I do not disagree with the joint hq (my idea for berget 8 ) I just don't see how you will get people to man it. Making it free MIGHT help, but I am not sure, we have been lucky that motorhead has done this for us two years now..
Most bn at berget are in fact litle bigger then real life companies, they do not require a static hq uless the commander feels he needs one.
A info board might sound good, but it will not work. That is my statement, and feel free to try, and then we can see after who is right
Airsofters are inherently lazy, if they can't read the rules of the game they are coming to, or the forum for their side, why should they suddenly seek information on their own at the game? No it seems it is better to wait until after the game, and then sit and say "nobody told me anything" my initial response then is always, "did you ask?" because if you don't ask, people will not tell you, this is not something that only aplys to airsoft, in a job the same thing will happen if you don't take an intrest.
Above is sober-minded opinion about how things really are.
Making more rules will not change player's attitude and make them follow it. More control from GM and trustees would improve situation to a certain level, but with a 1,5K players in the field with age being the only limitation we should net be naive about the quality of the players.
Hopefully, with increasing number of participants Berget crew will accept increasing responsibility and have more and better prepared GMs next year.
As for the command structure, in my opinion, Berget is on the right track by dividing the sides into battalions (companies actually). With such sizes of groups and good leaders (..cough.. like our Tiger:-)cough) it is still possible to control us. Higher HQ could and should consist of Berget crew people
for directing major goals and intents and providing technical side of communication. As many said before me, commander role has never been very grateful so finding highest HQ staff will be get more and more problematic with every new game.
Another suggestion to Berget crew which we discussed with our team (maybe not realistic) is to differentiate the game fee by the group you play in and maybe by the weapon you use. We saw unusual high number of machine guns this year. If you want to ride the berget truck and spray bbs at the enemy - pay double.
Just my $0,02.