Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question? Check out our list of FAQs and you're likely to find the answer.
Got a question? Check out our list of FAQs and you're likely to find the answer.
Take a look through the list below, click on the question to see the answer and hopefully you'll find what you're looking for.
We have grouped our FAQs into 4 main categories of question (click to jump):
If your question isn't on the list please drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be more than happy to help.
Arrive between 8:00 and 8:45.
Briefing for new players on Skirmish Days is at 9.15. Main briefing begins at 9:30 with play starting at 10.
Time needs to be allowed for booking in and sorting out your kit.
Upon arrival follow the signs to the main AGB building in a courtyard of other buildings. Climb the black stairs into the shop, this is where you confirm attendance for the day and (if applicable) pick up your gun hire ticket. Then please go and prepare yourself and collect your gun from the rooms below the shop.
We have and will play through snow, hail, rain and wind. If conditions are treacherous or we deem them to endanger the safety of players or marshals, then we reserve the right to cancel game in advance or halt them.
There will always be a Head Marshal and depending on the type of day that you are attending there will either be highly visible marshals around the site or there will be player marshals. Either way these marshals will be made aware to you before the start of play.
The marshal/player marshals job is to ensure the rules of the site are enforced. This means watching for hit taking, encouraging good sportsmanship, alerting you to changes in the games, timing and monitoring the games objectives and ensuring the safety of the players. In the event of any disputes the Head Marshal has the final word.
If you have a problem on the day, then please tell your marshal or we can't help to resolve the issue.
Above all airsoft is about honesty. We promote and expect honesty and respect from all our players. It is the biggest factor in determining how much everyone enjoys their games play.
Yes, we ask players to park sensibly around the safe zones of the site. There is overflow parking roadside near the front of the residence that shares the land. Please be aware that some of the parking is on grass banks which can get muddy (don’t get stuck!)
Yes, there is always a member of the AGB team that is first aid trained present for game days.
It is easy! Take the A12 towards Colchester and then join the A120. Turn left 1 mile after the A133 to Clacton onto Park Road, then turn right onto Hilliard Road and we are under the very large WW2 Radar mast! For further details please look at our find us page.
We restrict the guns that we allow to be used in play on our site to the following (0.20g bb representation):
We have these restrictions in place for safety and insurance purposes. Guns will be chronographed on the day and we will refuse the use of a gun that is firing over site limits. We also reserve the right to re-chronograph a gun at any point in game play.
Minimum shooting distance for a sniper and any gun over 350 FPS is 30 metres.
We recommend player wear boots with ankle support and are prepared for mud and wet undergrowth.
All guns to be used in play must have their FPS checked by one of our marshals. Once your gun has proven it meets our sites FPS limits then you are good to go! We do ask that all snipers also carry a pistol or similar secondary gun for any close-range action.
No, you don’t. You can hire a gun from us, please click here for more details of the guns we have available to hire.
If you have your own gun you can bring it / them along. It will need to be chronographed and meet site limits so please see a member of staff with your gun when you arrive on the day
Plastic BBs only please. We have also found that BBs from a trusted merchant give the best results, they are less likely to jam guns and not to break upon impact (this means it is more likely that your opponent will feel the hit).
If you are hiring a gun from us, then you can only use BBs that you buy from us in the hire gun.
When in game play, players must wear long sleeves. This is for insurance purposes and is good for health and safety. We have some clothing options in our shop if you require something additional on the day.
Only pyrotechnics sold onsite may be used and no one under 18 may buy pyrotechnics.
All HPA regulators must have a tournament lock option. A cable tie will be used to stop any adjustment in air pressure if a tournament lock is not fitted
We ask everyone to book online before attending an event day. If you are hiring a gun, you need to choose your gun and select which date you will be attending. If you have your own gun(s) and equipment you need to book your walk-on.
If you turn up to an event date without booking you will be charged an extra £5.00.
If you hire your gun with us then you may need to also purchase BBs from us which are priced as follows:
*Prices as of May 2017 and this is not a comprehensive list of our BB range.
With each gun rental, we offer free face mask/eye protection if you have not brought your own.
We have other products for sale in our shop that are optional additions to your game playing and include:
Our shop sells a wide range of airsoft accessories, guns, AGB merchandise and the essential game playing items such as BBs and grenades. On Skirmish and Tactical Warfare days we have hot food on sale and always have drinks and chocolates bars available to buy. Tea, coffee and tap water are available without charge at all times.
For Skirmish and Tactical Warfare day events, we sell bacon sandwiches for breakfast and beef burgers at lunch time*. We also have a variety of chocolate bars, fizzy and energy drinks on sale. We have free tea, coffee and tap water available throughout the day.
As standard we do not offer vegetarian options but can offer these options within 3 days' notice of attendance, so get in touch with any particular dietary requirements you may have.
*subject to change
Firstly, you must have completed all the necessary AGB forms. You must either have your own gun or hire a gun from AGB. You must have eye protection.
Have a look at our page about the types of game days that we offer as this will help you to further understand the different types of games that we offer.
Put simply though we have 2 commonly running game types and they are:
Skirmish – this is a great day of fast paced fun playing in which you can expect to be teamed alongside beginners and people newer to Airsoft. You don’t have to be new to airsoft to enjoy this day though.
Tactical Warfare - these days are designed for the more experienced players looking to expand their love of all things Airsoft. If you like tactics and teamwork, then this will be the more challenging and professional day for you. We want players to use semi auto style gameplay with great communication and planning. Games will be a variety of short and skilled to long and careful. There may be ammo limitations and even medic rules with bandages and more realism than your average skirmish.
We also offer training day for beginners and Pro/scenario days’ subject to request and demand. Please get in touch, or explore our game day page to find out more about these types of days.
Yes we are. Please see our UKARA page for more information.
Yes. We are a fully insured site and we are also a member of UKARA.
Our insurance that means that all players on our site are insured.
Private hire days are available for parties of between 15 and 60 people.
It depends on where you are hit and what protection you are wearing. But, yes it can hurt/sting. For example, if you get hit from 25m away with an assault weapon through a single layer of cammo trousers you can expect a small welt/bruise. At close range BBs can break bare skin. The point to remember is that you decide what you wear which defines how much it will sting.
No, no alcohol is allowed on the AGB site.
We can accept players from 12 years old upwards although player under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (over 18 years old) during play. Players under 18 must have permission from an adult to play (parent or guardians signature required on the site disclaimer form on the day at the time of sign in).
Yes, you can but you will still have to pay the full walk on fee charge per player.
Yes, we do but at this time they are subject to interest and demand so please get in touch with us to see when our next one is. If there are a large group of you that would like to learn airsoft, then the site available for private hire.
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