Thank you Alex Desmarais of D.I.R.K.A MilSim for producing this excellent video.


Blacksheep MILSIM is a state-of-the-art military simulation (MilSim) experience created with the goal of
giving players a taste of combat in a safe, controlled, game-oriented environment.


This is not your typical airsoft competition: it’s the marathon of the sport — a totally immersive, totally
transformative experience that tests you to your limits mentally, physically, intellectually and spiritually.

The sport of MilSim has been mostly underground up until now, but it’s positioned for a significant surge in
mainstream popularity in the years to come. Blacksheep MILSIM is recognized throughout the MilSim
community as the gold standard: the most challenging, rigorous tournament in the industry.

Operation Blacksheep events are 24-hour, squad-based, force-on-force tactical simulations built
on teamwork, cooperation and objective-oriented gameplay.
Operation Blacksheep follows a
tournament structure, with local and regional events feeding into the national-level competition. To
help players develop their knowledge and skill set, Blacksheep MILSIM also offers training workshops, as well
as manuals detailing MilSim rules and strategies.

Unlike most airsoft games, which sell a Hollywood, video-gamified version of combat with no roots in reality,
every aspect of Blacksheep gameplay has its roots in authentic military protocols and tactics. In fact,
Blacksheep’s gameplay is so immersive and true-to-life, our rules, equipment and protocols are
quickly becoming the national standard for the sport.

Operation Blacksheep is about much more than “playing soldier.” It’s a powerful tool for building teamwork,
leadership, communication and other valuable skills that carry over into every aspect of life, from work to
personal relationships.

MilSim can have a powerful therapeutic impact as well: numerous military and law enforcement veterans have come forward

with stories about how the MilSim experience has helped them readjust to civilian life, or process and overcome traumatic experiences

from their time in the field.

Blacksheep MILSIM is committed to doing our part to support America’s heroes,

whether they’ve served at home or abroad. We’re in the process of launching a PTSD-MILSIM Challenge

with the specific goal of exploring the potential applications of MilSim play for PTSD treatment.



Blacksheep MILSIM is already a household name within the MilSim community, and we’re well on our way
to achieving mainstream recognition on a national scale. Blacksheep MILSIM launched its flagship event
in Fort Drum, New York in 2008. That first event has grown to over 600 players. Today, Operation Blacksheep
has expanded from base of 2 successful events in New York and Virginia to new venues in Pennsylvania,
Kansas, Wyoming, South Carolina and Mississippi. Additional venues in Georgia,Michigan, Texas and
California are in the planning stages.


Our team has established contacts in Hollywood for the development of a television series about this
competitive event. We have other new projects in the works as well, including a modified Operation Blacksheep
Experience perfect for children, and a line of official Blacksheep branded products including
apparel and equipment.

Blacksheep MILSIM founder John
Bucciarelli, Major, Infantry, U.S. Army
Retired, is a proud military veteran who
served in leadership positions across the world
during his 20 years of service. He
has been an active member of the
MilSim community for nearly 10 years,
teaching combat effectiveness and
preparedness to committed players
nationwide. His devotion to the sport is
manifested in his training programs and
in the attention to detail required to
effectively simulate real tactical
operations. John founded Blacksheep
MILSIM with the goal of giving players a
taste of combat in as real an
environment as could be produced
safely. He named the company in honor
of one of his posts: B Company, 6th
Battallion, 6th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 1st
Armored Division in Bamberg, Germany
— also known as Bravo Blacksheep. In
addition to his involvement in MilSim,
John is a published author on the topic of
leadership, and actively engaged in his
community, church and family life.







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