I traveled with a buddy from Indiana to play in the 2007 scenario event battle of Stalingrad put on by Skirmish USA. We were both very excited about the whole thing. We've never played with this many people before and we really wanted the experience. Traveling from Indiana we planned the trip and put a lot of time and money for this event only to be truly disappointed. The fields were awesome. Although the field markings were unclear and the maps didn't seem to help. I did get lost for about an hour trying to decipher things. The problem was they used a color code for marking the fields with flags, but unfortunately the colors repeat in different areas making it unclear were you where. The staff and refs were really nice and seemed to manage the game pretty well. I think they did a awesome job for the 2000 person scenario event. Ok my big disappointment was the paintballs. Out of 10 hours of play I problems shot a handful of paintballs that didnt break. The problem was the paintballs were defective. They were breaking in the hoppers. I wasn't the only one having problems. I was shooting spray paint all over the field. I was using the tippman A-5 with a flatline at first. Thinking is was the flatline barrel i switch back to the stock only to have the same problems. We switched paintballs no better. The staff blamed it on my gun. Everybody was having the same problems. Since we traveled 700 miles to play I wasn't going home without a fight so I sprayed paint all day. Very Frustrating....and at a $100.00 a case I felt ripped off! The whole experience would have been a great adventure other than the paintball crap that they sold for skirmish.
That sucks about the paint, but I hear that A5s can be pretty rough on paint in the cyclone. A player at my home field told me that you can file the feed fingers smoother so they aren't as sharp to help reduce this.