I was once invited by a friend of mine to join him at his local field for a game at DieHard Paintball, located in Windsor, Ontario.
So, I left my home in Hamilton, Ontario, withing a few friends off to what promises to be a great game.
The drive was long, but the location was extremely easy to find, a few more signs would of course be nice, but all in all, map quest will but you right there.
When I first arrived I was greeted by my friends, then by the field owner. The field owner I must comment on... He is extremely nice, easy going, a great business man... understanding, he listens, and he acts in the interests of his customers.
The Staff is also very kind. They make sure everyone is adhering to all safety rules, and will be more forceful if needed, but all in all they are upbeat, kind, and more than willing to help anyone out.
Safety at this field is understandably held to the up most importance, they don't tolerate any foolishness, or anyone disobeying the rules. The rules they use are very much so like everywhere else. Barrel condoms on at all times in dead zone, masks on at all times on field, no dry firing in the dead zone, they have a 10 foot mercy rule where you can choose to surrender or not, and they use a 280 FPS max rule, and will punish those who try to crank there velocity up.
Let me just start off by saying this was one of the coolest fields I have played at. It is smaller than some paintball fields, pretty much a square, but once you get on the field... you will find you have more than enough room.
The field is about 75% bush... in this bush you will find complete buildings, HQ's, plenty of bunkers, and some pretty nice sized trees. There is plenty of cover for those that are big like me... lots of room to move, and is a tree stalkers dream. At this part of the field you will see the buildings forming 3 build up areas, like towns... which works great for team vs. team and scenario planning.
Now the rest of the field is where it gets interesting... let me continue by mentioning that the field is completely divided in half by a river... with very steep slops. This makes game play VERY interesting... there is buildings and bunkers along both sides of the river, and 3 nicely built bridges to pass it.
One part of the field is complete with two floor towers, bunkers, buildings, and two school buses... it's a perfect urban playing area, and great for missions and scenarios. There is also a corner that is absolutely nothing but a ton of buildings, big ones, small ones, and ones with two floors.
When all of these are mixed together in a perfect sized playing field... you are left with a well rounded field for everyone... plenty of room for stalking, sniping, ambushing... as well as plenty of offensive and defensive action on the bridge... and a lot of fast action in the urban areas. This feild is excellent, and I highly recommend this field for any large games.
The amount of staff they have is perfect... plenty of friendly people, and refs to catch cheating. Your guaranteed to have a great time!
This filed is open from 9 AM to 4 PM and when you pay admission you play all day.
I cannot comment exactly on the costs, as I do not remember exactly... but I do recall that I was very impressed with the little amount I payed for such a great game. The paint they offer is good quality, a great price, and is very fair. Entrance for gear owners was under $20, (16-18) and includes all day access and air/co2 fills. Paint was the best part... It was very cheap, about $70 a case for premium Stingers.
The absolute best part... is for $15 you can bring your own paint... so long as your paint does not have blue fills. They check all the time for blue paint, will break the paint from people hoppers, and check... blue paint stains. We had one person during the day I was there bring blue paint, and he was caught instantly.
The proshop they have there is pretty simple. The sells a wide variety of paintball items, markers, and trinkets. Great little place, prices are great, they even have previously used items. They can order in anything you need, and will do there best to help you out.
At the staging area/dead zone, there are plenty of pick nick tables, lots of seating, and a snack shack where you can buy chips, pop, gum, etc... and they also serve lunch all at great costs ($1-$2).
The day I went, there was easily 60-80 people, plenty of room for everyone, perfect amount of people for a high action game on the field... on an average day you can expect to have around 20 people, which is also great for a game.
In the end, I think it only fair I give this field a 8/10. The field is very amazing, I love it, and I am sure others will do. This field is however not perfect... I believe there is some room for expansion when it comes to increasing the field size slightly, increased parking would be needed, and maybe a bridge or two more. So, go try this field out, have a great time, and I am sure you will love it too.
Doubt gives this field two thumbs up.
Last edited on Monday, July 16th, 2007 at 10:46 am PST