At 2016 yet 13th installment of the legendary and unique airsoft event Protector will be held. We the crew will move the slider of complexity and reality another level up. The Protector XIV. event will consist of strong LARP elements with millitary simulation and again will be situated in present Afghanistan in fictional province of Zabul.

At Protector there are multiple parties meeting and interacting each other – indigenous peacefull villagers, ISAF soldiers, private contractors, ANP and ANA officers, medical personell, independent armed warfaring groups, Taleban fighters, press teams and other characters and groups (e.g. a group of prospectors in 2011, a group of USAID in 2012, telecommunication company Zabul Telecom in 2014 and more in 2015).

This annual 14.year posses quite strong history – Protector crew stay same since the very first year with more or less no changes, experiences are growing and being enriched every year with new simulations and elements are being added also every year. Thanks to these experiences and skilled crew the Protector 2017 event will again stand tall and great Airsoft operation. The way people want to and the way people like to. And the way people can do.

What is LARP ?

live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters' actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world, while interacting with each other in character. The outcome of player actions may be mediated by game rules, or determined by consensus among players. Event arrangers called gamemasters decide the setting and rules to be used and facilitate play.

 Source - Wikipedia

In 2017 in Zabul province in present Afghanistan there are three events total being held – the Operation Lizzard VIII. event, which will effect Protector´s outset conditions and which is completely combat operation. And the Bloody Sunrise V. event, which is about hunting eminent fugitive on the run and join operation of recon and infantry elements.


Protector XIII. (2016) videoclip


IMG 4417The last year in 2015 resulted in our major satisfaction. Unfortunately, as in past also this year we noted some ammount of new even old fails we were unable to remove or evade. That´s why we and you are to face several major and minor concept changes to reach new level of reality and amusement. We will perform the selection proces of participants more carefully, also one of the ISAF bases will be canceled, we will strengthen ISAF competences and mandate and we will apply new elements in economy and social interaction.

We will also keep supporting tribes, Zabul´s governor office, all players´ enterprises, strong and well driven insurgency, in-game currency and other various well tested elements. Also low/mid-cap rule will remain with machine guns exception.

Every year more and more of you want to come prior the event starts. Of course it is possible again but depends on location – in some villages and sites it is possible, somewhere it is unfortunately not. In 2016 we propose you to book in advance your arrival and location of your stand, so let us know if you are interested as soon as possible.

As well as in 2015 the event starts at midnight from Wednesday to Thursday and ends on Sunday morning. So 80 hours of gameplay again. And pre-Protector party too … Tuesday evening in Khas Konar again.


Afghan people

There are several villages and one town in the Zabul province (6 villages and 1 town in 2016). Each site has in-game elements like post office, restaurant, cinema and so on. Zabul´s capital is again economical and social hub with police station, restaurants, mosque, governor´s office, Pakistani embassy and others … and many others. However most of these elements are constructed by the Crew all of those are operated by event´s participants. And they all together create unique atmosphere with unlimited imagination. The AIRSOFTWARS Crew


Outfit - Afghan villagers

camouflage uniforms are strictly forbidden

civilian outfit of afghani/arab type is allowed


Pakistan people

There is one Pakistani village in the area north of Zabul in Pakistan. There are similar in-game elements constructed and operated there as these are in Afghanistan villages and town. Please note residents of Pakistani village are not all Taleban fighters !!


Outfit - Pakistan villagers

camouflage uniforms are strictly forbidden

civilian outfit of afghani/arab type is allowed


Taleban insurgentsPovstalci

Taleban insurgent is fundamental and militant group of radical islamists supporting Sharia law. Their only objective is to expel all foreign intruders and infidels out of their country and to restore islamic control in the area. They are capable and equipped to use various means and instruments to fullfill their holy mission – faith preaching, aiding the villagers and helping with their combat ready training, terrorising, plating the IEDs, attacking the ISAF soldiers, destroying of millitary targets and preventing the PRT teams to perform reconstruction works in the area. Taleban strenght is limited since the very beginning and their strenght depends how succesfull their preachers and figthers are in persuading the villagers in joining their ranks and in fighting the government forces alongside.

Registration will not be open for Taleban party, thus villagers are allowed to join this party during the game on various conditions.


Outfit - Rebels and Taliban

camouflage uniforms are strictly forbidden

combat vests and military equipment are strictly forbidden

civilian outfit of afghani/arab type is allowed


IMG 7536 XPInternational Security Assistance Force – ISAF

Powerfull coallition of selected and chosen teams under skilled command constructs and man two fortified bases. Good relationship with local population has to be established. While the mission has peacekeeping character the ISAF soldiers are to provide humanitarian aid, reconstruction works and help with security issues together with local authorities.


Outfit - ISAF

Required: desert camouflage or multi-cam uniform, helmet, body armor

Exclusions could be approved to special forces units by ISAF command


Afghan National Polie – ANP

Recently and newly re-organized local police forces open their ranks for new officers. Do you want to help with protecting the peace and keeping Zabul safe ? Then join the ranks of ANP. The ANP cooperates very with local governor and also with Afghan National Army.


Outfit - ANP

Required: black or blue trousers, blue shirt, black or blue cap

Recommended: black body armor, black helmet


IMG 7829 XPAfghan National Army – ANA

2014´s ANA premiere was met with great success within all parties. We are quite sure now this party has its place in Zabul. Are you interested in join the local army ranks ? Then receive your country´s call to arms and join them. Afghan National Army has militia, infantry, commandos and special forces branches. Their outfit depends on that type of unit. Army´s main partners are the governor and their ANP counterparts.


Outfit - ANA

Outfit depending on designation: militia (olive uniform), infanrty (woodland uniform, helmet), commandos (woodland uniform, body armor, helmet), special forces (Multicam uniform, body armor)



Private Millitary Contractors – PMC

There are two groups under contract within the Zabul province. The first one is responsible for governor´s safety and the second one, the Black Sword Global, has free contract to operate.

Black Sword Global operators will pay 10 eur more this year as they already did in 2014 by the reason of non-standard base equipment requirements.


Outfit - PMC

Recommended: "PMC style", helmet, body armor

Forbidden: complete camouflage uniform


Press teams and others

Various press and other teams are situated. Are you interested in such role ? Register yourself and book your place in Zabul.

Outfit - PRESS

outfit must comply to the type of your press mission (local villagers outfit for Alcudira agency, desert camouflage uniforms for military press teams and colour-flat outfit for the rest)

recommended equipment: body armor and helmet


Operational area: CTA Sveborice, Nove Dvory, close to Mimon (50°39'6.142"N, 14°47'50.668"E)  (http://www.mapy.cz/s/cUjt)

CTA – Combat Training Area, former Soviet and Czechoslovak army training grounds

Operational area opens:

18.7.2017 10.00

Participants registration: ANP

18.7.2017 from 16.00 till 20.00, 19-21.7.2017 from 10.00 till 22:00, registration is also open even during the event.

Every participant registered from 21.7.2017 18.00 will have to pay additional fee 4 EUR for late coming

Event begin: 20.7.2017 0:01

Event ends: 22.7.2017 20:00 (23.7.2017 8:00)

Participants under 18 years old are allowed to enter the event with written permission by law guardian only AND in accompany with responsible person above 18 years old.

e.g. participant under 18 years old brings his/her parents´s written permission (we will send a form on request) while his/her responsible person is his/her teamleader above 18 years old.


PMCEvent registration:

from 1.1.2017 till 31.3.2017

Rebels, Taliban, Afgan villagers, Pakistan villagers, PRESS - 20 EUR/person

ISAF, PMC, ANA, ANP, Insurgents - 24 EUR/person

Payments have to be made to 14 days from registration, this special prices are only for first 300 participants !!!

from 1.4.2017 till 22.7.2017

Rebels, Taliban, Afgan villagers, Pakistan villagers, PRESS - 24 EUR/person

ISAF, PMC, ANA, ANP  - 28 EUR/person

Additional fee of 4 EUR will be applied for payment on site