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  1. Perhaps I should go into a little more detail about the situation at hand. Let's say you have a team of six people in the back of a truck that has raised sides to help enclose the back of the truck. However, the top is not covered and while going through a urban area, the enemy team attacks and is able to shoot down into the truck, getting four of the people out. As they drive out of the area, they come to a stop to check on everyone. A medic is also in the back and was uninjured during the skirmish and begins to revive people in the back of the truck following the medic rules (no person revived more than twice, out people have to supply their own bandages, etc.). However, an enemy response unit begins to assault the technical. Because the medic was physically in the back of the truck, would that warrant the ability to revive people since the technical was never taken out by a rocket and since the medic was never shot? Some people claim that is unfair for people to be able to be revived while in a vehicle because of their armor and how some have machine guns. One of the theories was that a technical would fall under the medic rules within a building. Last year at Broken Home, I believe the rules were that you couldn't be medic revived while in a building but now those rules have changed.
  2. When I attended Operation Broken Home III last year, I read over the rules several times to make sure I understood them 100%. Throughout the entire event, I felt confident that I was following the rules...with one exception. There was a bit of a cloudy area in regards to the medic rules while being in a POV. When videos started coming out from people riding around with various technical groups, a big discussion I saw was how people would be cheating by reviving in the back of a vehicle. The discussion came up once again on the CoST Facebook page and so I wanted to get some official clarity as to the rules. To start off, I'll post the current argument and the rule set for medics and the POVs. 1) The Argument Some people say that it is against the rules to medic people while in a POV while others say that it is not. My stance: The rules may provide a slight grey area but for the most part, I am a firm believer that people can be medic revived AS LONG AS it is a medic doing the reviving. 2) The Rules MEDIC RULES A. Each squad will be assigned only one medic. (Subject to change with various Teams and Squads) B. A medic will treat a fellow player by going up to that player and bandaging the area where the player was hit C. A player may only be bandaged TWICE. D. Medic CAN NOT re-use bandages from "dead" players. E. A medic may not treat himself; only another medic can give them aid. F. Wounded players may be physically "dragged, carried, lifted, etc.." to a medic by any means that is NOT UNDER THEIR OWN POWER. G. Wounded players are NON AMBULATORY. H. All Players must have an IFAK on their person that contains TWO (2) ace type bandages for the medic to treat them with.(CAT of SOFT-T tourniquets are not acceptable) I. Medics must WRAP the bandages around the players arm, they are NOT allowed to TIE or have pre-made loops in which to tie the bandage onto a player. J. Bandages must be a MINIMUM of 4 ft (48in) in length each. K. Medics may be changed within the squad while at the FOB or between evolutions, but not while active on the AO. POV Rules (edited to remove the rules not in question) M. Players shot inside a vehicle are to follow the normal medic and re-spawn rules. 3) The Debate The biggest argument I have seen is how the people who are shot are NON AMBULATORY. Upon looking up the definition, we get the following: Definition of NONAMBULATORY: not able to walk about With that being said, the only real arguments I've heard about it being illegal was this. I believe that by following the two bandage rule, it is legal. However, due to the large amount of people who take to one side or the other, I just want to get some clarification if it is legal to revive while in a POV or if it is not legal. I firmly believe that as long as the rules are followed (bandage rules, a medic is reviving, etc.) that it is legal. Others state that the player has to dismount from the POV before being revived. Anyways, was really looking for some official clarification so that I will be fully educated going into Broken Home IV. While at BH3, I was going off of what others who had attended more ops than me were saying and now, being called a cheater, I want to ensure I know the rules 100%. I am an honorable player and I try to ensure everyone has fun. Thanks for your time!
  3. I can't wait to see this list refreshed with my name on it. Oh yeah, that's right, Ronin's returning to Broken Home baby!
  4. If it's a UFS flag, you can take it and run like the wind Bullseye! Hell, run it back to your base and put it on a flag pole. If it's a CoST flag, just let it ascend the flag pole and enjoy the breeze. Stand back and just be filled with awe and amazement at such a beautiful flag.
  5. Welcome to the community! One of these days, I am seriously going to have to take a trip down to the D/FW Metroplex and look at playing with some of the guys from down there. There isn't much to do up here in Wichita Falls in terms of airsoft. We gotta travel to OKC or try our luck down there.
  6. Welcome to AMS! It's good to see more and more people joining up on the forums. Now to ask the age old question: CoST or UFS? Ha ha anyways, looking forward to seeing you at some of the ops. I missed Ironclad last year but I have been trying to make plans to hit it up this year. It looked like a lot of fun!
  7. Ah, yes, the fabled Broken Home operation. Oh, how I remember how much fun at Broken Home 3. It was my first big op I had ever attended and I was addicted. I've been counting down the days until this Op came back around and you can bet your ass I will be at BH4 come Hell or high water. I've been wanting to go to other AMS events and just haven't had the means but BH4 will not elude me. No, it's tradition for me to go to Broken Home now. I've already got the money set back for the ticket and I'm getting all my gear checked and ready to go. Even throwing in some PT to help get me ready for this Op. I can't wait to finally show up to the AO and meet up with all the great people from last year.
  8. Gonna be my first time to ESR-19 and I can't wait. 2015 is gonna be a much better AMS experience for me than 2014. I'm looking at going to at LEAST 4 events in 2015, compared to only one in 2014. This will also be the first time I've actually camped out in late Feb/early March.
  9. https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.arbuckle/media_set?set=a.10152235775809580.1073741899.624289579&type=3 ^ - That link above should take you to the Broken Home III photo gallery. A lot of great pics there! Hope this helps out!
  10. I'm from Wichita Falls which is roughly 60 miles to the North of the AO and I can tell you that the best thing you can do for this event is to prepare for the cold but be ready for it to be warm. Keep a close eye out on the weather forecast about a week out and you can get a decent idea of what it'll be like. Usually, we get our first snowfall of the season around the early part of December but this year is far from typical. We've already received a dusting this year so what's typical may not really apply. In December, our lows usually run in the upper 20s to lower 40s (depending on the arrivals of cold fronts) so at night, it will be cold for those camping. During the day, we have had days where it would be in the upper 70s to lower 80s only for a cold front to snap through the area mid day and drop the temps to around the 30s and 40s. So, my advice from experience living in this area, is to make sure you're ready for both warm weather and cold. To give you the best example possible of the extremes here in this part of Texas, take a look at these statistics: 3 DEC 2013 - Mostly Sunny Skies (78 High / 33 Low) 4 DEC 2013 - Party Cloudy Skies (67 High / 41 Low) 5 DEC 2013 - Snow Flurries (40 High / 24 Low) 6 DEC 2013 - Snow (28 High / 21 Low) 7 DEC 2013 - Mostly Cloudy Skies (23 High / 16 Low) 6 DEC 2012 - Partly Cloudy Skies (71 High / 44 Low) 7 DEC 2012 - Mostly Sunny Skies (69 High / 44 Low) 3 DEC 2011 - Rain (60 High / 48 Low) 5 DEC 2011 - Snow Flurries (41 High / 32 Low) 6 DEC 2011 - Overcast (32 High / 28 Low) 7 DEC 2011 - Mostly Sunny (46 High / 19 Low) Hopefully this weather data from the past three years helps to give you all insight as to what could happen leading up to RDG. I wish I could be at RDG this year but barely missed out on getting a ticket to CoST so instead, I'll be cheering you guys on looking for that win close to home! Just remember, here in North Central Texas, our weather can change very quickly. Hope you all have a great time at RDG (yes, even for you guys in the UFS - I'm not a COMPLETE hater lol)
  11. I've already started making plans to attend a minimum of 3 American Milsim events and I think this one jumped straight to the top! Really can't wait for more information to next years schedule of events!
  12. Welcome to the American Milsim community! I look forward to playing with (or against) you at Broken Home or perhaps the new event at Playas!
  13. Always good to see new members in the community. Welcome aboard!
  14. That's probably the main thing that I've done since registering back in May for the forums. I've been keeping up with the AMS rules every since BH3 so that I stay on top of my game when I do get to attend my next Op. Also, if you want to see some cool stories, you should read the fictional stories I write that portrays me in the AMS storyline. I'm actually looking to write up another one soon...perhaps I should look into posting it on the AMS forums (probably in the "Off-Topic" area)?
  15. If you were further to the West, I'd be down. I'm from Wichita Falls and I'm always looking for someone else to play with. Honestly, from where you are, you're best best for Airsoft would be DFW or OKC. Then again, you might get lucky and find some people closer to home to play with. Wish ya the best!
  16. Hey AMS fans and staff alike! I thought I'd take the time to introduce myself properly since I forgot to before I went on to BH3. I've actually been on the forums for a while just got so excited about BH3 that I never came here. My name is Kevin and I go by Ronin in the field. I've been playing with airsoft rifles and pistols since I was roughly 13ish and seriously got into airsoft around the age of 20. I had always had plans to go to a big event when I started hearing about them shortly after finding some people to play with here in Wichita Falls. Finally, I was able to attend Broken Home III as my first event. I honestly loved what AMS brought to the game and ultimately, Broken Home III ignited a flame that I've just been unable to put out. I've wanted to play airsoft nearly every weekend since I came home from BH3 but the interest in Wichita Falls isn't really that high. To give a little bit of a background as to my callsign (as this is a common question that arises), I'd like to start off by saying that it is a name I've gone by for a while. In traditional terms, the term ronin is meant mostly in a negative way. To be perfectly clear, I'll post up the definition of ronin from both Feudal Japan era and the modern era then give light as to what I see it as and what it means to me. A ronin was a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period (1185 - 1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless from the death or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master's favor or privilege. In modern Japanese usage, the term ronin also describes a salaryman who is between employers or a secondary school graduate who has not yet been admitted to a university. To save everyone of a super long story, in 2010 I had made an Xbox Live Gamertag by the name of "Ronin Kiros" (which I still go by today). The term "ronin" which I had put in front of my name was, in my eyes, a symbol of not being affiliated with any online gaming community/clan/guild. Kiros was simply the RP name I had for my main character (inb4 ermergerd a neeerrrddd). Instead of people calling me Kiros, they simply called me Ronin. The name simply stuck. When I started getting into airsoft, I originally wanted to by the name of Shadow or Spectre but those names were somewhat common (and the team I ended up starting with a few people took the name Spectre) and some of the people on the team I had helped form played with me on Xbox so they still called me Ronin. I eventually gave in and made it my official callsign. When Spectre fell apart after some unfortunate events, I decided to keep it as my callsign for simplicitys sake AND as a way of reminding myself that I really had no team to call my own. Granted, since that time, I've been fortunate enough to play with the Gamblers QRF out of St. Louis. I still don't have a team to play with here and most of the teams that do play are based in the DFW/OKC areas. So, with that said, when I do get to actually play, it's usually with small groups of people and I rarely get to make a trip to OKC to play up there (although I did make a trip up there once to play at T.A. Airsoft). I find myself being extremely loyal to those who I fight with and with that being said, I strictly play for CoST during AMS events. I intend on attending many more events next year as I had to miss out on a lot this year due to financial instability. Anyways, sorry for the extremely long post. I have had a lot of fun so far with AMS and I've met a lot of awesome people. I hope this is satisfactory for a introduction post. tl;dr Hi, my name is Kevin (callsign Ronin) and I love AMS events. Looking forward to playing in more AMS events in the future.
  17. This the best I could come up with when it comes to what is acceptable for CoST when it comes to camo styles. From my experiences in playing at various fields, ACU is really a pattern that doesn't really receive much attention to anymore, at least when it comes to games where there are set "Tan" and "Green" teams with proper uniforms. The common argument (which, in some cases also extends to Multicam) is that it can resemble tan or green too much. I've seen a lot of people complain about the ACU pattern not really matching up with either side or that it's too hard to tell if it's green or tan. General rule of thumb for myself that I share with people getting into MilSim is to simply stick with patterns that clearly states what team your on. I even stray away from multicam myself and one of the issues some CoST people were complaining about is the fact that mutlicam did look too close to green and often we would find ourselves not shooting someone in multicam at distances because of how hard it was to clarify. On Sunday (at BH3), anyone that looked like they were wearing multicam was getting shot, which did result in a little bit of friendly fire. Anyways, I hope this helps and is more clarifying. This is the Approved Camo list coming out of Ironclad. CoST: Coalition of Sovereign Territories Army - Woodland , Marpat, AOR2, Kryptek Mandrake, Project Honor, A-TACS FG, Solid OD Top/Bottom or Flight suit. (Head gear: Woodland or OD - Squads must match) TAC Gear color DOES NOT MATTER.
  18. I'm not sure I like how this thread went from having a playful, non-serious meaning to a damn near all out flame thread. I agree with Dave, this thread needs to be locked now.
  19. There were. Both teams had sold 350 tickets but by the time Sunday rolled around, (from what I've read) approx 140 members of CoST had left early and didn't play the Sunday game.
  20. Sunday was a bad day for CoST. From what I've read, CoST was severely outnumbered and I know for a fact that one of CoST's vehicles had broken down for the last two hours of the game. I congratulate UFS on their amazing gameplay throughout the event and I also acknowledge how well CoST did with what they had throughout the entire game. Both teams played well on the ground and, even though there was some incidents with UFS vehicles that most everyone knows of, I had a lot of fun in the end and I met some amazing people. I find some of the propaganda posts fun to read but I don't take them seriously. The only thing that matters is we had fun, met awesome people, and walked away with memories we will share for years. Seriously, a lot of people need to just chill out and enjoy the laughs and good times. There isn't a reason to stir up drama just because someones feelings got offended just a little. No reason people should be taking this kind of stuff that seriously!
  21. Several of the people I rolled around with took some shots that broke skin throughout the event. That was probably the worst thing about BH3 but the pain was minimal...the fun we had made up for it all.
  22. I know there was a lot of people who had video rolling as well. I'd love to see all the pictures and video coming out of BH3!
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