Dear Fellow Members,
DSOBA WARGAME DAY
Are you ready for some action? We are delighted to invite you to the first DSOBA Wargame Day.
For those who are not familiar with the sport, this is a team activity where by teams compete to achieve designated objectives. Some countries call this airsoft skirmishing. For those who have played paintball, this is not too far off. The basic principle behind the game is as follows. 2 teams with airsoft replicas, eye / face protection, camouflage clothing and ammunition (BB pellets), go out in to an arena (usually similar to paintball playing fields) and try to shoot the enemy on the opposing team. Every time someone is hit by a BB, they are considered 'out' of the game, either until the game restarts, or after a short regeneration period. Many games are variations on this theme, but some are quite unique.
For those who are worried about safety, airsoft replicas, while they are guns, are perfectly safe to use in a well-organized wargame. BBs travel at a safe speed that is incapable of inflicting a penetrative injury. The only real dangers lie with BB hits to the eyes, which could potentially cause harm, and hence all players are provided with face masks and are required to wear them at all times inside the arena. And yes, you may end up with some minor bruises if you get hit in close range.
Please mark your calendar for this day of fun on Sunday, 18 November 2012. The day will start early in the morning and will finish mid-afternoon. Beginners and veterans are both welcome. We will have marshals to help out and will provide instructions for beginners. We will make teams within our group that play against each other so we do not have to worry about foul play or bad behavior from other groups.
Venue: we have reserved a spot at W28 in Tin Shui Wai, one of the best outdoor arenas in Hong Kong with many well designed warzones. For those who like to drive there, you can find maps and driving directions on their website:http://www.w28hk.com. For those who prefer to not drive, we will reserve seats on a shuttle that leaves from Mongkok and with bring you back to Mongkok when you finish. For those bringing your own equipment, please make sure that the power of your airsoft replicas are under 1.3J and bring your own mask. Precise details of pick-up point and meet-up time will be shared with you closer to the event.
Prices of this full day event for DSOBA members will be:
For those who need gear rental and Mongkok shuttle : $330
For those who bring their own gear but need Mongkok shuttle : $230
For those who need gear rental but not the shuttle : $300
For those who bring their own gear and make their own way there: $200
Lunch will be provided by the venue and is included in the prices
(a) confirm your attendance to the game before 2nd November 2012;
(b) update/provide your full contact details (mobile number, e-mail address, cert year)
(c) indicate clearly whether you will be:
a. Bringing your own gear
b. Taking the shuttle
We have reserved a limited number of spots, and they will be allotted on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to seeing you there.
DSOBA Social Sub-committee
Victor Chang (‘88)
Thomas Wu (‘94)
Note: While this is undoubtedly an exciting and fun game, the DSOBA would require all participants to be responsible players for the safety of their own and others during the game.