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#26 jwasko

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 02:01 AM

I don't see any major problems (I am a war virgin, though) with Whetstone, and the distance isn't bad at all...only 3 hours from Pittsburgh.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:16 AM

I'm in Columbus for my Ohio University break (thanksgiving to new years!) and I've worked with Whetstone before for community events such as creek cleanings. They don't really have any regulations on events, so you'd be fine with whatever.

I'm not sure exactly what kind of battlefield you are looking for, but about a 5 minute walk down the bike path, towards Como Park, is the site of the old Amusement Park. It's along the river and has some bike ramps in a lightly forested area. My friends and I have airsofted there before with no real problems. It has some real opportunities for cover and flanking. The only issue might be that darts could easily be lost.

If you need any help with locations, let me know. Unfortunately, I only brought a Maverick home with me from school, and I may be in Toledo during the dates you mentioned, so I probably can't participate.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 05:12 PM

Jedi, if you could get some pics of this other field, that would be good.

Lynx, I really don't know if we should do the war in Columbus, when you're not sure that you can even be there. I know it's a central location, but someone who knows the area and can organize it needs to be sure.

As I said before, I can drive wherever, and I just found out today that I might have the whole week of Christmas off, so I might be able to do Friday the 28th. Dave, if you can find a good spot up in Cleveland I'd be all for it.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 05:46 PM

Lynx, you'll have to quote my topic if you want your map to stay current.
I'm still updating the map.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 07:01 PM

Once again I have been screwed out of going.

I will be 8 hours from here until at least the 29th, and probably the 30th also. I'm not sure what's going on but really doubt I have any chance of going.

No other Saturdays work anyway because I have speech tournaments.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 11:11 PM

And things seemed to be going so well at the beginning of this thread; rats. Ohio Nerf just isn't the same without the NerfMonkey :(

I like the sound of the field that Jedijoe is talking about, but like Brandon said....if no one from Columbus is there....it doesn't make much sense. If you are 100% coming, Lynx, then I should be down for Columbus. If not, then I think we need to seek an alternative location.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 11:23 PM

I will notify you all tomorrow.

Diablo, what would I need to do if I host?

People on the BLON in Ohio:

# Bravehearts
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# Lugoismad
# Lynx
# NerfMonkey
# Super 6 0ne
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:50 AM

If you host the war, you would need to make sure you are at the war location at least 15 minutes before the war starts. This will let those of us who arriving know where to park and unload our gear. It would also be nice to give those of us who are driving far away your cell phone number, in case we get lost or are having trouble finding you. You would also be the one giving directions to us if we take a break to go get food. Basically, since you're the only who knows your way around....you need to help us travelers. If you are unprepared, things can get ugly.

Take the last CANO, for instance. The host never showed up. I was driving/waiting around the park for about an hour trying to figure out what was going on. bpso86 and his Cinci friends pulled up and were also very confused as to what was going on; we were the only people there so far. We waited around for about 20 minutes waiting for people to show up, and I saw a van circling a parking lot down a path from us. I went over and found NerfMonkey who was also very confused. We waited around a bit longer, but no one else ever showed up. We wasted over an hour of time because of poor organization, and that's never a good thing.
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 04:34 PM

I'M 100 percent going or I will tear out my mom's heart!

Who can go on the 29th?
When would be good for you all?

PM for cell phone number.
My mom (veteran NYC driver) will give directions day of.

When you turn into Hollenback Road, you will pass a church on the left a library on the right.
As you continue, you will see tennis courts and then baseball diamonds on the left.
Go straight and continue past the bumps and the winding hill.
Pass over a small stream and park up ahead.
Large fields where we will play will be on the left.
If you want a change of scenery there is a ton of more field very close by.
Wendy's is a little south of Whetstone.

Parking lot in front of:
3923 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43214

Picture of Whetstone:

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Here are directions:

Cincinnati
Cleveland
Pittsburgh

Edited by Lynx, 30 November 2007 - 04:39 PM.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:52 PM

*I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT BUMP*

Hello? No pm's or reply's since post...
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:12 PM

*snore*
*Lynx bumps*

What? Oh, yeah, it sounds alright. I should be able to go on the 29th, but its' not 100% yet. We should probably start around 10am; that seems to be pretty standard.

Can I get a link to the location on regular Google map, though? Also, do you have any better (and larger) pictures?

Edited by jwasko, 30 November 2007 - 11:13 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 12:02 AM

!TALK TO ME!

If you are more than 75% sure you are going please pm me!

1) I will be there freezing my ASS on day of at:

3909 N High St
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 645-2150

You park before the Park of Roses:

When you turn into Hollenback Road, you will pass a church on the left a library on the right.
As you continue, you will see tennis courts and then baseball diamonds on the left.
Go straight and continue past the bumps and the winding hill.
Pass over a small stream and park up ahead.
Large fields where we will play will be on the left.
If you want a change of scenery there is a ton of more field very close by.


2)Pictures are off of google earth...sorry they are huge:

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 05:01 AM

Chill out dude, some of us have to make plans to come since it's not in our backyard.

I will more than likely be there, and I've talked to some of my buddies tonight and they could possibly come as well. Nothing set in stone yet, though, since we don't have a date.

I also just found out that the weekend of Jan. 5th and 6th (I think those are the dates) would be best for myself and my group. If we can't do that, let me know and I'll try to let them know and work around it.

As always, I'll bring a ton of guns, ammo, probably a flat of gatorade, etc. Not like we'll need it when it's the middle of winter, but hey, who knows.

Columbus isn't that far of a drive for me either.
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:40 AM

Those January dates are fine by me.
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:18 PM

So I'm hosting in the most central location for all of us.

Can we see who can go on the 29th? The 29th would be the best for me

Edited by Lynx, 02 December 2007 - 01:19 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:28 PM

I cannot go on the 5th/6th, for sure, because classes resume on the 7th.

I can probably go on the 28th/29th

Edited by jwasko, 02 December 2007 - 01:28 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:31 PM

New name for war:

OHNO

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:50 PM

Work got canceled today, so I decided to go out and take some pictures of possible battlefields to help everybody out. There are some really cool options for large scale nerf wars. Like I said before, I don't think I'll be in town for this war, but hopefully, I'll be around for the next one.

First off are some pictures from the area Lynx has been talking about at Whetstone park. You should note that the park is near the highway and a river, so it's pretty windy and a little loud. That being said, I still think it is an awesome battlefield.

For reference, here is the google earth picture that was posted earlier. The black circle is where I was parked (green car seen in pictures) so that should give you some reference.

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The area that seems to be the best is the area to the left of the road and continues below the image.

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This area has alot of open space, some cover, and many picnic tables.

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There is a trail that runs through the area. For reference, my car is just out of view on the left hand side

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Farther down the trail is a shelter house: It is full of picnic tables (the lighter, metal bar kind) that could easily be moved around for cover. The only issue would be that you would have to stop using them if someone has it reserved. Considering how cold it will probably be, it shouldn't be an issue.

Park Rules:
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The second area is the prairie in the left center of this image: http://img206.images...etstone6po4.jpg

This area is essentially a path through tall grass with many areas to hide and take cover. I imagined some sort of escort the VIP scenario where one group must defend the pass while the other attempts to traverse it. It's about a 2 minute walk from the parking lot and you can see parts of the first area I posted from it.

Map of the prairie area:
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View from the entrance to the path.

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Along the path. The areas on both sides are mostly dry and not very muddy. There is also sufficient room to walk through the bramble without crushing anything.

Finally, the third area is the one I referenced earlier in the thread. This is located at Como park, which is accessible from W. Lakeview Avenue, which is only a few streets farther down High Street from Whetstone park. The parks are actually accessible through the bike path, but driving is much more practical. Parking is at the bottom of the street and there is a little walk from there.

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View from the parking lot. The trail to the area is in the back left.

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The trail. Follow in forward for a short distance.

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This is the trail to the area. it follows the river and goes all the way to the end of the forested area. It makes the whole area fairly accessible. Sometimes, someone will walk a dog in this direction, but even a dog walker wouldn't interrupt the game.

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The trial. The playing area is everything to the left of the trail

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Me in the area-- There are some dirt ramps built for BMX bikes, and one of the small bowls would make a good defensive position. Many of the trees are easily climbable too. The path that runs through the area is fairly open, but allows for choke points near some of the bramble.

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View from one of the trees

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Sort of an area overview.


I have to say, if the weather stays how it is, it is going to be a COLD battle. Overall, I think the first location is pretty cool-- it's the most accessible and is usable for many types of games. The prairie has some potential for cool battles--but I think it is somewhat dependent on how many people are participating. The third location is great because it is very close to civilization, yet you are really sort of isolated and you don't need to worry about people getting in your way.

Hopefully this was of some help. I'm hoping the turn out is good and we can do another one when I am around sometime. Let me know if you need anything else.

Edited by Jedijoe9, 03 December 2007 - 04:51 PM.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:46 PM

<_<

...Anyone else think those would be some really awesome areas to play in?

Thanks for everything, Jedijoe. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:58 PM

I totally forgot about Como!

Which one would you all like?

I vote Como!
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:14 PM

The last one he posted looks very interesting, although I'd worry about the river (we had someone fall into the creek where we played back in October). We can even switch throughout the day, since a majority of us will be driving as well.

Let's set a date. I'm flexible. So, weekend of Dec. 29th/30th, or Jan. 5th/6th?
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:18 PM

The last one he posted looks very interesting, although I'd worry about the river (we had someone fall into the creek where we played back in October). We can even switch throughout the day, since a majority of us will be driving as well.


The river is only near the edge of the playing area- We never had a problem with it during airsofting. I have been swimming in the river though (that was a unique experience)

Let's set a date. I'm flexible. So, weekend of Dec. 29th/30th, or Jan. 5th/6th?


If it is the weekend of the 5th and 6th, I may be able to play, so I vote for that one.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:51 AM

I've got about a seventy-five percent chance of going on the 29th. I also might be able to bring a friend or two.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 11:27 PM

Either date is still good with me.

The second park (Como) looks to be the coolest.
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:13 AM

If it's going to be on the 29th I'll definatlly be going. I've also asked some old friends of mine (I moved to the Bay Area in 04) who I used to nerf with if they'd like to come. So I'll be bringing atleast 2 other heads with me.
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