This event took place on Saturday March 17, 2012 at The Airsoft Factory
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Music by The Dropkick Murphys
The Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) had planned the Rising against British rule to break out on 23 April 1916. Weapons for the IRB were supplied by Germany, which the shipment included over 20,000 rifles, as well as 10 machine guns. However, the plot was discovered on 21 April 1916 and the weapons were lost when the ship carrying them was scuttled to prevent the arms from falling into the hands of the British.
The IRB plan was to seize a compact area of central Dublin and launch simultaneous risings around the country. In the event, the rising consisted of a week’s street fighting in the Irish capital after which the rebels surrendered. The British used overwhelming force, including over 16,000 troops, artillery, and a naval gunboat, to put down the rebellion. Over half the 500 or so killed were civilians caught in the crossfire. It was during the Rising that the Volunteers began to refer to themselves as the Irish Republican Army (IRA).
The leaders seized the General Post Office (GPO), raising two flags: a green flag bearing the legend "Irish Republic" and the Tricolour, and proclaiming independence for Ireland. The Rising later became a celebrated episode for Irish nationalists. The rebel Volunteers were a minority faction among Irish nationalists and up to 200,000 Irishmen were serving on the British side in the First World War. There were calls for the execution of the "ringleaders" in the major Irish nationalist daily newspaper, the Irish Independent, and local authorities also sought the ringleaders.
However, opinion dramatically shifted to the rebels’ side in the next two years. Opinion shifted even more in favour of the Republicans in 1917–18 with the Conscription Crisis, an attempt by Britain to impose conscription on Ireland to bolster its flagging war effort. By 1917, this was extremely unpopular in Ireland due to heavy casualties on the Western Front.
From 1916 to 1918, the two dominant nationalist movements, Sinn Féin and the Irish Parliamentary Party, fought a tough series of battles in by-elections. Neither won a decisive victory; however, the Conscription Crisis tipped the balance in favour of Sinn Féin.
In this new position of strength, the Irish Volunteers, who had been swollen to over 100,000 men in the conscription crisis, were re-organised as the army of this Republic. Hence they began to refer to themselves as the Irish Republican Army.
This event took place on Friday February 17, 2012 @ The Airsoft factory. For more information on out exciting events visit http://www.theairsoftfactory.com
The Saint Valentine’s Day massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of 7 mob associates as part of a prohibition era conflict between two powerful criminal gangs in Chicago: the South Side Italian Gang led by Al Capone and the North Side Irish Gang led by Bugs Moran. On the morning of Thursday, February 14, 1929, St. Valentine’s Day, five members of the North Side Gang were lined up against the rear inside wall of Chicago’s North Side, and executed. The murders were committed by gangsters allegedly hired from outside the city by the Al Capone mob so they would not be recognized by their victims.
Two of the shooters were dressed as uniformed police officers, while the others wore suits, ties, overcoats and hats, according to witnesses who saw the "police" leading the other men at gunpoint out of the garage after the shooting. One of the victims was still alive after the killers left the scene and was rushed to the hospital shortly after police arrived at the scene. Police tried to question him but when asked who shot him, he replied "Nobody shot me", despite having sustained fourteen bullet wounds. It is believed that the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre resulted from a plan devised by members of the Capone gang to eliminate George ‘Bugs’ Moran due to the rivalry between the two gangs. However, no one was convicted for this heinous crime.
In many respects, the Valentine’s Day Massacre follows the perfect mystery blueprint up to the end. Although Capone never went into complete detail on the events of the massacre, perhaps he did allude to his future plans for that bloody Valentine’s Day in 1929. A few months prior to the murders, Al Capone mentioned to a fellow "associate" his plan to take down Moran. Capone was told by the "associate" that he would have to kill a lot of people in order to get to "Bugs" Moran. It is rumored that Capone replied by simply saying: "I’ll send flowers."
This event took place on Sunday January 29, 2012 @ The Airsoft Factory
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Beat by SADIKBeats
October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen, leading to the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. This op focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed black hawks, centering on Sgt. Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first black hawk crash site, Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second black hawk crash, as well as many others who were involved. At the time, the battle was the bloodiest involving US troops since the Vietnam war and remained so until the Second Battle of Fallujah in 2004.
This event took place on Saturday December 24, 2011 at The Airsoft Factory
Music by Chris Barker
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Santa Claus is a figure in North American culture who bring gifts to the homes of good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve. Although this has long been established to be a children’s story, the reality goes much deeper…
The American government has long protected Santa Claus and his small battalion of elves and reindeer in a fort located in the North Pole, creating toys for the children of the world, as well as weapons for our armed forces, thus establishing strong assets for the U.S economy.
But every strong asset to the United States is at risk. One night, a terrorist sleeper cell by the name of Silent Knight infiltrated Santa Claus’ North Pole fortress and has held Santa and his associates hostage. In addition, Silent Knight has sent the President of the United States a ransom for one trillion dollars or Santa was to be executed live over the internet.
The United States doesn’t bargain with terrorists, so the President had the Secretary of Defense send a special task force to rescue Santa Claus and neutralize the Silent Knight terror threat. This op is a recreation of the epic North Pole conflict that was doomed into obscurity…until now.
This event took place on Sunday December 11, 2011 @ The Airsoft Factory
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The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is a detainment and interrogation facility of the United States located within Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. The facility was established in 2002 by the Bush Administration to hold detainees from the war in Afghanistan and later Iraq. After the Justice Department advised that the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp could be considered outside U.S. legal jurisdiction, the first twenty captives arrived at Guantanamo on January 11, 2002. The Bush administration asserted that detainees were not entitled to any of the protections of the Geneva Conventions.
Guantanamo is by far one of the most heavily secured prisons on Earth. However, in this op, a group of brave prisoners is planning on rioting and breaking out of Guantanamo Bay Prison! With limited weapons and resources, the odds are definitely against anyone foolish enough to escape. Will Guantanamo Security be able to contain the incoming crisis? Will the prisoners be able to fight their way towards freedom and survive? This will be settled…at The Airsoft Factory!
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