Activity – Here at Battlefield LIVE we class ourselves as an outdoor activity, this is combat entertainment! Her do something that is fun and played outside, get some fresh air, get active, and even loose some weight. Throw away your treadmills or pouding the miles out on the street, come run round the battlefield and get your heart pumping, whilst having fun!
Advance to Contact – The advance is an offensive operation designed to establish or maintain contact with the enemy. Advance to contact is conducted to gain or re-establish contact with the enemy. The emphasis is on wide reconnaissance with the main force uncommitted but ready for action. It is characterized by rapid movement along multiple axes, decentralized control, and a capacity for rapid deployment.
A.I. – Stands for Artificial Intelligence, this is where the computer acts out an opposition role or role in a computer game. This is applicable in Domination Games.
AKA – Stands for “Also Known As” in Battlefield LIVE all gamers have a nickname or codename. This is a name they choose for themselves and is used to identify themselves over the two-way radio or online in our gaming forums. For example since there might be two or three Peters on the battlefield at the one time; Peter aka ‘Plan’.
Ambush – An ambush is a surprise attack, by a force lying in wait, upon a moving or temporarily halted enemy.
Ammo limits – The amount of ammo is limited for each player, team, base, or game. This is dependent on the type of weapon the player selects at the beginning of the mission.
AO – short for “Area of Operation”. For live gaming purposes the AO is the area within the defined battlefield boundaries.
Assault – The climax of an attack; closing with the enemy in close quarter fighting.
Avatar – an Avatar is a nick-name which represents the person in the game
BA – Bolt Action Mode – con3 in the classic system or bolt action rifle
Battlefield LIVE – A live combat simulation game. It is played using Battlefield Sports’ gaming guns (and often also with Battlefield Sports’ urban inflatables.)
Battlefield Sports – Creator of the new phenomenon of live gaming, manufacturer of gaming guns and hero inflatables.
Briefing – This is the words to read to the gamers to brief them on the Live Play. Often there is a separate briefing for each team and maybe additional briefings at the beginning of each phase or briefings for individual characters.
Chain of Command – The succession of commanding officers from a superior to a subordinate through which command is exercised.
Citations – An award or recognition for feats performed during a game of Battlefield Live. Usually awarded to Veterans.
Basic Games Handbook – the handbook is a description of the most popular live gaming Live-Plays.
Counter-Attack – Attack by a part or all of a defending force against an enemy attacking force, for such specific purposes as regaining ground lost or cutting off or destroying enemy advance units, and with the general objective of denying to the enemy the attainment of his purpose.
Covering Fire – Fire used during the attack and counterattack to protect assaulting troops when they are within range of enemy direct fire weapons.
Defend – To employ or deploy combat capability to prevent, resist, repel, or destroy an enemy attack before it can active its objective.
Enlistment Officer – The person who registers gamers to each session, ie the person who is on “the game” (the person who takes the money.) Also known as the “Rego Officer”.
Exertainment – The blending of entertainment and exercise. It is the name that we’ve given to the game or sport of playing Battlefield Live™.
FA – Fully Automatic allowed fire mode. Gamers can also use semiautomatic fire.
FA only – Means fully automatic only, semi automatic not allowed
First Person Shooter – a genre of computer game which gives the player the perspective of the soldier within a combat scenario. Often shortened to FPS.
Game – is a specific instance of playing a Live-Play. So a game is when a Live-Play is played at specific location, at a specific time with a specific group of gamers.
Gaming Guns – A “model” gun that shoots infrared light to simulate bullets. Models vary from compact Sub Machine Guns to long range Sniper Rifles.
Hold – To maintain or retain possession of an objective, by force. For example, a position or an area, in an attack to exert sufficient pressure to prevent movement of enemy forces.
Infrared – A type of light which is invisible and harmless.
Intel – An abbreviation for intelligence, especially for military or business; information.
LARP – short for “Live Action Role Play,” a LARP is a more sophisticated game where the gamers move through a series of scenes and interact with actors in each scene. Actors play various roles throughout the game based on the script. Actors must follow the script and the Live-Play CO directions and where appropriate costumes.
Laser Tag – Battlefield LIVE is a special style of Laser Tag. This brand of laser tag is played outside, Battlefield LIVE is a whole new ball game where your experience is shaped by your Live Plays and your “bomb proof” Battlefield Sports Gaming Guns.
Live Gaming – A new breed of games, a cross between sport and active entertainment, like a live computer game.