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davidlanzi Sunday, February 25th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
6 months
Last There: February 24th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Hogback (7 fields or so and a cool castle field, but you will play the same type of game every time you ever play there. So, it can get old)

Pev's (Many fields, but again, you will play capture the flag 90% of the time - with a couple of attack and defend games thrown in. Plus the air refills are 300+ yards away.)

Warplay offers a totally different playing experience. Read review for details.
Directions
to the Field:
I-95 exit 126 (route 3) West for about 11 miles then turn left on HWY 20. Go 6.9 miles and you will see it on the right. It is right on the road and you can't miss it.
Review: THIS IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT

I've been playing for a while and thought I knew what every paintball field had to offer... some sort of Capture the Flag game and some sort of Attack and Defend game. This field offered me something different, and I am changed because of it.

I don't know how I will feel going back to Hogback or Pev's now. I think it may feel pretty lame in comparison. Let me tell you why.


CUSTOMER SERVICE
My friend ran out of air during a 25 minute game and the ref gave him a spare air tank right there on the field. What else do I need to say? They also explain things well, and warn players where to go and where not to. They keep the games going well, so you waste zero time.

ADRENALINE FILLED GAMES LIKE NO OTHER
One game in particular stands out. They call it King of the Hill, I would call it "4 minutes of full-on insanity". That's right, the game can be only 4 minutes and expect to shoot 4-6 (or more) pods in that short amount of time.

FIELDS VERY CLOSE TO STAGING AND AIR
All of the fields are close to the staging area, and the compressed air refills are right there. So you spend zero time walking long distances, zero time waiting for people to walk and get air refills, and zero time sitting on the sidelines... why??? because...

ALL GAMES INCLUDE RESPAWNS
At most places, games are 15 minutes and if you get hit in the first minute, then you go sit out for the next 14 and then the reloads. Most games at Warplay are 25 minutes with respawns every 4 minutes. This encourages bold moves, and keeps players actually playing. Which is what you are there to do! We played 8 games in a little over 6 hours (including lunch) and I was exhausted!


PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THESE THINGS:

THERE IS NO 20-FOOT RULE
The refs tell you where not to go if you don't want to get hit up close, but there's no rule preventing it. It may not be a great field for a 10 year old new player.

YOU WILL SHOOT MORE PAINT THAN YOU EVER HAVE BEFORE
Remember, there are respawns all day long, so you are never sitting on the sidelines! Unlimited 4500 air, so that's never a problem. Prepare yourself for a 2-case day. I can tell you, I've never been more satisfied after a day of paintball, and I never cared less about the cost of paint. ($45/case is $20-25 cheaper than the fields I usually play). So for me it was totally worth it.

***
I highly recommend playing this field if you want an all-day adrenaline rush.
***
Dave


***UPDATE***

I've moved away from Virginia and have to say the only thing I miss about the State is Warplay.

I've been playing in San Antonio and Austin, TX and am very depressed about my paintball experiences. Yes, actually depressed... not just a figure of speech. I knew Warplay was something special, but little did I know just how much I would miss it.

When I lived there, I would start thinking of playing at Warplay on Monday (I played every other weekend), and couldn't stop thinking about it all week long. It delivered a real adrenaline rush, as well as a great time with friends. Unfortunately, I get none of that here in Texas. Sad, sad, me.......

Take my advice. Go play here if you get the chance. The only bad part about going to Warplay is that from then on, other fields will suck in comparison.

Dave
Last edited on Thursday, November 8th, 2007 at 2:53 pm PST
 

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