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Operation: Firestorm VII
Hole in the Wall Paintball Autumn Scenario, 2006 to 2017
Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Hole in the Wall Paintball
24262 66th Street
Bangor, Michigan 49013


Ages: 14+
Participant Fee: $30.00 (Walk On, Cash Only! No Credit Card On Site), $25.00 (PayPal Prepay).
Prepay (PayPal) Information: armoryairsoft<AT>gmail.com (Due By: 10/05/17).
- Signature of parent or guardian required for all minor participants.

Useful Links:

Field Waiver:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0J7BTJhjHXWZTZlMW5Jd2tkU2M/view?usp=sharing
Driving Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hole+In+the+Wall+Paintball/@42.3317766,-86.1872987,17z/data=!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x881752082796b633:0xf91ceea065dbb3f0!2sHole+In+the+Wall+Paintball!3b1!3m1!1s0x881752082796b633:0xf91ceea065dbb3f0?hl=en

Walk-On Registrations: Post in the official event thread with your name, call-sign, 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.

- All walk-on registrations must have a signed-dated waiver before participation. Additional waivers will be available at event registration.

Prepay Registrations: Paypal registration amount to armoryairsoft<AT>gmail.com. Please include your name, call sign, home team, age, and which faction you would like to play on.

- Please mark all prepays with the subject "Firestorm VII Registration".
- Please print your PayPal payment conformation and bring it to registration! This is proof you prepaid!
- All prepay registrations must have a signed-dated waiver before participation. Additional waivers will be available at event registration.

Event Times:

Pre-Event Camping Open: 5:00 PM, Friday, October 20th.
Registration/Chronograph Open: 9:30 AM, Saturday, October 21st.
Event Briefing/Field Walk On: 10:00 AM.
Game Start: 10:30 AM.
Lunch Period: 1:30-2:30 PM.
Game Resumes: 2:40 PM.
Event End: 5:00 PM.

2017 Storyline:

North Korean Artillery Strike Kills 50 Near Incheon

In a predawn attack by North Korean forces, a massive artillery barrage struck dug-in U.S. and South Korean positions outside of Incheon. The artillery strike preceded an assault by Chinese mechanized infantry, the secondary attack was quickly repelled by South Korean air support with minimal coalition casualties reported.

The South Korean city of Incheon has been a hotly contested region during the course of the war, with it's proximity to the DMZ and large transportation network by air, land, and sea making it an appealing target for North Korean and Chinese forces and a vital supply route for coalition troops.

- Chad Kennedy; Detroit Free Press.

 

Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull Announces Australian Support For Coalition Forces

In a televised address, Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull announced Australia's intention of joining the joint United States-South Korean military coalition operating on the Korean Peninsula. Australia has offered the use of military bases and airfields by coalition forces as well as a contingent of 10,000 troops, military advisors and air support for ground operations.

Prime Minister Turnbull stated that the growing levels of violence in the war, the destabilizing nature of the conflict, and a massive refugee crisis as Australia's reason for entering, saying; "Australia is concerned with saving the lives of coalition forces and preserving the nature of representative government. By allowing this conflict to continue, it will ultimately move our direction, we have no option but to act."

- Jessica Harrison; BBC.

 

Chuncheon Again Under Siege By Chinese Troops

Elements of the U.S. 8th Army along with South Korean 703rd Special Assault Regiment are fortifying in and around the rubble of Chuncheon. Recent intelligence verified by aerial reconnaissance shows large numbers of Chinese infantry within 10 kilometers of the DMZ near the border of Gangwon province.

UNICEF aid workers along with Doctors Without Border's personnel have been quickly trying to evacuate civilians and all non-military personnel from the city in the rapidly worsening situation. The evacuation of civilians and refugees has been hampered by the deteriorating conditions of roads and railways leading in and out of the city.

- Amy Barnes; CNN.

 

USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Moves Towards Korean Peninsula

In a strong show of support for American and South Korean forces, President Donald Trump has ordered the USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group to assist ground operations in the region. On his twitter account the president said that; “this war has gone on for far too long. It is unfortunate that myself and my administration have inherited this mess. The time has come to act and end this once and for all.”

The carrier strike group, also known as ‘Carrier Strike Group 1’ includes an aircraft carrier with fighter aircraft, attack helicopters, guided missile cruisers, destroyers, and a complete complement of crews. It is expected that the USS Carl Vinson will be a strong show power projection as well as supporting ground forces, by doing so the U.S. president hopes to force the Chinese and North Korean government's back to the negotiating table.

- Jason Caldwell; Reuters.

 

North Korean Forces Maintain Hold on Sariwon Against Coalition Assault

In a military operation that has lasted for months, North Korean forces have successfully been able to hold the the city of Sariwon against South Korean and American troops. Despite aerial bombardment and unquestionable air superiority, allied coalition progress has been limited to the outer suburbs of the city and pockets of industrial areas.

American and South Korean commanders anticipated stiff resistance from North Korean troops operating in the city, the KPA I Corp along with elements of the 105th Armored Division continue to maintain full control of the city. Roadblocks and landmines that have been erected on all main routes in and out of the city provide a challenge for coalition forces attempting to enter.

- Sarah Bryant; Fox News.

 



Operation: Firestorm (10/15/2011): Communist Forces Victory.

Operation: Firestorm II (10/13/2012): Battlefield Stalemate (Weather).

Operation: Firestorm III (10/12/2013): Communist Forces Victory.

Operation: Firestorm IV (10/18/2014): Battlefield Stalemate (Weather).

Operation: Firestorm V (10/17/2015): Allied Coalition Victory.

Operation: Firestorm VI (11/12/2016): Communist Forces Victory.

Uniform Requirements:

Green Team (North Korea-China): M81 Woodland, MARPAT, Woodland DPM, Tiger Stripe, OD Green, and Alpenflage.

Tan Team (South Korea-United States): Multicam, Three Color Desert, Six Color Desert, Arid MARPAT, ACU, ABU, Black, Urban, and Contractor.

- Uniforms that follow either a green based pattern or a tan based pattern, but are not listed will be automatically be placed with a faction of similar color. Message for details or information.
- 'Contractor' (Private Military Contractor) is defined 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 uniform/faction requirements for all players.

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.

Ammunition-Weapon Regulations:

Handguns, Shotguns, Submachine Guns, and Assault Rifles: 1,500 Rounds.
- All magazine (Low, Mid, or High Capacity) types allowed.

Support Weapons: 2,500 Rounds.
- All magazine (Low, Mid, High Capacity, Box, or Drum) types allowed.

Sniper Rifle and Designated Marksman: 500 Rounds.
- Low or Mid Capacity Magazines Only.

Rocket Launchers, Landmines, IED's, Etc: Undetermined (Normally Allowed).
- Prior field approval only.

Sound Grenades: Allowed.
- Kill Radius: 15 feet.

Smoke Grenades (Hot and Cold Burn): Allowed.
- Allowed with common sense use (if it's starting a fire, put it out).
- Don't ruin it for everyone else (lifetime bans will be issued for reckless use).

- Additional amounts of ammunition or personal items may be left at prospective team respawn location (at your own risk).
- Participants may leave the event at any point to retrieve additional quantities of ammunition, etc stored in other locations (staging area, vehicles, campsites, etc).

Eye Protection Regulations:

- ANSI 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.

Respawn and Medic Rules:

Three lives per player! Life count resets with each new respawn.

- 15 minute respawns, using a 'Clock Respawn' system. Respawns are done every 15 minutes!
Example: 12:00, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1:00, 1:15...
- Clocks are located at the spawn point for each team.
- Players are prohibited from assaulting either respawn location.
- Respawns are located outside of all field borders.

- Medic's must keep both hands on a wounded player for one minute in order to 'heal' a wounded player.
- Players have three 'lives' per respawn. Players may only be healed three times per respawn.
- All players have a two minute 'Bleed-Out' time. Players may chose to respawn instead of waiting 120 seconds.
- Friendly players are allowed to use a 120 second 'Stabilize' time for wounded players. Players must keep two hands on the wounded player to stabilize.
- 2 person drags are allowed to move wounded players out of combat to a friendly medic. Players must ask consent before drag action occurs.
- If a player is hit a second time while bleeding out (wounded), being stabilized, being healed, or being dragged; the player is considered 'dead' and must return to their prospective respawn.

Bang 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. This is to only be used when your primary weapon is over velocity for the enviroment. It is not applicable otherwise.

Example: Four Players (In a small room) - "Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang!"...

Knife/Bayonet/Touch 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 knives and bayonets are prohibited under all circumstances.

Surrender Rules:

- No surrender rules of any kind will be in place for this event.

Lost-Found Items and Stolen Property Policy:

- Hole in the Wall Paintball LLC and/or affiliates will not be held responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen property of any kind on field grounds.
- Participants are strongly advised to not take unnecessary items onto field grounds or playing areas.

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.

- Removal of 'chronograph' or velocity tag on replica.
- Refusal to submit for a 'Spot Check' of velocity.
- Repeated removal of eye protection.
- Repeated incidents of unsportsmanlike like conduct.
- Theft of field, affiliate organizations, or private property of any kind.
- Unauthorized (unregistered) field entry.
- Vandalism or destruction of property.
- Assault of participants, visitors, or field staff.

* Since 2009, Hole in the Wall Paintball participates with multiple event hosting organizations in the creation of a statewide participant blacklist and event ban list. Participants committing particularly grievous acts against the community, players, or hosting organizations will incur a ban from all participating event organizations including affiliated out of state locations.

Pre-Event Camping:

- Pre-event camping is available to all participants attending the event.
- Pre-event camping will open at 5:00 PM the evening before the event.
- Ages: 16+. No exceptions!
- All minors must be accompanied by an adult. No exceptions!
- Participants must bring their own tent, sleeping bag, and camping equipment.
- Participants may only camp in specific areas of the field grounds.
- Staging area campsites are reserved for field staff and/or moderator use only. No exceptions.
- Small fires are permitted in specific areas only.
- We will not be responsible for items that are lost, stolen, or damaged.
- Violation of any field regulations may result in immediate and permanent removal from field grounds without refund.

Lunch Period:

There will be a one hour break period during the middle of the event. Players are allowed to either recuperate and eat at the field or are allowed to leave to a restaurant of their choice. Participants that opt to leave are politely asked to return promptly within the one hour lunch period.

On-Site Lunch Menu:

- All Beef Hot Dogs (Ketchup, Mustard, Onion) - $1.50 Each.
- Chili and Cheese Upgrade - $1.00
- Chips or Fruit - $1.00 Each
- Soda or Bottled Water - $1.00 Each.

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].

To be listed on the official roster or sign up for this event, you must send a message on the Michigan Airsoft forums with your registration information (name, callsign, home team, and prepay or walk-on).

Michigan Airsoft Forums: www.miairsoft.org

#hitwairsoft #opfirestorm #operationfirestorm #holeinthewallpaintball #michiganairsoft

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Roster updated! Currently sitting at 19 green team (North Korea/China) vs. 22 tan team (South Korea/United States) for a grand total of 41.

At this time all factions (green team and tan team) are open to player registration. Green team does need a few players though.

 

Currently looking for a Commanding Officer and a Executive Officers for the tan faction. Faction officers are resposible for the dissemination of orders/missions between friendly players and event staff. Radios are required for this position. All officers will also recieve a $5.00 discount on their admission price. Yes, officers are allowed to play and shoot like every other player.

 

Looking for one medic for the Green Team (North Korea/China). Medics are responsible for "healing" wounded players during gameplay. Medics may be armed and fight as normal players.

Come on Michigan Airsoft, let's get some signups for our annual autumn event, the weather this time of year is great!

Just a reminder to all participants; To be listed on the official roster you must either send a prepayment, post on the Michigan Airsoft Forums, send a private message on facebook to the Hole in the Wall Paintball business page with your registration information (name/callsign, faction, home team, and number of players attending).

Michigan Airsoft Forums: www.miairsoft.org


Prepayment by PayPal is due by October 5th for a $5.00 discount on your admission price. If you wish to prepay for this event, please PayPal the prepay price of $25.00 to armoryairsoft<AT>gmail.com and include your registration information (name/callsign, faction, home team, and number of players attending) in the notes section.

* Walk-On Payment is always welcome. The event admission price is $30.00 at the door (Cash Only).

Questions? Comments? Feel free to ask and send a message!

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