Watched the movie Spartans? 300 strong men fighting against the
mighty forces of evil... A Hollywood movie it may be but in
reality, it did happened. In the 1st Series of Command and
Conquer Scenario Paintball, which is regarded as the largest jungle paintball event
held in Asia saw more than 300 paintball enthusiasts gathered together
in Kuala Lumpur. Held in Isi Rimba with an area size of more
than 5 football fields, paintballers gathered as early as 7.30
am all dressed in camouflage uniforms, all ever ready to set
foot into the jungle with a new paintball experience. Divided
into 2 sides by the name of Yellow Army and Red Army,
paintballers were given coloured armbands to differentiate
themselves from one another. Armed with walkie talkies, helmets,
smoke grenades and camouflage scarves, velour paintballers
entered the jungle into an unfamiliar ground...
As the first and only paintball team in Singapore, there was NO
WAY Red Sevens will miss this event...Led by General CALGAR, the
Red Sevens with 4 members from the WARGH gang (a laser wargaming
group in Singapore) made the trip across the causeway. Joining
the team is DOYOK from Infinity and a gang of ex-Neighbours
Pulse forming a mini platoon under the Red Army. The battle was
officially declared at about 10.30 am led by appointed generals,
lieutenants, sergeants and squad leaders who are all
differentiated by the number of colour armbands they had on
their arms. Moving and working in small squads the Red Sevens
and WARGH parted ways to seek out enemies from the Yellow Army.
Movement along the thick vegetation was by no means an easy
task, troopers were deployed along main junctions and high
ground awaiting for the right moment for an ambush.
By lunch time...Red Army were overran by 50%, leaving a small
squad to defend their ground. By then, the mission was leaft
simple with few choices...DEFENCE or KAMIKAZE! The WARGH group
was deployed upfront near to be border as observation post with
task of stirring chaos as enemy approaches. The retrograde
movement was proven useful with primary objective of playing the
waiting game for Yellow enemies to enter the killing zone.
However, due to strategic positioning and the lack of troopers,
the Red Army soon became part the history in Asia's Largest
Jungle Paintball event.
The overall experience was indeed refreshing and a totally
different perspective from the paintball that we usually play.
*By the way....General CALGAR is actually our reliable gunner,
medic, red riding hood...the man who make all this possible.