Hattula, Finland


Battlegroup 17 is almost like a big game of capture the flag. The teams will have strict group structures and their own commanders who will make sure the teams will operate efficiently. The two teams will be located at their own bases. The main factions will be lead by battalion commanders chosen by the game masters.

The game will start on friday 21.7.2017 at 8pm. and end on sunday 23.7.2017 at 2pm. The game area will be the Finnish Defence Forces training grounds at Ilveskallio in Parola.


18.00-21.00Check in
21.00-01.00Pregame party
09.00-14.00Check in
19.00Briefing at the bases
20.00Game starts
03.00Game off at bases and villages (areas offgame)
09.00Game on
03.00Game off at bases and villages (areas offgame)
09.00Game on
14.00Game ends
16.00End briefing at the check in -site

Game area: Ilveskallio

We chose the Finnish Defence Forces training grounds as the game area. The game area is located in Hattula not far away from Hämeenlinna.

The Game area suits well for this kind of big airsoft event because of its big size and good roads.

Photos of the game area

Game area map

Download the map from links below by clicking the link with right mouse button and pressing "save link as".

Address of the game area

Ilveskalliontie 155, 13700 Hattula
[javascript protected email address]

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Realisation of the event

What kind of game is Battlegroup 17?

  • The Battlegroup -game series is a combination of airsoft, milsim and larp elements. The game can be compared to the Swedish Berget–events.
  • The game is filled with ongoing operations and momentary missions, which are handed out by the team leaders.
  • The game will not be full on battle the whole time, there will also be some times you won't be able engage in battle.
  • The players are there for different kinds of experiences, so try to mind the civilians and other special role -players.
  • Players should be physically and mentally prepared that the game will last 72 hours and the game area being big. This means the players should be well equipped for long distances, long times on the battlefield, weather changes and that food and water will not always be on hand.
  • You don't necessarily have to have any experience in airsoft before the event, but being in the military or being a scout is recommended in this case. If you are in doubt that you can survive Battlegroup 17, we encourage you to take part in other smaller events before arriving to the game.
  • The official in game languages are finnish and english

Structure of command

  • Battlegroup 17 is a game pretty much based on the commands the battalion commander gives to their sub-commanding officers ergo company commanders/ platoon leaders. They will then forward the missions and instructions to the group leaders. The information travels both ways, so if you or your team has an in game issue/request please share it with your commanding officer and not directly with the battallion commander. This will ensure that the battallion commander isn't overwhelmed with all kinds requests from many sources.
  • All in game battling factions have a structure of command, which all have their leaders. The players are expected to obey the commands of their commanding officers. This is not a game for loners, where just everyone is looking at their own best intrests.
  • If you and/or your team is not happy with something, please be in contact with your commanding officer or if neccesary with his/her commanding officer.
  • Remember that every player is attending the game at their own free will and that everyone should be allowed to enjoy their experience.
  • Remember to join your own factions facebook-group before the game. This will ensure that you get all the information needed to attend the game.


  • The battalion commander hands out the missions for his team. The Game masters will hand out larger obejctives and smaller missions. Other in game characters might also give out missions for players to be completed voluntarily.


  • The game masters can decide a non Ehasa member to be a Trustee-player before the game.
  • A Trustee-player can be a normal player in game, who is just chosen to be a smart thinking and trusted player who can solve unclear situations on the battlefield if there are no game masters at hand.
  • You should obey the instructions a Trustee-player gives you if there are no game masters at hand to handle the situation.
  • Trustee-players have an ID-card handed out by the game masters.

Game masters

  • The game masters can be contacted by telephone +358 400 232 630
  • The game masters can be found at all times at the check-in -site.
  • Every faction has their own dedicated game master part of the organization.
  • Game masters can be recocnized by their yellow vests and their ID-cards.

Behaviour in game

  • You should obey the finnish laws and good manners.
  • Remember that some of the players might emphatise or act out their role!
  • Shouting and arguing about the enemy taking their hits is not good behaviour. Instead try to inform the opposite side players politely or go and have a talk with them.
  • If a player is acting inappropriately, please inform the game masters immediately.
  • The game masters reserve all rights to hand out warnings to the players or ban players from the game for inappropriate behaviour or breaking the rules. A ban from other Ehasa-games can also be used in extreme cases.
  • In cases of criminal behaviour (intentional destruction of the game area or property, theft, disturbance of ordenance) we will contact the officials.

Unclear situations

  1. Stay calm, even though the other person/s wont.
  2. Try to settle the situations with the other person/s and try to make an agreement.
  3. If you can't make an agreement with the other person/s, please contact a game master or a Trustee-player.
  4. In extreme situations write down the other persons player-ID from their armband and report the situation to the game masters afterwards so we can settle the situation with both parties.

Game fee

  • The expences of the event are quite big in comparison with Ehasas usual events, beacuse everything (the equipment, water, electricity) has to be brought to the game area Also the tents used ingame, armored vehicle rentals, other vehicle rentals, fuel and renting communicational devices have their own costs.
  • The duration and size of the event also builds up the costs.


  • Players accomodate themselves in their own tents at the bases, next to the civilian village or at a location seperately discussed beforehand with the game masters.
  • All accomodation tents are offgame. Only command tents are ingame.
  • It is allowed for civilians to use buildings as accomodation, but in this case the player should clearly mark that the building is offgame with clear markings. This should also be dealt beforehand with the game masters.
  • Players are not allowed to use offgame areas as places to hide and/or shoot outside from them, also shooting inside an offgame area is forbidden. To eliminate a player inside an offgame area you simply just need to notify the player inside the area that they are eliminated after with the person/s have to equip their death rags.


Pregames before the game will be held in Tiirikylä on the 20th. You can find more info about the pregames at the check-in -site.

Adjusting hop-up

  • There's a marked area in both bases and at the check-in -site for adjusting your hop-up. Don't adjust your hop-up in your base or in the vicinity of it, that you don't accidentally cause false alarms!


  • Water and electricity for charging batteries will be available at the Pirkanmaa and Uusimaa -bases.
  • The biggest civilian village, Tiirikylä, will have water and electricity available for the civilians and police force
  • Water will be available in every villge and at every capture point.
  • First aid is available at the check-in area and at the faction bases' command tents. First aid can also be contacted via telephone or radio.
  • Players must bring their own food to the game. The use of gas/ethanol cookers is allowed under supervision. In these cases make sure the ground doesn't light on fire.
  • There will be trash and can/bottle bins in the villages and at the bases and capture points. Everyone is responsible to take care of their own trash and trash left by others. SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO GET AREA FOR OUR USE IN THE FUTURE!
  • Toilets will be located in both bases and some can be found around the game area (near the roads). If you notice that a toilet is full or has run out of toilet paper, please inform your commanding officer or the game masters about it.
  • If you notice that water has run out, you need firewood, the trash bins are full or that the toilet paper has run out, please inform the game masters via text message at +358 400 323 630!
  • It is only allowed to make an open fire at marked areas. You are not allowed to make your own fires because of the characteristics of the game area!

Injuries and first aid

  • In emergency situations call 112, obey the instructions, arrange guidance to the area and inform the game masters.
  • Remember always to be in touch with the game masters via telephone, even if it happens after the accident, if you are otherwise too busy.
  • Game masters' phone number: 0400 232630
  • Address of the game area: Ilveskalliontie 157, 13700 Hattula
  • In mild cases, seek first aid from other players, your teams commander or the game masters.
  • Please inform every injury (even a sprained ankle) to the Game masters.

Game area

  • The game area is the Ilveskallio training grounds in Parolannummi.
  • It is only allowed to make an open fire at marked areas. You are not allowed to make your own fires because of the characteristics of the game area!
  • By the criminal law it is strictly forbidden to steal any material that belongs to the Finnish Defence Forces.
  • More info about the game area

Arrival and check-in

  • Check-in will take place at Ilveskalliontie 155, 13700 Hattula
  • Players will leave their cars parked at the side of the ilveskallio road for the time of checking in and chroning and will take all the needed materials for checking in, chroning and shopping with them.
  • For check-in you will need: Identification, a receipt of the payment if needed and the necessary money to pay on site, is you have choosen tha option. We reccommend that you reserve the correct change in cash, for we can not guarantee payment by credit/debit card.
  • If you are bringing an in game vehicle, drone, are going to use/ have rented Paladin grenades or rented an ATV be ready to leave your contact details to the game masters. You will be guided to a spesific check-in ofter the main check-in.
  • After the check-in you will be guided to the chroning. Before the chroning there will be an opportynity to adjust your weapons. Remember to load your magazines with your own in game ammo and make your guns ready beforehand. There is no time to adjust your guns at the chroning site!
  • After checking in and chroning you can visit our sponsors' booths. Our sponsors will be advertising their products on our websites and on Facebook..
  • When you are ready at the check-in -site you can head to your own teams base to empty your cars. The location oft hte bases will be on our website, facebook and will be sent to your e-mail -address.


  • After unloading the gear from their cars the drivers will have to bring their cars to the parking area latest on friday evening. There will be a transportation between the parking and game areas arranged by the game masters.
  • If you need to get to your car during the game, transportation will be possible only if there are available game master to transport you.
  • Transportation back to the cars will start at 1pm. on sunday. If you need to leave earlier be prepared to wait for your ride and inform the game masters in advance.
  • More spesific info and timetables of the transport will be released before the event. Information can be found on facebook, this website and will be sent to your e-mail.
  • The game masters will not take any responsiblity of the cars left at the parking area.
  • The parking of offgame -vehicles in the game area during the game is strictly forbidden!
  • Players can drive their cars to the bases for loading and unloading before and after the game.