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Combat Simulations are events using laser skirmish technology but as a simulation rather than a sport. In Combat Simulations (Combat Sims, ComSims), it is all about working as a team, tagging out opponents can be part of the experience, but it is more important to achieve the objectives. These objectives may be to ambush the other team, or to capture an asset, or even to perform recon without being detected by the opponents. Often newcomers to ComSims are frustrated that they haven't been able to tag opponents through lack of opportunity or aiming skill. After a few events (called Deployments) not only does aiming skill increase, participants start to enjoy the experience and depth of the simulation over the thrill of tagging an opponent.
The VLSA is a not-for-profit sporting association that organises skirmish events for laser skirmish enthusiasts in Victoria, Australia. As a Combat Simulations International partner the VLSA hosts Combat Simulations Deployments in Victoria, and is an active part of the Combat Simulations International community. For 2012 the VLSA are transitioning to running laser skirmish day events every second month on a Saturday, and Combat Simulations Deployments on the alternate months also on a Saturday. The VLSA currently has a 18+ age requirement at all events.
Combat Simulations International is a small, tight-knit community dedicated to developing a realistic modern combat experience. ComSims is based in Queensland, Australia, and provides community developed resources for partner organisations. These resources include a detailed storyline that continues across deployments, mission scenarios, online and onsite training, and scenario rules. The ComSims online forums are very active but access is restricted, available with endorsement to those who have participated in at least one Combat Simulations Deployment. Combat Simulations has an 18+ age requirement.
FragTag is a laser skirmish technology company located in Victoria, Australia. FragTag are developing advanced combat simulation systems, and are an integral part of both the VLSA and the ComSims community. FragTag provide the VLSA with infra-red electronic taggers, simulated field resupply devices, simulated medical devices and other simulation accessories.
Our members are generally welcoming and easy going, enjoy team work and competition, and often have a some of the following points in common:
If you would like to attend a deployment simply send us an email and ask to be registered for the upcoming game. We will reply and confirm your registration. You will be given a link to an online form that you need to fill in before you attend the game. The form will add your contact details to our membership database. It only needs to be filled in once.
Further event details will be emailed in the week leading up to the event, make sure you read these carefully and are clear on the directions and arrival time.
As you will be spending the day outdoors, everything you bring must be able to withstand the elements. Details of what you need to bring will be emailed in the week leading up to the event.
As both the VLSA and CombatSims are community organisations, there is many ways you can contribute. Talk to the Admin staff at an event or email TheVLSAInc@gmail.com and tell us what you would like to offer, sign up to the combat sims forums, join the VLSA private group on facebook, and read up on what is currently under discussion - there is a lot of great ideas that have already been considered but a fresh perspective can bring about significant improvements.