Last weekend was the last official team game of 2010. This will have been my 4th year attending Battlefront's Toys for Tots game. There weren't many of us in attendance (Haggis, Killer, Kry0, and myself), it was to be expected as November and December tend to be real busy for most of us family folk. The important thing is we donated some toys, and got to sling some paint in the sub zero weather on snow encrusted ground. Then we promptly left and warmed up with wings and beer at Quaker Steak and Lube. Life is good, is it not? Looking back on 2010, I have to say that this has been one of the best years for the team so far, with so many more possibilities brewing for '11. While we've lost a few members, we gained a few more that have been instrumental in making this a successfull year.
Team Meating and Schedule
January 15th '11
We will be having a team meating to assign official ranks, go over the new discount cards, and decide on our 2011 games. If you are on the team, it is important that you make this meating. If you are on another team, or otherwise have some suggestions as to games we should attend, please feel free to email them to me. Our biggest obstacle in this area is regular games being recheduled for different months, or a field not being able to post events till the middle of the year.
Spring Game at Pentagon
May 21st '11
The date has been set for our spring game at Pentagon. Put it on yo calendar. Our goal is to have two major scenarios at Pentagon each year. The theme and scenario hasn't been established yet, but a few of the guys have expressed interest in either a Halo or Command and Conquer type game. One thing is for certain though, paint will fly, and people will die (well, go to the deadbox anyway).
Relay for Life
July 16th '11
Sloppy Joe has been pounding the pavement, so to speak, and we have some excellent contributors for the planned Rely for Life Raffle that will be happening sometime next Spring. Details are still vague on exactly what will be up for grabs and how much we will sell tickets for. I can say that it will be well worth your contribution. Keep an eye on your inboxes, our blog, twitter, forums, Facebook, or anywhere else we're present. We'll make it known, and we're planning on being set up to sell tickets both in person and via the internet.
Black Hawk Down; Part Deux
September 10th '11
The inaugural game last October, Black Hawk Down, went rather smoothly and was enjoyed by all, even if it was thinly attended. We plan on fixing that by having these games regularly, and being generally awesome. Expect to have the efw kinks worked out of this one. There's even talk of having a downed helicopter structure built by the next game. If you know Sean and his creative bunker building, you know it'll look cool.
Progress is still being made on our vehicle. Some internal emails have been floating around of the progress Drumstick has been making so far, and things look good. By summer of next year HoF will be counted among the teams able to operate in a rolling death dealing capacity. If you've ever been in a conversation with myself about "paintball tanks" you know I'm not a big fan of the golfcart and cardboard variety. So far Drumstick's creation is looking fantastic. If you're a team member and haven't yet donated to the tank fund, please consider doing so. Materials aren't free. Awesomeness doesn't come cheap.
That's it for now. Enjoy your holiday season.