Who Are We?
Dan: Management Team
Dan has been, since 2011, serving in the regular Armed Forces within the Blues & Royals. It has been time well spent learning many skills from tying boot laces to working complex fit communications systems and close target reconnaissance.
It has been observed that Dan treats everything with the utmost professionalism and everything he has learned during his time in the Army is reflected in the events from safety to realistic gameplay.
Dan had been playing airsoft since around 2012, before deciding to create Frontline Events, to inject as much passion and enthusiasm as possible to make players believe they are actually there!
Michael: Management Team
Michael, former RAF 1979-1986 left as a Senior Aircraftsman and continued with engineering in the print industry and then with Fork lift trucks and is now currently a Health & Safety inspector.
Michael began airsofting in 2013 before becoming heavily involved with military simulation as of 2015. He recently gained interest in the WW2 scene from his friend Dan which rapidly grew into Frontline Events.
Mikes first tentative steps into crewing has now grown into a strong and steady trot (far too old to run). He helps to supervise all the pyrotechnics that you will experience at our premier events.
Andy: Management Team
Andy, formerly a Royal Marines Commando for 1981 – 1990, discovered airsoft around 2012 and fell in love with it instantly, secretly reliving his glorious days, with musket in hand serving her majesty The Queen.
Andy injects “wisdom” into the company, along with his own excitement and enthusiasm and makes ambitious dreams become a reality.
Andy saw the passion and love that Dan wanted to share with players and agreed to join the company with its fresh new outlook on airsofting, doing whatever he can to make it succeed!
𝗧𝘆𝗽𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀
Military simulation refers to live-acted simulation of armed conflict scenarios conducted by civilians for entertainment, sporting, nostalgic or educational purposes. It has been described as both a form of "extreme sport" and as historical re-enactment.
Skirmish Games. These games will continue to run every 2 months and would involve players staying in tents on site.
We will still continue to travel around the UK in order to pick the best site for the event.
Airsoft skirmishing, often referred to as simply 'airsoft', is a live combat simulation in which two or more teams are pitched against each other in a game of fitness, skill, determination, tactics, psychology and wits. This will be our bread and butter.
𝗛𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻;
Most events will take place at weekends. Our game ours are strictly between 10:00hrs and 17:00hrs in summer. During winter this is reduced in the afternoon due to visibility.
Single days where people arrive in the morning and play between 10:00hrs and 1700hrs before departing site.
At a weekend event we allow players to arrive from 1700hrs on a Friday in order to set up where they will sleep. The hours of operation are still the same as a Skirmish game.
We offer players a space to camp at our milsim events with no extra cost, this eases traffic congestion and makes more time available for their preparation. We offer two different types of camping at our events. Period and non-period.
Period camping would be those at a historic event wishing to sleep in a “position” to make it feel like they are indeed in 1944 with correct tent and no light and noise discipline.
The second being a modern tent, in the “safe zone” with one raised fire pit, provided by Frontline Events, for light.
We do not and have no intention of selling or distributing alcohol at our events.
Apart from a torch being used or some small lights required for cooking, we don’t use much light at night time. A fire pit would be used for players to congregate around.
We use what is known in the industry as “Thermobaric Charge” which has a sound output of (dB A) 124 at 5m radius. This is quieter in comparison to any propane bird scaring equipment or legitimate shooting which commonly are recorded in excess of (dB A) 150 and are in use on farms in rural areas. When noise pollution is of great concern, pyrotechnics are limited or not used. We have had this raised in the past and it has not been a problem.
Airsoft weapons which are recorded around (dB A) 90-105, which is the same volume as the average radio or TV program.
The two 2000w speakers are indeed incredibly loud, we use them to project battle ambience across sites that permit it. We only use them for Military Simulation (Weekend), not for a skirmish (Single day). Just like the pyrotechnics, when noise pollution is of great concern, pyrotechnics are limited or not used. We have had this raised in the past and it has not been a problem.
A noise assessment will be undertaken from the boundaries of all neighbouring properties the same as we have done previously at other locations.
Frontline Events does not own any military vehicles. The use of vehicles is down to a few factors;
• Can we use it on this land?
• Can we afford to run them?
• Are they available on the dates of the event?
If all of the above criteria is met, then we get the vehicles. We actually, amongst many organisers, prefer to not use vehicles as they are often large and cumbersome. This leads to serious health & safety concerns which can be detrimental to the events.
With all the Frontline Staff living residing in the countryside, Wiltshire, Port Talbot County and Bedfordshire, we understand the importance of maintaining beautiful fertile landscape for the benefit of wildlife and future generations.
We will not be removing trees, hedges or bushes. We intend to plant more hedges in the future. Not only will they provide more cover for players but will also provide more room for nesting birds, hedgehogs and other small mammals.
Any setts, burrows, dens, nests and other signs of animal life will be left alone. This is very common with airsoft operators across the UK.
𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗥𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗮𝘆;
This is a common occurrence at most airsoft sites. Rights of way are not blocked or altered in anyway. We will have to put up a notice to make people aware that there may be airsoft activity taking place. We also apply a “stop, stop, stop” or range incursion for hikers, horse riders, dog walkers or animals pass through the area unmolested.
Frontline Events Ltd is strictly a NON political organisation and the members of said organisation do not affiliate with or share the views of Nazi’s, terrorist groups or the Soviet Union. The use of Nazi or Soviet logos and propaganda are used under artistic license helping to keep the immersion levels at our events to a high standard.
That being said, the use of offensive insignia is not used at all events.
In the last 3 years we have no cases of extremism within our community, we will not tolerate it.
Our events are not the place to discuss any political views.