RED DAWN VIII - 03/11/2018

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  • RED DAWN VIII - 03/11/2018
Online registration is closed. Please register at the field on the day of the event.
The event venue for the "Red Dawn VIII" airsoft event is being moved from CPX park to Badlandz Paintball Park in Crete, IL. There is no change to the event date, and it remains scheduled for March 11th, 2018.
Due to the very recent changes in the timeline and CPX's contractual obligations related to the highway construction through CPX property, the park will not be ready to open and host Red Dawn VIII airsoft event as originally planned. It is an unfortunate and unplanned development, not caused by the Mir Tactical organization but one that requires immediate venue change. The new location presents a great opportunity for continued growth of Red Dawn series and offers new playing options for the past and future attendees. 
The "Badlandz" Field is located at 306 W Elms Ct Ln, Crete, IL 60417. The new location is only 30 minutes south of the Chicago and about the same distance east of CPX. The chosen site will not affect the travel to the event, due to its proximity to the CPX's location.
The Badlandz Park boasts over 250 acres of playable space in comparison to only 40 at CPX. The park includes over 12 themed fields, in addition to the woods surrounding the property. Some of the themed fields include areas such as "Normandy," "Fort," "Zombie Ridge," and more. We are incredibly excited about this excellent airsoft venue.
We are looking to seeing you out there, enjoying all that Midwest Airsoft has to offer, to kick off 2018 Airsoft season. The following options are available if you are planning to be attending the event:
- If you have already registered for the event and planning to attend, then all you have to do is show up on the March 11th at Badlandz Paintball Park and enjoy the game
- If you are looking to register then do this ASAP, as we are running out of the pre-registration patches
- If you can not attend due to the change in the location, please email us at with the purchase order number, and we will assist you with your transaction.
Just little over two weeks are left before another great gathering of Midwest airsofters at Mir Tactical's Red Dawn VIII event. Be there to write a new chapter in Red Dawn series airsoft.

The Story:

During the height of the cold war, NATO members withdrew their membership leaving America to stand on their own against the Warsaw Pact countries that are quickly expanding their influence across the globe. On a September morning, the small town of Calumet Co. is the drop zone for elite Soviet paratroopers who quickly overrun the town and seize control of all civil activities. We come to learn that along with the Soviet paratroopers, Cuban forces have aligned themselves with the USSR for an all-out invasion of America. Teenagers, still in high school, take to the mountainous region surrounding their town and after about a month of hiding out; accidentally provoke hostile actions against the invading forces. Once this happens, all hell breaks loose. The kids, who call themselves "Wolverines" (based on their high school mascot and lead by a former student and quarterback) are wanted as terrorists and start actively fighting back using guerrilla tactics. They soon learn that they are very good at it.


Badlandz Paintball Park
306 W Elms Ct Ln
Crete, IL 60417


March 11th, 2018



Desert Marpat
Tan (any tan pattern)



Wolverines: Civilian Clothing

* You may NOT wear patterns identified from both teams, I.E. an ACU shirt with Woodland pants.

**Multicam will be a FLEX pattern and will require use of colored armband (provided)


Online Pre registration - $35 per player
At-the-door pricing - $40 per player

Registration includes:

Limited edition Red Dawn Patch
Whole day pass to the event
Free parking
One raffle ticket (extras can be purchased on the spot)
Use of props
Food will be available at the park for purchase.


08:00 – Registration/Chrono
10:00 - Safety Briefing
10:30 – Game Play Starts
16:00 - Final Battle
17:30 - Raffle / Game Over

Game play schedule might change due to extreme weather conditions.

General Restrictions:

Age 13+
(Under 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
(Under 18 must have a waiver signed by parent or guardian)
All participants required to sign waivers and media release forms.
Full Seal ANSI-rated goggles with straps are required
Full paintball mask for players under 18 years of age. No Exceptions.
Full auto / Rifle class = 1.5 Joules w/.32g BB
Semi-auto / DMR Class = 1.88 Joules w/.32g BB
Bolt action / Sniper class = 2.8 Joules w/.32g BB. Cannot engage under 100ft.
Drum and Box mags only allowed on designated weapons
Air operated systems must have a tournament lock
Barrel Covers are required outside of playing area at all times. No Exceptions.

Ammo Restrictions:

Drum and Box mags only allowed on designated weapons
One Hi-Cap magazine per participant
No limit on Mid-Cap magazines
Only park approved smoke grenades can be used during the game. They will be available for sale at the day of the event. No outside smoke product is allowed and regulations will be strictly enforced for safety reasons.


* To redeem your ticket please print out the copy of the receipt and present it during check in with a valid ID

** Please fill out MiR Tactical waivers to speed up the check in process at the gates. Mir Tactical waiver will be emailed to you upon registration

*** Item is non-refundable


  • 4

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 17th 2018

    Pretty awesome

  • 5
    Red dawn

    Posted by Zack on Feb 20th 2018

    Awesome event I've gone to red dawn 5 and red dawn 7 so far and have loved playing.