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Western Themed Airsoft, RDR
« on: February 05, 2019, 07:12:12 PM »
I canít be the only one thoroughly enjoying Red Dead Redemption 2.

Itís definitely made me think about picking up a EF Smoke Wagon, a WG Schofield, or an old school lever action rifle. Iíve been thinking that in reality it wouldnít be super difficult to build a period loadout, as the style could be easily emulated using modern clothing, boots, hats, etc.

The next question would be, is there any interest in running events or LARP in this time period, say 1860 to 1900? I recall seeing an event in the past that was themed around Rum Runners in a prohibition era setting. I was curious to find out what the interest was in that event.

Ideas I had:

Partly Story Driven:
Rival gangs fighting over territory control, a whisky still, and bad blood. On field resources would be available, additional ammo, dynamite (thunder-b), healing items, and other commodities.

Teams/gangs/law enforcement are differentiated by colored scarves or bandanas (or badges)

Weapons Allowed:
-Revolvers, all types (any period)
-Shotguns (low cap mags only)
-Bolt action replicas, (period preferred, but all types allowed)MEDs would be very important here. Low power bolt action replicas may be viable options.
-Lever action
-Semi auto pistols, period only(ie Mauser, Luger, etc.)

Starting ammo is limited for each gang but additional can be gathered on field as resources and rewards for completing objectives.

I feel like this could be a blast. Nerdy? Of course! Airsoft already is, but something different than Tan vs Green.

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Re: Western Themed Airsoft, RDR
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 08:17:13 PM »
I'd go to this game in a heartbeat. Just need some more people to pick up revolvers.

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Re: Western Themed Airsoft, RDR
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 10:25:06 PM »
While itís not really a period piece the EF H8R is a super affordable and reliable piece just about anyone could pick up for a game like this. It would certainly be serviceable for a scenario like this.
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Re: Western Themed Airsoft, RDR
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 03:56:28 PM »
I think the biggest problem is the guns, there is so much focus on modern firearms replicas that most of the period correct guns aren't really nearly as functional. No reason they couldn't be but they never get the development or evolutions of design to make a better gun from them.

Not to be a downer, but I think that's the problem with it. I dig the idea, I'd do it if I had the guns in that niche but I don't, and I wouldn't gear up just for that scenario either.

Now that said if you're looking for a fun time that doesn't seem to have an issue collecting people maybe try cowboy action shooting. Since there are clubs doing that around most areas, it's not airsoft but it is in that same vein of concept in gun games that involve the timeframe with some LARPing built in.

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Re: Western Themed Airsoft, RDR
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 01:44:25 PM »
Thatís probably true. Itís niche for sure, but so is WW2. Yet, there seems to be an interest there. I think more players would be likely to qualify for a western style theme without any sort of significant investment in gear. Any one of us can grab a flannel shirt, their favorite jeans and be more than halfway there. Most guys have a bolt action replica, decent springer, or can spare $60 for a basic Co2 revolver. Guys who want to really build a period loadout can definitely do so.

Funny thing is, as I write this it, it takes me back to the old school backyard Airsoft games we used to have. Maybe thatís the charm of it?
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