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General questions and discussions on water warfare regarding tactics and strategies.
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Post by BlueMage » Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:42 pm

well, first i should tell you that i live in vermont, so there is a huge forest behind my house. on one end, i built a small bunker out of wood which is basically just some wood panelling(sp?) and old cabinet doors nailed to trees. right behind the bunker, there's a target practice area with hanging milk jugs and some pie plates nailed to trees, among other things, that me and my friend spraypainted. beyond that, deeper into the woods, i am building a Treefort so that if i do any major battles, there are two main bases. i'm going to build a tower on one of the trees next to the tree fort to snipe from, and i hope to build more walls and a roof onto the bunker. i'll have pictures up soon.
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Post by Veteran » Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:01 pm

That reminds me, I never took those pictures of my fort (mainly because my camera was broken)

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Post by trekkie00 » Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:56 am

This would be my idea of a perfect treehouseb base:

1. It would have to be very large, about 15' x 15', so you could store water. The usable space (that is, not filled by water or WBs) would be about 10' x 10'. It would be 10' high, so you would have approximately 200 cu. ft. of water storage and 50 cu. ft. of other stuff.
2. A water gun turret. It would be underneath the treehouse and have 50'+ range with two different "barrels". There would be a crank/chainsaw-starter pump to pressurize, and two electric firing valves.
3. A WBL semi-mounted on the roof. There would be a strong plexiglas circle so you could see out, with a periscope pointed in the same direction as the WBL. The balloon would be loaded through the inside, similar to a rifle. It could be angled to shoot at any angle and direction. The aimer would pressurize it through a pedal system, like that found on a bike.
4. A WSD (Water Sheet Device). This is automatically pressurized, and can shoot anywhere around the base of the treehouse. It uses a lot of water, but creates a solid "curtain" around the base that soaks anyone. Perfect for 1HK, but only about a 15' range.

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Post by USSA » Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:14 am

i'm going to build a half underground half above ground fort (in my back yard when my neighbors finally get a backhoe) (for renevation i can borrow theirs for free so i won't have to dig) but at the same time my step dad is turning the garage into a office so i can have electricity and perhaps running water

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Post by BlueMage » Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:23 pm

here are some pictures of my fortifications:


the front of the bunker:
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the back:(i know, it's not much, but there will be a roofa nd more walls later)
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my target practice area:
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another view:
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the treefort, not completed:
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Post by Storm » Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:50 pm

Could you post pics of your treehouse veteran?
Nice forts bluemage :p




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Post by Jinnai » Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:42 pm

i was thinking, cinder blocks might be a bit expensive but would be good for a base. just stack them and where you want peepholes to shoot out of you just turn them on its side so that the sides with the holes are facing out. and to prevent sneak attacks you can mabye nail one corner of a small piece of plexiglass to it. to see out of and stay protected.

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Post by Veteran » Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:48 pm

Hmm, that would look pretty cool, sort of like fighting in ruins :goofy:

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Post by Soakologist » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:03 pm

That looks pretty cool! That's a bigger fort than most of us have, anyway!
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Post by Jinnai » Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:33 pm

you could make a wall, though water balloons would make it pretty useless...so just put some kind of roof. like a bunker! put it in the side of a hill! oh the possibilities...

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Post by Veteran » Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:07 pm

Water balloons are about as effective as streams for most purposes, one could fire over the wall too.

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Post by Jinnai » Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:46 am

this is exactly why you need something like a large piece of plywood or strong fabric to go over the top. for water you COULD mabye disduise/bury a hose and run it to the bunker. a steady supply of water is always fun. i'm liking this idea more and more...

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Post by Veteran » Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:46 pm

Tarp would work for a cheaper roof (btw you can put things in bold instead of capitalizing them)

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Post by Soakologist » Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:34 pm

WBs are ineffective unless the battle involves a lot of people. Otherwise, you have to keep setting up and walking slowly, lest the balloons pop.

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Post by Jinnai » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:22 pm

ah. i see. but i was thinking that wb's would make cause the tarp to fall inwards. but if you secure the tarp enough it would be fine and the wb's would just pop. next chance i get i'll do that. but the only place i know of where a good water war can happen is a park and someone could easily find it and demolish it. crap...

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Post by trekkie00 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:16 pm

Have you ever seen this item?

It looks pretty cool, except for the range.

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Post by Jinnai » Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:42 pm

wow...that does look pretty cool...it would be cool to have multiple of those for overlapping fields of fire. concealed base defense.

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Post by USSA » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:24 am

ok that's a cool item but would someone enlighten me upon where in heaven or earth i can get 1 errrrmmm 3.

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Post by trekkie00 » Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:41 pm

Personally, I don't have a clue. Maybe Amazon.com has one or two.

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