The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
May 26th, 2007
More than 5 years
I found myself venturing from Hamilton on a 6 hour drive to Tactik Paintball... and let me say, I am glad I did!
Getting to where the field is, is very easy... however knowing where/when to turn into the field can be hard. One thing I suggust that Steve (owner of Tactik Paintball) does, is to get a larger sign up for his entrance, an possibly have some signs posted a long the way.
So... we arrive at the field, and everything starts getting better and better from there. We start talking around, everyone is very friendly, kind, helpful... and bilingual (no communication problems). So here I am, with all my monolinguist friends I brought with me, just fascinated by the generosity of the people around us.
The field staff are personable, friendly, approachable, and more than happy to bend over backwards and help you. The field also does scenarios in co-operation with Aggressive Diplomacy, a team from Ottawa that throws together some of the best scenarios that I have been to (and I have been to A LOT of scenario). GHOST and the rest of Aggressive Diplomacy not only develop the best scenarios around, they also organize and run them. As refs they are fantastic... as woodsball and scenario players themselves... they know there doo doo.
Steve, the field owner, is also one amazing guy. All he cares about, and man is it so true, is the happiness of his guests, the players. He does absolutely everything he can to make sure everyone his happy... and man, we were so happy! He goes around, talks to players, takes input, and uses is successfully. He is very friendly, likes to talk to the players, he is very approachable, and outgoing. For a field owner to be this involved is rare... and is a very good thing. It shows in the field. When you go, give him comments, he loves to hear positive feedback, and can work on correcting any changes you'd like to see. I for one seen little to none.
So, the staff, the owner, the players, and the locals are all FANTASTIC! How about the field...?
Well, the field it self, although not very large, is one hell of a game in a hand basket... that is to say, there is A LOT, of all styles, all wrapped up into one kicking package!
The field is generally all thin woods... there are a lot of paths, and some thick brush here and there, buts its a forest in general. Now... inside this forest are some of the most kicking fields... let's go through some of them.
Black Hawk - A minivan that has been modified to look like a type UH-60, great for use as a regrouping location in large scenario. Looks pretty cool too!
The City - The main part of the field... right when you walk in is one of the most impressive fields at Tactik Paintball, the Lost City will pump up your adrenaline with quarter battles and sneaking. You can hide behind cars or get cover inside one of the 7 buildings.
The T.F.E.T fortress - Right on the edge of the field boundaries you will find this nifty fortress. A great defensive position... but a well planned attack can take it down all too fast. The perfect place to stage a HQ. Just have guards posted.
The Ambush - Complete with a bus, brush, and a ton of cover. A ton of things can go down when there is a bus involved...
SOS Cargo - Another great part of the field, complete with protection buildings to help with the completion of objectives.
The Tower - A great look out area... perfect for the sniper, but watch out... thick dense lays all around the tower... perfect for an enemy sneak attack or ambush.
The Border Crossing - A sweet little defensive building... a great HQ, lot's of shooting points, and a lot of front line cover... which could also be called advancing cover for the enemy...
The Cartel - Possibly one of the best things of any field out there. A lot like Flag Raiders "Drug Lab" (for those of you that know what I am talking about), it is a two floor building, with bottom level rooms, corners, for large doors, upstairs, two stairwells, landings, walk ways... just an all around fantastic building... absolutely fun to defend... even more fun to attack.
There are also "hospitals" on the field... little dead boxes through out the field that have water for the players... everything you need, never at a far walk.
When all these come together for a large scenario game... I can promise you it will be both intense, and fun!
Some of the best prices I have seen in a long time...
$6 entry price, fills included, all day.
$20 for rentals.
Lot's of cool things to rent as well... like mines!
Paint is $120 for a case of great quality paint. Membership offers a great discount of only $90 a case.
Scenario prices may be different, these are not official prices, and it's always best to contact the field for current rates.
Memberships go from as low as $100 to only $150 and you get fantastic deals on paint, the shop, free feild access (with paint on entry), all day fills, and V.I.P access for scenario games.
There are also group rates available, check website for details : http://www.tactikpaintball.com
Speaking of the website... just WOW! Fantastically done... just check it out, sweet flash, images, video... amazing!
Now... for the facilities... WOW! They have a trailer complete with food and beverage sales, all fills and paint sales are done quickly... a HUGE shed with tons of seating (indoor)... it's insulated, has electricity, and would probably be amazing for winter games... Steve wants to get a bar installed in the back... AMAZING! There is also small things like funnel pod loaders around, better yet... I think they have a chip wagon on site that is great for lunch. There is also a small pro-shop on site.
The feild is also located next to a fun place complete with motocross, go-karts, off-road go-karts, mini go-karts for the little ones, and mini-putt. So, if it's possible, for some reason that obviously you can not control... you have non-paintball family coming along, you can be sure they won't cut your day off early (call ahead for further information).
So, needless to say, you will defiantly enjoy scenarios... especially if they use exploding briefcases and other sweet scenario items!
I give this field a well deserved 9.5/10, it's is superb, fantastic, and the people behind the scenario are amazing people. For those that have a love for scenario paintball... this field is a must. See you there (after my 6 hour drive...lol).
quote:Originally posted by muzbnice Too pricy....NOT $120 for paint more like almost $140 for a case of paint.
Senerios are all together, small fields...only like 2 good fields to play on..
90% of the fields have a bad layout and have too much of an advantage for one team
The price for the case is 120$, it has always been, it is even listed on their website. Either you never really went there or you are smoking crack. As for the bad layout, this could be discussed but considering the huge amount of recball players that goes there everyweek to play in the tactical league, I think it is not that bad.
muzbnice, I just found your other comment you posted on the first review of the field that was posted here and you whine about the same thing but you say that the price for the case is 136$ instead of 140$ like you say above.
You're not making any sense. The price has never been 140$ or 136$. So instead of telling lies about a place you probably never went, maybe you should just disappear.There is enough n00bs to deal with already around here, thank you very much.