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Spartan911

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    Spartan911 reacted to Big Candy in United Federal States (UFS) -- Roster   
    Guys... this is just a placeholder roster.  

    Once you are registered, JP will update this list every so often.  All other roster aspects will be handled by the UFS leadership.
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    Spartan911 reacted to clayvt in Vendor's and Pyro?   
    Or if you would like, send me an IM. I live in New Mexico and if you order them and have them delivered to me or ship yours to me I can bring them to the event for you.
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    Spartan911 reacted to Aswayze in Tactical Gaming Innovations Grenades   
    I have no doubt that he knows what he is talking about.  
     
    Regardless, I would caution you to spend less time rootin and tooting about legal stuff when you obviously have a conflict of interest.   I am pretty sure that I am not the only one who looks at things like this as a "Well what about Jimmy, he has a bb gun too" situation.    When you are in a situation where you find that rules deny you from doing something the LAST thing you do is go raising a stink about someone else doing it.  
     
    Because...  to me at least...  it looks like people exactly like YOU are the problem.  Tag was obviously skating under the radar just fine until someone decided to make a stink about it.  
     
    That means that I most certainly will not be buying anything from you, and since you were kind enough to throw Milsim Labs under the bus, probably not from them either.
     
    In the interest of being open.  I am not affiliated with Tag, don't plan to be, don't own any of their stuff and do not really care about it, I just do not appreciate this sort of behavior.  
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    Spartan911 reacted to Sisu in 50 Shades of... Airsoft   
    Makes me giggle every time... lol
     
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from Sisu in OP // Copperhead Planning from NC   
    KELP is over $100 more than KABQ.  If you can find a ride in NM, fly into KABQ.  I highly recommend flying Southwest as they are the best when flying with firearms.  DO NOT attempt to fly with your airsoft guns as anyting other than REAL firearms.  I have flown with my gear multiple times with no issues.  No matter which airline you fly make sure you check their policies on how to pack and secure the guns.  Follow the rules with precision and you will be fine. 
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from Sisu in Checkin' in from Maine, here!   
    I'll think of you guys everytime I eat lobsters
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from TheJP in Checkin' in from Maine, here!   
    I'll think of you guys everytime I eat lobsters
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    Spartan911 reacted to TheJP in IRONCLAD Official Score Card   
    As always, it takes me about 7 days to unwind from an AMS event. Camp Shelby is a great facility and I'd personally like to thank all of their staff for being so accommodating and friendly.
     
    The CACTF itself is a meat grinder as I am sure you all found out that weekend. For you players that do not follow the American Milsim storyline; in 2013 the Federal forces received a bloody nose from the Coalition and it appeared they were on the road to help other states secede from the Union. However this year the Federals have put together a core of highly motivated NCOs and engaged in a full on counter offensive into Coalition territory and so far it has paid off.
     
    The backstory for IRONCLAD; the Coalition was about to spearhead a new offence into the Eastern and Western Federal states.  Shelby City was the command and control hub for this new offensive. Federal forces learned of this via their intelligence apparatus and decided on a decapitation strike. Since Shelby City was heavily defended by Coalition forces, the Federals would have to use brute force to gain control.
     
    Both factions were able to accomplish the majority of their ancillary objectives.
     
    The Federal forces were able to secure and decrypt 3 of the 4 ciphers, but the Coalition held strong to OP: DIAMOND assault after assault, even when all hope looked to be lost.
     
    For the time being the Coalition Military Communication network is secure and their counter-offensive is on the move.
     
    Federal forces were unable to gain total control of Shelby City in the operational window, even though they made sizable gains inside the East complex.
     
    The event was extremely competitive point wise, with only 1 major and 1 minor objective separating the factions. Three objectives were left unaccomplished at Sunday's ENDEX.
     
    Regardless how you as an individual soldier might have felt regarding your command staff, they actually got the majority of objectives accomplished/attempted.
     
     
    IRONCLAD Total Score
     
    CoST - 390
    UFS - 430 (W)
     
     
     
    I'd like to touch on the points of some of the AARs I have seen and the changes we will make to address some of the issues brought forth.
     
    All Media will be required to wear a YELLOW or ORANGE vest/shirt on the active AO; only Admins will be allowed to wear the color RED.
     
    There will be limited Media slot per event that require registration.
     
    We will be altering our chronograph procedure to have dedicated chronos displayed in Joules for HPA users in addition to extra training for our staff members on proper securing techniques of HPA weapon systems and their regulators.
     
    The Combat Controller will play a larger role with faction command to help facilitate more structure and event cohesion.
     
    Night Evolutions will be a scored continuation of the day evolution with an additional low-light themed FRAGOs.
     
    We will also be implementing "War Crimes" which will be point reductions for players found not following the AMS ruleset; this includes high caps, hot guns, non-sealing eyepro, uniform regulation violations, etc.
     
    Also players, understand it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to be self-sufficient. AMS is not responsible for you having enough water on your person. The water we provide each faction's FOB is a courtesy of which many did not partake.  BE responsible for your OWN COMM system, IC used simple FRS/GMRS frequencies prior to the event. TEST your comms out with your command staff. If you should have a comm failure during play USE A RUNNER. Playing the night evolution? Bring a FLASHLIGHT! Yes, it will be dark. Yes moving could be hazardous. While we try our best, we can't always guarantee your personal experience will be full of non-stop action.  Plan accordingl, get invovled in the game and have FUN!
     
    Again to the players, a big thank you to each and every one of you for participating in this event and we hope to see you again at our future events. 
     
    Regards,
     
    JP
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from Big Candy in Hydration rule?   
    I think we should enact a rule to force people to eat prunes every time they respawn, this way they keep regular.  Sounds silly doesn't it?  How about we encourage people to take responsibilty for themselves.  How about we understand people sometimes overestimate their abilities and that we need to keep an eye on everyone.  With that said, I challenge you to come over to me and DEMAND I hydrate.  Let's see how that works out for you.  You're opinions hold no value when you make statements such as "Many airsofters are idiots who are a danger to themselves when they mow the yard never mind actually go exert themselves outside."  I'm sure you have the basic English comprehesion to convey your points without resorting to insulting people.  Or maybe you don't.  Either way, make sure you eat your prunes.
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from Sisu in SSS Photos   
    I happen to like my smokes JP
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from Clinton Benninghoff in Lost Thunder Bs   
    I've got that one, and thank you for bringing it down!
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from Aswayze in I guess an AAR for IC...   
    I normally try to stay out of this sort of thing, but I don't think I can this time.
     
    I was the SL for the SoF squad of six guys.  I had my orders for the start on Saturday, start in CC and push into the woods to deny the UFS the ability to flank and penetrate from the woodline.  We did this, and ended up trudging through swamps for about 2 hours.  While in the swamps it became apparent our comms were programmed incorrectly, which is our fault, and no one else's.  If YOUR comms go down YOU need to find a solution. Either reprogram in the field or find some other way to get orders/intel.  I made several runs across the AO to meet with the CO, give him updates on our movements, discuss the next move, etc.  If you want the intel, and YOUR comms are down, over come it somehow.  On Saturday I barely went through two mags, which is fine.  We accomplished our missions, recovered intel where we could, including the FRAGO in the south village.
     
    We had a blast during the night evolution and all day Sunday.  Sunday my AEG went down so I was left with my axe and pistol.  Had just as much fun.  ***Edited from orginal post due to new information coming to light.***
     
    I do have some insight regarding some of the issues people are bringing up.  First, AMS events run on a continou storyline, the results of the previous Op drive the next Op.  This explains why CoST was in a defensive role and UFS was offensive.  If you were a PL or SL and had no idea what was going on regarding the game plan, then you have no one to blame but yourself.  Having been a CO and XO I know less than half of the PLs and SLs participate in the forum discussions or the Skype meetings .  If you want to have an active role in leadership, you need to be ACTIVE in the leadership role YOU have chosen.  If you were present at all the meetings, then this is obviously not directed towards you and I thank you for your participation.  The reason detailed information is not disseminated on the secure forums is we seem to always have a leak; this is why detailed information is distributed during the Skype meetings.  It is then the responsibility of the PLs and SLs to give the information their respective platoons and squads.  One of the unique and outstanding things about AMS Ops is it is very player centric.  The leadership is chosen from the player base, everyone one of us has an opportunity to be in a leadership role.  If you don't like the way an Op went, then step up and take an active role.  It seems there is always a plea for people to fill leadership roles before every event, but almost no one is willing to fill it. 
     
    Injuries on the field: these are going to happen regardless of what the event staff briefs you on beforehand.  People trip on elevated platforms, trip down stairs, fall out of windows as they try to be cool and do things they have never done before.  I fail to see how this is the fault of the event staff. 
     
    Support staff:  I do think they need to be in a different coloured shirt and it needs to be made clear ahead of time they are not admins and can not function as such.
     
    Uniforms:  I am a huge proponent of clearly defined uniforms.  Tan is tan, green is green.  For example, DCU, chocolate chip, desert DPM, M81, DPM, Flecktarn.  There was way to much fratricide going on, always is.  As ClayVT mention, multicam and kryptec can go either way (no pun intended).  While I understand target ID is part of MilSim, however, the continued fratricide takes away from experience.
     
    Complaints:  I urge you to send your issues/suggestions to the AMS staff.  They are very open to discussion on how to improve your experience. 
     
    In conclusion, we had a great time.  We will be returning to AMS events in the future.  Hope to see you all in New Mexico!
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from T-REX in I guess an AAR for IC...   
    I normally try to stay out of this sort of thing, but I don't think I can this time.
     
    I was the SL for the SoF squad of six guys.  I had my orders for the start on Saturday, start in CC and push into the woods to deny the UFS the ability to flank and penetrate from the woodline.  We did this, and ended up trudging through swamps for about 2 hours.  While in the swamps it became apparent our comms were programmed incorrectly, which is our fault, and no one else's.  If YOUR comms go down YOU need to find a solution. Either reprogram in the field or find some other way to get orders/intel.  I made several runs across the AO to meet with the CO, give him updates on our movements, discuss the next move, etc.  If you want the intel, and YOUR comms are down, over come it somehow.  On Saturday I barely went through two mags, which is fine.  We accomplished our missions, recovered intel where we could, including the FRAGO in the south village.
     
    We had a blast during the night evolution and all day Sunday.  Sunday my AEG went down so I was left with my axe and pistol.  Had just as much fun.  ***Edited from orginal post due to new information coming to light.***
     
    I do have some insight regarding some of the issues people are bringing up.  First, AMS events run on a continou storyline, the results of the previous Op drive the next Op.  This explains why CoST was in a defensive role and UFS was offensive.  If you were a PL or SL and had no idea what was going on regarding the game plan, then you have no one to blame but yourself.  Having been a CO and XO I know less than half of the PLs and SLs participate in the forum discussions or the Skype meetings .  If you want to have an active role in leadership, you need to be ACTIVE in the leadership role YOU have chosen.  If you were present at all the meetings, then this is obviously not directed towards you and I thank you for your participation.  The reason detailed information is not disseminated on the secure forums is we seem to always have a leak; this is why detailed information is distributed during the Skype meetings.  It is then the responsibility of the PLs and SLs to give the information their respective platoons and squads.  One of the unique and outstanding things about AMS Ops is it is very player centric.  The leadership is chosen from the player base, everyone one of us has an opportunity to be in a leadership role.  If you don't like the way an Op went, then step up and take an active role.  It seems there is always a plea for people to fill leadership roles before every event, but almost no one is willing to fill it. 
     
    Injuries on the field: these are going to happen regardless of what the event staff briefs you on beforehand.  People trip on elevated platforms, trip down stairs, fall out of windows as they try to be cool and do things they have never done before.  I fail to see how this is the fault of the event staff. 
     
    Support staff:  I do think they need to be in a different coloured shirt and it needs to be made clear ahead of time they are not admins and can not function as such.
     
    Uniforms:  I am a huge proponent of clearly defined uniforms.  Tan is tan, green is green.  For example, DCU, chocolate chip, desert DPM, M81, DPM, Flecktarn.  There was way to much fratricide going on, always is.  As ClayVT mention, multicam and kryptec can go either way (no pun intended).  While I understand target ID is part of MilSim, however, the continued fratricide takes away from experience.
     
    Complaints:  I urge you to send your issues/suggestions to the AMS staff.  They are very open to discussion on how to improve your experience. 
     
    In conclusion, we had a great time.  We will be returning to AMS events in the future.  Hope to see you all in New Mexico!
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    Spartan911 reacted to Kilroy in I guess an AAR for IC...   
    Personally, I think its about time this thread gets locked up. Nothing more constructive is being said at this point. Continue these conversations in PMs.
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from Sisu in I guess an AAR for IC...   
    I normally try to stay out of this sort of thing, but I don't think I can this time.
     
    I was the SL for the SoF squad of six guys.  I had my orders for the start on Saturday, start in CC and push into the woods to deny the UFS the ability to flank and penetrate from the woodline.  We did this, and ended up trudging through swamps for about 2 hours.  While in the swamps it became apparent our comms were programmed incorrectly, which is our fault, and no one else's.  If YOUR comms go down YOU need to find a solution. Either reprogram in the field or find some other way to get orders/intel.  I made several runs across the AO to meet with the CO, give him updates on our movements, discuss the next move, etc.  If you want the intel, and YOUR comms are down, over come it somehow.  On Saturday I barely went through two mags, which is fine.  We accomplished our missions, recovered intel where we could, including the FRAGO in the south village.
     
    We had a blast during the night evolution and all day Sunday.  Sunday my AEG went down so I was left with my axe and pistol.  Had just as much fun.  ***Edited from orginal post due to new information coming to light.***
     
    I do have some insight regarding some of the issues people are bringing up.  First, AMS events run on a continou storyline, the results of the previous Op drive the next Op.  This explains why CoST was in a defensive role and UFS was offensive.  If you were a PL or SL and had no idea what was going on regarding the game plan, then you have no one to blame but yourself.  Having been a CO and XO I know less than half of the PLs and SLs participate in the forum discussions or the Skype meetings .  If you want to have an active role in leadership, you need to be ACTIVE in the leadership role YOU have chosen.  If you were present at all the meetings, then this is obviously not directed towards you and I thank you for your participation.  The reason detailed information is not disseminated on the secure forums is we seem to always have a leak; this is why detailed information is distributed during the Skype meetings.  It is then the responsibility of the PLs and SLs to give the information their respective platoons and squads.  One of the unique and outstanding things about AMS Ops is it is very player centric.  The leadership is chosen from the player base, everyone one of us has an opportunity to be in a leadership role.  If you don't like the way an Op went, then step up and take an active role.  It seems there is always a plea for people to fill leadership roles before every event, but almost no one is willing to fill it. 
     
    Injuries on the field: these are going to happen regardless of what the event staff briefs you on beforehand.  People trip on elevated platforms, trip down stairs, fall out of windows as they try to be cool and do things they have never done before.  I fail to see how this is the fault of the event staff. 
     
    Support staff:  I do think they need to be in a different coloured shirt and it needs to be made clear ahead of time they are not admins and can not function as such.
     
    Uniforms:  I am a huge proponent of clearly defined uniforms.  Tan is tan, green is green.  For example, DCU, chocolate chip, desert DPM, M81, DPM, Flecktarn.  There was way to much fratricide going on, always is.  As ClayVT mention, multicam and kryptec can go either way (no pun intended).  While I understand target ID is part of MilSim, however, the continued fratricide takes away from experience.
     
    Complaints:  I urge you to send your issues/suggestions to the AMS staff.  They are very open to discussion on how to improve your experience. 
     
    In conclusion, we had a great time.  We will be returning to AMS events in the future.  Hope to see you all in New Mexico!
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from TheJP in I guess an AAR for IC...   
    I normally try to stay out of this sort of thing, but I don't think I can this time.
     
    I was the SL for the SoF squad of six guys.  I had my orders for the start on Saturday, start in CC and push into the woods to deny the UFS the ability to flank and penetrate from the woodline.  We did this, and ended up trudging through swamps for about 2 hours.  While in the swamps it became apparent our comms were programmed incorrectly, which is our fault, and no one else's.  If YOUR comms go down YOU need to find a solution. Either reprogram in the field or find some other way to get orders/intel.  I made several runs across the AO to meet with the CO, give him updates on our movements, discuss the next move, etc.  If you want the intel, and YOUR comms are down, over come it somehow.  On Saturday I barely went through two mags, which is fine.  We accomplished our missions, recovered intel where we could, including the FRAGO in the south village.
     
    We had a blast during the night evolution and all day Sunday.  Sunday my AEG went down so I was left with my axe and pistol.  Had just as much fun.  ***Edited from orginal post due to new information coming to light.***
     
    I do have some insight regarding some of the issues people are bringing up.  First, AMS events run on a continou storyline, the results of the previous Op drive the next Op.  This explains why CoST was in a defensive role and UFS was offensive.  If you were a PL or SL and had no idea what was going on regarding the game plan, then you have no one to blame but yourself.  Having been a CO and XO I know less than half of the PLs and SLs participate in the forum discussions or the Skype meetings .  If you want to have an active role in leadership, you need to be ACTIVE in the leadership role YOU have chosen.  If you were present at all the meetings, then this is obviously not directed towards you and I thank you for your participation.  The reason detailed information is not disseminated on the secure forums is we seem to always have a leak; this is why detailed information is distributed during the Skype meetings.  It is then the responsibility of the PLs and SLs to give the information their respective platoons and squads.  One of the unique and outstanding things about AMS Ops is it is very player centric.  The leadership is chosen from the player base, everyone one of us has an opportunity to be in a leadership role.  If you don't like the way an Op went, then step up and take an active role.  It seems there is always a plea for people to fill leadership roles before every event, but almost no one is willing to fill it. 
     
    Injuries on the field: these are going to happen regardless of what the event staff briefs you on beforehand.  People trip on elevated platforms, trip down stairs, fall out of windows as they try to be cool and do things they have never done before.  I fail to see how this is the fault of the event staff. 
     
    Support staff:  I do think they need to be in a different coloured shirt and it needs to be made clear ahead of time they are not admins and can not function as such.
     
    Uniforms:  I am a huge proponent of clearly defined uniforms.  Tan is tan, green is green.  For example, DCU, chocolate chip, desert DPM, M81, DPM, Flecktarn.  There was way to much fratricide going on, always is.  As ClayVT mention, multicam and kryptec can go either way (no pun intended).  While I understand target ID is part of MilSim, however, the continued fratricide takes away from experience.
     
    Complaints:  I urge you to send your issues/suggestions to the AMS staff.  They are very open to discussion on how to improve your experience. 
     
    In conclusion, we had a great time.  We will be returning to AMS events in the future.  Hope to see you all in New Mexico!
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    Spartan911 reacted to BigSilva in I guess an AAR for IC...   
    Gentlemen,
     
    We understand that there was hiccups for some people and also that there were a large amount of people that had a great time.
     
    However.. please do not think for one second that we are not in the process of working on the appropriate changes to make sure our games are better in every way. We have had a pretty good string of success over that past 3 years.. good games.. great games and a few that did not go as well as we had hoped. Guess what.. that's how it is. 
     
    Sure it stings to hear how things did not go well for players. Actually it stings more than you know. 
    But we want to know so that we can attempt for it not to happen again.
     
     
    American Milsims goal is to continue to improve, make changes as the player base deems necessary and continue to find better locations. 
     
    Bottom line we at AMS thank you for your comments, feedback and taking the time to express what you did like and did not like about our events.
    Thank you again for your time here on the Forum!
     
    Silva!
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from BigSilva in I guess an AAR for IC...   
    I normally try to stay out of this sort of thing, but I don't think I can this time.
     
    I was the SL for the SoF squad of six guys.  I had my orders for the start on Saturday, start in CC and push into the woods to deny the UFS the ability to flank and penetrate from the woodline.  We did this, and ended up trudging through swamps for about 2 hours.  While in the swamps it became apparent our comms were programmed incorrectly, which is our fault, and no one else's.  If YOUR comms go down YOU need to find a solution. Either reprogram in the field or find some other way to get orders/intel.  I made several runs across the AO to meet with the CO, give him updates on our movements, discuss the next move, etc.  If you want the intel, and YOUR comms are down, over come it somehow.  On Saturday I barely went through two mags, which is fine.  We accomplished our missions, recovered intel where we could, including the FRAGO in the south village.
     
    We had a blast during the night evolution and all day Sunday.  Sunday my AEG went down so I was left with my axe and pistol.  Had just as much fun.  ***Edited from orginal post due to new information coming to light.***
     
    I do have some insight regarding some of the issues people are bringing up.  First, AMS events run on a continou storyline, the results of the previous Op drive the next Op.  This explains why CoST was in a defensive role and UFS was offensive.  If you were a PL or SL and had no idea what was going on regarding the game plan, then you have no one to blame but yourself.  Having been a CO and XO I know less than half of the PLs and SLs participate in the forum discussions or the Skype meetings .  If you want to have an active role in leadership, you need to be ACTIVE in the leadership role YOU have chosen.  If you were present at all the meetings, then this is obviously not directed towards you and I thank you for your participation.  The reason detailed information is not disseminated on the secure forums is we seem to always have a leak; this is why detailed information is distributed during the Skype meetings.  It is then the responsibility of the PLs and SLs to give the information their respective platoons and squads.  One of the unique and outstanding things about AMS Ops is it is very player centric.  The leadership is chosen from the player base, everyone one of us has an opportunity to be in a leadership role.  If you don't like the way an Op went, then step up and take an active role.  It seems there is always a plea for people to fill leadership roles before every event, but almost no one is willing to fill it. 
     
    Injuries on the field: these are going to happen regardless of what the event staff briefs you on beforehand.  People trip on elevated platforms, trip down stairs, fall out of windows as they try to be cool and do things they have never done before.  I fail to see how this is the fault of the event staff. 
     
    Support staff:  I do think they need to be in a different coloured shirt and it needs to be made clear ahead of time they are not admins and can not function as such.
     
    Uniforms:  I am a huge proponent of clearly defined uniforms.  Tan is tan, green is green.  For example, DCU, chocolate chip, desert DPM, M81, DPM, Flecktarn.  There was way to much fratricide going on, always is.  As ClayVT mention, multicam and kryptec can go either way (no pun intended).  While I understand target ID is part of MilSim, however, the continued fratricide takes away from experience.
     
    Complaints:  I urge you to send your issues/suggestions to the AMS staff.  They are very open to discussion on how to improve your experience. 
     
    In conclusion, we had a great time.  We will be returning to AMS events in the future.  Hope to see you all in New Mexico!
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    Spartan911 reacted to Castro in I guess an AAR for IC...   
    First off, this bickering coming from to Louisiana based community needs to stop. Your making me feel ashamed to be part of the Louisiana airsoft community. I was happy to not have to drive 9+ hours to attend an AMS op. There was a lot of new AMS antendees there that did not follow the AMS story line or rules. It also is up to you to decide what you get out of the experience. You get out of an op, what you put in. I was a squad leader of QRF. My gun went down beginning of game, my coms went down shortly after. I was still able to find Zippo, Patches, or others in higher command to receive missions and where they needed me and my men. It was hot, so what suck it up, condition yourself in advance months before op. Taje care of what you need in case things go wrong, It us airsoft, your clone/replica accessories may break. Kit yourself to make sure your combat effective. Everyone wants to look the part, but if you cant function then whats the point? AMS staff did great putting on the event! Both UFS and CoST did well coordinating the attacks and plans. Resd the forums before attending any eveny so you know what is going on. If your not having fun, its not the ops fault nor the company hosting the event. Be and adult and make the fun you want. This is a sport at the end of the day if you want a true milsim experience, then join the service. Bitch about coms not working, the heat, command, following orders, and not getting abd trigger time. If you wanted action at Ironclad and did not get any, you are to blame and only you. My team was split to benefit CoST. Foot was in charge of an entire platoon and I saw him only 3 times in two days of fire fighting. Drew our CO, was never on the frontline if so he would have been taken and used against us in negotiations. He monitored the Mosque where he had an oversight over the entire playing field and shifted forces where needed. Zippo of Mako was ontop of his fame as well keeping QRF constantly on the ground reinforcing and putting us in assualts we knew we would end up with many casualties but it was needed at that certain point to hold or hold off certain buildings. CoST had perfect intel always floating around withing various CoST members. I was constantly asking for sit reps and getting new intel on enemy forces occupying certain buildings and using the building characters to specify where they were. Solid op, CoST came and defended as we were intended to do according to the ongoing developing storyline. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT AMS OP! CoST Pride!!
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from Sisu in Hydration rule?   
    To be serious for a moment, mandating people drink each time they respawn can be detrimental to their health.  Each person dehydrates at different rates, you don't know what their hydration status is prior to the event, nor during.  You don't know their electorlyte levels (unless you bring an iSTAT and know how to use it and how to clinically interpret the results).
     
    Let's look at an example, you have an individual in his mid 40s who is in relative good health.  He knows dehydration is going to be an issue at this particular event so he starts hydrating a day or two prior.  The problem is, he consumes nothing but water which slowly drives his serum sodium levels down.  He gets to the event and is mandated to consume more and more water, driving his serum sodium down even further, to the point where he goes into a state know as dilutional or euvolemic hyponatremia.  Now, here's the sticky wicket, he starts to show the following symptoms: confusion, fatigue, headache, nausea/vomitting, and weakness.  Those symptoms sound a lot like someone who maybe dehydrated, but he's not, he's over hydrated.  So now that we have this poor gentleman in a hyponatremic state he is now at risk for complications like dysrythmias, brain herniation, the list goes on.
     
    Everyone needs to drink water.  I agree that it is very easy to forget to drink when you're having a good time shooting people with plastic.  People know if they need to drink water, they may need a small reminder now and then, but forcing water consuption can lead to a bad day. 
     
    Just my unsolicited two cents.
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    Spartan911 reacted to Alex AMS in Hydration rule?   
    When I personally push for thing to be applied to events, the first thing I consider is management.  Can it manage itself, or does it require someone to keep track of it.  I feel that players should be able to manage their own hydration, but I also agree that there are plenty of players that don't heed the advice from experience that they should.  Some of these suggestions have....kind of been used.
     
    Broken Home is a great example.
     
    We had cases of bottled water that we moved to the areas around mobile spawn points.  People complained that this water wasn't cold, and it created a great deal of trash.  We had water in Buffalo's.  We also ran missions to the Buffalo's and had factions fill up their 5-gallon Jerry can's that they could then distribute however they wanted to players in the field.
     
    The thing is, these games are player driven.  We handle the missions and the logistics, but at the end of the day it's up to the player, and player leadership to keep the fight up in order to be victorious.  This includes keeping your troops supplied with water and rotating them throughout the fight when it's REALLY hot outside.  You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.  
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from Sisu in Hydration rule?   
    I think we should enact a rule to force people to eat prunes every time they respawn, this way they keep regular.  Sounds silly doesn't it?  How about we encourage people to take responsibilty for themselves.  How about we understand people sometimes overestimate their abilities and that we need to keep an eye on everyone.  With that said, I challenge you to come over to me and DEMAND I hydrate.  Let's see how that works out for you.  You're opinions hold no value when you make statements such as "Many airsofters are idiots who are a danger to themselves when they mow the yard never mind actually go exert themselves outside."  I'm sure you have the basic English comprehesion to convey your points without resorting to insulting people.  Or maybe you don't.  Either way, make sure you eat your prunes.
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    Spartan911 reacted to Danarchy in New To Airsoft & First Time Doing American Milsim   
    Attend some local skirmishes and get to know some people in your area and try out your guns, gear and load-out to find something that works for you.  That will also give you an opportunity to meet the people that travel to the AMS and other national-level events.
     
    If you are not already, get in shape for the big events. They generally go for two days and take place on large and physically demanding fields.
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    Spartan911 got a reaction from autolycus in Post Your Plate Carrier Thread!   
    This is the best picture I currently have.  It is a Phantom land CIRAS with soft plates.  I do have  front and back 10"x12" and 6"x6" side AR500 steel plates coated in Rhino Liner .that fit and wear with no issues what so ever. 
     
    2 smoke grenade pouches
    5 dual M16 mag pouches
    1 large utility pouch
    1 admin
    1 IFAK
    1 small radio pouch on the back
    1 large camelbak on the back
     
    I will take some more detailed pics if people want.

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    Spartan911 reacted to Metal in Sheepdogs - Miami AAR   
    I'd pump your brakes there, man. I don't know you at all, but I do know Bagel and he's as good of a man that anyone could ever hope to meet. Despite that he is conducting himself much more proffesionally than you and your team members are on here. If you're to the point if name calling and personal attacks, I think you need to take a breather to cool off. Nothing positive of constructive can come from taking a discussion to that degree. Bagel is a member of Aesir as am I, and the way I see it, what you say to one of us you say to all of us. So I ask you, take a break and calm down and clear your head to get aore calm perspective before posting again.
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