I've played this field twice. Once last summer and then for the Iwo Jima event last year. My son and I drove up on a Sat. to play granted it was hot and we were the only two there until a youth group came up from around the Huntsville area. In the mean time until they arrived we talked with Mr and Mrs Juengel and they were some of the nicest/coolest people I have ever had the honor of being in their presence. He broke out dvd's of the shows that were filmed there for their scenario games and gave us tour of the fields. The youth group arrived and we concluded our first day there smoking noobs. What could be better? We took home the paperwork for the Iwo Jima scenario and started counting down the days.
We drove up the Friday morning of the scenario game, got registered, and started setting up our campsite. We had a fellow by the name of "Hillbilly" welcome us at our campsite. He explained to us what we could be expecting as this was our first ever large scale scenario event. He also made sure that we knew of all the facilities at our disposal i.e. HOT SHOWERS and WORKING REAL ACTUAL PORCELAIN TOILETS! I live close to the superspeedway at Talladega and am by no means a stranger to the large capacity camping atmosphere but my God that was freaking awesome!
The one lesson that I will remember though when we go back in October is to bring my own food. Granted there was food there but the lines were incredibly long and usually by the time we were able to get to the grub the good stuff was gone and/or cold. Please do not mistake that last statement as a slam against bearclaw. I am not naive enough to whine about this considering there were 600+ attending and that is no easy task to feed that many mouths. I do not believe in the whole society should treat everyone individually special so l totally do NOT have a problem with this.
Anyone who can not appreciate what they have done there to build those fields and appreciate them is nothing less than a simple minded fool. The game play for the weekend was incredible. We were on the American side and all though we got slaughtered we still had a great time. The only suggestion I could give on the game play was that when we began storming the beach the Jap players had already established a very strong foot hold on the entire field so that when we tried to advance it was nearly impossible and we spent the weekend pretty much mired at our headquarters which was over ran by just 2 Jap players at one point. That was pretty humiliating. Maybe the beach landing opposition team, aside from the beach defense force which was 50 players if my memory is correct, could start from their HQ.
This paintball field is incredible you just don't play paintball you have a life experience that you'll never forget.
I was one of the two players,the other was a member of Nitro, who took the american base on sunday.I used a plastic sword and took out 8 players inside the base.No ref was present at the base so our side was given no points for our efforts.A false start,by the field owner,was what enabled us to hold you in your base all weekend.
It was a fun game.