Forest Lake Airsoft Field Rules
Any player who ignores the following rules will be removed from a game, if persistent they will be removed from the site. These rules are to try and ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day and they apply to everyone who plays - by attending Forest Lake Airsoft Field you are agreeing to comply to these rules.
·Take your hits! ( Rebounds and gun hits do not count )
·If you see people not taking hits tell a Referee, don't shout & swear at them!
·'BANG BANG' rule - If within 10ft – do not discharge the weapon – shout 'BANG BANG'.
·Avoid Head-shots, while these do happen they can hurt so avoid where possible.
·Ground level sport so no digging holes or climbing trees.
Always wear eye protection in the form of goggles, masks, or shooting glasses, or safety glasses. Never remove your eye protection while on the battlefield. Regular prescription glasses are NOT acceptable as safety eyewear. Must meet ANSI Z87.1 standards and wrap around the face.
Sealed ballistic eye protection will be worn at all times for both players and visitors to the area. Only in the “Safe Zone” when no game play is present can this eyewear be removed at any time.
·400fps for AEG's and pistols
·450+fps for bolt-action rifles (No close contact will be tolerated).
SNIPER SAFETY :
Anyone acting as a sniper with an upgraded bolt action rifle over 400 fps (1.5j) should carry a sidearm that can be used alternately when engaging targets closer than about 60 feet. If you have no sidearm and find yourself too close to the opposing force, you may either a) call a safety kill, b) wait until they move to a safe range or c) relocate to a safe range. Do not fire at targets closer than 60 feet.
Theses velocities are measured with 0.2g bb's and are the MAXIMUM allowed on site.
THE BANG BANG RULE:
If you are sneaky enough to get within 10 foot of the enemy DO NOT spray them with bb's - SHOUT BANG BANG, for this rule to work you must use your common sense, shouting 'BANG' once will not kill 3 targets, likewise repeatedly shouting bang at a group of people when your holding a bolt action rifle is an abuse of the bang rule. This rule is in place to attempt to prevent injury and the discomfort of being hit at close quarters - it's for your own good!
RE-SPAWNING - Do it properly!
Depending on the scenario being played the re-spawn rules may vary, generally we play one of the following which must be followed by all players:
·Return to the nearest re-spawn point before re-joining the game. Re-spawn points will be marked on game maps and on the ground as well as being explained before the game begins.
·Withdraw from the battle in the direction of your base camp 100 paces and come back in.
Always attempt to aim for the body or legs of another player - headshots are dangerous and should be avoided where possible, all players know the risks involved and accept that if the only part of them on show to the enemy is the head that they are presenting it as a target - aiming for someone's head when you could (and should) be aiming for the body is NOT encouraged and may be seen as wreak less/dangerous play and in violation of the site rules.
·ALL Weapons must be made safe before entering the safe zone and must remain safe until you leave it!
·Magazines removed from weapons, chambers cleared and safety's on at all times. Even dry-firing is not allowed, accidents can happen so be responsible!
CLOTHING & EYE PROTECTION:
·Eye protection to be worn at all times unless in the designated safe zone. We recommend the use of full face protection, if you choose not to you do so at your own risk.
·The terrain is uneven and there are many trip hazards in the woodland so suitable footwear with good ankle support is recommended.
·Shout 'HIT' (nice and loud so they hear you or you will continue to be shot!).
·Raise one hand in the air and hold your weapon with its barrel skywards so it is obvious you are non-combatant.
Dead Rags Are also used in game play to show you or other players have been Hit.
The term “Blind man” will be used for any real world injury. Once “Blind man” is heard all players will holster all weapons, put them on safe and remain in place unless directed by the game Referee.
·DO NOT camp out at re-spawn points - if you think this is happening inform a Referee.
·DO NOT shout out at anyone you think is not taking your hits - INFORM A Referee!
·While we do not attempt to censor the language used anyone found being threatening or abusive to another player will be removed from the site. If anyone physically assaults another player or member of staff they will be banned from site without warning.
·At times you may be at close quarters, REMEMBER THE 10 foot BANG BANG RULE!
·Safe-zones for reloading are at the main safe-zone or at designated re-spawn points in the game arena...
- if you sit down to reload in the game area you can get hit, take the hits!
- if you stand around chatting you can get hit, take the hits!
·If you are moving to a re-spawn point have one hand raised to signify and keep to main pathways as much as is possible.have you Dead Rag where it can be seen. If moving through a battle please wait and make yourself known with the call of ‘Dead Man Walking’ or‘Dead Man Coming Out’.
IF LOCAL POLICE ENTER THE FIELD:
This is a potentially dangerous situation, and is treated as if they don't know we are playing a game. All players are expected to walk to the “Safe Zone” in plain sight, either with their guns over their head or leaving their guns in the field. Upon reaching the “Safe Zone” each player is to place his replica with his gear and gather in a group at least 20 feet from the gear. This is to provide safety by comforting the officers by removing any equipment that appears threatening to them. Gameplay is not commenced until we explain the situation and are allowed to continue.
All weapons will go off of set guidelines for BB weight and feet per second. The rules for this are the following.
AEG - 1.49J
BOLT-ACTION - 2.81J