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You’re the Pretender – a Tier 1 tribute

A loving tribute to 5 years of Tier 1 Military Simulations events. They say that it is only when you lose something that you realise the value it had. That emotional wrench requires a loss of access. Not that airsoft is banned or that I am banned from enjoying it; but, we (my friends and I) tried to attend other events, I was even offered (very generously) positions of filmmaker in lieu of playing fees, and yet - we couldn’t get excited by the action or involved in the role play. I present here an argument that tier 1 was unique in the pantheon of airsoft companies, that it tried - and bloody well succeeded - in doing something very very high end. All [...]