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Period of Field Use:
March 1st, 2006
Other Fields in the Area:
Splat Factory (I think it closed and is now called Albany Paintball or something)
Not as organized but very fun and decently priced
I have gone to Hornets Nest Only a few times but i still enjoy going. The last time i went though was a dissapointment though. there are usually regulators there to even out the teams but nobody was there that day. so it was just me and a few of my friends which totally sucks.
But the times before that were a blast. We got there around noon and around 12;30-one ish we were on the field playing. the fields were huge, well thought out and well... awesome. they have a bunch of fields but i only played on 4 of them. the indoor speedball, outdoor speedball, woodsball, and castle. the catle is made out of painted plastic crates stacked up on top of a wooded hill. in the field below are giant spools, plaster "trees" and H-bunkers or whatever you want to call them. the outdoor speedball field was well organized with many bunkers and a mini-snake. but the fields get changed every once in a while which is pretty cool. the indoor speedball is small and leaves something to be desired but is overall pretty good. my favorite field though was the ghost town. this is a must see if you are ever there. the run down look of the "post office", "cemetary", "church", "jail" and other buildings adds an awesome effect and the trees and brush offer lots of cover.
Over all i would rate Hornets Nest a 9 out of 10 because of prices ($10 field admission) $75 bucks a case of paint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, and you can't bring your own) also if you are going to want to eat more than an ice-cream sandwich and coke then bring something of your own.
Yea I agree it's a great place. But I'm confused about 2 of your comments. I've been there a couple of times and paint was only $60, the better paint was $65. Just ice cream?? I had pizza & a hamburger. My buddies had chicken sandwiches. There was a ton of food there. You're also right about it being busier on weekends. We went on a Sunday once, and there was a ton of speedballers playing. I'm not sure how mant scenario players, but they took a bunch of refs out to the woods so there must have been a bunch of them. I have to travel over an hour to get there, but it's well worth the trip.
Dispute: I disagree with some of the information in this post. First: the price of paint is 60$ for a normal case of paint and 65$ for the higher grade. Also the 10 dollar admission is for the whole week, you don't pay again until the next monday. Also there is more food to offer than just Ice Cream. In fact there is a hot food menu right behind the counter that offers many food choices at a decent price for the portion you get.