The day of Dec 4, I was at home waiting for dad to come and pick me up to go to RG8. I was nervous about being the youngest person there. Finally, dad came home and we packed up all our stuff, and started to drive.
RG8= Reindeer games 8 is an airsoft event. The 8 is for the 8th year they have been doing it and i don’t really know what the reindeer part is for. Maybe because it’s close to Christmas? There are usually around 200 people but this year there was only 140. You have to be 13 or older to play. Unfortunately, Caleb won’t be able to play for one more year.
It was only a 2 and a half hour drive so no need for a laptop. We left at around 6:30 and got to the field at around 9:00. It was dark as soon as we left and I typed in the address in the iPhone and started to tell dad where to go. It was a nice drive with lots of trees and one of towns we went through was just a long street with building on both sides with lights. We got to Jacksboro and started heading west to the field. We found it, drove in and parked. We waited for a while and went to bed
We slept in the van the night of Dec 4. Dad had to turn the van on every two hours to keep us warm enough. We moved most of the stuff out of the way so we could set up the sleeping bags and air mattresses. We climbed in and went to sleep. I was so cold only the top of my head was poking out. I woke up at 2:00 a.m. because dad was getting up to turn the van on. I went back to sleep and the next time I woke up was at 6:00 a.m. I got out of bed and unpacked the guns to go get them chronograph-ed (see how fast the guns shoot) .
I loaded up all our weapons and headed over to see how fast my gun shot. There is a little hand held machine that measures the speed of the BB rushing out of the barrel. It is all in FPS (feet per second): 350 for pistols, 400 for AEGs, 450 for support weapons and 550 for sniper rifles. My new gun chronograph-ed at around 330 with .25 gram bbs. We were suppose to chrono with .20 gram but I forgot where I put those. My sniper chrono-ed at 490 with the .25 gram and it would shoot around 545 with .20 gram.
Now we waited, and waited, and waited. We woke up at 6:00 and the first game was suppose to start at 9:00, so we had to wait for two and a half hours in the “cold” Texas air. There was no sun in the morning and a little bit windy so it made it feel colder.
Finally, the green team started to pile up into trucks to head out to the field. I decided to use my new AEG. We had 22 people in AA (Abilene Airsoft). That was most of the tan team! We were on the tan team which means that we were wearing tan pants and black shirts. Tan was out numbered 2 to 1. We started to walk to the field. Our first objective was to take a radio tower. There was two hills and between them was the tower. We climbed up the first hill and there they were. The green team was on the other hill with twice as many people as us. They quickly got rid of us. We went back to the re-spawn (we wait for 5 minutes to come back to life) point and they started coming down the hill. We held them off for the rest of the game.
Next, they tried to take our village but we held them off there also. The whole rest of that game in the morning was trying to hold them off from taking our village. I was suppose to stick with dad but we got separated a lot. There was not that much interesting things in that game; just trying to protect the village. We did manage to do that. The first game lasted 3 hours. We all piled in to trucks and headed back to the vehicles to eat lunch. Even though we held the village……. we still got WHOOPED!!!! We lost because the commanders of our team were mad at AA for some reason and told us to do things that would get us killed.
Now the good part. The second game we were driven out to where the green team were the last game. The game started and we headed up a creek bed that was 10 feet high on both sides. We were in the middle of it when they yelled out that the green team were coming…. with twice as many people as us. So we were stuck in a creek bed with no cover except each other.
Since we were about to get shot a lot I’ll explain what happens when you get shot. First, scream out that you’ve been hit or you will get shot even more and put the kill rag (red cloth) on your head to indicate you have been shot. Second, call for a medic and stand in front of people who are still “alive” so they don’t get hit. If the medic comes, stand in front of him so he doesn’t get shot trying to save you. You get a rope with three knots in it. The medic has to untie one of them for you to be “alive” again. Then, start shooting back at them.
In this game we actually did quite good for being outnumbered. We gained ground and started to push up the creek bed and finally could get out of it. We kept on pushing them out of the woods that we were in back to the clearing right below the hill that we got whooped at earlier in the day. I was using my sniper rifle so I could pick people off where they couldn’t hit me. 8) We pushed out of the woods into the clearing and then around 20 or 30 green people came down the hill and just stood around waiting for us to come towards them. I had the range to hit them so I started picking them off one by one. Lenbo was also shooting at them with his sniper and in under five minutes we shot all of them. We went back up to the woods and one of them snuck around us. Dad saw him and he called me to come and take him out. I was sneaking around a clump of bushes and I saw him lying on the ground facing away from me. Since I can’t shoot anybody unless they are more that 100 feet away, I put my sniper rifle down and went back to get the G36 from dad. When I had it I was going to go up and surrender him but he started to walk towards us. I was just about to shoot him when dad said “surrender”. So I didn’t shoot him (nuts). That is the first time I have ever surrendered anybody. At the end of the game we just wanted to do something silly so we attacked the green village and got whooped again. Ahhhh,,,,, what a great way to end the day. This game lasted 4 hours and we did better because we didn’t listen to the commanders. :p
After we packed up everything we went to the raffle to see if we could win anything. I won a $50 gift card!!!! The best thing to win was a Systema PTW that was worth over $1000. I still don’t know what to buy but I will know soon. Dad didn’t win anything so he got first pick on the free stuff.
I had a really good time and I hope to not only be there next year, but win something better…… On the way home I called mom and ZzZzZzZzZzZzZ and when we go home I just went to bed.