Another storming LAC match
Hello and welcome to my latest blog review. Now the last blog was me reviewing the Lincolnshire Airsoft Club away day event at the Gaol. Now obviously that event went down a treat with us players, so I decided to create a review for a normal LAC match, if there is such a thing. In this event we had 120 plus players, we had great weather and oh yeah we had a tyrannosaurus rex, no that’s not a typo we did have a T rex at the club, but more on that later.
As with most LAC matches this took place at Combat Zone in Lincolnshire, this is now the home of LAC since our move form our old site a few years ago. Now most of you will know that Combat Zone is a paintball site and though this is true it is still an amazing airsoft site for all those seeking some fast paced in your face airsoft action. Now normally we would have painballers on the site at the same time as us and this obviously means that some of our matches have to be on a smaller scale. But not this time as there was no paintballers on site. So this meant we could have run of the total site.
So what was the matches like?
Well with the whole site able to be used the matches were great. Normally we would start off with a quick attack and defend the island, this allows players some fast action where they can get straight into the action at Combat Zone. However this time we started off with a quick drop the flag match over the church. One team would attack the church and to win would have to either kill off all the opposing team or get inside the church and drop the flag in the tower. The defending team would just have to stop the attacking team from achieving there mission. This was a timed match and after the first match we would swap the teams roles over and go at it again.
I was on the defending team for the first match and my chosen weapon was my bolt action rifle. Now I was at a massive negative as a recon player I had a 35m minimum distance rule, in short I could not move to a flank to engage the enemy and they would be able to attack from all sides.
However on the rematch I was in my element, I was able to flank the enemy positions and pick a few players off as they was attacked by my fellow team players.
Common talk about the T rex
Well I have to say I was surprised about the addition of the T rex. Basically the T rex was one of the marshals and he was protected by a team of other players. There missions was to protect him as he could not carry a weapon. The teams had to shoot the T rex and escort him to another marshal who would be moving through the site. If a team got the T rex to the marshal then they scored two points. The T rex then would be released into the wild to be hunted again. The team defending the T rex could also be captured by either attacking teams, the only difference with them was that they was only worth a single point.
This match was capped at thirty mins as it was a hot day and the marshal in the dino suit would be getting quite hot. He also had no ability to move at speed or even defend himself with a weapon, just relying on his defensive team.
What about food at CZ?
As with all matches at Combat Zone there is a staff member from the Combat Zone team on hand to serve up hot dogs for a small cost. There also is a shop on site which sells everything from cans of energy drinks to smoke grenades. I have a pack lunch with me on most matches but I have to say that the hot dogs did look a treat.
So all in all another great day?
Yep, as with most matches at Combat Zone it was another great day. A lot of team work from both teams with very little complaining form the players. The weather held out and even was actually quite warm for a September day. LAC keep managing to put awesome matches on again and again and I truly believe that they are one of the best airsoft clubs in the UK, and before anyone say’s I am paid by the club well that is not the case.
If you are in the Lincolnshire area and you are after a great day airsofting then get onto the Lincolnshire Airsoft Club web page or Facebook site and find out when the next brilliant game day is going to take place.
Oh and did I say we hunted a T rex?
Another awesome day, well done to LAC and there marshal team for putting on a brilliant day for us players.
Photo of the T rex credited to Ian Lawrence