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- http_www_tacticalpaintball_com_After several years on the road as a vendor to games and fields all over the country, we decided to investigate building our own field. As a vendor, we own Tacticalmarkers which was a wholesale/retail paintball business, we traveled to lots of games between 2000 and 2004. We played games whenever possible, traveling and seeing the different ways the fields were setup. We were able to research what worked, what didn't, and what we wanted in our own field. In 2004 the decision was made to start on this new adventure. We were living in New Jersey at the time as the US Army dropped me there when I retired. My wife, our son, and I were all born in Houston Texas where my wife and I were raised and it was time to come back home.
In 2004 we made several trips to Texas to search for a place to put this new field. We decided to build a scenario centric field and there were several parameters we had settled on. This made the requirements we were looking for slightly different than most fields we had visited and played on.
The field had to have highway access. It needed to be at least 100 acres. The field would be purchased not leased. No temporary structures would be used (no pallets and spools that were on so many fields we visited). The field would be setup as one large scenario playing field with bases that were usable all together or by themselves. We wanted ample parking and camping, WiFi was a must, as well as electricity for camping. Last but not least, the field would have a military feel with surplus military equipment and props.
With a background in the US Army, games that we wanted to play were more like military operations. We felt that there was a niche being ignored for the Mil/Sim player.
In 2005 construction started and one year later in January 2006 we opened with our first game, Black Hawk Down. Tacticalpaintball has grown since then and is only starting to hit its stride.
We have been featured in several national magazines, in newspapers, on TV, and radio. We host various charity events and are a partner with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. A portion of our scenario proceeds goes to this charity.