A38 towards Lichfield from Birmingham. just behind Bassetts Pole Pub, off Bassetts Pole Island
The safety of this site is top notch, they have been open nearly 20 years, and hove not had a paintball related incident to date. The safe areas are completely surrounded by pellet netting, with marshalls on the door (to the gaming areas) to prevent a; markers being accidental taken IN to the safe area, and b; to prevent anyone leaving the safe area with their goggles off or incorrectly put on.
as far as i know they are open all week, to book groups in, but the main 'game' days are on the weekends.
The prices are competitive with paint from as little at 3p per ball for members, and £6 per 100 for normal customers. bulk buy can get you a case of paint(2000) for as little as £85.
As customers are always reminded in the 'Game speech' at the beginning of the day, there are two main rules, goggle ON outside the safe area, no guns IN the safe area. pretty simple.
services include a tea hut, selling hot drinks and food, and also cold drinks and snacks.
a burger lunch in complementary at lunch time.
they have flushing toilets with running water, a car park attendant, and also litter pickers for those people that choose not to use the hundreds of bins dotted around the place. also, last time i was there, they also had recycling bins to use for card and tins.
There is a full proshop on site selling the latest and greatest WDP apparel. they have everything from squeegees to markers.
the staff and Marshalls are friendly, and are always willing to help.there are a few new staff, that are currently being trained as well.
The gaming areas are the best iv seen. they have everything from a new NPPL Sup-air tourney field. to a wild west village complete with a grand canyon. one of my fave games to play is called 'Scud' its a large arena, roughly the size of two football pitches, it has everything including 'scud' missiles, huts, and a large convoy of Russian Army trucks. there are twelve arenas in total, all very well maintained (which must be hard as the site is over 200 acres big).
There really isn't much you can add to this site. the markers ARE well looked after, but seeing as the site can cater for well over 300 people PER DAY, the odd one or two guns can, and will take a bit of a beating. but as far as i know, they are replaced as soon as a fault is found.
this place is a great site, plus there's a Pub, and a McDonald's 30seconds walk away from the front gate.
Ive only played at Delta force IW and its nowhere near as bid as basstes. and although basstes use tippman 98 customs where as delta use inferno's, the infernos are looked after much more. for example. one of the markers i picked up at bassets, the bolt was rusted! clearly never been cleaned/oiled! as for the feednecks, all but one marker had a loose feedneck which alloud your hopper to fall out! when i kindly asked a marshall if he could tighten it, he refused! when i was waiting for my dad to pick me up i saw them litteraly throw the markers into the van! all but one staff member were impolite and were nowhere near as good as the Delta crew! i would choose delta over bassets NPF any day!
safety! what safety! the Marshall's allow you to fire the markers to and from game zones whether it be at wildlife, trees or people! anywhere but NPF! as i said above, the staff arnt willing to help. They seriously need some new markers and they should maintaine them - at the moment it appears they arnt maintained at all! every single marker i had also had a loose co2 bottle. they had clearly not taken the time to tighten them sufficiantly. to be fair, if you are a senario player and you have your own marker, it would be a great day. but if your a first timer or dont have a marker then forgett this place!
This is a great field. It's an out shoot of the guys who make Angels. There are about 10 different zones, these include Scud, River, Bridges and loads more. The scenario games are sweet, you have to rescue a sassy woman from a temple, find Jerry cans in a maze of truck's, all kinds of cool stuff. They use Tippmann 98's, not a bad field marker. The marshals are fair and all over the place to keep things safe. It only cost £20 for a half day, not too bad. Over all, a good field. I say 8/10.
Last edited on Wednesday, March 12th, 2003 at 10:54 am PST