My first thought when we arrived was that the fields were small. Although the fields are not big, they were big enough. I had a good time and the size of the field was not an issue.
The day I went we all played a scenario game that was broken down into three rounds. The first round was 30 minutes, second was 40 minutes, and the third was 45 minutes. In the first round, the object was for the terrorist to find the parts of the bomb and the good guys to find the parts to defuse the bomb. The second round was moving the bomb up into the town on the woods ball field. Then finally, the third round was when the good guys tried to solve the riddle on their blueprint to defuse the bomb while the terrorist invaded. Then, after all three rounds were completed we switched sides and did it all over again. My biggest problem with that whole set up was it being broken down into three rounds. For instance, the second time we played round one the good guys had just broken through the terrorists defense when the air horn blew... end of round. So, the second time we played the first round, neither side did a thing. If the whole scenario would have been all done at once, or maybe in two rounds it would have been much better. I think the first and second round should have been combined, and probably even the third as well. The reason it would have better all rolled into one was that we had a lot of down time in between rounds. I don't know how the other guys felt, but my group and the group next to me was getting pretty tired of waiting around to start the next round. See, most people had time to clean up a bit and fill back up when they got shot. After you get your needs taken care of you hop back in the game at your teams starting point. I'm not sure if it was that big of a deal for everyone, but I know a number of people ended up leaving because of time and other plans they had for the day.
The owner, Mike, is a nice guy and puts on a good days worth of events. I thought the paint was a little high, but it fired pretty well. The cases we had had a lot of dented or dimpled balls, but at least they didn't break in the barrel. However, they didn't always fly too straight though. Compared to other fields paint though, it was price very nicely... compared to what you would pay online, the price wasn't that great. Overall, my cost was $5 field fee, $5 20 oz. refill, and $58 for a case of RPS. The RPS paintballs were very oily too. A majority of what I shoot is RPS Premiums and I have never ran into oily rounds until this. RPS even says on their site "no oil means a cleaner marker". I thought that was strange.
I did hear Mike say something like the Spyder name was bought out by Brass Eagle and they're no longer made the same and that that was "just sad". I found that comment interesting so I decided to research it a little. I searched this morning for any information about it and found zero. Maybe he's right, I don't pay enough attention to paintball to know... but I don't think that statement is correct. I also heard some other things said that I thought were borderline absurd and have found nothing that backs of the claims said. Again, I could be wrong. We mentioned that we normally shoot RPS that we pay $47 a case for with free shipping. He asked who sells that, and added they won't be selling like that for long because RPS will cut them off. We said ActionVillage and Anything Xtreme sold them at that price. He said no, ActionVillage doesn't, RPS no longer deals with them due to them selling their products so low. He said if they're selling it now, it's old stock. I find that very hard to believe. I'm now looking on ActionVillages site and see PMI Premium 2000 rounds for $47 and also the same very thing at Anything Xterme with the same price and free shipping. I know he was just trying to generate business for his shop, but still... don't make stuff up.
Again, overall I had a very good time. I really enjoyed when our battles were on the woods ball field and not the speed ball field. All the little buildings such as the church, city hall, post office, grocery store, and the saloon were well done. I have no doubt that the most important bunker to capture when playing on both fields is the saloon. It's right on the edge of the bend and you can fire clearly on both fields from there with a nice amount of cover. Speaking of the bend, there is netting up that makes the bend, so guys have a tendency to position themselves behind the netting and spot guys on the other side. I can see how some might think that's an added element to deal with, but I thought it was annoying. I however, was guilty of it too. Why not do it if they are? It would be nice if those were covered there at the corner, netting is not important in that position to watch anyway.
One added piece of advice before I go. Watch out for the local player with the spikes coming out of his vent holes on his goggles. If given the chance, he'll shoot you in the back of the head from no more than five feet away. The guy is all serious, doesn't care to have fun, just wants to win. Back in high school he's what we call the PE Legend in gym class. On the paintball field, we just call him Commando.
I had a great time and the people running the show were very nice. They were pretty good about knowing everybody by name by the end of the day. Very personable and nice to talk to. You will have a good time at Out Numbered Paintball. I remember looking over at my buddy and saying this is so fun quite a few times when we played there. Check it out!
6 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, April 25th, 2005 at 9:05 am PST