Oddly, we get asked this question a lot, even on WW1/WW2 themed events and we are genuinely confused at the thought process behind it. It’s a bit like asking if you can enter a superbike race on a scooter. Neither you nor the other players will get a quality, immersive experience and people will get grumpy.
We do appreciate that most people don’t happen to have period correct weapons and outfits kicking around, and are reluctant to spend a load of money without knowing whether they will enjoy it enough to do it again. To help with new players, we do have a large amount of suitable weapons to rent as well as free loan costume/uniforms. Please get in touch with us so we can help you out.
We are not looking for full historically accurate uniforms and weapons, however we expect something that doesn’t look obviously out of place for the period and scenario. Although a tricked-out M4 might be fine on a MilSim event if you’re playing a US special forces role, it would not be suitable if you were playing an Afgan tribesman for example.
We try where possible to make a single day option available on the Saturday. On a weekend themed event, there is usually a lot of extra setting up and breaking down to do, as we try and set dress to make the event more special. As a result, Sunday’s gameplay usually finishes at lunchtime to permit players to get packed up and away as well as for us to do the same.
The event always starts with a full safety and rules brief, followed by the backstory and then side-specific taskings. This can take some time and to re-do it all on the Sunday would eat into the shorter game time which we have available.
This will vary for each event. Best bet is to ask for specifics if you’re not sure, but as a minimum, we recommend a tent or bivvi bag if you’re sleeping over (non-period/civvie tents can be pitched out of the game zone).
Bring plenty of rations or food which can be eaten cold or heated easily in-game as well as plenty of drinking water! Most of the sites we use do not have a drinking water supply, so you will need to bring your own. Obviously, don’t forget the usual airsoft stuff too.