Went to the Armoury in Wrexham on sunday (3rd feb)My battle buddy picked me up an we loaded the car up for the hour or so drive to get to the site .According to the satnav ended up in the middle of an industrial estate  slightly surreal moment of bringing war to the middle of a industrial complex of factories and garages but the sign by an old gate confirmed it 

First and Only ,a company that has many sites up and down the country in all sorts of places .The armoury is an old world war 2 ammunition factory with buildings and 65 acres of some wild bush plus a river to play in or wash (please provide your own rock )

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The buildings are bare and have been made bomb proof so perfectly alright with pyro and smoke grenades in fact because of the layout the standard MK5 in the right place sounds a lot like a MK9 or an artillery simulation round 

So suited ,booted and signed in I go to grab my M60 to discover my box mag was sat beside my lunch with my hat on my sofa in my house ,over an hour away BUGGER ! .I use my number 2 weapon an MP5 that I need to get a solid stock for at some point .Getting a safety brief on the do’s and don’t of the site is normally a chore for the experience player that we all have to go through at most sites ,but with Bongo doing the brief it was interesting the way he kept the group giggling at the right points and with bad jokes and general banter whilst driving home the points needed to be covered .No matter how many times you hear the brief its will always be complacency that will kill you in the end and airsoft is no different 

CRY FOR WAR 

So brief done, gear on and guns bombed up we lucky few walked in a fashion to the play area as we walked over to it the mud started to make it’s self known to all of our boots ,to be fair to the site with the UK weather being what it is the ground was expected to be rough 

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The foliage  and trees although sparse in the winter months oddly enough, looks to be a challenge in the spring an summer (best ordering them half chaps soon)  We got the the RV for the game details 6 volunteers were required to be the uber cool tactical sas,sbs super ninja group and a man in a kilt our brief was to shoot the enemy till they got told to come to the uber squad .This was a great way to pick teams equally and fair so one sided never had the upper hand on the other as well as breaking up any clicks that would of tried to form .Nothing worse than turning up at a site and finding out the home team out gunned an kept to themselves defeating the joy of airsoft 

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BONGO site operator 

With a manic hour and a half of hunting the enemy i tagged on to two lads one of which knew the site very well took me around to the side of the engagement zone so we could try and flank then as the others went down the path to do damage to the group from that end cue the start of the mud fest with blast banks that looked easy to stomp up on normal days was a slip and slide of fun and would remain so for the rest of the day .As we got round to the start of the enemy camp we made our guns ready to bring the pain .Edging around the bank we crept up tight only to find the enemy was waiting for us the swine ! with a rapid bout of firing between us till we were zapped and bled out a quick trip back to the respawn area and off again to find another way to beat the others .Off and on we all at some point bounce back to the RV and slowly the two teams start to get picked as the returned 

So reds against the yellows for rest of the day and a good mix within each group .Normally what happens now it the games are reversed but not at this site every game followed on from the last in a nice easy fluid motion part of the safety brief at the start was if you don’t know what you are doing find the enemy and shoot them that way you’ll work out on your own what to do Image

The banter was mighty between everyone and the very few things i hate about airsoft is some of the folks with huge egos I couldn’t find any at the Armoury every player was a gen person from the meerkat who wouldn’t hold her head still so we could shoot her till someone managed to flank her eventually, to the too wee lad who with they’re innocence and fun had me in stitches with the questions and comments As i with the rest walked to the safe zone I walked through a large puddle (remember the mud ) i step in to what looked like a 8 inch puddle and slide down to my knee just for the wee kid to turn round and pipe up “should of went to spec savers ” yep i found it funny as did the rest who heard it other gems were “why are you wearing a skirt ?” and after explaining the difference asked if i was on of Mrs Browns boy’s ,yep cheeky shits  Image

ImageThe price of entry to the game also included lunch, on some of the other sites I’ve played when lunch is included the price goes up to silly amounts for what you get in return .For what I’ve paid for my game i got a hotdog ,drink,coffee all day ,a chocolate bar and a bag of crisp not to bad at all .the shop that was on site looked to cover most gear needed or covet by all and looking at the shop website they could with a few calls bring the stuff that you need when you are there playing  

I cant wait to go again to this site and play again with some funny and good folk 

http://www.firstandonlyevents.co.uk/venues/the-armoury/    Here’s the link just copy and paste it to find this place  

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