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Winning Paintball Tips & Tactics

Paintballing is a great team sport and is a great way to bond with your mates and have tons of fun. Like any game, everyone wants to win, so we have created this short list of paintball tactics that will help you on your way to victory on our paintball battlefields.

Paintball Tactics:

  • Plan - When working within a team it is important to establish a plan of attack or defense, having a strategy or game plan will provide a much better chance at success.

  • Communicate - One of the most important tactics is communication with your teammates. Like the old saying goes, there is no "I" in teamwork so it's essential you talk about your approach in each of the game zones to ensure you stay one step ahead of the opposition.

  • Don't go solo - We all see ourselves as Rambo when on the battle field but remember that paintball is a team sport and you stand a much chance at winning by working together. Ensure that you maintain communication with your teammates and stick to your agreed offensive game plan. Stick close to your team - you will have more options to get out of sticky situations should the opposing team put the pressure on you.

  • Keep moving - Standing still or staying in the same spot will get you noticed and the opposing team will be able to manoeuvre around you. Don't be afraid of advancing to a point where you will be of greater use to your team, staying thirty yards behind the front line will help no one and you probably won't be within range of the enemy.

  • Gain Intel – gain as much information about the game zones and study the mission brief prior to the game starting. If you can make a mental map of the game zone and identify key hiding spots and great places to use as cover, then you will begin the game with confidence and be more efficient as a team.

  • Stealth Mode - an aggressive approach may work in certain situations, but discreet and planned movements will pay off in the long run. Take time when moving from cover to cover, move quietly and keep your head down. Make sure that any attachments such as your marker's hopper or Go-Pro camera is not giving your location away to the enemy. By blending in with your surroundings and using diversionary tactics you will most likely end up with a positive result.

  • Stay Positive and Have Fun - maintain a positive outlook. This can be easier said than done when under enemy fire and feeling the pressure. However, a positive mindset is important when you are playing paintball, even when the odds are against you a positive mindset can boost the team morale. Don't forget to follow the paintball rules and have lots of fun!

These are just a few simple tactics that when put into practice can be very effective and can improve your chance of winning during a day of paintball at Delta Force Paintball. If you're inspired to test out your skills at any one of our Ireland or UK paintball centres, contact an event coordinator 24/7 on 1800 246 200* or alternatively you can request a call back.

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What do I need to bring on the day?

Players should wear old, comfortable clothing and may also want to bring a change of clothes for the conclusion of the game. We strongly recommend boots with ankle support and deep tread/rubber soles - it can be muddy, wet and slippery in the woodlands. Paintball gloves are available to buy at the centre, or you can bring your own. You may also want to bring some money for purchasing additional paintballs (we accept cash and credit/debit cards verified by PIN only)

Can I bring my own paintball equipment?

You can bring your own paintball equipment, but it is always at the discretion of the Centre Manager as to whether you can use it. You can bring your own combat gear, paintball goggles, body armour, gloves and other paintball accessories, however due to health and safety regulations you are not allowed to bring your own paintball gun or gas cylinder to the centre.

How can I purchase additional items on the day?

Additional items such as paintballs, lunch, gloves and other paintball paraphernalia can be purchased from the on-site shop at national paintball centres via cash or card (verified by pin only). Please note we do not accept payment on site by cheque.

Is paintball suitable for children?

Parents need to know about the nature of the activity and decide for themselves whether their particular child is hardy and mature enough to participate in this type of activity. To help you with this, we have compiled an "Information to Parents" guide, which can be included in your information pack or requested from our friendly staff by calling 1800 246 200 (Calls are charged at Lo-Call Rate). To make paintball more appropriate for children, Delta Force Ireland offer full face helmets, full-length ninja suits and body armour as standard, with padded gloves available for purchase for additional protection.

What is the minimum age?

The minimum age to play paintball in Ireland is 14 years old. All players under 16 years old require a signed Parental Consent Form to participate. You can request a Parental Consent Form in advance by calling 1800 246 200.

Do I need to fill out a registration form?

All players are required to complete a registration form before they begin play. Players under 16 years must have their registration form signed by a parent/guardian. We suggest you download these from the website and send these out with your invitations. The other parents should return their completed forms for you to bring to the paintball centre on the day of your event. Adult players can complete registration forms before the event or on arrival at the paintball centre. For players attending a local centre, you may need to complete different forms on arrival.

How do I book a day of paintball?

To book, all you need to do is call us on 1800 246 200 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and speak to one of our friendly operators to check availability and book your event, alternatively you can email us and we will call you straight back or you can ask us to call you at a particular time, or complete the online booking enquiry form. Another option is to drop in to your nearest Delta Force Paintball centre and speak to the manager at the centre. Please note: it is essential you call in advance and make an appointment to visit your preferred centre.