Hello and welcome to my latest airsoft blog, in this episode I will be talking about the ICAC or Inter Counties Airsoft Competition. But first some information on airsoft. Now obviously us seasoned airsofters know that there are a few different types of airsoft matches but for those who don't know there are the skirmishes, these take place on most Sundays up and down the country. There isn't a uniform code for these matches and during these skirmishes, you can have normal skirmishes, you can also have gas & spring events, pistol & shotgun events and low cap only events. The skirmish is the bread and butter of the sport.
After skirmishes you have the mil-sim events, now these are aimed at being more realist with uniform codes, limited ammo weapons and a backstory to the event. These mil-sim events may have multiple points or objectives but they all come under the same name, if you are wanting to take your airsoft to the next level then mil-sims are the way forward.
So where does the ICAC sit on that list?
Well, most skirmishes last only one day, some mil-sims will last a few days but they take time to arrange and there may only be one mil-sim event every 6 months.
Some players have asked for a system where there are a league and points for the teams to fight over. It also would be great for a home and away system of matches. There would also be dedicated teams that would fight it out for these points and at the end, there would be an actual winner. Step up the ICAC, this was created to give the players just what they have been asking for for years. I myself heard about the ICAC sometime ago and to be honest, I was a little sceptical over the whole idea, but after meeting with the creator of the ICAC I realised that he knew just what other players were asking for and best of all he had a plan on how to achieve it.
The teams would be county size so anyone who lived in a county could, in theory, join the ICAC competition. I cant think of many counties that don't have a form of airsoft taking place during the weekend. The teams would have there own pages on Facebook and would be in charge of organizing there teams. They would have there own leadership and sort out there own home and away matches. In essence, they would hold their airsoft matches under the banner of the ICAC.
But how do you keep the scores?
Well during the matches there would be actual members of the ICAC staff that will come over to the various matches and keep score. They would also be there to deal with any of the teething issues that would raise their heads throughout the early days of these events.
So what team are you part of Crafty?
I am a team member of the Lincolnshire team and I am a team captain of that team too. In short, I along with two others sort out the issues during the match events when the Lincolnshire team are at an ICAC event. I am also responsible for the training of the team when we decide to have a training event to help the team get together. This also helps new members of the team meet the other members. The great thing about the ICAC is that they let you run your own team. They are there to help you out and help with the organizing of matches but they let you run your team. From what I have seen of the ICAC guys they are a great bunch and are willing to help you out with getting your team off the ground in the early days of starting your team.
You can also use non-airsoft events to get your team to become more team like, you can go bowling, paintballing anything to make your team fight better on the battlefield can't be a bad thing.
As I said at the start of this blog I was a bit on the fence about the idea of the ICAC but I have been blown away with the whole idea, I am now a firm supporter of the ICAC and the ICAC Lincolnshire team.
Why not search out the ICAC Lincolnshire team on Facebook and get in touch, we would love to have a match against anyone.
CraftySniper a firm ICAC supporter.