Heat In the Woods !!
After our first year in the NCS (Dutch woodsballing competition)
Amsterdam HEAT has set up a competitive woods team with the surprising
name: HEAT Tactical. With a different form factor from last year our
dedicated woodplayers entered the 1st leg of the Dutch Scenario
Competition. Having gained substantial knowledge of the rules, play
types, objectives and field knowhow over the past year, we felt
confident entering the tournament scenery. 7 vs 7, 4 games, 30
minutes each, specials, rocketlaunchers, great weather, plenty of GI
4- star paint and some old grudges we had to settle from last year.
All in all a perfect example off modern-day topnotch woodsballing.
Our assemble of the day was stacked with Amsterdam HEAT OG’s, varying
from Walter Troost ( a very mediocre comedian), Floris Keizer
(notoriously famous overshooter) and Reda Sumtinsumtin (clueless but
fast rookie of the year) where to join mix along side our seasoned
squad of HEAT Tacticians as Irving (loudmouth), Harry ( the
calculator) and Roland (back from the death), all in all stand-up lads
as they would say across the puddle.
First game of the day was against ChaosCompany, a new formed hybrid
(we love to see supair teams go hybrid) combined out off supair team
Chaos and woods team Bad Company. We whooped their asses the first 7
minutes! After that it was a steady slope downhill for us, losing
body after body and even being faced with total huminila… domination
by their part, forcing us to make uber, duber, incredibly calculated
strategic move from our part; asking for a total restart of the game
and paying with our own blood (-7 points). Smart thing to do, with
little result as we lost game by one point. Note to self; leave all
(even the seemingly insignificant) math-stuff to Harry (the
Our second game was against our longtime friends FUBAR. FUBAR ‘stole’
last years title from us, by playing some excellent ball and showing
us (stuck-up sup air players) that a well-oiled woods team can kick
any teams ass on any given Sunday. Unfortunately for them, we brought
our A-game. We dodged some of the rocket launchers they’ve utilized
(thanks to the head reff for head butting the missile back to its
originator ;) ). We quickly gained dominance on the swingpoint and
slow played it from there on.
Off to our last set of back2back games. We found ourselfs matched up
against El Torro and Paintballer Unit. To seasoned woodball teams
known for their aggressive approach. In both cases we where able to
maintain our stronghold positions on the swingpoint and managed to
keep our anchors (sentry gunners) a live and kicking for the
remainder of the game. Overall two quick and dirty wins against two
incredibly aggressive teams led to incredibly fun and existing games.
To top the day off, we had accumulated enough points for a 1st place
finish. HEAT Tactital is incredibly happy with it’s first podium
finish and we are looking forward to the next event. A big Round of
applause for the organisation of the NSC and the greatest (we know of)
Dutch scenario field: D19 in Gasselte!
Another Win for the Emortal Army !!!