Monday, August 23, 2010

Debriefing: WWIII Global Ops at Three Rivers Paintball

We attended Three Rivers Paintball for a Mission Master game called WWIII Global Ops . This was a 3 team event the Confederate States of America, Peoples Republic of China, and the Middle East Coalition. Hand of Fate joined the Middle East Coalition along with a few other teams to form what later became known as a force to be reckoned with.
The game was separated into 7 Major Missions each having secondary missions. The missions lasted roughly 30-45 minutes with 2 re spawns and a trip back to our staging area. Once we got back to the staging area we would hydrate, rest, get our next mission, discuss the mission, and be lead out to our new starting point. I must say I was a little disappointed when I first heard that we would have so many breaks instead of playing straight through till lunch BUT it went VERY smoothly. It was probably one of the easiest to follow scenarios I have played. You knew each time what was expected and were able to come up with a game plan before leaving the staging area. It also became very necessary… with the heat and humidity so high, it was a great time for each of us to re-hydrate and rest.  Definitely a plus and a very good way to run a scenario.
Having never played on this filed before it was a huge disadvantage for HoF during the first mission. We were able to secure our secondary mission to get some points but we did not get our primary mission. After that we really started to get the hang of things there and accomplished most of our primary and secondary missions all the way up till lunch time. At lunch we held a Strong point advantage. It looked like we would have this whole day in the bag.
Little did we know that the other two team had joined in an alliance against us (Excellent strategy on their part). We began to notice this new alliance on our first mission after lunch. We were not able to advance and get our points for that mission. When it was confirmed that the alliance had happened, we felt it an honor that the odds turned to roughly 80 against 30. Mission Masters, who were running the event, were not happy with the alliance and made that known to the teams. Whether that helped us or not it really didn't matter. We played our hearts out. It was a great game down to the final battles. HoF spent a lot of time pushing and protecting the flanks coming in behind the enemy whenever possible. Teasing the opposition by blowing kisses, taunting and an occasional boogie… all in good fun. Something we learned at Sherwood during the Search for the Grail game… you can dance and play paintball at the same time (some better than others… Kryo we missed you this time).
Finally we did lose. We at lunch time we had 44 points and each of the other teams had 16 points. The final score was Confederate States of America WON with 75 points, our team Middle east Coalition was second with 66 points, and Third place went to the Peoples Republic of China (I don't remember what their final score was).  We would definitely recommend this or another Mission Masters game be put on our calendar for next year.
Great job everyone who made the event a success and thanks for being so inviting for us as well.
Sloppy Joe Foltz
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Re: HoF Event Update


On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 9:28 AM, Joseph Foltz <> wrote:

Nope… I forgot the address…


From: Rick Girt []
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 9:28 AM
To: Joseph Foltz
Subject: Re: HoF Event Update


did you copy the Hoffenblogger on that one?

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Joseph Foltz <> wrote:

Here is a listing of the games and events that Hand of Fate have been involved with as "mandatory attendance events" from July of 2009 to present. We have attended other events as individuals or as a team but they did not count toward "team attendance" and are not listed.


Just to let you know I have posted a picture of our EZ-up with the new HoF banner from our last game 8-21 on my Facebook page and it looks very nice. I will see about getting it posted on the HoF FB page and possibly our Team site. Thanks to all who helped by making donations toward the banner. We really appreciate it.


7/25-26/09      Hell Survivor Monster Game, Red Team, <Lost>

8/22/09           Battlefront Ia Drang, US Team, <Win>

9/12/09           Pentagon EPZ

10/9/09           Sloppy Joe's house Team Meeting

11/21/09         Synergy Kaylee Event, <Lost>

12-5-09            Battlefront Toys For Tots

2/6/2010         Pentagon Team Meeting

3/20/10           Battlefront Kelly's Heroes, German Team, <Win> 

4/17/10           Pentagon Team Practice 4/17/10

5/1-2/10          Sherwood Forest Search for Grail, English Knights, <Win>

6/19/10           D-Day game 5-30, <Win>      OR      Team Practice /BBQ

7/24/10           Pentagon EPZ Game (Practice run of Black Hawk Game), US, <Lost>

8/21/10           Three Rivers Mission Masters WWIII (3 team game), Middle East Coalition/Brown, <Lost>


Next Game

9/18/10           Battlefront Red Dawn…

10/2/10           Pentagon HoF Production of Black Hawk Down (Reffing and running the game)

11/?/10           …Team Practice/Team "MEATING"…

12/?/10           Battlefront Toys For Tots Game,…



Joe Foltz


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

October 2nd Event at Pentagon Paintball

To all...
I know it's a little less than two months away, but we are excited about this, and you'll be hearing about it a lot till the time comes.
Hand of Fate is producing our own scenario game at our beloved home field Pentagon Paintball. To my knowledge, this will be the first event of its kind at the fields current location. We've been gearing up for this for two years now with the Scenario Sundays and the EPZ games. The latest EPZ game was a test run of the game rules, and we think we'll have a quality game for you to play.
In order to publicise the event we have forum topics started at the following forums:
And if Facebook is your game, we have an event invitation going on there. So wherever you like to troll on the interwebs, do us a favor and throw in your two cents.
Check out the game details below.
See you on the field!
Oct 2nd Hand of Fate presents Black Hawk Down at Pentagon Paintball

This event starts as a simple extraction of civilians from the consulate. It quickly turns into anything but "simple". Using Black Hawk Helicopters for perimeter defense and recon during the extraction, one of the Black hawks is shot down… trapping Pilots, who are now taking heavy fire. Satellite communications are delayed making for inaccurate Intel… heavily armed Rebel forces among innocent civilians makes this into a much longer and more intense battle than initially expected. A captured pilot trying to be rescued and possible second Black Hawk being shot down are some of the other things to plan for... There are strategic objectives which could give each side advantages, so planning and communication are going to be key factors to the success and overall win for one side or the other.

Event Pricing:
Three package Prices for Pre-Registration…
Pre-Registration starts Sep 1st and Ends Sep 29th

#1 EL Cheapo - 1000 Rounds Spectrum, all day Refills on one tank, and event fees. $40.00
#2 Formula 13 - 2000 Rounds Formula 13, all day Refills on one tank, and event fees. $75.00
#3 Evil- 2000 Rounds Evil, all day Refills on one tank, and event fees. $100.00
…add $10 to each package the day of event if not Pre-Registered.
You may also purchase items separately at current store pricing (see store for details Pentagon Paintball Discount Pro Shop and Fields).
This is a Field Paint only event.

To Pre-Register please call Pentagon Paintball at 814-474-5580 or stop by the store.

Oct 2
Gates open at 8am
Game Starts at 10am sharp (Please be on time)

Check out the Hand of Fate website for more team and game info.