[Sticky] Who will enjoy this event?
Let's say from the outset that if all you want to do in WW2 airsoft is shoot people then most definitely this isn't the event for you. You will be bored and you won't get much 'trigger time'.
However, if you have enjoyed previous Comrades in Arms events such as Jedburgh or Hauptmann Horn or are looking for a challenge or fed up with pointless blatting from behind trees/blades of grass or just looking for something completely new, then this will be right up your street. If you like either living by your wits or conversely strictly following orders then this will tickle your fancy. It should be a game full of heart-stopping moments, drawing on personal skills and strength of character, with quiet moments mixed with all-out frantic activity. It shouldn't be beyond the exertion capabilities of the average airsofter but it will test you, in mind if not in body. While the game is structured (and well planned!) it isn't scripted in any way - what happens will be a result of actions of players. Outwitting your enemy and preserving life is the name of the name.
As an aside, it give players without either WW2 uniforms or weapons to take an active and pivotal role in a WW2 airsoft game (so that's any quips of Comrades in Arms not being inclusive right out the window!). The site is in central England, has easy access from the M1 or A1 and isn't mega expensive.
This event is a WW2 Airsoft community event. That is to say it is organised by a small group of players who have given up their time to make something happen. The key component is you, the WW2 airsoft player. Your contribution both in sharing the costs and giving up your own time is contributing to the experience of your fellow players. You are not paying to be entertained for a weekend and you don't have a right to play as you please (off-piste, cheating, win-at-all-costs etc). There are no marshals, there is no need, no one wants to let their fellow players down and we are responsible for not just ourselves but others too.
Comrades in Arms events are not airsoft skirmishes, quite the opposite. Within the bounds of a fun and safe weekend they are concerned with getting into the mindset of a WW2 soldier - getting frustrated, disillusioned, exhilarated and elated in equal measure. Winning or losing each have a fascination, each brings its own slant to the experience. Following orders and objectives, keeping alive, looking after your comrades are very much to the fore. It is the experience to remember that we are looking for - something to look back on and say, "wow, that was amazing". It's a shared experience and it only happens if we are all working together - welcome to Comrades in Arms.