Saturday, 18 April 2015

Rebels on Tour

2015 is a new era for Borgeskogen Rebels, the team have existed for many years, but so far been focused on winning events in Norway and Sweden. They have played an occasional Millennium, but nothing like this year. 

This year its full speed ahead, showing the sponsors, the fans and themselves that they are capable of great things. They started their adventure in France, leg one of Millennium, SPL2.

First off was the practice, in Norway in March it can be heavy snow. The possibility to shoot serious paint before the first Millennium is zero to none. So therefore, the Rebels went to France one day early to get the feel of paint and the sweet taste of it, before entering the big leagues on Friday. 

They played against Vision PPC Grenoble and struggled the first half of the practice. Remembering that reball is extremely good for the skills, but nothing beats playing with real paint. Point by point they came to life and started to feel more and more exited for the days to come. The whole winter season the guys have practiced really hard in the reball-sites and now they have the possibility to show that all the hard work is worth it.

Friday morning they started off against Paintschool Veckring, and despite being nervous and having butterflies they took the win 4-0. What a great start, and how good to be able to breathe calmly again and trust the hundred hours of practice.

Second game was against Vision PPC Grenoble, the team they have practiced against, and this time they came more prepared – it was a really tight game where the Rebels closed it 3-2 in overtime.

Saturday was another story, confident that they were through to Sunday with two wins; they used the Saturday game to test out things, new possible and impossible moves and generally had fun with the field and the layout. They lost 4-1 and were not too unhappy about that. They have found some new moves and learned more things about the field and they were satisfied. Until they saw the results of the rest of the group! – it had been an amazingly tight group with a lot of teams with 2 wins – because of the Rebels good score they came through as best 3rd in group. I don’t think they’re going to play Russian roulette with the Sunday-club chances next time :-) Well, lesson learned and it looks like the SPL2 division is going to be real tight this year, which will make it even better to win :-)

Sunday club morning, it’s a special feel in the air, sweat, nerves and anticipation. The Rebels started their game around 09 meeting Dynamix Metz. Dynamix had the best score in the prelims; they only dropped a few points going on to Sunday. Another challenge with that team was that they’ve gotten some reinforcements this year – Tokahe Hamil . However, he is only one guy with a gun too. The game was tight, going back and forth point by point, it was extremely nerve wrecking being the coach on the sideline not being able to jump in and join them. It was tied at 3-3, the last point Dynamix shot 2 Rebels on the break and that was the end of that. We all watched the games in our division throughout the finals, and the loss got slightly easier to bear after watching Dynamix smash all resistance, giving away few points, and winning the event in the end.

The rebels want to thank our sponsors for having our back and believing in us: Planet Eclipse and Virtue Paintball for awesome equipment, Anthrax and Fight Back Design for rocking cool jerseys, Pbgear for the support given and Cartel Media for making us look good!

Love from Kristine Myhre Andersen

Friday, 17 April 2015

Scorpions - Strike !!!!

Scorpions Milano Placed 1st at the IPBS – Italian Paintball Series.

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A great win for the Scorpions in Italy... The Emortal Army starting to wake from the long , cold winter.... 
Our Moment Starts Now !

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

EMR's Castle Conquest Finale !!!

EMR Paintball Park (@EMRPaintball)

Pre-Reg Ends 4/10/15

Event Date April 24th-26th

3 days of Pure Paintball Insanity including global Friday night in the Castle, the last Castle Conquest ever held at Castle Aaarrgh on Saturday, and Castle War Conquest on Sunday. Players Party w/DJ Saturday night.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Castle Conquest still on your Bucket List???

EMR Paintball Park (@EMRPaintball)

Pre-Reg Ends 4/10/15

Event Date April 24th-26th

3 days of Pure Paintball Insanity including global Friday night in the Castle, the last Castle Conquest ever held at Castle Aaarrgh on Saturday, and Castle War Conquest on Sunday. Players Party w/DJ Saturday night.

Friday, 3 April 2015

MiLP Round #2

Since it’s inception in 2011 MiLP(Minor League Paintball) has become one of the premier paintball leagues in the southeast region. League owner Will Lumpkin took over the reins in 2014 and has really offered some great events. Nearly 40 teams from surrounding states like Florida , Tennessee , and Alabama came to Big Indian Paintball , host of event #2 , located in Perry , Georgia. 

The stage was set and the weather was perfect for slinging some paint..

MiLP offers 3 divisions for teams to compete in..D3 and D4 are Race to 4,while D5 is Race to 2 for the newer teams. Thankfully the APPA player data base helps keep things in order. Holding down the law was Ultimate Judge Aaron Bennington..Reffing was tough but fair. If you pushed the limits you were guaranteed to pay for it in penalties. Competition was tough and fierce..

MiLP continues to hold great events and doesn't look like they are slowing down. See you in sunny Florida for Event#3 being held at Central Florida Paintball  on April 25-26, 2015 

On behalf of Planet Eclipse we like to congratulate our teams and the MiLP ,until next time.. PJ

Divisional Finals for MiLP,GA:

D3 Race to 4:

D4 Race to 4:
4th-PRIME D4

D5 Race to 2:

Thursday, 2 April 2015

On the Road (to No Ends) Again

By Jason “foolybear” Lineberger

Every February paintball teams take the road to Road to No Ends, the annual 24 hour scenario at Adventure Beach Paintball.  This year the promised warmer weather usually found on North Carolina’s coast and the reputation of this excellent annual game drew a record-setting crowd.

Adventure Beach is an attractive setting for scenario paintball.  It’s only a short drive to the coast, and during February the hotel and rental rates are dirt cheap.  The field itself is long and flat with an impressive town on one end, a pyramid in the middle, and everything from thick brush to a tire maze to round out the picture.

Every year field owner Kevin Shimwell throws a new wrench in the works for the experienced teams.  One year the sides battled to recover ceramic tiles, which created a map to the final treasure in the game, one that was buried on the field!  Imagine the shootout with hundreds of players trying to protect a few crazy runners carrying shovels.  Another year tricksy role-players added an element of complexity, and each go-round the final battles have become more intense.

Road to No Ends 2015 was a best-of, combining difficult missions, role-playing (Shimwell employed two dedicated role-players for the event), props, and the usual fight for real estate.  Adventure Beach has half a dozen bases over the grounds of the field, each with a flag station.  Any team that can fly their flag can use that base as a spawn point, so controlling ground is a key strategy, and it reduces the amount of time any player might spend away from the action.

Team Capital Offense joined the side of Jason “Reaper” Mann of Paintball Soldiers, general for The Hidden as we faced off against The Knowing, led by Robert Flowers of Carolina Sabers.  From game on it was clear that victory might prove elusive.  Our punch up the middle ran into a defensive wall and a counter punch from two flanks that left our side scrambling for a viable plan.  Capital Offense switched from up-the-middle aggression to play the mission team, and we deployed to all parts of the field, wherever the missions took us.

As Saturday wore on, The Hidden gained more ground, and we encountered less opposition at our mission sites as we racked up the points.  Shimwell never lets the game get easy, and subsequently our objectives changed to ones deep in enemy territory; we even got missions to obtain props hidden beside the other team’s insertion point.  Those might be possible in some scenario games, but in a game with instant respawn, missions like that are exceptionally difficult.  Twice over the course of the weekend I turned over missions to a single player, Jim “Tag” Edwards, who set off on his own to attempt the impossible.  Both times he returned with signed cards and harrowing stories of ghosting through enemy lines.  So while the main force of our team took bases and searched for props, our solo second line racked up the score for our side.

The game concluded with an impressive final battle where both sides ran at each other from opposite ends of the city.  The first 15 minutes allowed players to tag back in, and the last 15 minutes became a single elimination game.  While The Hidden took ground and put the pressure on our opposition, The Knowing retained a foothold and had a good number of players still alive at the game’s end.  This battled mirrored the game as a whole – one hard-fought slugfest from beginning to end with neither team giving much ground.

Although land control swapped back and forth, we felt confident that the tally would swing our way as our side scored mission after mission all weekend.  Turns out that the real points in the game came from collecting certain props, and our opposition far exceeded our efforts in this department.  Sure we lost by a landslide, but that just makes us hungrier for our return next February!

Thanks to all the teams who make this game great each year.  It’s become one of those can’t-miss scenarios that I mark on my calendar as soon as the date is announced.  See you all in 2016!

Special thanks to Scrapyard Photography for providing the pics from this game.

Jason “foolybear” Lineberger is the scenario slayer for Planet Eclipse and captain of Team Capital Offense.  You can catch him on Twitter (@foolybear) or on Instagram (@foolybear).