In our favorite hobby there is a multitude of game modes. In this article we explain the most elemental variants that prevail during the celebration of Airsoft games and events.
Due to their characteristics, there are types of games that can be governed by special rules. The types included in this Regulation are:
Airsoft CQB games, or urban combat.
CQB (Close Quarters Battle) is understood as the game that takes place inside buildings or in villages. In this type of games, due to the physical proximity of the players, the safety distance is reduced from 5 to 0 meters.
Delimitation of the “CQB Zone”:
It is mandatory before the start of the game to delimit the CQB Zone.
In the event that the game takes place inside a single building, without using adjacent land, the CQB Zone will be only inside the building.
In the case of sets of buildings (town) with a distance between them of less than 10 meters, the CQB zone will be the town as a whole, as well as an outer perimeter of 5 meters from the town boundary that must be signposted. This is extendable to land where the field combines CQB play areas and open play areas (for example buildings in forest areas, or the like), a 5 meter perimeter should also be marked around the buildings that will delimit the “CQB Zone "
This delimitation allows players who are inside a building defending it, or outside it with the intention of accessing, to know with certainty which players can use the scoreboards automatically and who cannot; as well as the complementary security measures that must be put in place to access the interior of this area.
It is not allowed to use, at a safety distance less than that marked in point 4 of this Game Regulation, SUPPORT markers, SEMI-AUTOMATIC Sniper and CERROJO Sniper.
Complementary security measures:
In order to avoid physical injuries, the protection set by the organization apart from the glasses (mask, helmet, thick clothing, etc.) is mandatory.
The organization of the game will ultimately decide if the protection the player is wearing is adequate or not, and therefore will allow him to play or not.
Due to the possibility of hitting yourself accessing buildings, it is mandatory in Airsoft games of the CQB type the use of a protective helmet, and the use of knee and elbow pads is recommended, to avoid major damage.
Complementary game rules for CQB type Airsoft games:
Inside the CQB Zone (Interior of town, interior of buildings and area of 5 meters of outer perimeter):
- The use of a protective helmet is mandatory.
- The use of complementary protection is recommended (thick clothing, mask, knee pads, elbow pads, etc.).
- The safety distance is reduced to 0.
- Only PISTOL, SHOTGUN, SUBGUN, and SPEARGUN markers can be used. (Maximum 350 fps) by players who are inside the CQB zone and use the marker on players who are also inside the CQB zone. THESE MARKERS MAY NOT BE USED IN AUTOMATIC.
- Other marker types can only be used in games that include a CQB Zone when players:
They are outside the CQB Zone and use the marker against players who are outside the CQB Zone.
They are outside the CQB Zone and use the marker against players who are inside the CQB Zone at the safety distance indicated in point 4 of this Game Regulation.
They are inside the CQB Zone and use the marker against players who are outside the CQB Zone at the safety distance indicated in point 4 of this Game Regulation.
- Only the markers authorized in point 4 of the FCA Gambling Regulations may be used automatically, as long as they comply with the provisions of point 5 of this annex.
Scripted Airsoft Games
Airsoft game “WITH SCRIPT” is understood as one in which a game script is used, which sets forth objectives and victory conditions for the opposing sides.
Objects can be used in a scripted Airsoft game or there may be characters that interact with other players and that involve carrying out specific missions that affect the final result of the game. The use of the mentioned objects, as well as the participation of the mentioned characters will be regulated by the organization of the game.
Historical airsoft games, recreation or renactment.
Airsoft game “HISTORIC” is understood as one that is played following a game script set in a past warlike conflict.
To play this type of game, specific uniformity and equipment standards are required.
The Rules of uniformity, the equipment and the allowed markers, as well as other points that have to do with the historical setting are at the discretion of the organization of the game, but must always comply with the RRI of the FCA and the current legislation.
Airsoft MilSim Games
Airsoft game “MILSIM” (Military Simulation) is understood as one that is played with a game script focused on simulating a military operation, which due to its duration allows initiatives to be taken outside the initial script, which does not alter its development by inclement weather, and that contemplates the use of specific game roles that play a special role in the game script (restrooms, controls, communications, etc.).
The toilet system to be used, the command roles, the limitation or not of balls per player, the requirements in terms of equipment and markers to use, as well as the use of vehicles and their interaction with other players, are aspects of the game script to be decided by the organization, but must always comply with the FCA RRI and current legislation.