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Operation: Last Gamble; Ardennes 1944

Hosted by the Michiana Airsoft Coalition

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Hole in the Wall Paintball

24262 66th Street

Bangor, Michigan 49013

Ages: 15+

Participant Fee: $20.00 (Walk On, Cash Only! No Credit Card Sales).

- Signature of parent or guardian required for minor participants.

Walk-On Registrations: Post in the official facebook event page or the Michgian Airsoft forum thread with your name, callsign, home team, age, and what faction you would like to play on. Payment will be made at field registration, cash only. No credit card sales.

Event Times:

Registration/Chronograph Open: 9:00 AM, Saturday, December 5th.

Event Briefing/Field Walk On: 9:30 AM.

Game Start: 10:00 AM.

Event End: 4:00 PM.


Early into the Battle of the Bulge; well equipped German forces have over run a weak area in the allied line of the Ardennes forest. The town of Bastogne, a Key crossroads is surrounded by German forces. Allied forces must rally and with the aid of Patton's army. The allies must rout the German offensive and liberate the town of Bastogne.

Uniform Requirements:

Green Team (Allied Forces): US Woodland, MARPAT, Woodland DPM, Tiger Stripe, OD Green, and Alpenflage.

Tan Team (German Forces): Three Color Desert, Six Color Desert, Arid MARPAT, ACU, ABU, Multicam, Black, White, and Contractor.

- 'Contractor' (Private Military Contractor) is define as khaki colored pants and a black top. No exceptions.

- Ghillie Suits are allowed on either faction.

- Mismatched uniforms are not allowed under any circumstances.

- Gear color is irrelevant to players on either faction.

Engagement Limits:

1 - 350.0 FPS (0.01j - 1.07j) - Arms length engagement.

350.1 - 410.0 FPS (1.08j - 1.49j) - 20 foot engagement limit.

410.1 - 500.0 FPS (1.50j - 2.32j) - 50 foot engagement limit (Permanent Semi-Auto or Bolt Action Only).

500.1 - 549.9 FPS (2.33j - 2.69j) - Bolt action replicas only.

550 FPS+ (2.7j+) - Prohibited under all circumstances.

- Velocities will be measured using the weight of BB being used.

- All replicas will be issued 'chronograph' tags after being registered and measured. These must remain on the replica for the entire event.

Eye Protection Regulations:

- ANZI Z87.1 rated full seal eye protection only, no exceptions.

- 'Full Seal' is defined as a foam band separating the lens of the goggle from the frame portion and the face of the user.

- Mesh goggles, lab safety goggles, safety glasses, etc will not be permitted under any circumstances.

- Lower face protection (Mesh Lowers, Mouth Guards, Etc) not not apply to this.

Barrel Bag/Barrel Plug Regulations:

- All participants must have a barrel bag or a muzzle plug on or in their replica when out of gameplay.

- Barrel bags are available at paintball registration for $7.00 each.

Bang Kills and Knife/Bayonet Kills:

- Players may opt to use a 'Bang Kill' when engaging opponents in tight areas or CQC environments. This is strongly recommending when using a high velocity replica at unacceptably close ranges. The assaulting party must say the word "Bang!" loudly and must correspond to the number of players being attacked.

Example: Four Players - "Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang!"...

Bang Kills:

- Participants may opt to use a simple 'Touch Kill' to quietly disable an opponent. Players must say "Knife Kill" to the opposing party and physically touch the other.

- Participants may use a replica knife/bayonet to also conduct a kill using a physical touch.

- Do not jab, physically assault, or use undue amounts of force.

- Real-Steel knifes and bayonets are prohibited under all circumstances.

Surrender Rules:

- Participants may opt to 'Surrender' to an engaging opponent at any point during the event. Players that choose to do so must return to their respective respawn location.

Zero Tolerance Policy:

The following infractions will result in immediate removal from field property and a permanent ban from field property. Law enforcement may be used if required to remove problematic players.

- Theft of field or company property.

- Vandalism or destruction of property.

- Assault of participants, visitors, or field staff.

- Repeated removal of eye protection.

- Unsportsmanlike like conduct.

General Field Information:

- HPA fills are available on site. $5.00 for all day air fills, up to 2,500 PSI.

- CO2 fills are available on site. 9 oz - $1.00, 12 oz - $2.00, 20 oz - $3.00 , 24 oz - $4.00.

- Power outlets are available on location.

- Live firearms (real steel) are not permitted on field property.

- Not responsible for items or belongings that are lost, stolen, or damaged.

What To Bring Checklist:

- Full-Seal Eye Protection [Required].

- Barrel Bag or Muzzle Plug [Required].

- Airsoft Replica, Sidearm, and Magazines. [Required].

- Batteries, Charging Unit, and BB's [Required].

- Red 'Kill' Rag [Required].

- Camouflage or Uniform [Required].

- Canteen / Hydration Pack [Highly Recommended].

- Radio and Charging Unit [Highly Recommended].

- Flash Light / Tactical Light [Highly Recommended].

- Spare Batteries [Highly Recommended].

- Extra Dry Clothing (Shirt, Pants, Socks) [Highly Recommended].

- Extra Dry Footwear [Highly Recommended].

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