The recently held Border War 6: The Sunseeker organized by the Border War Crew has pushed further the benchmarks in Airsoft events organizing. Held in the Czech Republic in the former military area of Ralsko last 25th to 27th of April 2014, it hosted players from 28 countries with the bookings all filled up that over 1,500 more were in the waiting list hoping to join in the event. Participants tackled a 50-hour intensive day and night infantry MILSIM battle under very harsh weather.
Border War 6 (BW6) has pushed forward the limits of Border War 5 and reassured its position as the largest Airsoft and MILSIM 40+hours game operation in the Czech Republic, Europe and around the word, proving to be a standard in many aspects of Airsoft MILSIM event organising.
BW6 hosted many historical vehicles and several helicopters for the in-game insertion for more than 230 airmobile players directly in the heat of the battle. Fortified bunkers, antitank obstacles, and many game infrastructure were built especially for the purpose of the event.
Also set-up was A LARP city which featured more than 30 buildings and a nearby fortified castle that were inhabited by more than 350 LARP characters enjoying their role-playing which was integrated closely with the game scenario.
THE SCENARIO OF THE GAME
The scenario of Border War 6: The Sunseeker is a fictional scenario that was based on a true story. The story transports the participants to the Merranga Province of Southern Minacua. Government Units launched a surge operation against guerilla fighters and drug cartel thugs hidden in the jungles.
The guerrillas have been defending the narcotic production fields and labs together with their allies from the cartel and local cultists . Governmental Task Force VI were in heavy fights with guerrillas leading to heavy losses on both sides. Local independent paramilitary forces led by Oligarch of the MSDF remained neutral to the governmental army but effectively fought against mercenaries from the Triangle Corporation, as well as against guerrillas. The townsfolk of Attoche, which is a local city, have rebelled and tried to claim independence nevertheless not with success due to much stronger governmental forces.
CLOSER COOPERATION WITH CZECH AUTHORITIES
For the second time, the Main Partners of this year’s event were the Czech Army and the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic. The Czech Army has offered participants some very interesting seminars and opportunity to discuss an actual experience, from deployment/active duty with the professionals. The 43rd Airborne Battalion in Chrudim allowed participants to check the latest real steel weapons of the Czech Armed Forces at the venue, with a heavily armed Land Rover Defender 130 Kajman also on display.
Participants were very much interested and involved --- asking many questions and also checking out the weapons, taking pictures and trying out the vehicle. Chemical Engineers shared their experiences from chemical warfare deployment/active duty allowing participants to understand the dangers of biochemical warfare. The Ministry of Defence also put up a very nice exhibition about the Czech Army featuring plenty of photographs, posters and magazines that many participants took home as souvenirs.
MORE SUPPORT FROM SPONSORS
The main sponsor of the event was ASG (Action Sport Games), which provided BBs and replicas that were distributed to the participants to test before the game and during the game as well. The event was also supported/sponsored by Gunfire, Bohemia Airsoft, Jackets to Go, Voodoo Tactical, Ufo, Military Gear, Adventure Food, and Airsoft Academy (FAST).
The off-zone area offered a large variety of airsoft products, free goodies from the sponsors as well as shops airsoft players to buy equipment. Sponsor’s gifts and samples were given to the players for free whilst players got a chance to put their hands on new products. Traditional professional catering supplied the entire event with excellent food at reasonable prices and with great non-alcoholic Czech beer.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Entire BW6 preparation, including several pre-scenarios supporting the pre-game development took 11 months. On the spot, the BW Crew was comprised of 160 people to support the needs and requirements of airsoft players and ensure fair play.
BECAUSE WE CARE
Border War MILSIM was traditionally supported by professional medical services provided by the company Medevac (www.medewac.cz). On standby were 3 ambulances, more than 30 paramedics in jeeps and quad bikes, surgeons and internist doctors for the entire duration of the game. They set the medical readiness/status of the event to the Role 2 medical standard, ready to help any of the players in need within 5 minutes after phone or radio notification, in any area of the entire large battlefield.
Role 2 medical preparation set up is a higher level of medical services on spot. For example - a music festival with 20,000 people requires a standard Role 1 medical set up. Role 3 is an army field hospital, Role 4 is a regular city hospital. The Event was also backed up by local firefighters and police departments. Safety of the players is the organisers’ priority.
THE UNIQUE POINTS OF BORDER WAR 6
- Largest number of players in one spot + playing for more than 40 hours non-stop
- Largest Airmobile insertion in the airsoft history
- Largest LARP city in the Airsoft history (including Fortified Castle and Task Force base fortifications)
- Most advanced medical and safety standard on an Airsoft event in Europe (Role 2 medical set up with 30+ professional medical crew on spot)
- Largest organizing/production Crew ever used to organize an airsoft event in Europe (possibly in the world)
- Largest usage of PES (Personal Eye System) by Milsistematika for an Airsoft event
- Several trucks of Game Props were transported and used in the game
- 20 chrono stations with 40 Border War Chrono Crew members managed to make the fastest chrono ever in Airsoft history in the Czech Republic
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- Epic Scale Task Force VI parade before game (Check pictures and videos)
- Heavy trucks were used to transport players in and off the game
- The Czech Army supported the Event
ABOUT THE ORGANISER
The Border War Crew have been organizing large scale international Airsoft MILSIM games since 2008 featuring more than 90 organized events from 2003 in its portfolio.
Border War MILSIM was chosen twice as the Best Airsoft Event in the world by the votes of the readers of Popular Airsoft. Border War 4 was voted the Best Airsoft Event of the word in February 2013 and Border War 5 OP Warhammer received the award in 2014. Awards were handed over to the organizer at the IWA & Outdoor Classics in Nurnberg, Germany in March 2013 and 2014.