Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation PAYBACK – Download Now

Outside Context & Tier 1 Military Simulation 
presents

Operation Payback
a Basho film in partnership with Daniel Goodall.
 

Location: STANTA, Eastmere OBUA Training village, Thetford, Norfolk.
Date: 11 – 13 […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation DEADLIGHT Promo

Mission : Operation Deadlight
Place: STANTA

Date: Oct 2013

 
About:
This incredible Tier 1 event included elements of a Tier 1 Sub Op and involved two live kidnaps […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation SANDSTORM DVD release

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 […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation ORCHID DAWN promo

New release!
Just fresh off the render machine is our latest production for Tier 1; Operation Orchid Dawn.
In aid of the charity ORCHID – Fighting […]

China’s National Treasures – Pandas and the Terracotta Warriors

Everyone loves Pandas and at the Panda Conservation Centre near Chengdu, China is probably the best place to see them in the world.

Watching them […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation SANDSTORM Writeup

“But I didn’t want to raise the alarm”

“Why not?” I asked

“Well,” said the man, uncertainty creeping into his voice as his mind digested what […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – JAWBREAKER and BLACKHEART DVD release

After many edits, re-renders (taking on average 24 hours each time) and lots of work printing labels, cutting box inserts to size and generally fussing to create the best product possible – it’s ready! The Jawbreaker and Blackheart DVD double set is shipping with 1 day’s notice!
What you get:
Jawbreaker
– my latest film, 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.
Extras:
Slideshow of Jawbreaker images, the End-X Brief and two promo’s (Jawbreaker and Tier 1 – Year 1)
 Blackheart
– this film was shot by myself and Chris at the amazing Stanta FIBUA site, which has lots of Afghan compound-like houses and where the troops practice before heading out to the Middle-East. The final cut on the DVD is my version of our two editions. It features an incredible morning serial by the US team and retreat straight into the waiting Taliban forces. 29 minutes of action!
Extras:
Slideshow of Blackheart images, the End-X Brief (included at the end of the main film) and two promo’s (mine and Chris’).
The collection:
Housed in an attractive two-disk DVD box with a custom label and DVD insert.

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Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation JAWBREAKER writeup

If you are interested in a DVD then please CLICK HERE to open the ordering window

I stood looking out of the café window at the sun soaked street outside. People dressed in dishdashas and pakols were setting up shops in the buildings opposite. Quite a funky bhangra beat was coming out of the speakers in the next window along and the men were all slightly bobbing in time as they worked.

Behind me, sat at a rickety table strewn with maps and plans, were the organisers from Tier 1′s Operation Jawbreaker game.

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Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation BLACKHEART promo

Hot off the render machine comes the first release from our site! This is a short promo for our upcoming DVD that shows some action from the Blackheart Tier 1 game a few weeks ago. We finally got it approved by the Ministry of Defense! […]

Hong Kong City Blues – Special Edition

This is a “Special Edition” of my Hong Kong at night film.

The beautiful skyline of Hong Kong at night! Come with us through the brightly lit, and empty of people, Business District and then over the river to Kowloon Bay to look back. The buildings all come to life with colours and lights embedded in their structure that forms a fantastic light show. Finally we visit the vibrant and busy center of town and see some of the amazing flashing neon screens and lights around the streets thronged with people.

Hong Kong is one of the cities that inspired the look of the film Blade Runner and so I have set the film to the score- hope you like it!

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Tier 1 Military Simulation – Tier 1 – Year 1

This film is a compilation of clips and unseen footage from the games I attended run by Tier 1 Military Simulation. Before 2011 I had not played much milsim, now… well I recently laid in a puddle from 1am, freezing cold and surrounded by poisonous mushrooms, for 8 hours to spring an ambush! I fell asleep and started snoring. Moments later I was awoken by a wet weight crashing down on my back. Team commander Trip had thrown a log at me, missed, hit a tree and it had collapsed a rotten limb across my sprawled form. Had the opposition walked past at that particular moment then they would have heard the rest of the concealed team completely failing to stop laughing. […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Helicopter Ops at ROLLING THUNDER

Here is a quick cut, colour and render of the Helicopter Assault during Tier One’s Rolling Thunder Milsim event.

I have put this together at […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation BLADERUNNER

My first ever commissioned film was released today and stands as a landmark for Basho films. I have learned more about Sony Vegas, filmmaking […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation SNAKEBITE

I have often remarked that the challenge of making an airsoft film – when you are also playing in the game – is that […]

Ground Zero Weekender 2010 – The DA Team

Note: The film is at the end of this article. If you want to just watch that then please scroll down.

It was when I was sitting in the steam room at Virgin Active with 20 sweaty men all dressed in the same set of bright beach shorts, and making jokes about their penises, that something struck me as odd,

“This has to be,” I announced into the cloud of steam, which was being jetted into the room at an alarming rate and temperature, “the most surreal Ground Zero Weekender I have ever been to.”

The member of team Delta Alpha to my right leant in and said,

“Do you feel better now, though?” He asked.

I considered the question.

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Sennybridge, a Basho film about “The Chernarus Conflict”

A  few weekends ago my airsoft brothers and I were players at the TA Event’s, “The Chernarus Conflict”. This was a 24 hour Milsim game using the, freshly revised, BattleSim rules developed by Iain of TA Events.

To those of you who play computer games, the country of Chernarus may ring a few bells. As anyone who loves the Arma series of games from Bohemia Interactive will tell you Chernarus, or Black Russia, is a fictional post-USSR country somewhere in the East that is used as the main game location. TA Events have licensed the entire storyline from Bohemia meaning that players at the event could sign up to the various factions found in the series. When someone says that you should get out from behind the keyboard and get some exercise, these events enable you to re live the brilliant, in-depth storyline for (almost) real. A detailed account of the factions and background to the event can be found here and it has a very professional depth to it not usually available to airsofters.

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Malvern 2010 Show Garden – Losing Control, Releasing Nature

When Cesca first showed me the drawing plans for the UCS garden at RHS Malvern, I knew that it was going to be special. But nothing could prepare me for the final result. More a large scale high-art installation than a garden; it is playful, fun and definitely sending a message that we can all understand.

I have been reading a book recently, called “The World Without Us ,” in it the author, Alan Weisman, writes of how nature – that pervasive force – would take over after we are gone. Concrete would fall down, buildings would crumble under vines and the remains of humanity would disappear; and quicker than you would imagine. Of course, for us Daoists we don’t see the human and so called “natural” worlds as different at all. They are all parts of the same thing; and it is only human arrogance that distinguishes us and our achievements. When we see metal and we think that it is not a “natural” substance, we forget that we stand upon a 50 trillion ton ball of the same stuff. Given the size of the Universe, our small scratches on that metal ball amount to a glint of light in a million years of sunshine, but we don’t see it that way. We still think we are in control. As Weisman shows in his book – that is the ultimate illusion.

And so it is with the UCS garden, losing control leads to organic growth and non-human cycles of birth and decay taking back the ground. Returning to the rhythm all of its own. It wont be rushed, it is like the blowing playful wind, and as gardeners we might conduct this orchestra briefly, but we hardly could claim control of it.

We work with it.

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Wudang Mountain: A Basho Film

In 2009 Cesca and I visited the amazing slopes of Wudang Mountain. The mountain is located roughly in northwestern part of Hubei Province of China.  This […]

Operation Zulu

The DA’s have played some unusual games over the years, but this was a first for us: this was the first time that we were asked to be a scripted opposition.

The idea has a lot of merit if you think about it. Firstly, games often ebb and flow randomly. One side may gain the upper hand in an attack, but they loose too many men to reinforce the position and soon are driven back and it is the other team who are then on the offensive. Similar to a game of football. However, sometimes a team simply hammers all opposition to such an extent that the suffering team cannot fulfil their objectives at all. Sometimes they cannot get out of their safe zone. The game suddenly becomes unbalanced, tempers raise, cries of cheating go up and no fun is had at all.

Well, at least none by the team getting a kicking.

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Band of Delta-Alpha : A Basho Film

The Ground Zero Weekender is the biggest yearly event on the UK Airsoft calendar.