How hard is the Ranger unit?

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How hard is the Ranger unit?

Post by D.Jonas » 10 Mar 2014, 08:47

Hello, i am thinking about come to berget 12, but wondering if the Ranger unit is the chocie for me? how hard is it physical? i do never train, but i like hardcore milsim, so what do you think is the best choice for me? (i also like wild life and have some experience)

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Re: How hard is the Ranger unit?

Post by vinni » 10 Mar 2014, 11:27

I don't know exactly what they're going to do, but the way BE describes the unit makes me think that you shouldn't join if you have any doubts about it.

The past two years, I took a recon team to sleep out in the field, and out of the three nights we spend out, only 1 did not end in disaster. Rain is a bitch.
If you are not confident that you can spend the night under a poncho in the piss-pooring rain and be combat effective right after, I would suggest rethinking your choice.

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Re: How hard is the Ranger unit?

Post by milzins » 12 Mar 2014, 06:10

D.Jonas wrote:Hello, i am thinking about come to berget 12, but wondering if the Ranger unit is the chocie for me? how hard is it physical? i do never train, but i like hardcore milsim, so what do you think is the best choice for me? (i also like wild life and have some experience)
it is very very hard and not for you for sure
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Re: How hard is the Ranger unit?

Post by D.Jonas » 12 Mar 2014, 11:42

Okay thanks for answer :) do you train every day? or training? how was the ranger unit for you?

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Post by milzins » 12 Mar 2014, 17:01

Ranger unit is most interesting unit for me. But if you want to enjoy it you must train very hard. must have shape like in military and lot of experience
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Re: How hard is the Ranger unit?

Post by Panzergraf » 13 Mar 2014, 23:34

It's an airsoft game, it won't be very hard.
Having to move your camp a few times during the event is not very hard. Being wet, hungry and maybe a little bit cold a few days isn't very hard either.
Walking a few miles a day for a couple of days isn't very hard, especially when you can, to a certain degree, decide how much weight you need to carry.
Being in the Ranger Unit might be quite a bit harder than what most other airsofters go through when playing, but it's no where near the limit of what a human body can endure, even a couch potato should be able to do it and live to tell the tale at the beer party.

All you have to do is convice yourself that it's fun.
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Re: How hard is the Ranger unit?

Post by Rythm » 14 Mar 2014, 20:58

+1 on the above
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Re: How hard is the Ranger unit?

Post by vinni » 15 Mar 2014, 12:31

I would like to say +1 too, but it's easy to get real unlucky real fast with sleeping out in the game area.
Mosquitoes combined with heavy rainfall (that's the biggest factor) can bring you to the point where it stops being fun, and just calling off-game and walking back to your base won't really cut it at that point :/

All the rest is just airsoft, and should just be fun. But sleeping in the woods can suck ass without the proper preparation.

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Re: How hard is the Ranger unit?

Post by Rythm » 15 Mar 2014, 18:06

Thats just a matter of equipment. It isnt hard to participate in a ranger-type unit if you are a bit ourdoorsy (is that even a word?) and can walk a few klicks without dying.
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Re: How hard is the Ranger unit?

Post by Mrfoss » 16 Mar 2014, 01:19

you will also have to walk a few klicks as infantry and specialy the milsim infantry groups. Infantry runs alot up and down from respawn along roads. Milsim infantry walks greater distances in heavy terrrain, but normaly less combat time. I whould go so far as to say infantry is the most physical, while milsim and recon is more mental.

First day last berget respawn was 2km away from the border. That ment 4km of walking if you died. The fight for the infantry units(Red) deployed to defend the border lasted 4hours(maybe more for some).
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Re: How hard is the Ranger unit?

Post by Rythm » 16 Mar 2014, 11:16

Well formulated. Some people in alpha platoon of the Ravens had almost 80km logged on their GPS. And that wasnt a milsim-unit.
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Re: How hard is the Ranger unit?

Post by Guinness » 21 Mar 2014, 22:36

I agree with much that has been said here. Think of all the training your will get from patrolling with a 10kg backpack. Check out some of the kit you may need to carry as a ranger.
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