Tuesday, 30 November 2010

P.O.W, Snow and Facebook

The gameday on Sunday was knee deep in snow with travelling to and from the site very difficult but there was still a good number of hardy players who turned up and played until midday by which time it was decided to call a halt and allow people a safe journey home in daylight. The site itself looked beautiful in the snow and several of the guys were in full WWII German winter loadouts which looked awesome.

P.O.W now has its very own Facebook page being run by yours truly and fully endorsed by the guys who own and run Players of War. If you haven't become a fan already then here's the link..


The Facebook page has some cracking photographs and discussions posted so get over there and get involved in the P.O.W community. Remember there will be a P.O.W HD YouTube channel up and running early next year. Exact dates on an official launch will follow.

Monday, 22 November 2010

P.O.W Channel Launch

Hey all...

Since my last Blog entry there has been an exciting new development and as a result i've ditched the keiths Airsoft Guide channel to allow me time to work on the new project. All airsoft relevant material; gun/kit reviews, tutorials, skirmishes etc will be on the Airsoft Grenadier channel without the need for any additional channels. Its just much easier this way!

So whats the new project i hear you ask!! Players of War Airsoft have their own YouTube channel which was only ever used to watch videos, post comments etc but they have now given that channel to me and asked me to develop it as a subscription/viewer channel and make HD videos to display on YouTube. What that means for you airsoft fans is that you can subscribe to an official Players of War Airsoft channel and watch yet more HD movies of your favourite site with behind the scenes footage, interviews, combat and more. That means twice as much airsoft to watch, an official Facebook Fanpage for you to join and lots of information about the site and its players. What airsoft fan wouldn't want to subscribe!?!

There are no videos at the moment and the official channel launch is scheduled for January 2011, by which time filming will be well under way and the channel artwork designed, but if you would like to get subscribed early and not miss the first videos going online then you can subscribe here http://www.youtube.com/user/PlayersofWar and be among the first viewers to see the new material. Remember this is the Official P.O.W channel and is fully endorsed by the site.

Happy airsofting


Monday, 15 November 2010

14.11.2010 Game Day at P.O.W

Predictablly the weather was very cold and wet and the result was a turnout of about 40 players which is low for POW. Some sites struggle to get 20 players on a regular basis so its testament to POWs popularity that a low turnout is 40 hardened airsofters who want to shoot the crap out of each other in bad weather. The low numbers actually made for an excellent day and it began with a morning long MilSim where the German Team had to transport a wounded stretcher patient through hostile territory to their objective. This was an old fashioned steel framed stretcher with heavy canvas bedding and a weighted dummy to represent the casualty. It weighed a fucking ton and we had to wade through swamps, over ditches, walls and through thick forest. We got there and achieved our goal but i think every player who took turns carrying that bloody stretcher is still aching from it today. After this game i was soaking all day long and just could not warm up no matter how much i ran about. It really brought home the effort and dedication that military medical personnel exhibit throughout history. No wonder enemies have always favoured wounding their opponents rather than killing them. A wounded soldier takes up valuable manpower and energy to evacuate and just imagine those poor stretcher bearers of the First World War having to wade through the mud of the Western Front with casualty after casualty. True heroes!!

The afternoon was a mix of games and varied objectives so i got the camera out and filmed some footage and took photos. The new vid is up already so pop over to YouTube and watch if you haven't already and below are some of the photos from the day.


Cameron with a fantastic 'between the eyes' wound!

Friday, 5 November 2010

The Weekend

Well its been a fairly quick week back at work after POW and it should hopefully be a great weekend. Tonight is Bonfire night in the U.K where we comemorate the attempt by Guy Fawkes to blow up Parliament. This event is symbolised with firework displays and huge Bonfires all around the country. If the rain clears it should be a great event in my home town of Dunfermline and i'll get some photos and film for YouTube if the rain doesn't dampen things down.

On Sunday night i'm going into town for a few beers with a good friend who has recently moved into the area, Stu or Icarus as he known, and who has also been seen in several of Scouts videos. Stu came to POW in modern kit but really got into the WWII scene so i sold him some of my surplus German gear and he has since added further kit to that to give him several different loadouts. He also has some fantastic weaponry. A graphic designer by profession it was Stu who designed my YT page and jazzed up the photo you see below to give it an authentic WWII look. The photo shows the victorious German players after we routed the allied team at a MilSim just a few months ago.

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