Passion Leads Army: Glorious MIssion
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We’ve been a little busy these days. So here’s a link to Passion Leads Army: Glorious Mission, AKA the Chinese Call of Duty clone. Funny enough, it’s not the first Asian COD clone. That honor belongs to 7554, a Vietnamese Call of Duty clone that takes place during the First Indochina/ Vietnamese War of Independence conflict.
Passion Leads Army started out as a military simulator, similar to that of America’s Army, when it was first pitched as a simulation program similar to VBS1. Eventually, Passion Leads Army was released as a commercial game in China, becoming sort of a regional COD, complete with DLC and other China-centric content. The game being linked here is the military version, sort of a for fun training tool/ public-relations/ recruitment product that wasn’t supposed to be released for the wide public. LAN play is possible through Hamachi.
Hopefully this will be of interest/ get you psyched for E3 2019. Either way, have a great summer everyone!
It goes without saying that we love Real Sword. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. While Real Sword is still technically around, it’s been about a decade or so since they’ve produced a new type of gun. Due to the circumstances, it is not likely that a QBZ-95-1 will be produced for the airsoft market. To make matters worst, word on the street is that the RS-97 full size series is done for. There are no more new stocks, and all existing units from RS has been sold. There maybe some B-series lying around, but it’s unknown to exactly how many are left. So, unless you’re going to use an AK as a stand-in for a QBZ-03, it’s going to be a rough ride- or not.
Enter the Norinco CQ rifle:
The Chinese LOVE reverse-engineering things. While many of the recent Chinese military equipment has been indigenously designed, or at least attempts to look indigenous, the Chinese military industrial complex continues to clone pre-existing foreign arms. Such is the CQ rifle. The Type-CQ is an unlicensed M-16 variant produced by Norinco. Officially, it is known as the CQ-5.56. There are rumors of a 5.8×42mm version as well, but we assume that is for testing purposes. While not officially in use, PLA and P.A.P. Special Forces personnel has been seen to use and field these rifles during international military competitions. In paramilitary usage, multiple SWAT teams in China have been confirmed to be using them, including that of the Snow Leopard Commando Unit (responsible for Beijing Olympics security in 2008).
Currently, you can buy an AR replica rifle and have it stand-in for a CQ. But luckily, world-class airsoft manufacturer E&L actually has the exact type of replica in stock. Rumor has it that E&L is a branch of a Chinese small-arms manufacturer, which explains their quality of airsoft externals. The AR system they are currently selling is unmarked, and has several distinct similarities to actual CQ rifles. All that remains missing is the distinctive Chinese scope, which must be dugged up from TaoBao.
While understandingly not the best of solutions, this remains an option for those interested in running a China kit, but are also not willing to buy or find a Real Sword replica.
-FET Admin Team
Oh yeah, and you can find these products at the Airsoft Megatore.
How to make purchases on SuperBuy:
China, similar to the England during the early 20th Century, is the manufacturing hub of the world. Many interesting things can be bought in that country. Unfortunately, much of it is somewhat non-accessible to the outside world. The most prominent shopping site in China is TaoBao, something that’s similar to both eBay and Amazon, but arguably larger in scope. For those interested in collecting military gear, TaoBao can serve as a gateway to obtaining affordable and rare goods.
TaoBao works similar to Amazon. You can search for items in the search bar. If required, please use Google Translate, to obtain the keywords required to obtain your item. TaoBao cannot be accessed or used in foreign countries however. A foreign shopping agent is required, in this regard we’re going to use SuperBuy.
You can sign up for a SuperBuy account on the right. The process is pretty much self-explanatory. Using SuperBuy, you can turn Chinese search results into English product pages. Simply search on TaoBao.com for the item you are interested in.
Copy and paste the TaoBao URL into the search/translate function on SuperBuy.com and…
Instant English! (Just add Google)
Purchases are actually handled by a shopping agent on the site. Once an item is ordered, they’ll go ahead and start processing it. You have about 24 hours to get payment in. Payment is done through SuperBuy’s credit system. You’ll be charged for the item, shipping fees in China associated with that item, and of course for using their services. Purchases can be paid for via PayPal or Credit Card.
Please note that all purchases are actually shipped to a warehouse in China. It’s not directly to purchaser’s house. Thus it’s best to either buy many things from TaoBao, or to make group purchases to save on shipping.
You must wait for the item to arrive at the warehouse, before arranging for a forwarding service to have your purchases delivered to your house.
Once items are good to go, you must group your purchases for forwarding. This is usually done via air mail, or whichever logistic options are available to you dependent on location. Please read the fine text, and options carefully, as this might help you save money, or assist you in paying your import taxes.
Once paid for, the forwarding service will handle whatever logistics that is required. There are certain grantee services, as well as tracking options. Please investigate these as needed. However, from previous uses, SuperBuy’s forwarding services are quite competent. Expect your item to arrive in a few weeks.
Important! Make sure to check your messages on SuperBuy a day or so after your initial purchase. Sometimes, a follow-up request must be answered. Otherwise, you risk item being cancelled, and your money being refunded to you.
This concludes your guide to SuperBuy. Far East Tactical is proud to have produce this guide in helping you obtain Chinese and other military kits through TaoBao.com! We hope that this guide will assist you in obtaining affordable and authentic goods, without being subjected to price gougers, and more-questionable middle men.
Update: Link to various TaoBao storefronts, here.
Introduction: The Chinese military has yet to fully adopt the Velcro patch system widely seen in use with Western armies. As such, this is a guide for adopting and fixing Western styled patches onto 07 People's Liberation Army BDUs.As China continues to change it's uniform standards, this practice should become outdated in the near future.
In December, Chinese and Russian troops took part in a joint anti-terrorism drill in Yichuan, China. This exercise which ran from the 2nd to 13th of December in 2017, was meant to improve the various participant’s capabilities in carrying out joint counter-terrorism operations. They used Real Sword airsoft guns for training.
As Far East Tactical expands, we hope to build and maintain a community of people who run East Asian kits in Airsoft and MilSim. To that, we need to provide our community information about how to run these kits, which replica guns are kosher, and what camouflage is what camouflage. We have thus embarked on a 'Field Manual' project.