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Forum: General February 1st, 2015, 17:15
Replies: 19
Views: 6,907
Posted By Aswayze
I appreciate the kind words. @ Gato we do...

I appreciate the kind words.

@ Gato we do intend to keep the site up basically till it runs itself out of money which should take at least a few solid years so it'll be around.

Last day for...
Forum: General January 25th, 2015, 09:25
Replies: 19
Views: 6,907
Posted By Aswayze
Today is January 25th 2015. 1 week from...

Today is January 25th 2015.

1 week from today is February 1st 2015.

February 1st 2015 is the last sign up day and final payment deadline for the last and final East Wind.

After February...
Forum: General December 30th, 2014, 18:26
Replies: 19
Views: 6,907
Posted By Aswayze
http://www.themilsimperspective.com/2014/12/23/ope...

http://www.themilsimperspective.com/2014/12/23/operation-eastwind-7-my-experience-part-6/

Part 6 and 7 are up featuring missions with Canadian Forces troops.
Forum: General December 17th, 2014, 22:37
Replies: 19
Views: 6,907
Posted By Aswayze
For those of you interested in an attendees eye...

For those of you interested in an attendees eye view of East Wind written in a series of stories, I recommend reading Dirt-Pro's War Stories series on his Milsim Perspective website here:
...
Forum: General October 22nd, 2014, 20:55
Replies: 19
Views: 6,907
Posted By Aswayze
No worries man, we can hit the high points pretty...

No worries man, we can hit the high points pretty easy.

In the US, the influx of cheap Chinese clone guns drove down the cost of airsoft to the point where it was attractive and cheap to a very...
Forum: General October 22nd, 2014, 17:46
Replies: 19
Views: 6,907
Posted By Aswayze
Well as the years roll on, remember us. The time...

Well as the years roll on, remember us. The time may well come when you feel like taking a whack at this sort of thing yourselves.

Looking at the overall arc of airsoft in the last several...
Forum: General October 22nd, 2014, 00:28
Replies: 19
Views: 6,907
Posted By Aswayze
We are certainly hoping that others pick up where...

We are certainly hoping that others pick up where we left off. We'll be leaving our site up with all the Wiki stuff for some time to come afterwards in hopes that it will serve as a resource to...
Forum: General October 21st, 2014, 22:53
Replies: 19
Views: 6,907
Posted By Aswayze
Pictures speak a thousand words so here are a few...

Pictures speak a thousand words so here are a few photos from past East Wind events to give you guys an idea what we do out at East Wind. *
...
Forum: General October 21st, 2014, 22:52
Replies: 19
Views: 6,907
Posted By Aswayze
Operation East Wind 8 will be March 7th - 15th 2015

Announcement:

Operation East Wind 8 (http://www.operationeastwind.com) dates and location have been set. *

When: March 7th - 15th 2015

What: Operation East Wind is a 9 day long 24 hour per...
Forum: General January 17th, 2014, 00:12
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
Payment and sign up deadline this year is the...

Payment and sign up deadline this year is the first of February.

We moved the pay date up so that we can better plan the event and so that we can set the roster in place early enough that you guys...
Forum: General January 8th, 2014, 12:05
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
For the sake of answering for everone else. We...

For the sake of answering for everone else. We hit a total of about 80 for 2013, just shy of 100 the year before. This year we have 57 sign ups already and have not yet hit the "last minute rush"...
Forum: General December 18th, 2013, 11:14
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
Thank you, we've been hard at work to get where...

Thank you, we've been hard at work to get where we are.
Forum: General December 17th, 2013, 10:21
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
It's been a busy season working on East Wind...

It's been a busy season working on East Wind projects. Any of you who know an East Wind attendee have probably clued in on the fact that to many of us, this is not a once a year event but a year...
Forum: General November 26th, 2013, 08:19
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
East Wind is one of those events that takes a...

East Wind is one of those events that takes a little wind up time to make it to effectively. Getting all the kit, getting the time off, getting the travel $, just doesn't tend to happen overnight. ...
Forum: General November 14th, 2013, 10:18
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
A couple of comments on Josh's story there worth...

A couple of comments on Josh's story there worth pointing out:

#1 Had his patrol been wiped out, that intel would not have made it back. "Dead men don't talk" includes intel too...

#2 That...
Forum: General November 13th, 2013, 10:31
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
You’d think it would take guys a while to really...

You’d think it would take guys a while to really fall into the system but in all reality guys tend to pick up on all of that pretty fast as soon as you put them into a longer duration environment.
...
Forum: General November 12th, 2013, 09:48
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
Specifically related to intel gathering and recon...

Specifically related to intel gathering and recon here is a follow on story:



After the previously mentioned night raid gone awry, I went out with a few other HQ guys supported by the Ferret...
Forum: General November 12th, 2013, 09:47
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
You’re in luck QKLee, it happens that Reforger...

You’re in luck QKLee, it happens that Reforger was exactly what I had in mind when I first came up with the idea for East Wind years ago.

Trigger time is a question that comes up a lot.

We...
Forum: General October 30th, 2013, 23:09
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
Actually for once I am off the hook on that front...

Actually for once I am off the hook on that front this year. I am getting laid off on Dec 31 and will still be drawing severance pay throughout March.

Just have to be careful not to find a job...
Forum: General October 28th, 2013, 22:05
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
That is always an issue. It is for me too!

That is always an issue.

It is for me too!
Forum: General October 28th, 2013, 15:15
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
Pictures speak a thousand words so here are a few...

Pictures speak a thousand words so here are a few photos from past East Wind events to give you guys an idea what we do out at East Wind. *
...
Forum: General October 28th, 2013, 15:14
Replies: 30
Views: 9,103
Posted By Aswayze
Operation East Wind 7 March 8-16 2014

Announcement:

Operation East Wind 7 (http://www.operationeastwind.com) dates and location have been set. *

When: March 8th - 16th 2014

What: Operation East Wind is a 9 day long 24 hour per...
Forum: General October 25th, 2013, 09:44
Replies: 131
Views: 63,791
Posted By Aswayze
@Brian, I would think that eliminating respawn...

@Brian, I would think that eliminating respawn would be a hard sell on a shorter term event. We have a 2 hour dead time back at camp which is not a big deal at all on a longer game (in fact most of...
Forum: General October 24th, 2013, 15:31
Replies: 131
Views: 63,791
Posted By Aswayze
That is very well said. I do not think...

That is very well said.

I do not think that it is at all the norm in regular Milsim play styles but one of the aspects of how we run East Wind that really seems to stick well is mission...
Forum: General October 15th, 2013, 22:10
Replies: 131
Views: 63,791
Posted By Aswayze
Ricochet said: "As I understand it in many...

Ricochet said:
"As I understand it in many States, there are more people available for the oddball or specialty stuff due to population. Also, not three, four, ten hour drives to find a game that...
Forum: General October 15th, 2013, 08:54
Replies: 131
Views: 63,791
Posted By Aswayze
Ya, I pretty much agree with all of what Abacus...

Ya, I pretty much agree with all of what Abacus said...

Here's another way to look at it.

I have a normal* cat:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5527/9585534377_6f46424546_c.jpg
*Except for...
Forum: General October 14th, 2013, 12:23
Replies: 131
Views: 63,791
Posted By Aswayze
Some more good talk on this subject! ...

Some more good talk on this subject!

Danhay said: “Heck, the fact that the fat kid in the multicam cap has been singled out and become the subject of scorn and ridicule is itself an indication...
Forum: General October 10th, 2013, 16:42
Replies: 131
Views: 63,791
Posted By Aswayze
@ Brian, Firestorm, and Grudge I appreciate the...

@ Brian, Firestorm, and Grudge I appreciate the comments. I am not planning a book, just have enough time to actually sit at the desk and write a bit right now. It’s that sort of quiet around...
Forum: General October 10th, 2013, 12:22
Replies: 131
Views: 63,791
Posted By Aswayze
Nothing quite like discussing gaming styles to...

Nothing quite like discussing gaming styles to bring us all out from our troll bridges…

http://fatkidsuit.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/legit.jpg

I’ll put in a few more comments here based on...
Forum: General October 9th, 2013, 16:41
Replies: 131
Views: 63,791
Posted By Aswayze
Well since East Wind was brought up here I figure...

Well since East Wind was brought up here I figure I’ll hop in and say a few words since I am the guy who came up with East Wind.

Brian basically nailed it, the big thing with “serious” Milsim...
Forum: General September 5th, 2013, 12:46
Replies: 7
Views: 2,639
Posted By Aswayze
It's not a money thing. We're poor as church...

It's not a money thing. We're poor as church mice down here. That ambulance was $750 and the guy who owns it is a college student so it's not like he's got much to throw at it. Just like with...
Forum: General September 5th, 2013, 11:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,639
Posted By Aswayze
I figured I would take a moment to show how...

I figured I would take a moment to show how things are progressing this summer and update everyone.

Over Labor Day weekend we had a work party and thanks to the efforts of all involved, we...
Forum: General July 11th, 2013, 12:12
Replies: 7
Views: 2,639
Posted By Aswayze
The trick is to make sure that they are all...

The trick is to make sure that they are all mission capable instead of stepping out of your sections tent to see open hoods and frustrated mechanics. We had a few issues with the 151 series...
Forum: General July 10th, 2013, 14:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,639
Posted By Aswayze
2013-2014 East Wind project summary

Summary of 2013-2014 season East Wind projects to date: *

NATO continues to focus on getting more smaller trucks and has continued the charge picking up yet more M151 family vehicles. *

...
Forum: General October 26th, 2012, 00:53
Replies: 84
Views: 29,240
Posted By Aswayze
NSPU is basically on par with the PVS-502 here. ...

NSPU is basically on par with the PVS-502 here. They are both pretty good scopes. The one I think is the mean machine of earlier gen weapon sights is the East German/Czech NSP-2 active IR scope. ...
Forum: General October 24th, 2012, 22:03
Replies: 84
Views: 29,240
Posted By Aswayze
PNV-57E is a fine choice, that is a seriously...

PNV-57E is a fine choice, that is a seriously under appreciated piece of night vision kit. By all means take that one!

Speaking of night vision as I mentioned earlier, I picked up a second...
Forum: General October 23rd, 2012, 22:26
Replies: 84
Views: 29,240
Posted By Aswayze
If you need a hand selling yourself on the drive...

If you need a hand selling yourself on the drive here’s the way to look at it:

How far do you drive to get to a normal airsoft event?

How much skirmish time do you have?

How long to...
Forum: General October 22nd, 2012, 19:07
Replies: 84
Views: 29,240
Posted By Aswayze
If you are interested in reading a blow by blow...

If you are interested in reading a blow by blow account of the East Wind experience from the perspective of our Canadian Forces unit last year, download and read this PDF file here:

...
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