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JimmyTehBanana Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: April 21st, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Splattbrothers - Hopewell (their paint sucked and required you purchase from them)
Review: These people know how to build a field! We played as walk-ons and joined about 30+ people for the scenario games. We played 4 scenarios. One was an attack defend type of game over a tank bridge. There was a split reinforcement/ambush scenario in a replication of Kason (complete with mortar fire, which was experiencing technical difficulty when we played). A king of the hill field (about 200 feet in total length) provided intense firefights. Each field was built with strategy involved for both sides as well as enjoyment and playability. A fourth scenario was a protect the president scenario where we led one referee to a designated area. They have no distance for firing limits. Another idea they implemented were respawns in designated areas (king of the hill was instant respawn). There is no proshop but who would buy a paintball from a shack in the woods? You go here to play not to buy.


Pros:
Strategic landscaping and objects, everything was placed with strategy involved (some forcing firefights).

Multiple scenarios on multiple fields for multiple strategies

A mortar.. come on.. I mean its a MORTAR!!

25 minute games with about 3 minutes max of respawn (respawns happen every 3 or so minutes reguardless of how long you've been in the respawn area) this leads to 3-10 seconds before being released back in the game.

Lunch is offered at a price. I believe you get a sandwhich, chips and a drink for $5... or you can drive up Rt 20 (towards Fredericksburg) and get lunch at a sub/pizza place 2 minutes away.

They are VERY clear on saftey rules.
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Cons:
25 minute games lead to 2 things... empty air and no more paint. The field air tanks held 3k wich never lasted the full game, especially when intense firefights were always present. The rules were unclear about bringing extra paint into the respawn zones. More reserve tanks or a larger tank would suffice and a clear understanding of paint boxes being brought to respawns.

The refs were pretty good for the most part but were more focused on goggles being on than people playing fair and not cheating.

The boundaries were not as clear in each field as they should have been. One second you're stalking someone and the next the ref is yelling at you to get back on the field.

This place allows you to bring your own paint... for an additional $10... I never use field paint because I don't know what conditions it has been kept in. $10 is a ridiculous price to bring your own paint, especially if the field paint has been in a shack all summer/winter.

This place is open Saturdays only 9:00 - 4:30. Games start at 10am and the last game starts at 3:30.

No CO2 is available.. if that matters to you..
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BY FAR THE BEST FIELD I HAVE EVER PLAYED ON!!
 

Review Comments
Ruane 11 Monday, March 31st, 2008 | 8:28 am PST
Just to let you know, I work at War Play. We bring fresh paint in every week from our supplier who lives 2 miles down the road.
   

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