Fearless Fighters - Been a long time
Wacky Warriors - Been a long time
Wildcat (in Illinois) - Worth the drive, 40min from St. Louis
Bunker Hill - Been a long time
I've played at Bushwackers three times. The first two times, I believe, I went with my youth group to an open session. The ref that I've had all three times (didn't catch a name) was a great guy with the kids (a lot of kids play here). The first two times, I had to use their rental gun (a model 98), and let me tell you, it sucked. Balls curve badly after about 30 to 50 feet. The third time I went, I had my own gun.. but it unfortunately broke after the first round and I had to deal with the m98 for the rest of the time. The poor accuracy of the guns may be due to the paint.. I'm not sure what kind of paint it was, but there was at least 1 dimple on each ball.. usually 2, sometimes 3. The speedball course sucks. One team starts in a big 1-room building at the top of a slightly angled hill, and the other team starts at the bottom.. there's some obstacles for them to hide behind - nets, barrels, ect, but it's pretty tough to defend that building. For some reason, the refs like to play this hyped game where you stick like 5 guys in the building and then everyone else (probably like 20) starts outside.. and the 5 guys are pinned down basically. Fun, eh?
The other fields that I played on were pretty fun. The lake one that was mentioned involved one team starting half on the ground and half in a boat.. in the boat is a 'bomb' that they have to get to an objective.. which is about 10 yards from the landing point. Ended pretty fast. The 'crossfire' field that people have been mentioned is probably their best field.
Just one more complaint, sorry if this is depressing. During a game, a kid that thought he was hot stuff (he was actually better than most of the newbies there) picked up a ref shield that he found laying on the field.. and the ref was completely okay with it, so the kid basically just ran around with it invincible and killed everyone. Good stuff.
The kindness of the ref here was about the only saving grace.