I've only played Young Guns in Edmonton. I am from Calgary.
Directions to the Field:
2.5 to 3 hour drive from Calgary.
My team and I were invited to come up and play in Silvercreek's scenario day. The theme was fantasy and at first I wasn't too warm to the idea. It was a very fun day and even a milsim player as myself enjoyed the fantasy theme.
Safety - This field had the best emphasis on safety. There was a ref in each deadbox to ensure that barrel sleeves and goggles stayed on. There was a chrono at the start and a stamp to show you weren't shooting hot. I would have liked to see the refs do some spot chrono checks during play.
Services - The layout of the staging area, proshop, parking, air fills etc were all very close and well laidout. There were a lot of picnic tables to put your gear on. The dead boxes had rags to wipe the paint from your goggles. There was food being served, but never bought any myself. They have 4500 fills that you can use yourself. There were also 2 3000 fills close to the playing areas.
Field - The field was a mix of houses, hay bales, woods, trenches, and bunkers. There is a huge castle but I never got close enough to see inside of it. It still looks very cool. I did enjoy the urban fighting and the battle that went on in the hay bails. The trench field is really overgrown and is more like a bunch of grass covered mounds. It was very fun playing through there and had a few intense firefights. One thing I didn't like was there wasn't any woods to play in during the day. I know there is a wooded hill field but we never got to play in there. Being a milsim player this was a huge diappointment for me.
Staff/Refs - I thought the staff and refs were great. Very helpful and friendly. They walked around and asked us if we were having a good time. The refs on the field were doing paint checks and trying to watch all the players. Staff/Refs ran a pretty smooth event. We did have some miscommunication on some rules between the refs on the rules.
Players - Most players I saw were speedball type players. I found them to be friendly and approachable. I did not witness one incident of cheating or wiping all day from both sides. I did experience some over-shooting on a few occasions. I found the players in general to be good sportsman and fair players. There were some young players and renters in the mix as well.
Prices - Field fees were $20 and a box of paint (2000 balls) were $90. I found the paint prices to be slightly higher than I am used, but not outrageous. I didn't really look at the food prices or rental prices.
It was my first time playing at Silvercreek and know I will be back there next year. I would recommend checking it out.
Last edited on Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 8:37 pm PST