- Created on Friday, 06 December 2013 09:02
25 October 2013 The drive to the battle field.
Friday afternoon the Bandits loaded up two cars for the start of the adventure, this was the big bang to end a good season. After a three hour drive we reached the Belgian city of Blaimont where we rented two simple but nice vacation homes, which are turned into two big man-caves within seconds.
After unpacking it was time to find the battlefield. But then the trouble started. The darkness has already fallen, and the gods pour all the water they had on us. We started the drive and after a have hour, through al kind of narrow mountain roads and passing country borders we found the France city of Givet and saw the fortress called the Citadel standing proud on top of the hill. After another have hour drive, not finding an road to the Citadel, we decided to call it a Night and look for some food. After a short look around Givet we found something that looked like a snack bar. And in our best France we ordered something that was pretending to be fries and Döner kebab.
Leaving the diner to head back to our man-caves, we suddenly spot the Shoreline crew. And as a good sportsman our team captain is, he tried running them down with his car. After some laughs we were happy to get directions for tomorrow morning to the Citadels entrance.
A big drive later we were home in our man-caves and prepped the last gear, and went to bed.
- Created on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 13:38
Completely exhausted we dropped ourselves in a chair after the intense first round of the Finals of the Dutch Scenario Competition, where the best four teams of the seasons are playing for the title.
This first round (2 games) was a though one for us. Fubar, the title holders since the existence of the NSC, against us, last year’s runner ups. This season we won two out of two games we played against them so they would be fully focused to pull this win this time.
Our breakout plan was to massively attack their home base instead of running for the swing base which is more the standard approach. But we miscalculated the running path towards the base and Fubar was able to shoot out three to four players at the breakout. At the next spawn we were able to recover and we kept hammering their bases with success. The Fubar team captain decided to call out a restart. This is always a tricky thing to do, it’s something you do when you have the feeling that you’re standing with your back against the wall. It will cost you 7 points but it can be a game changer.
Oh my god this is a killer as everyone has to run back to their deadbox within 30 seconds. And this Gasselte field is big! Real Big! But we were able to get back in time start the attack again but … completely exhausted. Unfortunately we lost this first game with only three points. Three points, is 3 minutes on a clock… luck wasn’t on our side L. So basically it was a tie, because three points is nothing and there was still a second game to go.
The second game started a little bit better, but we weren’t able to capture the swing and their home base. Fubar had a good defensive stance and we noticed that they captured one special and we didn’t have any yet. We kept trying and trying but we couldn’t get through. Because of this we decided to try a ALL OR NOTHING move. We called a restart ….and with success. We managed to pick up 2 specials just after the restart and were able to capture the swing base and Fubars home base. At the end when we checked the score we knew it would be very very close. But it was not enough…. We lost with 1 single point this game.
Round 1 against Fubar was therefore lost with only four points. Both teams were completely exhausted but all players came off the field with such a big smile. What a battle, what a final!
- Created on Saturday, 07 September 2013 09:32
September 1st at Paintball De Naaldhof Oss it was time for the important final fifth leg of the Dutch Scenario Competition. This fifth leg is the last opportunity this season to qualify for the season finals. The top4 teams with the highest win% of all games played this season will qualify for the October Finals.
To qualify for the finals we had to win two out of the four games this leg. A challenging day because almost all of the teams currently ranked in the top 4 were playing this leg.
Our first game was scheduled against Fubar. Fubar has won the season title in previous years. In the last leg we were the first team to beat them this season. So we knew we were able to get this one done. Fully focused, pumped up with adrenaline and energy we started this first game. We were able to quickly break through their right flank and push them back. They tried to recover with a restart, When a restart is called by a team everyone in the field has to get back to their own deadbox within 30 seconds and the game has a fresh start. FUBAR wasn’t able to recover and we won this game with great numbers 17-79. This is perhaps the biggest loss for Fubar ever. And we hoped that the day would be like the well known phrase: “A good start is half the work”.