Braveheart Weekend After
Oct 3, 4, 5
The Braveheart scenario began with a rare
cool October weekend for South West Florida.
The players, nearly 100, would quickly divide
themselves into teams as we encourage. Unknown to us in advance, and
almost as if prearranged, a large complement of Cape Coral Army JROTC led by
Cruz, captain of the Crusaders, aligned themselves with the Trespassers
and Coalition to form the core of the yellow team.
||The red team would find itself led by Charlotte High
Navy JROTC commander Shawn Spoonts (a newbie to our sport), supported by
KZB, Dawn Patrol, and a large contingent of walkons.
|In the initial battle, the The yellow
team crushed the red team's castle defense, taking the castle,
killing the peasants, and burning the fields, maxing their points
while shutting out any chance of the Red team scoring in this
||Over the next two games the Red team leader became
familiar with the terrain, and his players' abilities. Allowing him to
slowly gain in the points race.
|Finally by the end of fourth game, now as the
attackers, the red team was able to post a perfect score of 23 taking
a one point lead: 40 to 39.
||Going into the 5th Game, both teams were highly
motivated to break the morale of the other.
|Neither team was able to score a single point. As
defenders of the 5 combined objectives dug in and fought off numerous attacks
during this 30 minute game.
||As the sixth and final 30 minute battle started, the
sky darkened and a drizzle began to fall. Tough conditions for your
average weekend player, but no complaints were heard as the players rushed to
their positions for the start. Both teams cheered at the starting siren,
confident of their impending victory.
In the first half of this final game caution
prevailed, the casualties were low, and it appeared the score might remain
unchanged. The light drizzle and humidity built up and obscured the vision
of the stationary players further hampering their ability to charge well
defended objectives. As the halftime mark was announced over loud speakers
the advantages of long range patrol activity began to pay off. First the yellow
team's patrol backdoored the red team peasants scoring 4 points, more than
enough to win this nearly stalemated game. Unfortunately for these
seasoned professionals, yellow team failed to guard their fields in the last
moments of this crucial game. Suddenly red suicide attackers led by
a retired marine, burst from the palmettos and drizzle would burn both fields,
scoring 10 Points. Clinching the game for the Red team led by Sean Spoonts
Commander Charlotte County Navy JROTC
Chris Elder - Overall Champion
Sean Spoonts -
General Winning Team
Chris Smith - Winning Team and Runner-up Marksman
Congratulations to Our
At Camp Miles, Prizes are awarded only to
players on the winning team who show exceptional marksmanship.
Sunday Unlimited Paint Competition -
Sunday Oct 5th
The teams began Sunday with rosters closely
similar to the prior day. Tony Flagg of the Vandals, assumed his
first command at Camp Miles, leading the yellow
forces. Saturday's Red Team leader was not able to
attend the Sunday event. New arrivals re-filled the ranks. With the
weather cooperating better, a light breeze and cloudy conditions but no rain,
expectations ran high. As with the day before Yellow leaped ahead with a
perfect score. At this point in the game Dawn patrol slipped away for
unknown reasons, further complicating Red's effort their substitute
General also had to leave early as well. Now leaderless, the red players
would have rely on their own individual efforts against a vengeful veteran horde
still smarting from the prior day's defeat.
The Red team gave it their best, and fought valiantly,
but unable to mount any organized offense or defense, they were decimated at
every encounter. The Red team set a new record by loosing the
contest in just 4 games, the shortest contest ever.
Bill Bones, of the Victorious Yellow Team,
proved his prowess with gun by taking the Marksmanship
Award winning the Grandest Prize yet at Camp Miles,
This 5 Foot Scottish Claymore Sword.
The players were still hungry for more trigger-time, so
we re-picked the teams and played 2 more games for fun.
Special thanks to :
Q-loader Paintball for the loading systems.
CamelBack for the Hydration systems...
Scot Norr Paintball of Cape Coral for promotions.
Eddison Army Navy Port Charlotte for promotions.
Stan's Army Navy Ft. Myers for Promotions.
Iron Mace Paintball, Mobile air and supplies
Key Action Sports for their Premium Label Paintballs.