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How to Play Tactical Paintball aka Scenario Paintball

Learn how to play tactical paintball or scenario paintball from paintball pro Mike "Pev" Peverill in this Howcast video.


My name is Mike Peverill. I'm here at Pev's Paintball Park in Aldie, Virginia. I've been playing paintball nearly 30 years. I've played professional paintball with numerous pro teams all over the world. This facility here was built from the ground up for paintball, kind of like a paintball Disney Land. Our website is Hopefully you can come out and visit us sometime.

Tactical paintball, or scenario paintball as it's referred to — that's the type of paintball that most people, they get geared up and dress like they're gonna go out and play war, have a battle. These guys will come and outfit their guns with all the great features, you know, everything from the expandable stocks to the scopes to the robot sides to the tripod legs to the silencer type devices or apex barrels that allow them to shoot different directions. And basically, it's all about the look as well as the game, I mean, they're trying to fill in that whole video game model as well to play it like a war, basically. One of the other things you need is camouflage clothing. Mostly in scenario paintball, guys will be wearing camouflage tops and bottoms. They'll have their faces painted with camouflage. They'll wear dark hats and dark goggles. And they'll go out prepared to play, and they're prepared like a unit. Scenario paintball is basically like playing in the military. These guys will take it serious, they'll get together in their regiments and their units and their squads and they'll set up guys to be their leader, guys to be their machine gunners, guys to be their scouts, their snipers. It all depends on what role you like, but every paintball park offers areas where you can go play scenario paintball. When you go to these places, scenario paintball, you wanna look for, basically, you know, the novelty props, you know, the towns, the forts, the buildings, the towers, the cool stuff that makes you feel like you're Rambo or you're playing in a battlefield game or you're playing one of those Call of Duty video games. 'Cause really that's what paintball is, paintball is like really playing the video game in real life. You're out there, you're running around, it's like someone's controlling you but you're all dressed up, locked and loaded, ready to go, with your cool stuff on, a gun like this that looks like a, basically, a Terminator machine gun, and you're ready to roll. But this is scenario paintball, a lot of people love it, there's a lot of big event you can join in to. There's one out in Oklahoma every year that's got five thousand players called Oklahoma D-Day. You show up and join there and there's just thousands of guys dressed up, ready to play paintball. They're dressed in their military gear, some dressed as Germans, some dressed as Americans, some dresses as Allies, Axis, you know, dressed with all their gear, ready to go, fancy guns that look like machine guns, sniper gun, but that is scenario paintball.

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