Operation Lang Vei @ Malasag

Force Recon Airsoft Group (FRAG-CDO) will be home at last in the jungles of Malasag, Cagayan de Oro by the 1st week of April for “Operation Lang Vei”. A whole day operation in which the group will re-enact The Battle of Lang Vei which was fought on the night of 6 February 1968, between elements of the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the United States-led Detachment A-101, 5th Special Forces Group.

The Jungle vines of Malasag

FRAG members during a skirmish at Camp Lauriel today.


Just Another Sunday II – “Bloodbath”

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How to Run a Small Airsoft Team Efficiently

Make sure that everyone in the squad is familiar with the tactics that the team leader plans to use.

Small airsoft teams can work very well, but it is important to remember priorities and what is essential.

  • The two elements should be approximately equal in terms of the players’ skill and weapons. Each should have one leader. The two should ideally be equipped with radios. Out of the squad leaders, one is also the team leader.
  • Everyone on a four man team should be a rifleman. There is no need for more advanced roles.
  • Instead of having one man do scout or recon work, the entire team should move. Recon elements are only necessary for large teams.
  • Support gunners are not necessary. When one squad is supposed to give suppressing fire, both team members should do this.
  • With so few players, any “sniper” should stay with the squad to act as a rifleman. Designated marksman are also not necessary with such a small team. Once a rifleman cannot make a shot, he can simply tell another who is capable to do so.

Don’t overcomplicate. It is often their first instinct to start assigning roles like sniper, spotter, recon, special ops, demolition, point man, CQB specialist, support gunner, designated marksman, communications expert, etc. However, this is not an effective way to run a team.

Don’t simplify too much. Having a team with no organization means that the team will not be following a coherent plan once fighting breaks out.

Set up a small team with two main elements. That way, tactics such as leapfrogging, flanking, etc. can be used effectively. With only one group, the leader will have to designate certain players to do a certain thing each time he wants to employ a tactic. This would take up too much time during a firefight. With more than two teams, each unit will be too small to be effective. Only two groups are needed for most basic tactics.

When a skirmish does not go well, the team should ask themselves what went wrong. This could be from lack of training in tactics, teamwork, marksmanship, or not having the proper weapons or equipment.

Have practices to work on the skills listed in the point above. Work on marksmanship by having competitions between team members. Practice employing tactics while firing on some targets.

Make sure that everyone in the squad is familiar with the tactics that the team leader plans to use. If there are any manuals, books, magazines, videos, etc that the team leader learned the tactics from, the entire team should watch or read them.

25th of December..


Merry Christmas World!!! – FragCDO

A New Playing Field…

Force Recon Airsoft will develop this place to be its Close Quarters Battle Area (CQB). A perfect place within the heart of the city and and is 4,000 sq/m big that would suite any close battle scenarios the group can offer. F.R.A.G – CDO would like to thank the people who shared this beautiful place to us.



What Is F.R.A.G – CDO

FORCE RECON AIRSOFT GROUP, INC (F.R.A.G.) is a group of historical military combat re-enactors from all walks of life who get together on the third Saturday of each quarter, regardless of weather conditions, to participate in true-to-life military combat re-enactment using Airsoft equipment and to educate ourselves and the public about military history and tactics..

MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to re-enact elements of historical military conflicts (Philippine and International) with honor, sportsmanship, integrity, and realism. We are not here for the purpose of competing, but rather to enjoy the overall military simulation experience. Each event should give you the opportunity to take on a role and briefly experience life as a combat soldier. You should leave each event with a tiny feeling of how it might feel for the real guys on the line, and perhaps have a stronger admiration for what they endure day-in day-out.

In no way is the F.R.A.G. a political or a militia group. The costumes used in F.R.A.G. operations might make the members look like a militia, but the uniforms are used solely to achieve the historical theatrical re-enactment with as many details as possible to simulate realistic combat conditions. F.R.A.G operations are far more engaging and interesting and exciting than any first person title you’ve seen, because you are immersed in the simulation.

AREAS OF OPERATION: F.R.A.G operations involve more realism, adventure, and substantially less expense than other conventional airsoft events. To achieve the level of realism, F.R.A.G combat re-enactments are held legally with permission in national forests, land managed by the D.E.N.R Region 10 (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), and on private properties. Several re-enactments (Areas of Operations) will be located in the Malasag Mountain Range, near Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City.

F.R.A.G operations typically run all day long, with a civilized lunch break, of course. Then, it’s time for the camaraderie of the staging area or campsite, where combatants relax—still immersed in the role of combat soldiers–after an exciting day of fighting and swapping stories of the day’s action.

SEALS CONCERN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Since F.R.A.G operations are held in the natural outdoors, Mother Nature provides the areas of operation, and she has been kind enough to provide some wonderful places in which to bring combat history to life once again. In return, it is only fair that F.R.A.G.s and guests help Mother Nature preserve the environment. All honorable F.R.A.G. feel this is not only the right thing to do, but is a duty as well.