Harley Hone and Jesse Bromilow (above) get kitted up for the LazeRage combat simulation game.
Harley Hone and Jesse Bromilow (above) get kitted up for the LazeRage combat simulation game. Renee Pilcher

Laser war games popular

WHO said there was nothing to do in Gympie during the school holidays? The region’s youth put down their game controllers and lined up for the ultimate team adventure of laser combat.

There was no pain, no bruises – just pure adrenaline-rushing action as two teams battled it out in the bush for supremacy.

The sell-out youth event was organised by Gympie Regional Council’s Youth and Community Development officer Matt Allard, who hopes to hold at least one each school holidays.

The battle zone was woodland, on a property at Chatsworth, and each participant played the role of a member of a special forces unit.

Equipped with realistic-looking laser guns, sensor, radio and water, players were given military missions which combined adventure sports skills such as navigation and field craft with the demand for strategic and tactical thinking in a simulated battlefield environment.

LazeRage Combat Simulations is a mobile laser skirmish game based in the Gympie region. Designed by former Australian Army Reserve soldier Tavis Hawke, the game utilises custom designed and built sensor harnesses, weapons and equipment which promote a sense of realism in the weapon capabilities and missions conducted.

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