Scenario paintball what is it?

Posted by Eric Engler on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 06:07 PM

Wikipedia lists it as:

"Scenario paintball is a type of paintball game in which players participate in a scenario, or story; and may include historical re-enactments, futuristic or video game simulations. Games tend to last in the range of hours or days, and may include a large group of players."

But what is scenario paintball to you the player? What makes it fun for you? Is it missions, the theme behind the game, role playing taking orders from other players who have taken a leadership role and know what is really going on?

Sometimes the games can have meanings for players that only they and a few others know about because they have played a certain game for years with their friends. Some can even have deeper meetings like Invasion of Normandy and Oklahoma D-Day where the promoter and some players do their best to honor and respect those soldiers in real life that put their lives on the line to allow us to live the lives we do today.

I have had the honor of leading the 101st Airborne at Oklahoma D-Day for the past 8 years. For four of these years we have had the honor of having 101st Airborne Pathfinder Jake McNiece at the game. While in reaching 93 years old he could not make the field of play, he always finds time to speak to players about his role in WWII, his leadership skills and what it took to win that war. He also always expresses his appreciation to those players who portray his unit, and keep the memory of what they did back then alive. He recently received from France their highest award, and you can read about it here.

As Scenario paintball has grown many players have asked for equipment that matches the scenario games they play. Many players take pride in making their own gear for these games. I have seen some awesome gear at the games I have attended.

Many manufactures like Tippmann and Engler Custom Paintball Guns have striven to meet the demand of the players and come up with unique but yet great shooting paintball guns for the players to use for these games.

I would like to know, what is what is scenario paintball to you? I've played countless number of scenario games cross country from World War II to Judge and many others. Do you like movie scenario games, books scenario games (I happen to have love the Lord Of the Rings games that were done a few years ago and who could not have fun at a Holy Grail style game that has sprouted up around the country. I played my first Grail game at EMR Paintball Park in PA.

I look forward to hearing your responses list where you play, what you like and what you play with. Have you made your own gear? Come up with your own custom scenario marker? Or made your own props or equipment? It’s great to see what the players are using to make their games more exciting.


Until next time…



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