Monthly Archives: January 2012

Paintball this weekend – Orion Valley – February 4, 2012

We are playing this Saturday, February 4th, at the Orion Valley.  The weather will be mostly cloudy with a high of 64.  Plan on being ready to go by 10am.  Come out and take advantage of this great weather before summer starts again next month.

We’ll paintball in the morning and then have lunch afterward. I would like to discuss our games, the schedule for the spring, and a new plan for our game days. If you would like to be a part of the discussion, please plan on coming out for this event!!

Primary scenario:  SNIPER/COUNTER SNIPER

Slow moving through the brush for sniper discovery and elimination.  The scenario will be focusing on some small-team house clearing and sniper eradication.  You will be using your 3-man team to take out an opposing team of snipers who will be preventing you from reaching your extraction point.

Special requirements:  Well, ghillie suits obviously.  If not, burlap sacks, camo netting, or that ill-conceived bigfoot costume you used once for Halloween would all be appropriate.  Good time for your paintball sniper rifle (LOL).

If you plan on being or bringing out someone as a guest this weekend, please let me know in advance, so that we can have some gear put aside for them. Bring a ruck and what you need to sustain while playing (water, camelback, etc.).

Please note, if you need directions they are posted in the forums, under the “Orion Raiders Paintball” section.  There will also be a games discussion for this weekend listed there as well.

Pay Yer Dues

We need to spend some resources updating the guest gear.   So – we need to raise up some dues to do this.  The dues for the season are $25 or $40 for year.   Please consider paying these via Paypal, so I don’t have to have Wiski chasing you around the field with a lead pipe (unless that’s your thing).

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

SAY NO TO INTERNET CENSORSHIP!!!

Huzzah to Wikipedia for blacking out their site to raise awareness about SOPA. Google has also blacked out their homepage image. I am sure there are more . . . The SOPA legislation would allow websites to be blocked in the name of copyright infringement.

But what does this mean?

What if you talk about a movie on your personal blog? Link to a YouTube video of an 80s song you love? Maybe …put up a movie quote or two? Are you infringing a copyright – can a movie studio or record company protest your “unfair” review or “use” of their content?

Could your website be blocked?

What if you were spreading a message that The Man didn’t like and you happened to include some of the above content? What a convenient way to silence your voice!

The problem with vague legislation is that it has a way of morphing into something far worse.

This is called unintended consequences . . .

The internet is the last bastion of freedom on our fair planet – where you can search for and find information about what’s going on around you and draw your own conclusions – without the bias of corporate news that is always pushing some agenda.

The internet allows you to talk to people that share your interests and beliefs, and let’s you be strengthened knowing that you are not the only one out there that feels the way you do.

Do what you can to keep the internet free – please sign the petition to block SOPA.

Once the shackles go on . . . it will become much harder to remove them.

Paintball this weekend – Orion Valley – January 21, 2012

We are playing this Saturday, January 21st at the Orion Valley. The weather will be sunny with a high of 78. Plan on being ready to go by 10am. Looks like there will be a great turnout this weekend, so come out and play!

Primary scenario: THE HUNT

It’s TEOTWAWKI and you are on patrol to bring back some fresh meat to your retreat. Unfortunately, some of the post-apocalyptic denizens have other things in mind. Your goal is to bring back 1, 2, or 3 days worth of food and not lose your top knot in the process. If you are a vegetarian, you can pretend you are scouting for a giant soy deer, hog, or a hidden cache of Boca Burgers.

Special requirements: Camouflage is good for this scenario. Also if you have a paintball pistol, it may be good to keep handy while you are processing the game . . .

If you plan on being or bringing out someone as a guest this weekend, please let me know in advance, so that we can have some gear put aside for them. Bring a ruck and what you need to sustain while playing (water, camelback, etc.).

Please note, if you need directions they are posted in the forums, under the “Orion Raiders Paintball” section. There will also be a games discussion for this weekend listed there as well.

Our next game will be on 2/4/2012 – back at the Ranch.

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Paintball this weekend – Orion Valley – January 7, 2012

Welcome to 2012! We will be playing our first paintball game of the new year, this Saturday, January 7th at the Orion Valley. Plan on being ready to rock by 10am. It will be sunny with a high of 68. If there is more perfect weather to play paintball in, it would probably have to be some crazy Charles Fort-type weather where it was raining little paintballs – but only on your adversaries.

Primary scenario: INFILTRATOR!!!

That’s right – the third exclamation point means it’s extra good. Since the lease is coming up on the Valley, we’ll be trying our best to use the heck out of the field.

Special requirements: Lots of paint and paintball gun.

If you plan on being or bringing out someone as a guest this weekend, please let me know in advance, so that we can have some gear put aside for them. I’ll probably have three guest set-ups available for this weekend, so let me know if this applies to you.

Bring a ruck and what you need to sustain while playing (water, camelback, etc.).

Please note, if you need directions they are posted in the forums, under the “Orion Raiders Paintball” section. There will also be a games discussion for this weekend listed there as well.

Our next game will be January 21st at The Ranch. For more on Charles Fort, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_fort
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Look forward to seeing everyone there!