How many times have we caught the promoter of D Day doing just that? That's why I stopped going to D Day.... That was years ago and history as far as I'm concerned but he was actually manipulating the game outcome. Not just the flow whatever that is defined as.
How long ago was the last time you took part at D-Day? I'm
asking because I can attest to the fact that they've never had
a hand in how the event plays out since I got directly involved
and that was back in 2007. Each year since then it's been up
to both sides to figure out what their plan of action was going
to be, then based on what the other side did we'd make any
necesary adjustments. In fact this past June we overwhelmed
the Germans so badly that the staff halted the event early.
Call it good luck, well thought out planning or whatever you like,
but there certainly weren't any checks put on either side.
Since then they've said they're going to start issuing added
missions, probably based on how the event is running, to help
keep things under control. So far everyone who has had the
chance to check this out seems to think it's long overdue, so
I ask again, when was the last time you played there?
As for the rest of your response I can't speak to what Viper
does at his events, but when it comes to D-day this last year
there were something like 25-30 motorized vehicles between
both sides. I don't keep track but that sounds like a heck of
a lot more tanks than you're apt to encounter anywhere else.
In order to help neutralize all that armor and still give those
guys who build and bring them a fighting chance D-Day dropped
the use of Nerfs years ago. For as long as I can recall you
have had to score a hit on a target afixed to the vehicles, which
varies in size depending on which side of the tank your facing.
You do that using a special colored pellet which is fired from a
launcher which looks like either a Allied or German anti-tank
shoulder launcher. Again, I'd say that with close to 30 vehicles
somoene must be doing it right, otherwise they wouldn't be
Targets. 18"x18" on the sides, 12" x 12" on the front, and 24"x24" on the rear
Heck, even an old half blind guy like me
can hit targets that big. If you've got a plane at D-Day all
the gunners have to shoot at is a 2" X 2" target on any side.
Tanks run with larger targets, but they're not anywhere as
large as you've suggested.
Remember, WW II, which is what D-Day is all about, was a
time when you were lucky if you could knock a track off of a
German Tank. British Piats and the old US Bazookas weren't
anything like today's AT-4s, etc. when it came to knockout
power and yet neither we or the Germans seem to have much
trouble with getting enough people to sign up to carry tubes.