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Sunset Operator

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Kinda looks like a picture from OAF's Facebook page, right? Ah! Fullview for awesomness.


OP MECOMBIA 1.5 was a success!

The second game-test for a site my team intends on using to host future games went pretty well! Some rough edges here and there, but with a organizing party of 3 members for a nearly 30 person, 6 hour long game, it was a feat accomplishing it. The game started in the afternoon and went on until midnight for some low-light Airsofting. Players used lasers, flashlights and the moon light itself to get around the field. We set up objectives like conquerable respawn bases, chemical light sticks hunting for points, HVT protection and such. Overall, with the exception of the HVT extraction mission, the game was relatively slow paced, although there was always something happening, somewhere. Base assaults, objectives getting captured and stolen from both factions, flanking routes, etc... so no dead moments.

After some post-game shenanigans and photo shoots, we received all the feedback, which was positive and honest, which gave us crucial data to improve on the next event. A big thanks to Ghost Ops and Coyotes, the two teams that accepted our invitation to try-out the site, the game mechanics and plainly have a good time playing some Airsoft. GG fellas!

It was also my first playing a nocturnal game and the experience was awesome, camouflage and sound take an ever bigger role on the gameplay. Although I was helping out and managing the game's development, I still had lots of fun and the satisfaction of hearing everyone commenting how they had fun themselves and how great the game was is the best praise you can get!

With this said, we figured out what was needed to step up our events, so next time, hopefully and if possible, we'll host a bigger, better OP!


While taking a break at our base, my teammate grabbed his phone and took this pic of me admiring the beautiful sunset. Pretty cool shot, eh? I'm telling ya, I might have worked a bit on the photo to make it look better and stick the colors out, but there is little difference from the real thing.

Photographer: Manuel Palmeira
Model: Bernardo Silva (me)

If you guys have any questions, I'll gladly answer them :)
Image size
3264x2448px 4.02 MB
iPhone 4S
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 10, 2014 8:53:58 PM +01:00
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SrReno's avatar
Excelente photo dude!
What airsoft gun is that?
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HeavyBennyProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks man!

It's a G36K with an AG36 Grenade Launcher attached. You can see it better here: G36K 'Jormungandr' + AG36 by BLITZFenix  ;)
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No fan of G36 but looks badass! Awesome (y)