CODENAME: Thunder 14
 August 5-6th 2017
@ The World Famous CPX Sports

in Joliet, Illinois

 Codename Thunder 14

Zekirov and the Red Hand have returned.

Vadim Zekirov, ruthless leader of the Red Hand has surfaced again. After their defeat a few years ago at the hands of the US Allied Forces, Zekirov went into hiding to rebuild his vehemently pro-Kremlin style communist organization. Using contacts in the world underground, Red Hand has now morphed into the Red Hand Syndicate whose purpose is to bring about Soviet Communism back to Russia and particularly the West.
Using criminals, hackers, arms dealers, terrorist organizations and certain members of the western media, Red Hand has been waging a culture war on western youth to turn them towards its ideals but also against their leaders and each other.
Already belived to be the dominant force in illicit arms trade, and various black money e-currency sites, Red Hand has found the financial and now para-military might to flex its muscle again.
After nearly bringing the Russian and American economies to their knees with a series of Hacking attacks, Red Hand has siezed a small former US colonial island in the Carribean as their base of operations and jumping point for a larger assault on the west. Holding many hostages on the island makes this a tricky situation.

The US Government has initiated the CODENAME: Thunder protocol and has dispatched a US Ranger and Marine detachment to capture or eliminate Zekirov and his henchmen to end the Red Hand Syndicate once and for all. Russia and the UK have also sent detachments with US approval to protect their interests as well...this should go smoothly...

More INtel to follow soon...

The Thunder returns...

The CODENAME: Thunder Series of Airsoft Events has had several story lines through its previous 13 years. Some involving ruthless druglord Hector Chiro and his Cartel, others involving The Red Hand, a commie group hellbent on returning the Kremlin-style communist doctrine to the world.

For the 14th year Thunder Event, we will be pulling out the stops to bring you an enjoyable experience, pulling elements that players liked and adding new ones.

This Two-Day event features:

Limited Admission
Command Structure to the Squad Level-
Timed Objectives
  Multiple scenarios-
Squad Based Missions-
Multiple Respawn Locations-
      Varied Special missions-
        Armored Assault VehicleS (Four!)

New Props-
Smoke grenades-
Special weapons-
Night play-
Free camping-
  Food Concessions-
      A dealers area filled with Airsoft products-
 Prize give-aways
And more!

Four Armored Vehicles!!

SLE has secured a sweet deal on BBs for purchase in advance or onsite during the event. (see crazy pre-purchase price below)

Walk Ons are Accepted at the Event!

There are only 100 Players Pre-Registered, so there is plenty of space for you to be apart of the event everyone will be talking about!

Updated Rules, Surprises
 and more at the

Basic Rules / Uniform Requirements at the bottom of this page

Event Enlistment:

Enlist with the US / Allied Forces, to defeat the Red Hand Syndicate,
in their quest for Domination at the Midwest’s premier Airsoft event, CODENAME: Thunder XIV

*First 50 players to register will receive a
FREE limited edition surprise!*

Enlistment Fees:

TWO Day Enlistment:
                 Recon Registration by May 31st 2017:  $75 per player (11:59pm 5-31-17 CST )
Early Registration by June 30th 2017:  $80 per player (11:59pm 6-30-17 CST)
Pre-Registration before July 29th 2017:  $85 per player (11:59pm 7-29-17 CST)
July 30th or later:  $90 per player

You can also Register at the event with Cash or Credit Card*!

ONE DAY Enlistment:

One Day enlistment for Saturday or Sunday is $50*
One day enlistments do not qualify for the prize raffle, but do count towards the 1st 50 registered players for the FREE gift.

You can still Register at the Event with Credit Card or Cash!
Walk-Ons WILL Be Accepted!!

*Spaces ARE Available *

There are only 100 Players Pre-Registered, so there is plenty of space for
YOU to be apart of the event
Everyone will be talking about!


You can register at the event with Cash or Credit Card!

See event schedule for onsite registration times below

Travellers Discount
We are offering a traveler's discount for teams / players that travel 300+ miles of $5 off per player!
(Proof of address required, ID/mail with mapquest/mapping service print out of mileage -Discount given at the event)


Refunds are NOT available. If you cannot make the event, you are allowed to sell or transfer your ticket to another person, however BOTH of you need to contact the event staff to update the records/squad lists.

No Exceptions.

Event Questions / Message Boards

The official CODENAME: Thunder 14 Event Forums can be found at:

Thunder Twitter:
@ thunder_event

INstagram @codenamethunder

Talk about the upcoming event, ask questions in the public forums or talk to teammates, set strategy in the Private US Forces or Russian forums at the Facebook Page.
(Must be registered for both the event and Facebook
to access the Private Team Forums)



Tippmann Tactical


Classic Army

G&G Logo


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Event Restrictions & Requirements

Safety Requirements:

FPS Limits
400fps with .20gram BBs

Sniper Class Weapons are 550fps with .20gram BBs 100 foot no shoot zone
DMR - permanently fixed semi only - 450fps - 50 foot no shoot zone

Eye Protection:
Over 18: Full-Seal ANZI-rated goggle with secure straps
*Full Face Protection RECOMMENDED
Event staff will determine goggle usability / ANZI rating
 Barrel-Blocking Device Required

Under 18yo MUST wear FULL Face Paintball / Airsoft Mask System that covers eyes, ears, nose and mouth

REQUIRED Gear / Equipment
All players are required to have the following:

(You will NOT be allowed on the field without these)

Watch or other time-keeping device- (10:30 objective. What time is it?)
Adequate water supply- Canteens / Camel Back
Good footwear / boots
Proper Clothing for the weather and your team uniform
Required Eye Protection
All Squad Leaders MUST have a Radio

Recommended Gear / Equipment:
All players are recommended to have the following:

Radio- for squad communications
Compass or GPS- for orienteering
First Aid Kit- just in case...
Car-battery adaptable battery charger for AEG batteries 
Notepad / Pencil

Uniform Requirements:

*Tactical gear SHOULD match your armies patterns. It is not required, but it will be a lot more fun for everyone, especially you, if it does. Expect to get shot, alot, by your own guys if it does not match your armies colors.

**ANY headgear worn MUST match your teams uniform requirements

***If during game play you get hot and remove any clothing, you MUST still meet your teams uniform requirements to be allowed on the field. (Ie take off your jacket, your shirt must be a color from your armies required uniform list) No Exceptions.

Red Hand Syndicate

Army Digital
Desert (Any)
Tan / Khaki / Coyote Brown

*Red Hand Forces can wear civilian clothing as long as it doesn't contain Green or have Green TacGear or headwear*

US Rangers / Allied Forces
US Woodland
Woodland Digi / Green Digital / Marpat
Russian (Green Based) Camo
British (Green Based)
Flecktarn (Green Based)
OD Green
other Green Based Camos

Magazine / Ammo / GUN Rules and Restrictions:

*Each player is allowed One (1) high capacity magazine NOT exceeding 600 rounds on the playing field.

*Players may carry as many mid and/or low capacity magazines (non-winding) as you wish to carry.

*Magazines can be reloaded in the field, at team HQ or at the staging area.

HPA Guns MUST have a "Tournament Lock"

*Only one SAW or LMG will be allowed per squad (Approx 10 people)
 SAWs or LMG must be replicas of real world SAWs or LMGs
     (M60, M240, M249, RPK, RPD, etc.)

*No box, drum, or c-mags will be allowed on any AEG except those types of guns that are designated as either a SAW or LMG
    (Ak47, G36, M4s, and G3 etc AEG's will not qualify as LMG's)
   Final decision on what qualifies as an LMG will be left up to event staff.

*A maximum of two(2) box/drum/c-mag's or 5000 rounds of ammunition is allowed per SAW/LMG

*Magazines can be reloaded in the field, at team HQ or at the staging area.

**Referees will perform spot checks on players to ensure the mag restrictions are followed. Players caught breaking the restrictions will be ejected from play and their Army penalized 50 points per infraction**


All players must be twelve years old or older to participate and be able to prove it via a photo id, or other options depending on circumstance.

Players under eighteen years old are required to have a Summit Lake Entertainment AND CPX Sports Insurance Waiver signed, and notorized by their parent or legal guardian. NO EXCEPTIONS. If your parents are dropping you off at the playing field, a notory public will be on-site to notorize your waiver forms free of charge.

SLE General Waiver    

So far Players / Teams have signed up from:


 CPX Sports
Joliet, Illinois

2903 Schweitzer Rd
Joliet, IL 60436

Field INFO

Event Schedule:

Friday August 4th:
Player campsite selection & Set-up 3pm
 Geo-Caching events & other shenanigans

7-9pm Registration

Saturday August 5th

7am -9am Registration / Sign-in / Chrono
(If you aren't signed in and your guns chronoed by 9:30am you WILL miss the first part of the game)
Expect some lines for sign-in and chrono. BE EARLY

9:30 to 10:00am Team / Commanders Meeting
10:15-10:45 Mandatory Safety Briefing
10:45 to 11:25 Commanders Lead Armies to their HQs
11:30am to 6pm  GAME ON!!*
*Game slows down between 2-4pm to allow a break if you desire**
6pm to 9pm Dinner Break
9pm-11pm Night OPs

Sunday August 6th

8am to 9am Registration / Sign-in / Chrono
New Players- If you aren't signed in and your guns chronoed by 9am you WILL miss the first part of the game.
 Expect some lines for sign-in and chrono. BE EARLY

9:00 to 9:30am Team / Commanders Meeting
9:45-10:15 Mandatory Safety Briefing
(For new players)
10:15 to 10:40 Commanders Lead Armies to their HQs
10:45am to 1:45pm  GAME ON!!
1:45pm Head to Staging area / Gear up for Final Battle
2:15 to 3pm Final Battle
3:45pm+ Awards Ceremony / Prize Giveaway

7pm After Event Party
(Details TBA)




Open !!
Buy BBs at the event and pick them up onsite (shipping Not available)
Print out a copy of your receipt to pickup onsite

.28g BBs Pre-Order

.28g BB Amount
Name of Person Picking Up BBs

.25g BBs Pre-Order

.25g BB Amount
Name of Person Picking Up BBs

New INtel coming
at the official Facebook Page


Updated Rules, Surprises & more at the

Questions? Ask us on Facebook!