Phoenix (Athens, AL)
Fort Red Rock (Near Birmingham, AL)
Directions to the Field:
Hanceville, AL (See Website)
OVERALL RATING: ****/*****
Staff: ****/*****Brian (Tech) Awesome Guy. I asked one question regarding the FPS (gun was way under) and he knew all answers and then some. He stayed with the group to run the games. Contacted Doug by phone on website. Very cordial and inviting.
Safety: ***/***** A few opportunities for refs to speak up to younger players.
Facilities: ****/*****Great layout! The place has some really great views. Lots of woodsball fields. Fort on top of the hill was great. One suggestion would be a better sign off the main road in Hanceville. - We missed the turn because the sign looked as though it pointed to continue down the highway.
Players: *****/***** We were lucky to get to play with a large private group. Various skill levels, including my friends. Everyone mingled, got along well, and we had a great day. Fun group; good attitudes (especially for letting us piggy back on their games).
My first expierience at this field was a great one. I went with a team from Chattanooga and had a blast. Was a 24hr game with a theme about the show 24. The team I went with built Red Base and it is a fortress, had a blast attacking and defending the base. It also has alot of woods to hide in and trails to follow to get around. The staff is very friendly and the price to play is very fair. Would highly reccomend this field to other players. The more people we get there to play the better it can become. Please come join The Flying Monkeys of Doom and Team Easy Target for some games
I don't play paintball often, but I've been to several paintball fields/venues and find this one to be my favorite. Staff is awsome and good about making the experience very good for everyone, not just the "regulars". You'll have the most fun if you come with a group of pretty much near equal tallent. I hate when there are hot shots with incredible automatics that lay down so much paint there really isn't much chance for anybody else and they are allowed to team together to massacre the folks who are coming out for their first time. Doug and staff won't allow that crap. They make it as fair as possible, and believe me, there are plenty of places that DON'T do that. The fields are super great. I'll never forget the scenerio we played where the youth group was put in the cool fort they have built off the ground on one field. We 3 chaparones had to storm the fort against 12 or so teens. Gosh, what a great time we had (the youth learned that we "old men" weren't nearly as slow and lame as they figured)! Again, my experience is limited and last experience was several years ago, but in my opinion, you really can't go wrong with the folks at Mt. Doom. I plan to scedule a game for my kids and their cousins tomorrow if they are open for business on a Tuesday!
n2(people are a lot of hot shot teens) Sand mountain shooters club and my own private woodsball field
I love this field my favorite to play at besides my own,The only problem i have ever had was teams getting a bit stacked from time to time and games are just a little short but those are it. I would highly recommend this field to anybody just wanting to get out and have fun. Great prices as well
THIS FIELD IS AWESOME!!!! Ive only played twice but still i love it. The fields are rough, but thats wats awesome! The Humps is difficult but other than that its smooth. The forts are awesome, and the entire setup looks like a scene from "Deliverance" but yeah its awesome! thats about it.
When we played, there was only one ref. a little confusing, and the rules of games were not clearly communicated. nice layout on the castle game though, was a lot of fun, but the time limits need to be eliminated or lengthened. overall i thought it was a pretty good field. gave it a 7 due to the above mentioned qualities.
the fields are very good i like the way he has it all set up, but the one thing that I really didnt like was that he puts a time limit on the games. I understand on the games that you can respon in but 10 min. is not long enough.Even in the total elimnation games he puts a time limit on.
Last edited on Monday, February 12th, 2007 at 11:43 pm PST
Wiley's= good indoors
Missions= good field
Phoenix= NO COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lots of private woodsball play
Directions to the Field:
HWY 31 south Hanceville to County Rd. 515 and up to the field.
I cannot say enough about Doug and his staff. We had 29 players show up this past weekend of Nov. 5th and most of the players have never been around paintball what so ever. The rentals were excellent and Doug is a man of his word. The staff made everyone who played as comfortable as possible. All I could see from everyone who played was a grin from ear to ear. The refs did an outstanding job keeping everyone safe and pointing them in the right direction and giving pointers to anyone they could help. Also the generosity at which Doug runs his business is what has kept him at the top of the paintballing sites in Alabama.
Dixieland Paintball - Ol' Shack, but cool for attack/defend games.
Wileys - Never played, but looked very interesting.
Fun. Many times over fun. The guys (and gals) up there are very friendly and love the sport of paintball. Doug runs a great field (although I wish the games were longer). He runs games for about 10-15 minutes, and you play around 5-6 games per afternoon. Seems a little less than I would expect, but that 's another issue.
Last edited on Sunday, October 10th, 2004 at 11:31 pm PST
all over north alabama: rock divers (pretty pricey, i wouldn't recommend it unless you didn't have alot of choices in where you can play) crossfire (the much better alternative to rock divers, smaller field but much more plesant) wileys (my personal favorite) paintball quest (probably biggest place ive played, many a fields, very strict rules, but theres something for everyone there, i had an awesome time) dixie land (great for taking a speeball break, the action is more low key)
I had a pretty good time playing here. Its not for the hardcore speeball player (most fields in this part of alabama are very woodsball oriented) but the older folks that play there are a lot easier to play with than some of the hot shot pre-teens you find around big cities. Very friendly staff and players. The field is friggin huge. about the size of 2 and 1/2 football fields. most of the cover is spools with a few bushes and trees. this place is pretty big on scenario games as well. they have one speedball field, and frankly, it sucks. All the same id recomend this field for people who are new to paintball, play woods, or want to try a place that doesn't require as much speed and running as an air field