend to visit Airsoft Commando quite a few times during the year.
Airsoft Commando Staff
The site is run by a family and all of them are involved during the day. The club boss known to all as Zippy is the boss (all though I am sure his wife would argue that point) Zippy deals with the club paperwork, the safety brief and generally has the last say on all issues through out the day. His other half tends the catering (which is awesome) she also runs a small shop selling some of the smaller stuff, yesterday she was selling badges. You will have to pay the high some of £2 for you to get any hot food on the day, but there also is cans of drinks for sale through out the say to any of the players. They also have there sons who help out with the running of the site and they also like to play too. These guys are great adding humor through out the day.
In fact with the whole family going about there various duties it gives the club a friendly family run feel, they are very nice and helpful to any of the players, if it’s your first time to Airsoft Commando or you’re a regular this family are here for you.
They also have a good group of marshals who mostly are players that know the site very well. When we were given our mission rules they were very clear with what we needed to know and any questions were answered quickly. The marshals seem to be very much on the ball for any issues that arise during a match again adding to the well run feel of the site.
The actual site
Airsoft Commando is a very small site located to the side of a farm, in fact you have to walk through the farm from the car park, you will walk past various farming equipment but I have never seen this equipment move during my time walking through the site so it is very safe. When you get to the site you will be in the safe zone. This is well marked out and protected by high walls. There is the main site office where you will pay for the day, there is a caravan which is where the food is prepared for the day. You have many tables dotted around the inside of the walls. Some of these are under cover, the newer ones are exposed to elements but because of the high walls you don’t really feel that exposed to the weather.
The actual play site is quite narrow with high end sniper rifles being able to shoot from one side to the other but because of the dense foliage this is not possible. The site reaches out in a rectangular shape with trenches, dugouts and various structures. Some of them are sniper towers that give the shooter a commanding view of the battlefield but these are not too overpowered positions due to not having too much cover for the shooter.
There is a small village with a multi room church, there also is some small single room buildings all made of wood dotted around the village. With the church being the main building most fights end up over this building. The church is able to contain a team with in its rooms.
There also is a few smaller structures dotted around the outskirts of the site, one of them being a high walled area. This does not have any individual but can still provide fun and games when trying to defend or attack it. The other structure is the fuel dump which is a small area marked out with old fuel drums.
The main part of the site is the woods themselves as this allows for sneaky hunting on players. Many of the trees and bushes are quite large and can hide a small group of players. This gives the site a much smaller felling and allows players to hunt other players. Sometimes it’s better to be in the woods rather then the buildings. But at the end of the day it’s your choice, defend a building or maneuver through the woods.
The downside of the site
The buildings in the site are showing there age, some of the buildings I would not recommend climbing into if you are of the biggish size like me. The safe zone even though it’s is being worked on is still in some areas also showing it’s age, but it is being worked on as an on going project and the main thing is it is safe.
So this is a bad site?
Oh heavens no, yes it is showing it’s age but I was able to fight in and around the buildings with no issues. Its just using your common sense on what steps to climb and what buildings to go into. The site is a great for hunting like I said earlier and I had a great time on my last visit to the site. The site is always being worked on and improved, this will just take time due to the small workforce. Every time I have been I have had a great time. It’s a site that gets the adrenaline pumping as you try and sneak through the woods and down the tracks only to find the enemy team dug into the trenches. The firefights can be fast and furious making players think outside the box. There is firing positions in the walls for tall people and smaller people so all in all this site is definitely one to visit if you want fast paced action.
If you have not been to Airsoft Commando and you really like a good firefight (and who doesn’t) then I really do recommend you book your self into the next match. If you can look past some of the older buildings then you will have a great time at Airsoft Commando. And don’t forget if you pay an extra £2 on top of your booking in price you will get some great hot food, always a winner for me.