Check out this intro video about the owner of Ballahack Airsoft, why he started playing airsoft, and his quest to find the best airsoft sniper rifles!
We just got a ton of LBX Tactical gear at the Proshop. LBX makes hardcore, reliable gear for a cost that doesn’t break the bank (Plus they’re a fellow Hampton Roads based small business). Sharing many designs with it’s parent company London Bridge Trading, LBX has released both some tried and true rigs as well as pushed forward with new gear innovations. We’re now stocking combat sets, plate carriers, chest rigs, belts, slings and pouches in Ranger Green and Multicam. Come check them out this weekend! They’ll also be added to our online store soon! Get them while they last
We’re a huge fan of Elite Force’s products at Ballahack. Their EF 1911 line is undoubtedly one of the best pistols on the market. Christopher AKA The Swamp Sniper uses Elite Force’s G28 Designated Marksman Rifle in many of his videos. With Elite Force being such an industry leader we are understandably excited to announce that on August 21st we will be hosting Cliff from Elite Force as well as Jet the Desert Fox and Leah the Airsoft Unicorn at Ballahack Airsoft. Elite Force will be showing off some of their new products as well as raffling off some awesome guns. No pre- registration is required.
Hampton Roads is an epicenter of the tactical/outdoor gear industry. We’re very exited to host our good friends from London Bridge Trading a world renown standard in nylon tactical gear at Ballahack Airsoft. Join us September 17th and 18th for a weekend of airsoft action. Not only will LBT be there but Bo from their daughter company LBX will be showing off some new nylon goodness. Our good friends from American Milsim and Milsim Media will also be out raffling off some awesome gear. This event is going to be off the chain. Don’t miss it!
Admission is the usual $25 dollars and there aren’t any uniform requirements.
MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) is a huge part of gameplay at Ballahack Airsoft. Our rambling MOUT town is a central location on the field. A great many games start, and end in the town. Our MOUT town is unique in that the town has several multi storied kill houses that present targets from above as well as on all sides. Teamwork is essential to efffectively navigate the challenges presented by close quarters combat. CQC is hard to do right but it’s an extremely rewarding aspect of the Ballahack Airsoft experience. Check out this video of CQC at Ballahack Airsoft.
Karo II was awesome! We had a tremendous group of players out to fight over diamonds, territory, guns, and “drugs.”
We had over three hundred players show up to the event and that definitely had an impact on the magnitude of gameplay.
Karo was a three team game in which players had the ability to choose which faction they wanted to align themselves with.
Huge thanks to everyone who came out joined us for the fight for Zona!
Stay tuned for more upcoming events and awesome content.
Check out this gameplay video from Karo II.
Check out this great gameplay/ product review hybrid video that Ballahack’s owner Christopher (AKA Swamp Sniper) made!
Elite Force Airsoft was extremely generous and sent him a fully licensed H&K G28 DMR.
This is a limited edition, high end Designated Marksman Rifle.
All footage was filmed at Ballahack Airsoft Field. The largest field on the East Coast.
Karo II is set in the fictional African nations of Zona and Bojabonda. The event will involve both free flowing elements and structured combat. You can expect to fight both as a lone guerrilla fighter and a member of a warlord’s army. To effectively enter into the world of Karo it is essential that your kit reflect the conflict.
Here are some helpful tips to aid you in your kit building.
1. Lightweight is king
This event is in July in Chesapeake, Virginia. It is going to be sweltering, wearing clothes and gear that do not trap in heat will keep you going all day long. This is not the event at which to wear a zillion layers. A perfectly fine lightweight kit might consist of cargo pants, a tattered T-shirt and a light chest rig.
2. Dress like a jungle warrior
We’ve already received many emails inquiring about using Multicam or other such patterns. This is not the event to wear full Crye combat sets. Part of the fun of the game is contributing to the comprehensive atmosphere. Ballahack Airsoft reserves the right to turn anyone away for not contributing to the aforementioned atmosphere. That being said, we’re not looking for much. Wearing camo patterns is fine as long as they could ostensibly be acquired by militia forces in an African nation. Many items can be found at your local thrift store for cheap!
3. Carry water
As previously mentioned this game is going to be hot. Very hot. Water will be provided at the event, but do not neglect to bring some way to carry water with you in gameplay. Many players have to drop out due to heat and dehydration related causes, don’t let yourself become one of them.
4. Prepare to stay in the field all day.
This is an all day event with only one Op-pause. It is essential that you carry everything you need for the phase with you. This includes BB’s, gas, food, water, and spare magazines.
This is event is going off the chain, and we’re very excited for it.
SITUATION: Following a bloody three way civil war the coastal nation of Zona has been left shattered and broken. Refugees number in the hundreds of thousands. Disease is rampant. This tumultuous time in Zona is a boon to the opportunistic. Diamonds, weapons, food, livestock and other more illicit substances are up for grabs to those who are able to use force and negotiation to this end. Mercenaries, thieves, soldiers, smugglers, doctors, businessmen refugees, and spies are all flocking to Zona as law and order continue to deteriorate. A peacekeeping and humanitarian force has been deployed to the border of Zona and it’s northern neighbor Bojabonda to stem the flow of refugees and illicit substances exiting the country. The Bojabondan military is also mobilizing to defend it’s sovereignty, While in Zona two warlords are mustering armies with the aim of seizing control of Zona. Gameplay: Karo II will be split into two phases. During the first phase players will be free to accrue as much wealth as possible. They will pursue this goal by looting, trading, buying, and stealing a variety of commodities including: livestock, diamonds, weapons, medical supplies, and (fake) narcotics. Simultaneously players will be deciding which faction to align themselves with. Factions will come heavily into play mainly during the second phase; however, there will be benefits to joining a faction early, in the first phase. Following a short op-pause unaligned players will be split onto one of the factions for phase two. During the second phase players will take place in an all out war. In phase two each faction will be vying for control of various strategic sites, such as diamond mines and medical facilities, as well as accomplishing specific objectives that will be briefed by each teams’ commanding warlord. The Economy: Zona’s economy is driven by a vibrant black market. Players will interact with different characters, accomplishing tasks for them, in return for either money or a valuable commodity. These commodities can be exchanged for cash at the Black Market. Money can be used to purchase extra ammo, supplies, and medical equipment. Medic rules: During phase one there will be multiple community respawns at which players can respawn at will. There will also be faction specific respawns that players will be allowed to utilize if they join the congruent faction. The community respawns will not be active during phase two. Standard medic rules will not be in effect at Karo II, instead players will be able to acquire medical supplies (Comprised of a bandage). To heal a friendly player the bandage must be wrapped neatly around a limb and pressure must be applied to the “wound” for 40 seconds. Factions: There will be three active factions for Karo II. Bojabondan Army: The Bojabondan Army is located across the border in their fortress at Mospada (N. Fob). They aim to keep warring tribes from Zona from crossing the order and wreaking havoc in Bojabonda. The Bojabondan’s are mainly on a defensive footing however they will retaliate if attacked. Free People of Zona: The Free People of Zona are a collection of farmers, shopkeepers, and fishermen who are sick of suffering abuse at the hands of one corrupt government after another. They aim to exact justice in Zona against their former oppressors. Togo Militia: The militia is a violent band ofviolent rebels who are violent and aim to violently control Zona and the surrounding farm land by force. The Togo Militia is known to traffic drugs, guns, and blood diamonds. The militia is led by a vicious, and cunning visionary: Bongo the Warlord. Uniform: Players are encouraged to avoid wearing plate carriers or “high-speed” combat suits. Remember Local fighters in a third world nation are not running around wearing head to toe Crye. Players should wear civilian clothes, or older camouflage patterns (M81 woodland, six color desert, DCU’s, or DPM’s for example). All weapon types are permitted but older platforms such as AK’s and G3’s are heavily encouraged.
We recently were visited by a good friend of ours: Novristch! He’s an awesome dude who makes some great sniping videos! His most recent video captures the often frantic atmosphere of an attack and defend game at Ballahack. You can watch the Action from Novaristch scope camera! Make sure you check out his videos on youtube!