Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Now the new year is upon us, it's time for me to look back on a year of airsoft and pick my favourite airsoft events of 2019! Now, this post causes outrage every year, so let me clarify something straight off the bat - these are MY personal favourite events (yours probably will be different) that I have played in 2019 - meaning I have not played every event in the world and nor am I proclaiming that they are the best but simply saying that these are the ones I have most enjoyed playing.

Desert Fox Events: Battle for Lost Angeles 2

In January, I returned to the USA for the second instalment of DesertFox Events: Battle for Lost Angeles! Once again held at George Airforce Base in Victorville, California - one of the coolest AO's I've played in the USA. In the DFE universe, two sides - Southern Syndicate and Eastern Royal Trading fight to dominate this post-apocalyptic wasteland.

What gives the DFE events a cool twist is the Blue Fox Tracker app. The app is downloadable from the App Store/Google Play Store and works on a 3/4G connection. Players download the app and create their own profile within the app, once they are at a DFE event they can scan the events QR code to get in the game! The app is essentially a mini-map that shows players their location, their alive/wounded/killed team-mates locations, the objectives and has features such as the app chat and medic function. The DFE games can be played if you don’t have the app or a data connection but it definitely adds another element to gameplay.

It's a great weekend, with intense urban gameplay. The costumes are really cool and it's a great opportunity to hang out with friends!

PC: Greg Wong

PC: Greg Wong

Check out my DFE: BLAR 2 gameplay here:

The Depot Charity Weekender

On the 16th of August 2019, myself, Unicorn Leah and Jet Desertfox drove to Scotland to attend The Depot in Glasgow for the first time for their Charity weekender. We arrived on Friday 16th after a hellish 7.5-hour drive from my home in the East Midlands and settled into our Airbnb in Paisley ready for 2 days of intense CQB action at one of the UK's best CQB sites. The Depot is a site that I’d heard and seen a fair bit about from both the internet and my friends beyond the wall and it did not disappoint! You can read my full review of the Depot here

The weekender was held to raise funds for their two chosen charities The Coming Home Centre which helps local armed forces veterans, and The SAS Regimental Association. Along with 2 days of intense CQB, they also had Landwarrior down to showcase the latest Umarex rifles and Valken was also on-site to show their range of AEGs, protection and other accessories.

The first day of the event ran like a standard skirmish with different game modes such as team deathmatch, attack/defend etc and the second day was more objective-based and had a lot of characters/props and a storyline. The weekend was an absolute blast and raised funds for very worthy charitable causes - a win in my book!

PC: Acarius Photography

PC: Piszczykdd4

Check out mine and Jet's Depot videos here:

AirsoftCon 2019

At the number 3 spot for 2019 is Evike.com AirsoftCon! Held on Saturday 19th October 2019, AirsoftCon is a celebration and gathering of the US airsoft community that is held in Los Angeles that started as an annual sale event but over the years has become a giant event of over 5000 attendees.

I love AirsoftCon because it gives me a chance to meet/chat with a large portion of the American airsoft community and I also get to catch up and hang out with my friends across the pond. There's tonnes of giveaways, raffles and of course bargains to be had. I wish the UK had something like this!

You can read my full event report here

Check out Leah's Airsoftcon 2019 vlog here:

National Airsoft Festival 2019

Every year, I and my Airsoft team Project Cerberus make the drive to Ringwood in Hampshire for Zero One Airsoft’s annual event - the National Airsoft Festival! The National Airsoft Festival is, without a doubt the biggest airsoft weekender in the UK. On the bank holiday weekend in August up to 3,000 airsofters descend on Ground Zero – Zero One's skirmish site located in a small market town in the south-west to enjoy a huge festival dedicated to EVERYTHING airsoft, and this year I had two special guests with me - Unicorn Leah and Jet Desertfox, all the way over from the USA! I have harped on and on about this festival for the last 3 years so it was awesome to finally be able to show J&L exactly what I love about the NAF.

It is always a great opportunity to meet/chat with my followers here in the UK, hang out and crack a cold one open with my team and catch up with many industry friends. Usually, I go for the social side however in 2019 I did actually make it out on the field - it was a great experience and I cannot wait for 2020!

You can read my full event report here

Check out my NAF vlog here:

Check out Leah & Jet's NAF videos here:

Operation Breakpoint

At the number 1 spot for 2019? The infamous Operation Breakpoint ran by my home site West Midlands Airsoft at Swynnerton MOD Camp near Leek in Staffordshire. Although it was WMA's first milsim style event it ran well and was an overall great weekend (for anyone that wasn't NATO).

 As part of the Rebel Militia, I had 24 hrs to cause complete unrest in the region along with my comrades and complete the tasks. Finish manufacturing, arming and distributing the remaining WMD’s, transport the sold munitions from the area, destroy whatever infrastructure we could, and when the time is right to detonate the remaining WMD’s to remove all trace of our presence, all whilst being at risk due to being a high-value target for NATO.

You can read my full event report here

My video from Op Breakpoint ruffled a LOT of feathers but serves as an awesome learning point: listen to the game brief, or risk being merked by a tiny woman with pink hair and get made into a thumbnail ;)

PC: Joe Beardsmore

PC: Joe Beardsmore

PC: Joe Beardsmore

You can check out the infamous van video, here:

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