WAS FULDA GAP 2011 THE LARGEST AIRSOFT EVENT IN THE USA?
WE THINK SO! According to Lee Ann and Ferg Ferguson, Gamemeisters-emeritus, ESQ. at Command Decisions Wargames Center, the total, verifiable, undeniable pre-registered/registered and walk-on player count for FULDA GAP 2011 was 797 Players.
And, from all AAR’s we’ve been checking out at the NC Airsoft.org forums, FG2011 was also one of the highest quality events anywhere for gameplay, for fair and balanced competition, for the remarkable leadership and sportsmanship from airsofters across the Southeast, and from organizers at CDWC.
OK, so what else might qualify as the biggest airsoft game in the USA?
Bad Karma Airsoft has their annual NOOB DAY event, and judging from the photos on THEIR WEBSITE, their player count for the March 2011 Noob-dition was 788 Players. But, that’s a single day introductory event, and while massive by any standard, it might not qualify in everyone’s book as a true MilSim competitive games-style event. (FORUM INFO HERE)
Our buddies/”Okies from another pokey”, Claymore and Frosty, producers at MIlSimEvents.com of another massive series of games at the World Famous D-Day Adventure Park have only topped 660 players (and real HELICOPTER GUNSHIP RUNS!) on Memorial Day weekend of 2011. That event, Oklahoma Invasion, is spread out over One-Thousand Acres of terrain, highly developed to be the home-field for one of the worlds biggest p-ball events every summer, which has hosts 3500 to 4-THOUSAND paintballers for a nearly week-long event later each summer.
And, as D-Day field owner Dewayne Convirs is good buddies of the Fergusons, or so Thumpy is told, and they share tips, tricks and a commitment to staging mahoosive events, the possibility exists to stage the first ONE THOUSAND PLAYER event soon…in Oklahoma, in Southern California, in the Northeast…or more likely, in OCTOBER, 2012, at FULDA GAP in North Carolina!
You Guys and Gals Just Made History! AND A PROUD AIRSOFT TRADITION CONTINUES!