2013 TEAM NEWSLETTER
After the Allied Victory at Battle of Britain, Alpha Omega Prepares for the 2 final games of the season: Zombie Invasion @ Hogback Mountain. And Fulda Gap @ Command Decisions Wargames November 8-10th.
We will be drawing up our 2014 Schedule soon, so check it out, and hope to see you fighting with us, or against us in the near future. Play On Playas!
*UPDATE* Zombie Invasion was a blast! Our very own Gary Goad "Voidjin" won the brain eating contest, and The game was well managed. Fulda Gap was an unbelievable experience. AO had 8 members in attendance, six of which it was their first time there. The field was fantastic, and the gamely was straight forward and intense. Dice commanded the 120th Guards/ Warsaw Pact. Our attack and tactics proved more than the NATO forces could handle, as we controlled our assigned bases throughout both days after taking them from the enemy. We then led a devastating offensive into the heart of Sim City, supported by 2 tanks, and infantry. On sunday we held OP Alpha, a hilltop trench fortress for 2 hours against relentless attacks by NATO forces, and eliminated 3 tanks, and their bridge in the process. If you haven't attended this event….YOU ARE MISSING OUT! That closes out our 2013 season. We will be finalizing and updating our 2014 schedule, so if you would like to see us at your event, drop us a line. Stay tuned, BIG things coming from AO in 2014!
*Alpha Omega continues to expand! Lets welcome Carlos Domacasse, and his father Rodolfo, Joey Kappes, Jack Kettl, Gary Goad, Glenda Goad, and Brandon Harris to the team! Unfortunately, we are going to be temporarily closing recruitment while building up all the newer members to full operational status: gear, uniforms, and placed in a skilled role that best fits their style and helps the team on the field.
*On June 23rd, we launch our 1st scenario "HAMBURGER HILL". Hope to see many friends and new ones as well! Come battle it out, the join us for a huge BBQ afterwards at our field clubhouse! No charge, AO is providing while supplies last!
*UPDATE: Our game overall was a success! It being our 1st production, there were minor issues, and confusion at times, but with AO keeping cool, and utilizing our top notch communications, most issues were easily solved quickly. We got lots of great feedback from the players. Total registration # was 133. we expected 100 or less, so it was a good showing for us! Thanks to ALL who helped in any way shape or form to make it happen. We will learn from it and improve. Special thanks to the 2 Generals Gary Goad, and Dean Doe(grats on the win), Sofa Kingdom, Sons of the South, Dirty MERCS, PAP refs and staff, and all the great players who came out. Stay tuned, more to come!
*SPONSOR UPDATE: We have lost 2 sponsors to business closeout. Stiffi Barrels stopped barrel production to take on a government contract for military missile fin research. MEDUSA just up and closed out, and will no longer produce the pod systems some of utilize.
BUT.....some good news! Mantis will be testing a new headband system called ARMAGILLO. The team will also be able to test, and decide if its something they are interested in. If we like the product, we will possibly pursue a sponsorship with them. check it out! http://www.armagillocanada.com/#
*Mantis heads out to East Dundee, Illinois to represent Alpha Omega @ Paintball Explosion's Grand Opening of NUKETOWN 2013! Also attending with Mantis is his father-in-Law Steve from Indiana. Steve was a guest of Alpha Omega at ION 2012, and will now join forces for another Amazing experience!
*Update: The grand Opening was UNBELIEVABLE! Special Thanks to Paintball Explosion, A-Train and Track 21 for making me and Steve feel right at home. It was so nice to meet everyone finally! Akimbo Assassin, SAS Necro, A-Train, Skeletor, Ms.SarahB, T-Rex, Mad Frog, CJ Miranda w/ Ballers for Boobies, and so many more! Even got to hang out at THE BAR after the day was over and have some drinks to take the sting of the days injuries...what an Epic adventure! Great Park, Great Players, and the staff was terrific! Cant wait to go again! -Mantis Out
PS: Steve earned the nickname " Lawman" after telling everyone hes a lawyer!
On May 11th, Alpha Omega Will travel to Southern Maryland Paintball (SMP) for the first time to represent the BLUE TEAM at OPERATION: Drop Zone. Good Luck! AO!
*UPDATE: Roach and Optimus rocked this game! Secured flags, Ambushed the Red team all day, and even pulled off some rear attacks. They greatly helped secure the win for the Blue Team! Awesome job! AO!
ALPHA OMEGA would like to welcome Matt Martin,. and Morgan Casey to the team! WELCOME! This makes us 20 strong! And we continue to grow at an alarming rate....AO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*AO would like to welcome "OPTIMUS" to the team!
Alpha Omega secures a big win at Hogback Mountain: Vietnam BIG game! With 11 strong in attendance, and full usage of our new comms systems, we were able to concentrate our forces in the right place, at the right time. The initial assault and capture on the enemys base off the break, allowed us to gain big points, and set the pace for the remainder of the game. Alpha Omega held the Hill Fort the remainder of the game (4.5 hrs total) and proved well capable in an all out defensive strategy that stymied all enemy attacks throughout the day. At the end of the game, AO split into 2 core groups, one to remain defending the fort, the other to attack the opposite side mountain field, and secure the artillery position. As the game came to a close, and ammo and air became exhausted, we managed to hold strong, and ended in command of the fort, dark forest, and the artillery position. Great Job to everyone who participated! AO!!!!!!!!!!!
Alpha Omega attended Stalingrad @ Skirmish USA with 7 members. We had a great game, and for dice, jawz, ghost ryder, and first Lady, it was theiur first time there. Jawz' Birthday party was the night before, and we celebrated in wild fashion, and shook off the grogginess to storm the field Saturday morning. We stormed castles, held ground, defended the Russian base from an attack from 2 sides, destroyed the german fuel depot, recovered flags, and a secret mission for some artwork, then defended our city for the final battle with the 8th guard. Our side lost by 8 points. Had a blast, and made my first R7 Replay video of a scenario game, which can be seen on this sites R7 page. Please go check it!
Next game is at Hogback Mountain: Vietnam BIG game, and we will be commanding the American forces. Come and join us!
AO's new patches have arrived! We will be sporting them at Stalingrad@ Skirmish USA 3-9-13
Alpha Omega Begins construction on their Homefield HQ building at PAP.....
Maurice Battle "Predator", and Anthony Hilliard " ZULU" join the ranks of AO! Welcome!
Alpha Omega prepares for their 3rd Season.
ALPHA OMEGA WINS MVT at OXCC BATTLE OF THE BULGE
IVAN "DOC" JORDAN AND ANTONIO "Scarface" BERRIOS JOIN THE RANKS OF AO!
This month, Dice and Jawz will be attending Fulda Gap. Dice will be the commander of the Warsaw Forses 120th Motorized Infantry Division, with his 2 Xo's Jawz, and Voodoo from Steeel Reserve Paintball. Good Luck!
*Update to come after the game!*
After A hard fought 2 days of fighting, the Warsaw forces lost by a mere 100 points. It was a seesaw battle all weekend.
Matt "Roach" Stimmler, is now an Official Member of Alpha Omega!
Look for him in his new crisp Valken V-TAC gear! V-cam of course....
Welcome to the brotherhood brotha!
Alpha Omega is looking to fill the ranks with another addition to the team. Ivan Jodan, whom we met at Zombie Invasion, will be attending our next scenario at OXCC, Dec. 8th to run with us, and get a feel for how we roll. We requested he play one event with us before making his final decision to join the team. Great Player, and good guy from what we have seen so far, hope to make it official After Battle of the Bulge!
*Alpha Omega Players Mantis, BlackJack, and Roach attended Zombies Invade Berlin at Skirmish USA, and linked up with fellow teams Blackout Protocol, Sofa Kingdom, Jersey Insticnt, Steel Reserve, Team Nighthawks, and Valor. BlackJack was honored with a surprise, as he was promoted to Allied Command, just moments before game start for his continuous years of hard work and dedication to the Allied cause since 2005! Through great leadership, communication, and teamwork, the Allied Zombies
came together as one force, and defeated the German Army 78-64! AO's Guerilla fighter "Roach", played a major role in the Allied victory by shutting down the German Tanks trying to take Tippmann City, the key field needed to operate from, and use as a staging area for missions. Matt recorded 10 Tank kills, one coming late in the game when a german tank drove into the command post, and Mantis and Roach ran from 4 fields away to arrive in time and eliminate the tank. Then helped spearhead the final assault on Berlin, taking it from the Germans with 10 minutes left to play in the game. Our Brother team Blackout Protocol won "MOFO" award, and Jersey Instinct, also a young fellow team took MVT!
*Mantis Wins a Brand New Tippmann X7 Phenom on
Skirmish USA's Facebook contest, reading their mail out tab newspaper in a
"strange" place...THE FRIDGE! (See 2012 photo album on Home Page to view the pic.)
*Zombie Invasion @ Hogback Mountain, with
Hurricane Sandy on the doorstep, was a truly epic event! The weather held,
and the day was uninterrupted. Alpha Omega, and SOS played the Zombies, and during the 1st mission, stubbornly held their ground against staggering odds of the fleeing human horde trying to reach the safety of The castle. No Humans were able to reach safety....all were eaten, or turned. The zombies then were succesful in both castle attack missions, eating and turning all defenders in brutal fashion....And durig the final mission, both Zombie clan leaders (Dice of AO, and Redneck of SOS, turned on one another over control of the skull totems of power, and faced off in zombie on zombie violence, with the Rednecks zombies collecting 26 totems, and Dices Zombies collecting 14.
*Alpha Omega takes
1st place at Murphys ESPN Cancer Charity Shootout at Paintball Adventure Park.
*Also, Alpha Omega is proud to announce their
latest sponsor: STIFFI BARRELS!
to Mike "DICE" Williams for winning the Empire AXE, and Dye Rotor from a raffle
Alpha Omega Welcomes our newest member John Smith "Blackjack" to the team.
Operation: Phoenix was a success! Phantom won the Red Team MVP for infiltrating the enemy lines and destroying 2 of the enemies objectives, by himself with no marker! I believe the XOs words just before he did this was: " What are you gonna do? Just walk in like you own the place?" And he did just that! Great Job Brandon, you definitely have some guts, and a rare skill.
By working with great teams such as Blackout Protocol, and Undertakers, we won a hard fought victory. Fireball Mountain Paintball Park is absolutely awesome! One of the smaller fields we've played on, but it was layed out very nice. Bunkers, pillboxes, trenches, gun pits, craters, buildings, and a open field with thick logs and cover. The woods area has a citadel with ramps and buildings and towers.
Alpha Omega has Joined forces with a local guerilla fighter by the name of Matt Stimmler "Roach", brother of "Mantis". Roach will be working with AO in the future, and brings lots of energy and experience to the game. A expert in camoflauge and marksmanship, and also brings Anti-Tank into the game with his new RAP4 launcher. IF you see him, give him a shoutout! AO!
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