Do you ever wonder why we're here?  Trapped in the middle of a box canyon, the Reds and Blues are locked in a perpetual game of capture the flag.  Several Freelancer agents have been sent in to keep things balanced.
Friday, June 30, to Saturday, July 1, 2023
Coles Family Farm Airsoft Field is located at:  492 River Road, Dayton, Maine, United States
Friday15:00 Parking lot opens; Participants gear up16:00 Check-in tent opens17:00 New-player orientation17:15 Gear inspected; Guns chronographed17:30 Game briefing17:45 Field insertion18:00 Phase 1 Startex20:00 Phase 1 Endex23:00 Phase 2 Startex
Saturday01:00 Phase 2 Endex09:00 Participants gear up10:00 Check-in tent opensThose who arrive after 10:30 a.m. may not participate.11:00 New-player orientation11:30 Game briefing at Pond12:00 Phase 3 Startex16:00 Phase 3 Endex; Debriefing at Pond
Event TypeObjectives = scoredRole-playing = lightTimeline = phasedRules = intermediateTrigger time = heavyPhysical exertion = high
Admission Options (per person, paid on site)
  • Friday night through Saturday:  $25 (you save $5)
  • only Friday night:  $10
  • only Saturday:  $20
Required ItemsBarrel cover on each airsoft rifleCash or credit/debit card for admission & extrasFlashlight / red light for night operationsFull-seal eye protection (ANSI Z87.1) with a strapHard plastic/metal lower face mask for <15 yearsPortable hydration (at least 16 fluid ounces)Red rag (at least 1 square foot)Signed 2023 Waiver unless you already gave oneWristwatch with stopwatch timerDetailed Required Items linked HERE
Field RulesAge minimum = 12 yearsFPS limit = 400fps with .25s (1.86J)Bolt-action limit = 550fps w/ .25s (3.51J) & 100’ MEDFriendly fire counts.Gun hits count.Safety kills are optional.Noise grenades eliminate everyone in the same room.Explosive devices have several restrictions.More Field Rules linked HERE
Full-auto AllowedFull-auto & burst-mode firing are allowed at this event but never within 10 feet of your opponent.  Full-auto & burst-mode are prohibited when inside of our buildings; however, you may shoot full-auto & burst-mode out of any window/door at distant enemies as long as you stick at least six inches of your gun’s barrel out of that window/door.
Hit & Respawn Rules
Details linked HERE
No Respawn TreesFor this event, respawn trees are not in play.  You may not respawn at a respawn tree.
Red LightsDuring Phase 2 on Friday night, each player must use a red light, either electronic or chemical, to indicate that they're hit instead of a red rag.
Boffer RequirementFor this event, you must possess and use an approved boffer (safe plastic or foam blade replica) in order to perform a knife-kill.  Saying "knife-kill" while tapping someone on the shoulder with a finger should not be acknowledged as a hit by the targeted person.
Borrowed RespawnIn addition to their own self-respawn locations, the Freelancers may use the other factions' self-respawn sites with special permission from those factions.
FactionsYour faction will be determined on game day based on your preferences, your loadout/clothing, your experience level, your friend group, any local airsoft team affiliation that you may have, and our faction size goals:
Recruitment: open to allSize goal: 40% of all attendeesBase: Fort BraggSelf-respawn: 200' north of Bragg Provided insignia: redRadio channel: 1 (462.5625 MHz)
Recruitment: closed (invite-only)Size goal: 20% of all attendeesBase: noneSelf-respawns: Main Bridge & PondProvided insignia: whiteRadio channels: both 1 & 2
Recruitment: open to allSize goal: 40% of all attendeesBase: Fort CampbellSelf-respawn: 200' south of CampbellProvided insignia: blueRadio channel: 2 (462.5875 MHz)
Radio CommunicationIf you have a two-way radio, keep it set on your faction’s radio channel.  You may not monitor or transmit on the other factions' channels.  However, Freelancers may transmit on any channelVOX mode, hot mic-ing, and channel jamming are all prohibited.  Please familiarize yourself with your radio and program in its channels before arriving at the field.
No Spawn-campingYou and your faction are not allowed to stalk, surround, or fire upon the enemy self-respawn location(s).  Likewise, they're not allowed to camp your self-respawn(s) either.
Area of Operations (AO)
For an interactive map, click HERE.
Phase 1 (Friday, 18:0020:00)The game will start with a red flag standing in Red's base (Bragg) and a blue flag standing in Blue's base (Campbell).  Each of these factions is tasked with defending their own flag while simultaneously trying to capture the other's flag by grabbing it and bringing it back to their own base which will earn 1 point for the faction that successfully completes the capture.  Then, Game Control must be immediately notified so that they can reset the captured flag by walking it back to the base from which it was taken.  These flags may not be hidden in any way such as being rolled up, covered, or stashed.  If your faction's flag is taken from your base but you are able to intercept it before it reaches the opposing faction's base, you must bring it back to your base in a straight line without veering off course.  As with all game props that are larger/longer than a basketball, you must drop any flag that you are carrying when you get hit.Red and Blue will start the game with 2 points each that they may spend to temporarily hire Freelancers for mercenary work, fire support, tactical advice, and/or reconnaissance if they so choose.  Future earned points may be spent in the same way or saved for the end goal.
1st Pausex (Friday, 20:0023:00)During this pause in the game, Red and Blue players who wish to camp overnight may set up their tents at their respective bases.  The entire AO with the exception of the Valley, marked in purple on the above map, will become a huge Safe Zone where all airsoft guns are to be disabled with magazines out, chambers cleared, and barrel covers or holsters on.  This large temporary Safe Zone will be in effect until noon on Saturday when Phase 3 begins.
Phase 2 (Friday, 23:0001:00)Airsoft guns may be fired to where their projectiles only travel within the Combat Zone in the Valley that is marked in purple on the above map.  Before you leave the Combat Zone with your airsoft gun, you must remove the magazine, fire enough shots to clear the chamber, and put its muzzle in a barrel cover or holster.  Only during this phase, Red and Blue will both have new self-respawn poles set up that straddle the Combat Zone only during this phase as shown on the map.The objectives from Phase 1 are no longer in play.  Instead, Red and Blue are expected to fight over the three capture sites, labeled West, Middle, & East, that run through the middle of the Combat Zone and are marked with purple flags on the map.  To capture a control site, you must throw your enemy’s flag on the ground and replace it with your own as shown HERE.  There’s no limit to the number of times the flags may be flipped on a control site, but you’re not allowed to steal or hide the flags.  At 00:00 and 01:00, these sites will be scored by Game Control with 1 point per site awarded to the faction that has their flag raised on it.  Meanwhile, the Freelancers will be fighting against both of the other factions to keep all flags down on all three sites for the entire duration of the phase.Also, during this phase, as long as they do not pose a risk of eye injury, Red and Blue players are allowed to engage in melee combat outside of the Combat zone with boffers and NERF guns in an effort to assassinate and take the dog tags of enemy leaders to be turned in to Game control for points as follows:  5 points for the enemy Commanding Officer, 4 points for the enemy Executive Officer, and 3 points for each enemy Squad Leader.  Each of these individuals will have only one dog tag to give up regardless of how may times they're hit.  Freelancer leaders will not have dog tags.
2nd Pausex (Saturday, 01:0012:00)All players are encouraged to relax and get plenty of sleep so that they'll be rested, fully equipped, and on time for Saturday's 11:30 game briefing at the Pond.
Phase 3 (Saturday, 12:0016:00)The extra Red and Blue self-respawn poles that straddle the Valley are no longer in play and have been removed.  The entire AO is back in play with airsoft guns allowed throughout.  Red and Blue leaders no longer have dog tags to be captured.  The capture-the-flag game dynamics from Phase 1 and the Valley control sites from Phase 2 are back in play.  However, the Freelancer may be hired again and are likely to have new priorities that don't include guarding the Valley control sites.
GoalBetween Red and Blue, the faction with the most points at the end of the last phase will be declared the winner.
LeadershipSince you care enough about this event to have read this far down, please consider requesting a leadership role.  Details linked HERE
Swap MeetYou are welcome to buy/sell/trade your airsoft equipment at this event.
Our Commitment to YouThe field managers and event producers will follow through with this operation regardless of the weather.  We are fully committed to delivering everything that we advertise and greatly respect the sacrifices that you make in order to attend our ops.  Your opinions and improvement ideas are valuable to us, so please share them.
This event was produced by Aussie.  If you have any questions, please ask!