OK! Well... looks alot like the owners grandkids run the place (i dont know the owner but.. i dont think i seen anyone working there that i guessed over 17.. you get it..)... BUT... all seemed pretty good, paint prices are a little high for anything descent, but right off hand, i think the field and air fee is $15 combined so, you kind of make out there... descent proshop, or.. a descent amount of stuff, i dont think there was all that much that you could want but, they did have a fridge full of sodas (careful, it looks oddly like a soda machine and you might look like an idgit going at it with your dollar out(who knows)), anyways....
the 'new' woodsball field?... i'm not sure, but.. it could use a SERIOUS clearing or something... everything you shoot out there breaks on a twig 10-15 feet away.. not much fun...
the concept field... HUGE... too huge? maybe.. i think we all stood around for 15 minutes trying to arch paintballs far enough to hit the building... or just walking around out of the other teams reach... im kinda glad my battery died or i would have wasted even more paint on this field... just too big to not be playing with rifles....
The speedball field... Was great i thought, all the bunkers held air really well, the center pyramid is great, the field is oddly unbalanced though, most play was stuck to the front side of the field (who knows whos fault that was).. BUT... not so many people... we had a blast with the 6 that stayed and whoever came and left though.
Now... the airfill hut thing.... (i erased a bunch of what i had to say).... the chick doing the filling... didnt have a clue in black about how to fill a tank i dont guess... i mean, she managed to get the fitting onto my tank (all but once atleast (yeah, dangerous)).. BUT.. long story short, i ended up with a blown burst disc.. AKA, a 'could have been her face exploded on'... o, and they ran out of C02 half way through the day o_0 those people left...
Well, i'm still going back so... my final run down... they chrono way too low for such a big place... and keep an eye on the chick with the air tank.. she's not so bright..
Club Lost - Not a public field, please do not ask questions about this field..
Directions to the Field:
About 3 miles Past the Colman Bridge on right side of 17!
The Swamp has change a bit since i first played there. The concept field has received several updates and the speed ball fields have changed as well as the Shop. One thing that I have noticed that has not changed is the prices, which is a good thing...
The advertisements on the website claim that they have 3 woods ball fields, 2 speed ball fields and a concept field.
Of the 3 woods ball fields... The first field, also the main field, The Swamp, is a good sized field. There are plenty of bunkers and places to hide as well as a fairly open midfield for some good gunfights. The second field, The Wilderness, Is just as long as the 1st field but a lil thiner on the sides. There is however still enough space to do some flanking, it will require some ground crawling but it can be done. Over all it's a good field... The 3rd field, which is also part of the concept field, is LONG and very skinny. You have to do some running to get to the middle and meet up with the opposing forces and doesn't leave ANY room for flanking or hiding. It's a woods ball field cutout for an all out brawl short of being on a speed ball field.
Now on to the 2 speed ball fields. THERE IS ONLY ONE speed ball field, there used to be 2 but over time the wind has torn some of the netting and they were forced to cut back to one. They are doing the best they can to take care of what netting is left so they can keep the speed ball field in operation. The bunkers on the field could be taken care of a lil better as they sometimes get to deflated to use, they could also use a good changing as there are mud holes starting to develop at each of the bunkers. Over all, the speed ball field is good for some open play and to have fun on.
The Concept Field... 2 story castel, lots of bunkers, both man made and some tress and dirt put up. 2 vans, 2 campers, a boat, some fridges, and some other odd items. The Fiels is long and wide. USE IT...To me, it's the best field i have seen so far, but than again, i havn't played at a whole lot of different places....
Shop. They keep the basics stocked, Pods, pod packs, some shirts, air tanks, few guns, hoppers, over priced mask. They also have drinks and candy prices like you were in 7-11. Nothing to complain about. They also from time to time will order pizza from Domino's or Tommy will get out there and grill hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill...
Staff. Humm, I've seen a few come and go so it's a lil hard to be accurate on this but i will go based on the few that have been there and some of the new guys that are there.
The refs are 100% focused on safety and making sure that everyone has a good time. Any questions, just ask them and they will be happy to take a moment and fill you in on whatever it is you need to know. The game turnaround has gotten better over time. They are good about explaining in short detail the games that are gonna be played and on what field. ALL refs on the field can be spotted by the Orange shirts, not hard to find one and they are quick to get in the action and make a good call...
The shop and air station staff. The shop staff used to be good but now there are a few teenagers in there that don't care to much about what's going on. Last time I was in there, it took me and my 2 friends 30 mins to get in, get the field waivers signed, get the rental gear (we only rented 1 gun), and get going. The Gun tech that they have knows nothing about guns other than how to take them apart and put them back together. He claimed that the tippman 98 was better the the BL Intimidater. Now maybe that was a matter of opinion and that's ok, but a staff member should never start a debate on what gun they think is better. On the the air station staff. Usually there quick and they know what there doing, Occasionally you will find a 13 y/o with hair in there eyes and a hat pulled down over that with an ipod stuck in there ears, in there. Other than that, the shack is close to the field and always ready to go.
Field fees are good at $15.00 all day air. Paint is reasonable, starting at 16 a bag.
Overall, I give it a 9.5 out of 10. They have got it together for the most part. There is no field out there that is perfect but they are close....
behtel park, hot shots, Fort Eustis
none compare to the swamp
The swamp is a great if not one of the greatest paintball fields in all of virginia.The staff is great and very helpful. You cant bring your own paint our if you do it has to be either cryptic, voodoo or proball. You have to keep your gun at 300 psi and theres a 20 foot rule, so you cant go lighting up some poor sod. there is one concept field ,2 speedball fields , and 2 woodsball fields. conditions are very swamplike so dress accordingly.
This field is awesome. I go when ever i can. The field are all good. but the best is the concept field. they have 3 woods fields the conceptand a speedball field. like i said the concept is the best. there is a big castle in the middle of it. the set up is great. the staff's really friendly and between them all they can help with most problems
the only problem with the field is the mud. but they are working on that. i give the field a 9 out of 10 cause of the mud
The Swamp has one the best concept fields that I have ever seen and their woods and speedball fiekds are just as great. I have been there quite a few times and the only flaw I could find is their price for paint is kind of high. This is the perfect field ffor anyone starting out or an experienced vetren. I hope to see over 100 people ther on Castle Day on Feb 3-4, free field and air fee.
Last edited on Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 at 3:12 pm PST
the most fun ive had in a long time, me my wife and my son, play as much as we can, i wish i could play more but time and money stop that, hey Tommy how about some stadium lights we could play 24,7. the swamp is agreat place to play, everybody there is nice and very helpful, will play every chance i get
My first paintballing experience was at the swamp and i have to say that the atmosphere was tremendous. The people there were so friendly. the refs were wonderful and very lenient. i recommend that if anyone is looking for a good place to have their first paintball experience go to the swap.
Its amazing, i love everyone there. I love hte speed ball course. Its cheap, they have good field paint, i go there about once a month. The paint prices are little steep but thats to be expected, the shop is amazing. I just love going there everyones freindly, the refs are cool. I love this place so much