The following page is a collection of gems of wisdom for anyone looking to run a milsim event. They are not mine, though I do agree with them and Operation Eastwind is still the most smoothly and professionally ran event I have ever attended.
One of the most important things I’ve learned to do in milsim is to think ahead.
We all know that a day in the life of a soldier is not always fun. In a simulated military environment, the unplesent factors are still there though they are often minimized to some extent. Weather, logistics, your mission and the enemy all have a say in your level of comfort and general happiness at the moment. As such you just might find yourself cold, sweaty, in pain, or heaven forbid…..bored.
Every milsim player has heard the phrase “embrace the suck”. We’ve commercialized the saying to the Nth degree, plastering it on our uniforms and equipment. However, from what I’ve observed very few of the community actually do as the slogan says.
Well another year has come and gone and with it TMP’s first year as a company. To all the people in the 101 nations who visited TMP in 2013 I say thank you very much! I hope that TMP has fulfilled it’s purpose and enabled you to grow in your quest to be a better milsim player.
Our ALICE modification article came out on top this year with over 2,400 views. Second and third were our G&P Stoner review and Elite Force 1911 review. Because of this popularity, we’ll be sure to have more gear mods and weapon reviews for you in 2014.
The future is bright for TMP! We start 2014 with exciting new products and articles on the horizon. We will begin holding events in 2014 as well so keep your eye out for those. We look forward to what this year holds for us and hope you’ll learn something every time you visit one of our pages. Thanks for all the support and we’ll see you in the field.
It’s been discussed that milsim players believe that if they buy better equipment, they will be better players. Why is that?
As I browse through photos of recent ops I am flabbergasted at the number of photos I see of players standing in the open and firing at someone. Do they not realize that with a little effort they could have a much better chance of shooting their opposition without getting shot themselves? Perhaps this is simply a piece of the online gaming industry creeping into milsim but it’s one that needs to go.
In order to promote the TMP website and TMP Milsim Training Day on August 18th, TMP is giving away one Pantac Capsule Pack. If the TMP Facebook page accumulates more than 300 likes by August 18, an additional winner will be chosen to receive a Pantac Tactical Plate Carrier!
Winners will be randomly selected at the TMP Milsim Training Day. You do not have to be present to win.
To Enter the Giveaway:
- “Like” The Milsim Perspective Facebook page.
- Go to The Milsim Perspective website and “Subscribe Via Email” on the right side of the home page.
- You are now entered to win!
- Must “like” the Facebook page AND sign up for email updates.
- Only emails ending in “.com” will qualify.
- One entry per person.
- The TMP Facebook page must have 300 likes by 0000hrs on 18 August 2013 to activate the TPC prize.
- TPC prize includes plate carrier only.
Are you serious about milsim? Then you should constantly be learning and preparing yourself for the next game.
Disclaimer: this article does not actually list 295 things!
Do you ever get tired of just shooting at the other team? Do you wish that you could plan your own missions away from the constraints of game planners trying to make sure all the players get enough trigger time? Do you ever wonder things like “why do I have to cut the wire at the most heavily defended building at the AO when in real life I would just cut it in the forest?” Have you ever wished you could be part of a unit that trains together and then fights together as a unit? If so you should check out Operation East Wind. This is what milsim really should look like.