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Monday, 24 December 2012

ETV's - The Roster Episode #1. FREE



It’s Christmas…So we got that Christmas feeling and as a little present from the ETV Crew and Planet Eclipse, Episode #1 of the Roster went up on Youtube on Friday 21st December FREE of Charge. We would normally put this up on the ETV Store for sale for a few weeks before launching on Youtube for FREE but we wanted to give you an escape from the Wizard of Oz & A Christmas Story :-)

Before the end of January, Episode 2 (including Episode 1 for Free) will be available for download on the ETV Store with the final Episode 3 dropping in early February. As always we will launch on Youtube for FREE a few weeks later but if you can’t wait and want to support this and other projects like it we hope you will download Episode 2 and 3 for only $1.99 each.

From everyone at Planet Eclipse. Have a wonderful Christmas, be safe, have fun and let’s hope 2013 is amazing!!!


The Roster: Starring San Antonio X-Factor

Planet Eclipse and the team behind the acclaimed Artifact Film Series brings you The Roster,  a new three-part docu-series starring San Antonio X-Factor.

The Roster takes you inside the off-season assembly of a professional paintball team, and how the creation performs on the 2012 PSP and NPPL Professional Circuits.

Beginning with tryouts/camp in January, X-Factor looks at a field of more than 30 players to fill just 5 spots-4 on the development squad and one on the pro team.

The Roster is directed by veteran action sports filmmaker Dan Napoli, and narrated by the voice of the game, Matt Marshall.



Episode 1 Synopsis:

ETV Cameras descend on San Antonio, Texas as nearly four-dozen players filled with the dream of playing professional paintball roll up to X-Factor Paintball Park for a two-day tryout/ mini camp.

They find themselves competing with four veteran pro players; Billy Bernachhia-the paintball famous, Drew Hire, the journeyman utility player, Chris Wilson-the veteran looking for one last ride, and Jamie Beadle-the sophomore pro from across the pond still trying to prove he belongs at the highest level.

By the end of Day # 1, only 15 will earn an Eclipse practice jersey, and an invited back to see Sunday.







Sunday, 23 December 2012

The Walking Dead...


Fall Scenario Tour Stop 3:  The Walking Dead at Splatbrothers

Who won the zombie war?  
Nobody, it was a DEAD tie!

In the case of the third stop on the fall scenario tour, the zombie war, while close, was not a tie.  Splatbrothers Paintball Park hosted their 36 hour October zombie-fest patterned after AMC’s hit apocalyptic serial The Walking Dead.  The infected battled survivors in a game with more twists than a box of rotini.  The action actually started Friday night with night missions on the famous tower field (a massive trench/bunker complex dominated by three catwalk-connected towers) for those who arrived early enough to get in on the action.  Capital Offense trickled in as the night progressed, and when Saturday morning’s game-on rolled around, we hit the field hungry for brains.

What did the zombie say before the fight?  
“Do you want a piece of me?”

While Splatbrothers has been a mainstay on the scenario scene for a decade, the producers reshaped the field for this game by drawing an imaginary river through the property, forcing players to cross at bridge points, thus shifting the fight to new parts of the field.  Even the teams who regularly play Splatbrothers had to read the lay of the land in new ways for this game.

Splatbrothers Monster - 
The guardian of the Splatbrothers Paintball Park Beware! 

In addition to regular scenario-type missions, players also had a wide-variety of standing objectives to keep them engaged in the event.  Zombies collected body parts and moved those to secure locations where they earned points every hour, while the human survivors rounded up food and medical supplies.  Additionally, players could find specialized hole punches on the field – another way of earning individual points for one’s side.  Teams could collect bridge pieces to combine and build a new span across the water, or they could raid enemy supplies to prevent them from earning points.  No matter a player’s experience or ability level, game producer Chad Rotella ensured that everyone could contribute.

Zombie Props - Walking Dead had props a plenty! 

 Capital Offense came out of the gates looking strong, punching a quick hole in the defensive line of the humans, but the survivors made quick counter punches that kept us on our heels.  While the producer threw us a curveball for the night game by lighting the area with powerful floodlights, the team adapted and scored points for the zombie faction, but it was Sunday when we really hit our stride.  Teamwork, playing styles, aggression, and communication – they all came together on Sunday.  Within the first hour we moved our lines beyond the river and took control of both the human ammo dump and their food repository.  Each of these sites would score points for every item they held, and before long those sites contained nothing.  While the rest of the zombie side kept busy with grabbing points, Capital Offense played the role of shot blocker and denied humans their chances to score.

Foolybear in the Tower - 
Survivors closing in on all sides and only zombie foolybear left to defend the tower.

To keep teams from camping the spawn points of each side, the producer built in uncrossable safe zones, and while a good base kill is satisfying, we also found it fun to steadily take ground until we reached the line.  The humans still had a way to escape, but that required a long flanking hike through the woods.  Team Capital Offense and others on the zombie side kept steady pressure on the humans until mid afternoon.  Unfortunately the team couldn’t stick around for the final battle, scheduled for late on Sunday.  Some of us had 500 miles to go and work on Monday morning, so when we left the field it wasn’t long before we heard the humans rallying and pushing away from their safe zone.  Saturday was a back-and-forth battle between equal forces, but on Sunday it all clicked and the zombie side felt unstoppable – at least until mid afternoon.

Brian Radford - 
Capital Offense's front line fighter, Brian Radford, looks for another survivor to slay. 

Foolybear on the Frontlines

After slugging it out in the tower field and around the barnyard, I decided to end my day on Sunday by fighting through the thick woods near the enemy base.  I still had five medic punches on my card, and with a medic nearby, I came ready to stand toe-to-toe with whatever the survivors threw at me.  And I have to admit, they dished it out!  I took four eliminations within 15 minutes, but my medic punches kept me in the fight as I steady zapped my way through patrols coming from their insertion.  Finally, confronted with an overwhelming group, I tried to conceal myself in the weeds and wait for a chance to ambush.  Before that happened though, my teammates appeared on the scene and engaged in a massive firefight.  In the midst of the shooting, one of my own teammates stepped on my leg and jumped back, completely surprised.  How’s that for an effective camo pattern?  Thanks for the HDE uniform Planet Eclipse!

Covering the bases - 
Capital Offense ran players to the top of the tower, leaving foolybear to defend the entry at the base. 


Follow foolybear on Twitter (@foolybear) and Instagram (foolybear) and keep up with his game calendar here.  The fourth stop on his Fall Scenario Tour was the Fulda Gap Mega Game.  His last adventure of the year will be Santa Vs. The Grinch at Line-of-Fire Paintball.


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

EPPL in Quito


Fresh Back from attending the EPPL Paintball Event in Quito, Equador the weekend of the 24-25 November. The infrastructure was impressive to say the least and the Ecuadorian people were very attentive and into the event.The event was held at Adrenalina Paintball Field located in the suburbs 40 minutes outside of Quito with nearly 40 teams attending the event. All the teams were locals to the country in exception of Tsunami ,which is a mix of Ecuadorian and Colombian paintball players and a Planet Eclipse sponsored team.

Guayaquil Paintball and Quito Woodsball have been doing a great job teching within Equador this season so tech support was hardly needed. Guayaquil Paintball and Quito Woodsball set up multiple Planet Eclipse Tents and set up a really nice sales booth with the Tech Support added to one side of the booth.Spectators were treated with an Etha fully setup with an EMC kit,Red Dot Scope,APEX Barrel,and Retractable Stock that they could pick up and get a feel for her in all her glory. All in all the event went without a hitch.The growth really showed with all the new teams coming up in the different regions in Ecuador.


Well Done to all of the Planet Eclipse teams at the event.


Planet Eclipse Teams in Finals:

Division2:                 Division3:                   Division4:             Division5:
3rd- Monosalvaje      3rd- Monosalvaje(jr.)     4th- Tsunami(jr)     1st- Iguana


Monday, 17 December 2012

The Panama Scenario


On December 1st and 2nd the APP,(AsociaciĆ³n PanameƱa de Paintball) Panama Paintball Association, held the very first scenario, speedball and airsoft event in Panama.  The event was a first of its kind and was held at Cocoli which was an old US military housing facility, so it offered a lot of structures for the scenario game. Car Paintball, Planet Eclipse Dealer in Panama, set up a stand and showed the latest markers from Planet Eclipse as well as  offered basic maintenance for all Planet Eclipse markers.  Every person that visited the Planet Eclipse stand received a ballot to participate in the raffle of a ETHA with the EMC kit, plus a assortment of TShirts, that were Provided by Planet Eclipse and Car Paintball.

Even though it rained hard both days, the event manage to attract  a crowd of around 250 players for the December 2 Scenario game . 

To help benefit all tournaments and events that are held in Panama Chuch Hendsh came in to do a Reff clinic and Tony Perez was there to do a clinic for any paintballer interested. We had a great time at the event and look forward to more upcoming paintball events in Panama. Thanks again to Planet Eclipse for all the support.


Sunday, 16 December 2012

Blues Crew Sign with Planet Eclipse




Blue's Crew attended the Wayne's World Grand Finale this past weekend and were truly impressed with their new ETHAS and GEO's. "We pulled 15 ETHAS and 2 GEO's out of the box, put air on them and played the way Blue's Crew is known for playing, and that's In Your Face Paintball.


Blue said. "Not only did the Planet Eclipse Markers perform flawlessly, they allowed us to do what we do best without thinking about how our equipment would perform, and that is push back the opposition and regain ground for our side." This in turn earned Blue's Crew the MVT award from the North side general. 


Blue added, "Everyone on Crew was very impressed with the Planet Eclipse Markers and their performance, and this is just the beginning of a beautiful relationship!



Ian 'Jacko' Parsons, President of Planet Eclipse USA said "It's an honour to have the Blues Crew in Planet Eclipse family. The Etha, that most of the guys will be shooting was designed to make every Paintballer better no matter where they play be it the woods or speedball. When we put the ETHA in the hands of the Blues Crew, well, you better keep your head down because they will be coming for you. Everyone at Planet Eclipse welcomes the Blues Crew to the Emortal Army"



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Saturday, 15 December 2012

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Check out the action down under at the 2012 State Of Origin event by DerDer.







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Monday, 10 December 2012

Bad Moji 2012


Bad Moji Confirm Eclipse Sponsorship For 2013.
Written by Dave 'Indie' Jones Captain of Bad Moji.

We are pleased to confirm that we have extended our sponsorship deal with Planet Eclipse for the 2013 season.
We will again be donning the excellent Eclipse HDE Jerseys and Pants along with some new gear in the form of the HDE Pod Packs and the wicked accessories that attach via the molle platform on the packs.  (My personal favorite it the compact pod drop bag... simply ingenious!) We will also be taking out the opposition with Etha EMC's, Etek4 Am's, Ego11 and Geo3's.

I have to say we completely love our HDE gear and Eclipse markers. The HDE gives us an initial advantage over the opposition as it blends so well with the environment we play in. The HDE gear is hard wearing, padded in all the right places and has a top quality build to every piece of clothing.  We can’t wait to run with more HDE in 2013 in the shape of HDE headbands and HDE bottle covers. The Etek3’s and newer Etek4’s have been absolutely flawless, not a single issue that wasn’t sorted with a battery change.  We know we have the most advanced markers possible and it gives us a secure feeling, especially when you’re in the thick of it, out gunned and outnumbered, you know you’re going to come out evens, if not better.

Our 2012 season started on a high after being awarded Best Breakthrough Team of 2011.  With this came a new team ethos, Play Hard, Play Fair & Play Lots of Paintball.. We kicked off in a snowy February with D10, a Super6 event up in Nottingham run by Shoreline.  This was a great season opener with the added bonus of Kirsty Ellis (Rage) being a faction leader for the Red side, The Nigerian Militia! The opposition factions were to be made up of the organizers supported teams in the Shoreline Rangers and AUP.  D10 is based on the film District9.  The game went well and we particularly enjoyed the 5 vs 5 speedball tournament where we played 5 games against each opposing factions. We won 5/0 against AUP and narrowly missed out a win against SLR losing 2/3, a great achievement in our first experience of tourney style play. Overall the Humans did a better job than Aliens but the win was marginal and it was a great season opener.

From here we then played the following games :
'Back To The Future' - Game 2 of the Super6 Series at Holmbush run by Shoreline
'Where Paintballers Dare' - A long awaited return to the FIBUA (Fighting In Built Up Area) village at Copehill Down, Salisbury. This game in 2011 was one of the best we had attended and was one of the first games to move in to an Urban environment. Clear paint and close quarter combat in a 360 degree urban war zone, a superb event and location that was organized by Going Postal. A must do game for any paintballer!


'Help For Heroes' - A game run by The Scottish Warriors at the BZ site in Teeside. Kirsty was again asked to run as a faction General and was announced as 'Lara Croft', taking on the opposing general 'Indiana Jones' in a battle for rare items and gold. This was considered a small game with about 200 players overall. Against the odds Kirsty led her side to glory and crowned the artifact victor, an excellent win for the team. We will be signing up for the next game without fail.

Next came Chocolate Factory 2 the 3rd game in the Super6 series up at YPC in Yorkshire. Kirsty again was asked to lead a faction on Willy Wonka's side. We love playing up at YPC, Andy Sables has a great site there, good parking, great staging and Europe's biggest bridge! If you haven't played there it’s a must go site!

Next came The Tippmann Challenge which was a world record breaking event! 600+ tickets sold within 5 minutes, getting them was a mission in itself.. The venue was another FIBUA village in deep Wales, Sennybridge, Home of the SAS training facility! This was a never before attempted 52 hour long scenario game, and boy was it good! We opted to play for the Reds for this game and by day two we had an huge lead on the blues and they couldn't get back in the scoring zone.


Battle of Britain 1.5 followed TCUK, a game we were raring to get our teeth in to. During the build up to the event a competition was launched on Facebook to design a logo which would be printed on the game ball. I had a great idea in the shape of Spitfire planes with mustaches, taken from 2 separate icons of the game build up. The end design was a repetitive pattern of the Spitfires with mustaches which was chosen as the winning design.
The game was rescheduled later in the year as the original event was cancelled due to a hurricane.. True!

The most anticipated game on the 2012 calendar was probably the next event… Planet Eclipses Big Game, Staargate! This was up at Wakefield and run by Shoreline. Staargate is renowned for the player party on the Saturday night and this year was a bit special with the addition of a live band which Ledz organized called 'The Blame' who rocked us well into the early hours and were fantastic! For Staargate Bad Moji were given a special role called The Guns For Hire, led by myself and was one of the first times this was played out in a game. We were considered mercenaries, employed by either red or blue side to try and tip the balance. When called in to action the GFH squad of 17 were marched in to the field under sirens from our personal marshal and once we reached our destination GODE MODE was initiated for up to 1 minute and we had to clear the field of any opposition! This was immense fun  and painful at times. Our greatest satisfaction was hearing later in the day that whenever the GFH squad were en-route to a task players were fleeing from the area in fear of being battered! It was a great game with some added Eclipse special.

Time Wars is a game based on the Dr. Who stories and was the last in the Super6 series which was down at Campaign Paintball in Surrey. This has to be Moji's favorite site!
Brian Thomson was asked to lead the evil faction, Sontarans for this event which went against the grain as we usually played for Torchwood, a good side, which were usually the winning side at Time Wars. For anyone who hasn't been to Campaign Paintball 'Your Missing Out' the site has several game zones which are all totally different, from dense woodland to tranches and even a mock cowboy village called 'Dodge City'.


We always enjoy a good rumble down at Campaign and Time Wars always delivers. Game history shows that the good side has been the dominant force but the evil collective rallied hard and overturned the good side to win the day overall, a great effort by all was put in to secure the victory with some good back up coming from The Army of Fools team.

One of the last big games of the season was Stalingrad down at Bullswood Skirmish. This game has a particular hold over Bad Moji as it was our first ever scenario game.
Stalingrad is known for the awesome enthusiasm that comes from Dan the owner and which echoes through his staff. Dan puts out all the stops for this event, Tanks, epic pyro and realistic Mortars which are fire at least a hundred feet in the air before coming back down on the projected targets.  We always play for the Germans at this event and have a cracking time. The field layout is brilliant with each side often taking control of over half the map before it swings back to the other side’s control.  On the day the German forces were a little more prepared and instructions were relayed quickly and effectively which resulted in the win on the day.


Some of the team were lucky enough to also go to the Big Game in France, Veckring. I have been told many stories about this trip, of antics not to be divulged, let’s just say the game was just part of the trip that split up the time between the madness.  I can say no more on the subject ;)

Overall a good 300+ hours of paintball have been played and a few thousand miles covered by the team, all in the name of paintball!

Our contribution towards UK paintball doesn’t stop there, often designing game banners for various events, designed T-shirts for the players who went to Veckring and we were the winners of the Tippmann Challenge T-shirt competition which saw over 600 people wearing our winning design. We also designed game patches for the Tippmann Challenge and Staargate factions..

Bad Moji are also part of a brand new concept that has never been done before in scenario paintball called SGP.
SGP stands for Scenario Grand Prix and more info can be found on this here :https://www.facebook.com/SGPPaintball

SGP is a game outside of the game, a chance for every player to participate in all the big games in 2013 for free!

A team based concept where points are won on attendance, being on the winning side and predicted win betting.

It’s a non commercial, nonprofit making concept thought up and devised by players for players.

SGP already has a ton of support from the industry including Ledz himself.



To end the season we were nominated in three categories for the 2012 Annual UK Paintball Awards and walked away with another trophy for the Best Female Player which went to Kirsty Ellis, a great result for the team.


Next year holds more of the same, in fact I think we have more games booked now than we ever have before! We have games in Europe and The UWL to look in to! There are so many great games on the calendar, I’m dreading any conflicting dates!

All year we have been using one of the biggest distributors in the UK, BZ Paintball supplies and for 2013 we are pleased to announce them as additional supporters for the new season.  We are really pleased with BZ, there a great bunch of guys and they deliver every time.

Neil Banks of BZ adds "BZ are delighted to have Bad Moji on board for 2013. We have always had a good relationship anyway, so it is great to finally make it official. They are a great bunch of guys and girls, both on and off the field. Their hard work over the last couple of years is evident to everyone involved in the scene, and it's great to see them rewarded for this with a renewal of their sponsorship with Planet Eclipse. We are proud to be supporting the team and we wish them great success in 2013."

Ledz of Planet Eclipse said “There are only a hand full of Scenario teams around the world that stand out and Bad Moji are one of them, and for all the right reasons! Bad Moji have burst onto the Scenario scene and they party hard and play harder. It’s a pleasure being able to support Bad Moji and I hope the relationship lasts for many years to come…