About Basho

Bio: Philosopher, film maker, writer and IT expert.
Occupation: IT Consultant, film-maker and writer.
Interests: Debate, cooking, computer-gaming, reading, writing, videoing, martial arts, air­soft, movies, diving, skiing… (The list goes on — Basho is a philosopher and therefore into everything!)

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation Payback Milsim – full film

2017-06-03T11:04:20+00:00

This is milsim roleplaying at its very finest. No actors, no retakes, everything happens live once the game is on! This incredibly well played event showcased some of the highest quality effects ever used in milsim. Including RPG attacks, EOD detonations, explosive entries and more.

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation Payback Milsim – full film 2017-06-03T11:04:20+00:00

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation PAYBACK – Download Now

2016-10-18T18:50:15+00:00

This incredibly well played event showcased some of the highest quality effects ever used in milsim. Including RPG attacks, EOD detonations, explosive entry and more. All captured in the 20 minute film from Outside Context. If you have any interest in milsim then this is a must watch!

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation PAYBACK – Download Now 2016-10-18T18:50:15+00:00

Hamilton JazzMaster Maestro Auto Chrono Watch Review

2016-10-18T18:50:15+00:00

Yes, there are many reason to wear a watch, but simply telling the time is the least of them. The first clue that there is another reason comes from the mind boggling array of wrist-based choice.

Hamilton JazzMaster Maestro Auto Chrono Watch Review 2016-10-18T18:50:15+00:00

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation DEADLIGHT Promo

2016-10-18T18:50:19+00:00

This 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 action, strong story and roleplay. Basho is proud to present some of the finest milsim on the planet.

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation DEADLIGHT Promo 2016-10-18T18:50:19+00:00

Yaks for tea and Tibetan Temples. Living the high life in Shangri-la

2016-10-18T18:50:41+00:00

"You have to imagine," said the man in broken English, "that this..." he gestured his hands at the view in front of us, "big lake... flood wide and deep... great water!" He broke into a wide toothy smile.

Yaks for tea and Tibetan Temples. Living the high life in Shangri-la 2016-10-18T18:50:41+00:00

Tier 1 Military Simulation – JAWBREAKER and BLACKHEART DVD release

2016-10-18T18:51:02+00:00

Shot entirely on location at CopeHill Down. The main feature is 37 minutes of the best milsim ever undertaken in the UK! I had an inside track on the “serial” events, a first person perspective on the role play and took part in all the big actions – including the capture of the objective for the US team. All cut together with music and professionally coloured, this is a great film of how deep milsim can go.

Tier 1 Military Simulation – JAWBREAKER and BLACKHEART DVD release 2016-10-18T18:51:02+00:00

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation JAWBREAKER writeup

2016-10-18T18:51:02+00:00

I have played many and been to many events where the organisers said they had reached the perfect balance point between real military exercises and a simple skirmish. I realise now that they either made the game too boring or little more than a skirmish with complex medic rules; milsim for the Xbox generation. In Operation Jawbreaker, Tier 1 also strived for that perfect balance themselves and in the most important respects I think that they came damn close to achieving it.

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation JAWBREAKER writeup 2016-10-18T18:51:02+00:00

Gandhi

2016-10-18T18:51:02+00:00

Very little survives a man’s death. I have commented before that most of the “Great’s” from history did not write [...]

Gandhi 2016-10-18T18:51:02+00:00

“Zombies, Run!” Review : a running game with bite!

2016-10-18T18:51:06+00:00

I got into running about a year ago after ending up in hospital twice in three karate lessons. After the second time my wife and I had "a conversation" and I agreed to take up a sport less likely to cause injuries. I clearly picked the wrong one though.

“Zombies, Run!” Review : a running game with bite! 2016-10-18T18:51:06+00:00

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation BLACKHEART promo

2016-10-18T18:51:10+00:00

This is a dual editor collaboration. The DVD will contain 2 x 30 minute renders of the footage from the game (one by me and one by Chris). We had filmmakers following both teams, capturing all the briefings, the serial events and all the action in the best FPS Basho tradition - quite a package!

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation BLACKHEART promo 2016-10-18T18:51:10+00:00

Shimla mountains and a happy meeting

2016-10-18T18:51:17+00:00

When you travel through a country, especially if you are using a published travel guide, you are walking a well trodden path. Indeed maybe a thousand people are doing it with you simultaneously. This has a very strong effect over time, as more and more guest houses start catering only to the backpacker and spring up all along the route, which had myriad knock-on effects. Such as: taxi services who know the guide books better than you do and hordes of travellers at ever corner all "experiencing" the local atmosphere; all the time failing to realise that they are in a "bubble" like a Disney theme park ride.

Shimla mountains and a happy meeting 2016-10-18T18:51:17+00:00