Fireteam Bro (all 5 of us together: “Dizzy,” “Jester,” “Jetlag,” “Loops,” and me) on an afternoon patrol from team Op-For’s HQ to FOB 3 during Operation Iceback in Golden, BC.
Though relatively uneventful, this is the substance of what my idea of Mil-Sim is; I’m already looking forward to the next event that I get to play that offers me the same simulation aspect that I so enjoy.
Morning patrol from my point of view on Op-For team, filmed on August 24, 2013. “Loops” on point, “Jetlag” in command, I was rear guard. “Jetlag” made the decision for us to go silent and off our radios (both Jetlag and I were not wearing headsets) as soon as we disembarked from the insertion by Jeep. We were to patrol the area around the road we inserted along: ISAF sniper teams and SF teams were reportedly roaming the area as per our driver “Sedin,” whom was also our team’s IC. Our patrol was tasked with sweeping the area, finding enemy forces, and marking their positions with orange smoke.
Mission success with no casualties to our patrol! Though… we did manage to completely wipe out a friendly Spetznaz team (wearing black shirts) whom was operating behind enemy lines and was not on comms with our team.
During Operation Iceback, FTB was positioned at FOB 3. “Dizzy” was co-IC and hence requested to remain at a position forward enough to have a clear view of the battlefield, but far back enough that we would hopefully not be engaged.
In the end, FOB 3 saw no firefights and was mostly used as an over watch position to spot enemy troops and coordinate friendly squad maneuvers. Fireteam Bro “Loops” stands on watch here, as I narrate what we did at FOB 3 (cold meds were a godsend).
More footage to come, I’m just cutting together various clips I took into something that makes sense. I probably won’t be posting everything to Overhoppers, some of the more unrelated clips will remain on my YouTube channel.
First of my video clips from Operation Iceback in Golden, BC:
Hi “Dirt!” Happy Birthday.
“Dirt” got a surprise birthday present from his dad “Mondue” Saturday morning – a helicopter ride around the field before the start of Op. Iceback.
Above: the stuff airsoft dreams are made of.
This is the first of what will likely be a ton of Operation: Iceback related posts from Juicy and I – I still have a ton more pics to sort out and I’m sure Juicy has gigs of footage from his Contour that he’s likely editing as we speak. For now, this post will contain the pics I took while stationed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) 3 – our initial starting point and what would become FTB’s “home” for a majority of the sim. To quote Jester, those first couple of hours felt a little bit like Starcraft, as I redeployed squads around wherever they were needed around the AO.
And yes, I felt like a boss.
More pics of FOB 3 after the break.
I’ve been busy prepping for Operation Iceback in Golden, BC all week – hence the slower rate of posts here on Overhoppers. I’ll be back next after the weekend with stories to share (hopefully good ones).
(The Tru-Spec M81 Woodland shirt pictured above is a custom-made combat shirt by local tailor Alitac – more on that later.)
- 2 backpacks
- 2 gun bags
- 1 duffel bag
- 1 tool box
- 1 bag of assorted ammo
- 1 tactical fanny pack
1 PTW, 1 AK. 1 P226, 1 1911. 2 sets of BDU. 11 lipo batteries. 18 rifle mags, 7 pistol mags. 17,000 rounds (approximate).
All of this just in case things don’t go my way. I think I’m ready…
As I vaguely mentioned before, WE has completed their work on a GBBR that resembles the Remington ACR. Though I couldn’t show you guys the initial photos I’ve seen, WE now has official release photos and WE are calling it the “MSK” (MSK = MuSoKen).
WE MSK promo photos from WE GBB’s Facebook Page. These photos are not mine.
Many more photos after the break: