Hello and welcome to my latest blog entry. I thought I would take this time to talk to you about some of the special matches that I have played at Lincolnshire Airsoft Club. Now I know you have seen me playing the normal skirmish style of matches at LAC but they also like to throw different types of matches with differing sets of rules and requirements.
Obviously, on a normal day, you can bring any of your toys and as long as they pass the chronograph tests at the start of the day then you can use them. But at LAC they like to have some fun with a different group of matches.
They have pistol & shotgun matches, gas & spring matches and they have also run low cap only matches too. On some very special occasions, they have also ran fancy dress matches, not that we don't all come dressed up for a normal event. Oh, and who can forget the zombie matches that are played during the Halloween months. So let's describe just how these matches run starting with.......
Pistol & shotgun matches
Well, obviously these are very easy. You are only allowed to bring pistols and shotguns and most of you will think that this would be a very boring match, you couldn't be any more wrong. They are a blast, a real laugh. There is no real seriousness with these matches and as such, it can be a good laugh as you sneak up on someone and manage to shoot them with a pump-action shotgun. I can't say this enough if you like you like your fun airsoft matches then give this one a try. You will never be outgunned by anyone.
Gas & spring
Like pistol and shotguns, this match is limiting you to bringing any toys that are powered by gas and or spring. So you can bring your gas rifles, pump-action shotguns, and sniper rifles. This one is a bit more tactical as sniper rifles and gas rifles are more capable weapons. Again this can be a great match with a lot more fun.
Low cap matches
Well this couldn't be any simpler to explain. You are allowed any weapon that you have in your collection, the only catch is that it must be using a low cap magazine. Now I admit these matches are very rare at LAC, they are also quite hard to arrange as not everyone has low caps for there chosen toys. Me I love them as I will only use mid caps at the most, in fact when I purchase a new toy I am looking to run it from low-caps to mid-caps.
Fancy dress matches
Again very easy to explain, you have the choice to come dressed up in anything that is not a normal requirement of an airsoft match. There is usually some form of competition running for the best outfit. These matches are not just for people who want to dress up, so you can still play in your normal gear. There is a special fancy dress match that usually is the last one before Christmas and I will be getting dressed up as an elf, not a very pretty site.
This one is an absolute treat to take part in. There is a backstory in this match that includes weaponized zombies, a slightly strange scientist, lots of glow sticks and a lot of scared players. Oh and this match takes place in the pitch dark. The fun thing is that during this match if you are a normal player and you are shot and you are not rescued by your team then you will have to wait for the ever growing army of the undead to get to you. So as you can see LAC doesn't just run the normal skirmish matches, they cater for a lot of different play styles. Yes, most of there matches are the normal types but hey like to run one of these special matches once a month or so. Why not check the LAC community page on Facebook to find out when the next special LAC match is taking place.
I am sure the LAC club boss and his staff will be creating lot's more different ways of enjoying airsoft matches in the future.