On September 9, 2012 we, The Creed paintball team, launched our first large scale scenario paintball game. The event was held at AG Paintball in Weare, New Hampshire. The game was designed as a Humans V. Machines story with the Machines doing everything they could to decimated the Human population. The plot of this scenario is designed to be played as a continuing story so there will be more scenario games under “The Rise” title in the future. The script will be written to support whatever the outcome and pick you up where the action left off.
The bustling began around 7am at the field and the first mission went out at 9:30 prompt (courtesy of time keeper Mike). The Humans started in the Machine headquarters known as, “The Hive” Their goal was to fend them off for 45 minutes. Charles “Happy” Holton (Steeel Reserve) was leading the Humans and Courtney Binek (Xtreme Shenanigans) led the Machines. The battle started off with intense fire fights all along the castle walls. The Humans were steadfast on holding their territory. The Machines struggled to find a weak point and eventually accepted the stalemate and went headstrong into the second mission.
The second mission was distributed and both teams headed out to the next mission in a race for a dam with the Machines. Bane Sigurd Harlock (Steeel Reserve) was the volunteer general for the Humans and arrived late, coming directly from an engagement the night before. He took the head spot for the Humans and Charles Holton moved to a support position. It appeared this shift would nail the coffin shut on the Machines efforts to control the game before lunch. It did not take long for the machines to find the dam and establish dominance over it.
Mission three required the Humans to power up a communication tower and hold off the Machines for the remainder of the time. The Machines had to disconnect the power source, rendering the tower useless and leaving it transmitting no signals. The Humans beat the Machines to the tower as many of them stayed at other parts of the field engaged in fire fights that amounted to nothing (Hey, it’s paintball. People want to shoot paint!).
As the day progressed the Human’s used systematic strategy to out play the Machines. Mission 4 required the Humans to find a “Cube” The content of this cube is believed to be a master key to “The Hive” They needed to get to the cube and, hopefully, find a key. If it was found they were to defend the position for the remainder of the time and await orders for what move to make next.
The 5th mission found the two teams battling over a lost nuclear device. The coordinates were unknown to both teams. Regardless, the Human’s found the device in quick time and were able to hustle it back to the Machine Hive and set the detonation sequence. If the Machines were unable to retake “The Hive” and disarm the nuke, it would be over for them.
The 6th and final mission required both teams to tighten their boot straps and get busy on the objective. Many of the players, who had been in the staging area, saving paint and resting up, returned to the field. When this last mission was announced loud volleys of fire could be heard from within the tape lined borders. The Humans were already in The Hive so the Machines had to regain their beloved base. This battle raged for 45 minutes and in the end the Machines just didn’t have enough gusto to retake the Hive and disarm the nuclear device. The Humans prevailed and the machines were blown to bits. For now.
Thanks to all the teams that came out: Xtreme Shenanigan’s , Steeel Reserve, Overthrow, New England Knights, Boston Creepers, Red Mist, Team Suicide and many more whose names I don’t remember off hand. New England Knights alongside The Boston Creepers took MVT for the Machines and Team Overthrow took the MVT title for the Humans. I would also like to give extra special props to first time general, Courtney Binek of Xtreme Shenanigan’s on her outstanding performance! It isn’t easy and she did the best she knew. I have every confidence that her next time out she will regulate as an experienced general would. Great job Courtney! AND, Hi Alf III!!!!
We also thank AG Paintball for everything they have done in helping us with the development of this scenario. We look forward to many more.
Writeup and photos courtesy of The Creed Paintball Team