Its your first game, what should you expect?
Generally things will happen in the following manner:
Once everyone has arrived you will be given a briefing by either Eric or Sandy. This will involve a basic rundown of the rules of the game, how to use your gear, and most importantly safety aspects. If you are unsure about something, now is the time to ask.
Next you will be taken to your field of choice, given a quick tour, another quick run through of the safety rules and loaded up with your paintballs.
MOST IMPORTANT!! - Your Safety Mask. NEVER remove you face shield whilst on the playing field. A paintball to the eye or ear can result in serious injury. If you are hit in the face shield with a paintball, return to the “Safety Zone” where your mask will be cleaned or replaced. Do not wipe you shield inside or out. They scratch VERY easily and are expensive to replace. Fogging can be a problem on humid or rainy days or if you tend to sweat a lot. We do apply anti-fog which helps prevent fogging, but in some instances this cannot be eliminated altogether. Again, DO NOT try to wipe your shield. Returned to the “Safety Zone” for cleaning/replacement.
Waiting for the game to start
You will be split into two teams and sent to your fort to begin play. Be sure to sort out your strategy before the game starts. Remember to play as a team and support one and other. Each fort has a gong. Your Host will sound a horn when they hear the gong from each fort, which signifies teams are ready to play.
We play several games and welcome the suggestion of others. Generally we start with “Retrieve the Flag”. The objective is to retrieve your flag from the opposition’s fort and get it back to your base before the opposition completes the same task. The first team back to their fort with their flag wins. When your Host hears the gong the horn will be blown signifying the end of that game. Teams then return to the “Safety Zone”.
“Centre Flag” is also very popular and we usually move on to this game towards the end of play as it generally requires more ammunition and we don’t want you running out of ammo at the beginning of play! You will be surprised at how quickly you can get through your ammunition. There is only one flag in this game. Each team starts at their fort. The horn will blow and teams race to get to the flag which is in the middle of the course. Once you have the flag you have to get it back to the opposition’s base without being tagged. If you are tagged you must drop the flag, go to the “Safety Zone”, count to 10 and then rejoin play.
Make good use of the cover available to you. Combat Zone is situated in a forestry block. There are plenty of trees to hide behind and regenerating bush and scrub make good hiding places. Pair up with a buddy or two. Take time to identify your target to avoid taking out your own team members.
Tagged/Shot? What to do
You will more than likely be tagged at some point in the game. Depending on where you are hit it may hurt a little, but it soon fades. Arnica, ice and “TLC” are available in the “Safety Zone”, but generally you will forget about it in the heat of the game and laugh about it afterwards. When you are tagged you put your Marker (gun) in the air and make you way back to the “Safety Zone” which is in the centre of the playing field, count to 10 and then re-enter the game. Taking you out of play for this short period of time gives the opposition an advantage. If you have a flag when you are shot you must drop it where you stand. This then gives the opposition the chance to pick it up and return it to their base. Alternatively, if you have a buddy, they can pick it up and keep running. DO NOT SHOOT AT A PLAYER IF THEY HAVE THEIR MARKER IN THE AIR!!
The “Safety Zone”
Your Hosts will be stationed in the Safety Zone at all times. If you are injured, call for help. Your Host will blow the horn and stop the game. At the end of each game everyone returns to the Safety Zone to catch their breath, have a laugh, get more ammo and decide on the next game.
Please be on time. Expect a few delays while people get organised. Listen to the field operators, and ask us if you have any questions. That’s what we are there for!
Go out there expecting to have a good time and
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New Paintball Field - TRENCH WARFARE! - Possibly the first in NZ!
A whole new spin on Paintball! See it - Live it -Love it!! Our regulars truly rate this new course. It’s fast, it’s furious and it’s fun! Fear and excitement!
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Ten trenches have been strategically dug out. Approximately 1.25 metres wide these trenches provide cover for upwards of a metre in height.
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The “Safety/Viewing Zone” is as good as it gets. We can now cater for up to 30 players and there is still plenty of room for non participants to sit back and watch the action.
Suitable for all ages from 5yrs and over with adult guidance up to 18yrs.
Only $15.00 per person with 100 paintballs. Play a scoring game or just shoot at the targets for fun. Kids love this activity for a birthday party treat.