Outside Context & Tier 1 Military Simulation
a Basho film in partnership with Daniel Goodall.
Location: STANTA, Eastmere OBUA Training village, Thetford, Norfolk.
Date: 11 – 13 April 2014
36hr OBUA Combat Operation.
This incredibly well played event showcased […]
There are many reasons to wear a watch, I said to myself as I took my turn at the JFK airport security scanner.
“Take off your belts and empty your pockets,” the female TSA agent […]
Endings are actually beginnings too. This is what I told myself as I sat in the tiny, oh so tiny, room in Osaka. It’s one of those glass half empty or half full sort […]
Mission : Operation Deadlight
Date: Oct 2013
This incredible Tier 1 event included elements of a Tier 1 Sub Op and involved two live kidnaps of players obtaining their Tier 1 Team Badges. Some fantastic […]
I have written before about travellers wanting a point to it all, to travelling. In part this is perhaps seen as them wanting to justify the vast cost of travel; to have a point […]
I know I know, its a year late… but, finally my film of Tier 1 Military Simulation’s Operation Sandstorm is complete and released for immediate digital download.
(I did a write up of the event, which you […]
Just fresh off the render machine is our latest production for Tier 1; Operation Orchid Dawn.
In aid of the charity ORCHID – Fighting Male Cancer, Warrior (UKAZ) in association with TIER 1 Military […]
The bullet train pulled smoothly and serenely into the station, totally belying the speed it had demonstrated when blistering through the Japanese countryside.
As I stepped down into the shiny and neat Kyoto station the […]
It is said that you can only truly know someone by fighting them, for in the stress of combat the mind of the other is laid bare: their intentions, their fears and their mental […]
Writing an article about Zen is almost a contradiction in terms. That is unless I simply leave the rest of it blank…
Just a finger, pointing to the moon… But, I don’t want to do that!
I wallowed comfortably in the exceedingly warm waters, the balmy mountain air was cool and smelled of the rich wood my surroundings were constructed from. I was butt-naked and in my first real Japanese […]
4am in Tokyo, Japan trickled around and we were ready to go. We skipped breakfast and headed down to the famous Tsukiji Fish Market.
It opened at 5:30am and back then you could wander in […]
Tokyo, like Beijing and especially like Delhi, is a city that one could spend a lifetime in and never feel a sense of completion. The Japanese way of doing things enhances this feeling with […]
I have always looked at maps of the world and wondered if they skew perspective. America appears massive while Australia and India are diminished and Japan… well, miniscule. Even when I was young, I […]