Yesterday I went paintballing with some mates and some of the lads from the local hardware store. It had all been planned for weeks and there were around 40 of us. Just a pity the weather didn’t want to play!
We left at 8am and drove the hour-and-a-half to “Delta Force” in Upminster. The whole place was pretty well set up and the organisation was very professional.
After registering and collecting our boiler suits and masks, we went through all the rules of play and the safety stuff before being split into teams. We were in the green team.
The day was divided into 6 games. Each game had 2 rounds lasting about 10 minutes. The first and the last games were the two I enjoyed most.
The first was “All the president’s men”. We had to escort our president from our side of the field to an aeroplane without her getting shot (which we did), and then the other team had to do the same (which they couldn’t manage).
The last game was “Jungle assault”. The team had to plant a bomb in the other team’s base without getting shot. This game was played in the bush with a swamp and thick cover and it ended in a draw.
By the last game we were all absolutely drenched! The boiler suits were covered in mud and most masks were covered in orange paint from the headshots (which don’t count btw)
Anyway, in 12 rounds I only got hit twice. Both times in the shoulder. Must be my South African childhood that protected me. And no, I never went to the army!