Scenario paintball is an incredibly fun variation of paintball where the game is based on missions that recreate real historical missions or fictional missions that are designed to accomplish specific goals. In a typical scenario paintball game each group has its own command base camp which is surrounded by protective bunkers. A team commander is assigned to plan on the best way to accomplish the assigned mission.
The majority of scenario paintball games are played by following a storyline which usually has two or more opposing armies. In most games a point system is used and the team with the highest points at the end of the game wins. The points are usually given for things like eliminating an opposing team or for the completion of certain missions. You better have longer than a couple of hours to play a scenario paintball game; they usually last for more than 24 hours!
If you are going to participate in this variation you should being your own communication devices in addition to your normal equipment. Having communication equipment will give you a distinct advantage over teams that don’t have it. Since the games last quite a long time you should also bring camping gear along with warm clothes even if it is warm during the day. Pack enough food and beverages to last you through at least 24 hours so that you don’t get weak from hunger. Check with the organizers of the game to find out exactly what you should bring and how long the duration is expected to be. You may even have to bring tents and sleeping bags.
Another fun part of scenario paintball is the opportunity to play a specific character such as a medic, pilot, demo expert, or even a general. In some cases you may even get the chance to be a double agent or a spy. Usually everyone is given a card before the game that tells you who you are to be in the game and also identifies what team you are with.
Guns called military simulation paintball guns are generally the type used in this type of game. As a matter of fact the majority of gear used in these games simulate actual military equipment such as bazookas. I have even seen a paintball tank!
You don’t have to be a high level player to be able to participate either, most of the time it is open to all levels of players as long as they have the proper equipment.
Gregg Hall is an author and internet marketing consultant living in Navarre Florida. Find Army surplus and military clothing at http://www.militaryandoutdoorgear.com
By Gregg Hall