Although Iím new to the sport (is it a sport?) Iíve played at this field a couple of times and itís a great field. Itís a very challenging field. The field is nestled into a three-sided ravine. The range will vary between longer distances then you can shoot (a 150-200 yards) and 10 to 15 feet away in the bunkers. There are dozens of bunkers and cover everywhere (all of them have names painted on them so that can communicate with your team to coordinate fire). Thereís also plenty of natural cover in the form of trees, bushes, hills and gullyís. The field is essentially a hill and is rough in parts. It is an outdoor field after all! And unless youíve seen it, photos just donít do it justice. After each game the teams switch sides. If there is an advantage to one side or the other, it all evens out when you switch. There are so many ways to play this field. Iíll try and list a couple of them.
First, there is, on the northwest side of the field, a hillside that runs from one end to the other. Although itís a hike, you can move along this ridge, flanking the entire field and drop right into the other teams rear area. Of course both teams know this, so it becomes a battlefield unto itself. You can also work your way down from the ridge and sniper that side of the field.
Secondly, there are multiple routes available to each otherís flags. You can leapfrog along either side of the field or go up the middle. With some good tactics, you can advance, with covering fire, and outflank the other team. There are even a couple of towers!
The games Iíve played have been either 20 or 30 minutes long with frequent announcements from the refs about the time remaining. Iíve played elimination and flag capture. Some games end early with the capture of the flag or the elimination of the other team. Thereís maybe a ten or fifteen-minute wait between games. Iíve had to rush to get ready for the next game or miss it!
As far as facilities go, there are cleaning stations, free CO2 and Air refills, bathrooms, and lots of tables with shade. I think thereís food as well, but I havenít eaten there. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. There are several refs on the field at all times and I havenít seen or heard a problem with them yet. Renting gear is super easy! Good quality masks and Tippmann 98ís. The 98ís are very reliable and trouble free (unless you run out of CO2 in the middle of the game). If you want, they will even provide with full camo outfits.
In closing, I like this field. There are so many ways to play this field (defense, offence, sniper, flanking, teams etc.) it will take along time before I ever get bored with it! If youíve never played at this field try it! Iíve you donít like, try another one. But I think youíll like it.
This place sux! the prices are so high and the paint sux any way!! for a full case of crappy paint i could go to any field and pick them up off the floor!!
A good place to go would be the simi 1 or California Paintball park in castaic