Crashed over with mrmrsmith
on Friday night prior to heading down the next morning to UCAP
in Portsmouth for some subterranean airsofting. UCAP's a pretty impressive site - it's essentially a pretty extensive underground tunnel system built during the Second World War. It was the first place I've been to which set uniform restrictions - greens and blacks on one side, deserts on the other - although, given how dark it was in places, it really didn't matter that much. Needless to say, friendly fire abounded - one more than one occasion, I got shot from behind, headed back to the respawn point and passed people nominally on the same side...
Nonetheless, a lot of fun and a first outing for the AUSCAM gear (along with the AUG, naturally ;-)) but, again, I suspect that UCAP was probably not a good test of its effectiveness for anything bar poser value (which would appear to be significant). Highlight had to be the pistol game. Got lots of gun geek points for going out with the twin gas Glock 18Cs with extended magazines (note: I need a pair of rail accessories for them - one with torch, one with laser). To make things even more challenging, the tunnels were put on no or red lighting with the white lights turned on at random. One such occasion had one of the other side and myself staliking each other in a tunnel with guns aimed at where we thought the other was. Lights came on and it turned out I was right and he, well, wasn't. Cue 3-4 rounds centre of mass ;-)
Went fencing at Poly tonight. Distinct improvement on last term - still not many people there but had several long hard epée fights. Or maybe it's just I'm that out of shape after a few weeks off, including almost a week on Texas-sized food portions or with what appears to be the beginnings of a cold for that matter.
off back in Croydon and then drove in to London Bridge for the annual LOTNA auction so, yes, the car boot was full of tat as well as skirmish gear. Found it took almost as long to get from Croydon to London Bridge as from Portsmouth to Croydon! Still, I managed to leave the auction with rather less tat than I arrived with - I even managed to get rid of my entire set Blake's 7 VHSs! I guess it's time to take the others to the local council "Civic Ameneties Site" (alright, tip!). I must admit, I was thinking that we could have had a field day playing Stuff Or Junk with some of the items in the auction. That and wondering whether some of the more prolific buyers lived in a TARDIS. Wonder if it's possible to get this run more than once a year - still got loads more crap to unload...