COVID-19 Measures Update

After two weekends of successfully managing 30 customers per day on our sites, we are confident enough with our existing measures to be able to support 40 on our open days comfortable without increasing the risk to crew and customers form COVID-19.

We will be opening up extra spaces from next weekend at both the Eversley and Tuddenham events which are currently sold out. This will require everybody who attends to continue sticking to the procedures put in place, so far everybody has been super supportive.

We are also now offering catering at both our Eversley sites, with staff having been trained in the extra measures required. No food or drink will be sold at Tuddenham for the time being.

Once again, we than you all for your continued support and ask you to ensure that you do not become complacent when attending our sites.

Newsletter Week 28 2020

We had a very successful weekend at both Tuddenham and Camp Bravo – huge thanks to everyone who joined in and stuck to the new safe-zone rules.

This weekend we are back at both sites again, with a fully-booked weekend. We will be re-assessing after this weekend whether we feel we can safely raise the player numbers to 40 for August if we can. This does rely on everybody continuing to be sensible in the safe-zone and stay vigilant with your distancing.

We are bringing extra stock to site with us, but most of it will not be displayed to avoid the temptation to fondle it, so if there’s something that you need, please ask in case we have it under the counter. We are starting to place stock orders again, so if there is anything you need, drop us an email over the weekend so we can try and get it in for you.

Don’t forget that our GI weekender event is still on for the end of August bank holiday weekend at the usual site in Hertfordshire. Tickets are back on sale on the website, and if you use the voucher code “GI20EARLY” there is a £10 discount per ticket if booked before the end of July! Camping will be available for this event, thanks to the huge field which we have in the safe zone.

At the moment, we would prefer if people did not camp at our open weekends as we need all the space we can get in the safe-zone, however we are able to accommodate small groups if you are travelling a large distance to attend, providing that the current Government guidelines are adhered to.

Newsletter Week 27 2020

We are all geared up for our first weekend of airsoft in forever and are really excited to see you all!

Both Tuddenham and Camp Bravo are completely sold out this weekend, so please don’t come down unless you have a ticket as we will have to turn you away.

Tuddenham is running Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Camp Bravo is Saturday and Sunday only.

Both sites will have as much retail as we can bring with us and display behind the counter – we will not have everything out for display to prevent people handling stock and putting it back, so please ask if you don’t see what you need. We will certainly have BBs, gas and pyro as well as eye/face protection and gloves.

The rest of the weekends in July are booking up fast, so make sure you book a ticket early to avoid disappointment, particularly if you want to play with your mates.

We will consider opening up extra space for our August open days if we feel we can do so safely – it’s mainly about managing social distancing in the safe-zone, we will have a better idea of how well our current measures work over the next couple of weeks and will only increase capacity if we are sure it is safe and sensible to do so.

We are also looking to place a small order for some new stock next week – we are accepting special orders with advance payment for collection on site next weekend, so if there’s something you fancy drop us an email before Monday evening and we’ll see if we can add it to the order if possible.

Stay safe, see you all soon.

GMA Newsletter Week 25 2020

We’ve had a very busy week, updating the systems on our website, adding all the open days we can fit into the next couple of months and just generally having a “back to the office” re-organisation of things.

We are hugely grateful for all of your support over the last few months and genuinely hope everyone is doing well and adapting to this weird situation as best as you can. Thanks for bearing with us when it came to information flow and response to messages. We will now be fully monitoring the emails and Facebook pages as much as we can from this point on.

Doug has spent the last week tweaking things on the website, there are probably still a few bugs floating around, so please feel free to email him at doug@gunmanairsoft.co.uk if you are still experiencing any issues with the new booking and payment system.

One of the driving reasons behind the update was to make the switch to a (hopefully) better and more versatile event calendar, ticket system and payment portal. The new ticket system has enabled us to reduce the amount of ticket choices which we previously had for our events. This should hopefully make things a bit simpler and clearer for everyone.

You can also now create an account on the website. At the moment this is mainly to help you keep track of your orders with us, but the plan is to be able to offer individually tailored discounts and special offers to our regular customers. We have been looking at practical ways to offer some kind of regulars’ rewards since we had to withdraw the loyalty scheme and once we get settled back into some kind of routine, we will put something together.

While we are operating at reduced numbers, we will be requiring everybody to buy a ticket in advance before coming to the game. This will apply to ALL customers without exception. We have always taken pride in being one of the few sites that run open days without the necessity to pre-book, and our staff, Marshals and regular customers have always found some way to pull out all the stops and squeeze those extra few guys in to avoid disappointing anyone. In the current situation it would be hugely irresponsible of us to take this approach, as well as being unfair to those who have made the effort to pre-book. We kindly ask that you respect the current situation until such time as we are able to accommodate more players responsibly and safely.

There are obviously a lot of extra restrictions which we have put in place, please be prepared to operate out of your car boot, we will have very limited space for players’ kit in the usual places and these spaces will need to go to players who have been dropped off. The retail on site will be limited to essentials only – BBs, gas, pyro, eye/face protection etc so come prepared. There will be no food available at the Tuddenham site for the time being.

Once the restrictions start to be relaxed, we will look at ways or re-introducing interactive props, expanding numbers, accommodating non-booked walk-ons and re-starting FilmSim open days.

In the meantime, we have re-opened ticket bookings for the annual GI August Bank Holiday Weekender in Hertfordshire – the size and layout of the site, safe-zone and camping area means that we will be able to run a superb weekend while still complying with social distancing requirements. Tickets are still limited in number and are now available to book on our website.

Ticket price is £75 for the weekend, tickets are secured with a £35 deposit. We have extended the early bird offer, if you enter the code “GI20EARLY” at checkout you will receive a £10 discount on any tickets purchased before 1st August.

The Okto Eight MilSim “Operation Fallen Arrow” has been rescheduled for August 22nd & 23rd at Tuddenham and ticket sales have re-opened for this event on our website.

Our 24hr MilSim event “Descent” will also be going ahead on the new date of 26th to 27th September at our Eversley Alpha site.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Josh, Doug and the crew.