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CERTAIN APERTURE HOSTAGE RESCUE

Event Details

What has happened so far?


Teams have been working hard planning and executing operations based on the intelligence they were provided. They've installed technical surveillance devices and conducted reconnaissance. You can see a summary of what they've done on our blog post or on the event page.




Where is it located?


The raid mission takes place in multiple locations across Ontario. Most players will begin at Angry Loner Ranch near Demorestville, Ontario. Teams will train, practice, and rehearse their specific roles at that site before moving to the target staging area near Newmarket, Ontario. The target itself is approximately 5 minutes from the staging area




How do I move between the event locations?


Participants are responsible for their own transit to Demorestville, and then to Newmarket staging area. Movement from staging to target will be determined by the team as they plan their mission. We recommend taking precautions when carpooling, including wearing masks and not travelling with anyone that is sick.




What is CERTAIN APERTURE?


The CERTAIN APERTURE Hostage Rescue Raid is a Blackline tactical and espionage simulation. It consists of training and the rehearsal of a plan assembled by participants, and the execution of a rescue mission at a never-before-used airsoft venue with several multi-story structures and 70 acres of woodland. This is a realism-focused event. Participants work as a team to execute a well planned mission. Each individual has key responsibilities and must be focused on the mission for it to succeed. There is only one chance to get it right.




When does the event happen?


The event occurs from October 23rd through October 25th, 2020.

We recommend you arrive no earlier than 7:00pm on October 23rd. You should be on site NO LATER THAN 8:00am on October 24th. This will leave us lots of time for safety briefings and rehearsals.
The event should end no later than 4:00pm on October 25th, 2020.




Where will I sleep?


Angry Loner Ranch has camping available on site. Camping may be done with any tent or equipment appropriate for the weather. It does not have to be tactical or low profile, as teams are only staying here for the night of rehearsals. Post event, those needing to sleep may do so at the staging area or at the target site using their own sleeping equipment. We do not expect you will need to sleep during the actual raid mission. Camping in late October can be cold. Please ensure your sleeping and shelter equipment is appropriately rated for the temperatures.




What should I expect at this event?


Blackline events are unlike regular airsoft or military simulation events. The information below is very important to understand if you are new to Blackline. Planning, Practice, and Rehearsals

  • A plan will be developed by participants in the group. You are encouraged to participate in this process, and can access the planning through our Slack page. Post in the access request post in the #general channel to get connected.
  • The plan will involve many components, timings, and contingency plans. You'll be expected to know your part of the plan and how to support others if the situation changes.
  • You'll spend time practicing. Your first event venue is procured just to train on the plan. Every element has to be rehearsed - from how you get into a car, to how you move on the field.
  • Roles are skill-based. Those who put the time and effort into additional training will be the first to receive those tasks. We are currently offering advanced CQC training for individuals that want to clear structures. Click here to buy tickets for that training.
Execution
  • There is only one chance to succeed. The mission will be run only once, and the outcome will depend on how well you and your team have prepared.
  • All roles are important. Nothing is meaningless. The drivers of vehicles, the radio operators, the prisoner management teams, and the flanking units are just as critical as the entry team. Own your role, and be the best possible teammate you can be.
Attitudes and Mindset
  • Come to the event with the desire to put the mission first, the team second, and yourself last. This event is about accomplishing a hard task as a group, and not about personal glory. Sign up if you want to selflessly commit to a greater purpose. Please do not sign up if you are seeking a 'Rambo' experience.




What are the event rules?


Blackline attempts to keep rules few and simple. Safety, Respect, and Spirit of the Game In order to create an immersive environment, we ask ALL participants to keep in mind three principles. When faced with an uncertain situation, we encourage you to apply these principles to determine if what you're doing is the right thing. Read about them here. Weapons Rules Replicas of real-world weapons and no high capacity magazines is a foundation. You can read about what constitutes a SAW and what kinds of hits count in our Weapons Rules post here. Medical Simulation Our more immersive rules were modified for participant safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll need as many tourniquets or tensor / Israeli bandages as you want to carry. You can read why that might be important at our MEDSIM post here. EPW (Prisoner Handling) If the participant has two thumbs up, you can do almost anything to a prisoner. As soon as those thumbs are gone, all activity on the prisoner stops. For a practical understanding of how that works, check out our EPW Rules here.




Can I be in the same group as my friends or team?


No. Blackine does not allow team or group signups. Participants will be added to mission-specific teams based on demonstrated skills and mission requirements. There is a chance you may be with a friend, but we can't guarantee it. We believe you should come to the event because you want to participate in the mission, and that you will put the mission first. If that's your priority, we promise you'll make new friends that think the same way.





Participant Requirements

What has happened so far?


Teams have been working hard planning and executing operations based on the intelligence they were provided. They've installed technical surveillance devices and conducted reconnaissance. You can see a summary of what they've done on our blog post or on the event page.




Where is it located?


The raid mission takes place in multiple locations across Ontario. Most players will begin at Angry Loner Ranch near Demorestville, Ontario. Teams will train, practice, and rehearse their specific roles at that site before moving to the target staging area near Newmarket, Ontario. The target itself is approximately 5 minutes from the staging area




How do I move between the event locations?


Participants are responsible for their own transit to Demorestville, and then to Newmarket staging area. Movement from staging to target will be determined by the team as they plan their mission. We recommend taking precautions when carpooling, including wearing masks and not travelling with anyone that is sick.




What is CERTAIN APERTURE?


The CERTAIN APERTURE Hostage Rescue Raid is a Blackline tactical and espionage simulation. It consists of training and the rehearsal of a plan assembled by participants, and the execution of a rescue mission at a never-before-used airsoft venue with several multi-story structures and 70 acres of woodland. This is a realism-focused event. Participants work as a team to execute a well planned mission. Each individual has key responsibilities and must be focused on the mission for it to succeed. There is only one chance to get it right.




When does the event happen?


The event occurs from October 23rd through October 25th, 2020.

We recommend you arrive no earlier than 7:00pm on October 23rd. You should be on site NO LATER THAN 8:00am on October 24th. This will leave us lots of time for safety briefings and rehearsals.
The event should end no later than 4:00pm on October 25th, 2020.




Where will I sleep?


Angry Loner Ranch has camping available on site. Camping may be done with any tent or equipment appropriate for the weather. It does not have to be tactical or low profile, as teams are only staying here for the night of rehearsals. Post event, those needing to sleep may do so at the staging area or at the target site using their own sleeping equipment. We do not expect you will need to sleep during the actual raid mission. Camping in late October can be cold. Please ensure your sleeping and shelter equipment is appropriately rated for the temperatures.




What should I expect at this event?


Blackline events are unlike regular airsoft or military simulation events. The information below is very important to understand if you are new to Blackline. Planning, Practice, and Rehearsals

  • A plan will be developed by participants in the group. You are encouraged to participate in this process, and can access the planning through our Slack page. Post in the access request post in the #general channel to get connected.
  • The plan will involve many components, timings, and contingency plans. You'll be expected to know your part of the plan and how to support others if the situation changes.
  • You'll spend time practicing. Your first event venue is procured just to train on the plan. Every element has to be rehearsed - from how you get into a car, to how you move on the field.
  • Roles are skill-based. Those who put the time and effort into additional training will be the first to receive those tasks. We are currently offering advanced CQC training for individuals that want to clear structures. Click here to buy tickets for that training.
Execution
  • There is only one chance to succeed. The mission will be run only once, and the outcome will depend on how well you and your team have prepared.
  • All roles are important. Nothing is meaningless. The drivers of vehicles, the radio operators, the prisoner management teams, and the flanking units are just as critical as the entry team. Own your role, and be the best possible teammate you can be.
Attitudes and Mindset
  • Come to the event with the desire to put the mission first, the team second, and yourself last. This event is about accomplishing a hard task as a group, and not about personal glory. Sign up if you want to selflessly commit to a greater purpose. Please do not sign up if you are seeking a 'Rambo' experience.




What are the event rules?


Blackline attempts to keep rules few and simple. Safety, Respect, and Spirit of the Game In order to create an immersive environment, we ask ALL participants to keep in mind three principles. When faced with an uncertain situation, we encourage you to apply these principles to determine if what you're doing is the right thing. Read about them here. Weapons Rules Replicas of real-world weapons and no high capacity magazines is a foundation. You can read about what constitutes a SAW and what kinds of hits count in our Weapons Rules post here. Medical Simulation Our more immersive rules were modified for participant safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll need as many tourniquets or tensor / Israeli bandages as you want to carry. You can read why that might be important at our MEDSIM post here. EPW (Prisoner Handling) If the participant has two thumbs up, you can do almost anything to a prisoner. As soon as those thumbs are gone, all activity on the prisoner stops. For a practical understanding of how that works, check out our EPW Rules here.




Can I be in the same group as my friends or team?


No. Blackine does not allow team or group signups. Participants will be added to mission-specific teams based on demonstrated skills and mission requirements. There is a chance you may be with a friend, but we can't guarantee it. We believe you should come to the event because you want to participate in the mission, and that you will put the mission first. If that's your priority, we promise you'll make new friends that think the same way.





COVID-19

Do I have to wear a mask?


Yes. You must have a mask or face covering with you for this event. If you are travelling in a vehicle, entering a building, or operating less than 2 meters from team mates, you will be required to wear a face covering.

There are no exceptions to this rule. If you are unable to wear a mask, we recommend you do not sign up. You will not be able to participate if you do not have a face covering.




What about the gathering size restrictions in Ontario?


We are working to evaluate the impacts of the rules on our event. At the time, the social gathering rules are set to return to the larger group sizes before our event occurs. However as a precaution we have capped the event at 25 participants, and we will keep this updated as we learn more. Current Ontario Legislation - Click here




What if I get sick before/during the event?


If you feel unwell, have been outside of the country in the last 14 days, or have been in contact with someone that has had COVID-19, do not come to the event. Contact us for a credit or refund of your ticket price. If you get sick during the event, you must leave immediately. Contact us for a credit or refund on your ticket.





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