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    Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

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    Barachiel

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    Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  Barachiel on Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:49 am

    Hi all, just wanted to see how much interest there would be in a war hosted on Russell Island. Every weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, there's a great little coffee cart that has a sausage sizzle. Across from this is a large field that I can use for a war. I'd have plenty of modular cover available to set up and use, the coffee cart owner sells softdrink for $2 a can (as well as all sorts of other beverages) and is happy to stock up on extra if a war is hosted. He'll also have large containers of water and cordial, you'd just need to pay once and then have unlimited refills for the rest of the day.

    There's no traffic in the area either, vehicle or pedestrian (it is an island, after all).
    Basically, it's a pretty awesome set up, with the only real downside being that you'd have to catch a ferry to get here. The ferry ride only costs around $5 and lasts 15-20 minutes. If you really wanted to bring your car, there's also a barge, but I'm not sure how much that costs.

    So, seems interesting?

    EDIT: No proper photos of the field yet, but here's a couple shamelessly stolen from google, as well as one of the shed area the coffee cart is at and an actual photo of the same:











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    Re: Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  littlebro05 on Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:24 am

    Sounds interesting. Any pictures of the location?
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    Barachiel

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    Post  Barachiel on Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:28 am

    Not as yet, but I'll have them up tuesday. The location is quite close to where you arrive on the island as well, so once here you don't have far to go.
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    Post  Barachiel on Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:41 pm

    Some pictures added to the first post. I'll get some more varied photos of the field on tuesday, as said in my previous post.
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    Re: Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  Rocafix on Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:51 pm

    if on saturday it would be a maybe. With a lift from someone it would be a defs
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    Re: Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  littlebro05 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:07 am

    What sort of war are you planning on hosting? One where the nerf blasters aren't too strong or one where we go all out for welts and bruises? The field seems a little bit open though.
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    Post  Barachiel on Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:32 am

    Since I've yet to modify my own blasters enough to go for the latter, most likely the former.
    The field is quite open, as you say, but I'll have more than adequate amounts of cover, both tall and short.
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    Re: Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  Sheepie_125 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:23 am

    I'm torn as to whether or not I would go to a war over there - I always get pretty stressed getting over and back from those islands, the three main issues I'd have are:
    1) Getting parking on the mainland, those of us that go over regularly would know how little parking there is for the population on the islands let alone visitors.
    2) being bound by the ferry time tables and hoping not get one of the small boats(so that half the war isn't left behind).
    3)lugging everything to the ferry itself so people would have to travel pretty light on.

    Would you be doing a dart hire arrangement or will it be BYO?

    cheers,
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    Barachiel

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    Post  Barachiel on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:31 am

    The ferries run about every 20 minutes or so, you wouldn't really have to all hop on the same ferry. As for travelling light, you can bring a fair bit of bulk on board no worries. I've brought back two cupboards, some plywood and two backpacks in a single trip.
    Parking can be an issue though, unfortunately. I avoid the issue by using public transport, but not everyone finds the idea aggreable. =P
    I'd most likely be doing a dart hire, but if the majority of people wishing to attend (if I get enough interest in the first place) want to bring their own, I'm fine with that too.
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    Post  Sheepie_125 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:53 am

    You can put me down as interested, depending on when it will be and as long as it's not too early a start. Depending on your age limit I'd probably be able to rope my Brother and Nephew(13) into it too as we can kill two birds with one stone and visit my Mum on Macleay after haha.
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    Barachiel

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    Post  Barachiel on Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:41 am

    13 and up is fine. =)
    Since I have to allow time for everyone to get to the island (I don't expect people to be up and about too early), I doubt it'll be an early start.
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    Re: Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  AustralAZN_ on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:41 pm

    *interest shown* Keeping an eye on this for any development =)
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    Re: Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  frostythesnowman on Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:08 am

    i too am interested in any developments for this. if you are unable to do dart hire im sure lil-bro can help out.
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    Re: Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  Barachiel on Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:36 am

    I should be good for dart hire, but I'll be sure to ask if I need help. =)

    Sorry developments on this are slow (and that I didn't manage to grab pictures), but a rusty pin embedded itself a few inches into my heel, so just waiting for that to heal up and for the infection to go away. =P
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    Re: Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  Sheepie_125 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:38 am

    OUCH! yeah not the best for running around at a Nerf war - hope you heal up soon
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    Re: Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  RS on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:33 am

    Might be able to come, depending on what transport I can find, as I don't drive yet.
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    Re: Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  clem0x on Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:34 am

    I have some interest in this, wouldn't mind attending one! Where do u drive to take the ferry across?
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    Post  Sheepie_125 on Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:01 am

    clem0x wrote:I have some interest in this, wouldn't mind attending one! Where do u drive to take the ferry across?

    It goes from Banana street in Redland Bay - it's pretty close to Victoria Point
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    Re: Checking interest for Brisbane war, located on Russell Island.

    Post  clem0x on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:03 am

    I could probably car pool about 3 people

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