You can play paintball all by yourself or join in a group of a thousand to enjoy the sport. Match your variation to the numbers you have and you'll be sure to have a great time.
Small fields or the woods are great for one on one where you really can fine tune your knowledge of the field as a whole and practice keeping track of the other player. Your personal movement
will improve as you also improve your field vision and awareness. Alternatively, you can work on two-man strategies
Three is perfect for working on basic team movement
. You can focus on communication and cohesion as you practice as a unit. If you really feel the need to shoot, 1 on 2 staggered battles can also be fun.
You can practice unit or team strategies
, but short games of 2 on 2 can be a lot of fun. Divide up players
on a small field and change up the teams after every game.
Groups smaller than ten are still small enough to work on unit strategies
, but the real fun here is to play games on a medium-sized field. Make sure everyone follows the rules
and has fun. With this large of a group, you can also try out new game variations
More Than Ten
With a larger group you should be prepared to choose teams fairly
and also be prepared to wear arm bands or other colors to keep teams straight. You will need a large field (but still small enough that you don't spend the whole game without seeing anyone else) and it's a lot of fun to change up objectives
from one game to the next. For larger groups it really helps if one or two people take the lead and dictate
how things go.
More Than Twenty
At this point you could continue having smaller skirmishes, but it's also time that you could organize scenario games
or run a speedball
More Than One HundredBe prepared to spend all your time organizing and don't count on playing much. You will need to plan an event this size well in advance and make sure you have enough support personnel to handle the groups and organize all activities.