One of the key elements that makes Battle House Laser Combat so compelling is the realistic immersion in modern simulated combat that their mission scenarios provide. From custom-made weapons to specially constructed environments, the laser combat experience relies heavily on the quality of the props, in which owner Doug Huckbody takes great pride.
Adorning the 15,000 square foot indoor arena that houses Battle House Laser Combat’s eight separate two-story buildings, are a variety of props that are both hi-tech and low-tech. All of them are styled to mimic a military environment, including sandbags, weapons crates, and large oil drums that players can use to take cover. Smaller props add additional realistic details to the arena, like the ammunition boxes and first aid kits strewn about. Camouflage netting hangs on many of the windows, adding to the battle-worn vibe. Speaking of battle-worn, the downed helicopter in the center of the arena doubles down on the battlefield-like quality the arena exhibits, and almost makes you forget you’re still in Illinois!
In addition to the environment, the mission scenarios are also carried by the realism and quality of the props. “Search and Destroy”, one of over 40 objective-based missions, requires one team to plant and detonate a briefcase bomb in certain areas of the arena, while the other team attempts to disarm it. The briefcase has authentic-looking circuitry, wires, and keypad, so carrying it to the bombsite looks and feels like you’re in a thrilling television show.
“Domination”, a different game mode with its roots in video games, involves taking and maintaining control of different territories. This virtual mode is brought to real life through Battle House’s “domination cubes”. These cubes are large and hi-tech, with each one emitting a different color. The screens built into them facilitate different teams capturing zones and earning points in order to win.
For more information about the high quality terrain in Battle House’s Laser Combat arena, please contact:
Battle House Laser Combat
28039 W. Northpointe Pkwy Unit 4
Lake Barrington, IL 60010