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What happened to the UKscenario forum?

WizBit

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Hi Guys,

getting back into the sport after a 10 year break and wanted to do a few walkons and see what the scenario calendar was like but i cant find the website! is still around or has it moved somewhere else under a new name?

thanks for your help

Ed
 

Tom

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Hi Guys,

getting back into the sport after a 10 year break and wanted to do a few walkons and see what the scenario calendar was like but i cant find the website! is still around or has it moved somewhere else under a new name?

thanks for your help

Ed
UK Scenario has gone, it followed the rest of the UK forums as people went off to facebook. (It is remembered with its Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/UKScenario/)

This is the last of the UK forums.

The old paintball calendar has also gone to history.

PBM Paintball magazine runs a calendar



The fragmentation to Facebook seemed like a good idea at the time with groups is likeminded people, but then they each broke down into their own smaller groups. That’s fine for keeping up to date for particular walkons, organisers, teams etc but breaks the community

A problem for calendars (which contributed to the downfall of the main paintball calendar) was keeping track of events run by different organisers, and ensuring content was reliable rather than just from finding those that could be tracked down or players notifying the calendar owner - resulting in danger of the wrong details


People come back to the forum in surges, either for classifieds or for a manageable source of information and discussion
 

WizBit

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thats a shame, so is there no scenario games at all now? Are walkons still a thing? Whats happening in the south?

im from the basingstoke area, so i used to play at southampton paintball, which was in wellow, romsey, i used to play at the super 5s ran somewhere near romsey i think? think the guys name was mitch? is that site still there?

Shame its where it is, there were some pretty awesome events. resident evil at the bunker, carentan at the training site in salisbury, did a D day event some where ahhh the memories!
 

Tom

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thats a shame, so is there no scenario games at all now? Are walkons still a thing? Whats happening in the south?

im from the basingstoke area, so i used to play at southampton paintball, which was in wellow, romsey, i used to play at the super 5s ran somewhere near romsey i think? think the guys name was mitch? is that site still there?

Shame its where it is, there were some pretty awesome events. resident evil at the bunker, carentan at the training site in salisbury, did a D day event some where ahhh the memories!

Kitch had the Super5ives, and sold the name to Chris Malton (formerly Soton University paintball society - now paintball & airsoft retailer) and Chris ran the Super5ives tournaments based at Ambush Botley for a few years.



There was tournament with a different name somewhere in the area, but I wasn’t familiar as my interest was purely pointed at scenario. (It May have been Kitches prior to the Super5ives name, or another)

Chris shut down Super5ives events as they became unviable due to the expense.

Scenario does still exist but with the split to magfed specific some players wanted limited magfed / paint capacity / a bit of tactics and some went magfed, some stayed with themed scenarios but not gun limitations.
There were politics and egos, so some would go to or avoid an event due to personalities.
Someone might have wanted to ‘take over’ and would deliberately clash dates and others would try to balance the calendar

There were the glory days of scenario, and a mix of team run games and the great big games. We at TFD caught this at just the right time with our events - Takhur Ghar etc
Then more would see the opportunity to step up and run their own game, filling the calendar making a buyers market or a monopolisers challenge.

We then had the rise of alternate locations - the bunker, NvS relocating to Swynnerton (with coloured paint allowed due to Warps cleanup), clear paint opening up other venues such as Copehill, Sennybridge.
Military sites were hit by more things kicking off in the east and events getting their dates cancelled / postponed and organisers losing money and players losing the specialist interest
And the economy took a hit so people were more careful at picking the game they will put their disposable income into

These do still go on but at a smaller scale

The walkon community’s still go on, and in some cases took the players who will play locally rather than travel to a major event

Martello of Pups & Paintball put together a scenario games collective (or cooperative - I keep calling it the wrong one) to bring back some of the old one day scenarios run by the old names of local teams - partly to bring back the old days, partly to inspire the next generation.


Martello has put together an isolation bundle of PBM magazine back issues on the magazine shop website which would let you see what’s been happening in the last couple of years

Paintfest at NPF was one of my favourites (we also ran a free mini game in their kill house for the last few years, but that’s been shutdown (they announced their wouldn’t be a 2020 game even before Covid happened)
NvS is still going
There’s the woodland masters (I think it’s Holmbush)
There should also be scenarios at Mayhem, campaign, some of the skirmishes etc
MagFed specific games have dropped off, but there still may be some
People have also been doing overseas specials such as an island in Croatia or trips to mainland Europe games

Other than the current lockdown, paintball is still going on out there but you may need to be lucky enough to get the right tips
 
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ant290

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thats a shame, so is there no scenario games at all now? Are walkons still a thing? Whats happening in the south?

im from the basingstoke area, so i used to play at southampton paintball, which was in wellow, romsey, i used to play at the super 5s ran somewhere near romsey i think? think the guys name was mitch? is that site still there?

Shame its where it is, there were some pretty awesome events. resident evil at the bunker, carentan at the training site in salisbury, did a D day event some where ahhh the memories!
Monthly walkons still get run at both Ambush (botley) and also at Paintball South (Nr Romsey) and both have a friendly turnout.

PB South also has a Sup-air field which has a good turnout too and is hosted by south coast reapers.

There are a few teams this far south (Reapers, Outlanders, Tsunami, etc)

A little further away from you there is campaign paintball which i think has a monthly walk on, and also you have the One41 sites which are great too.

Honestly, paintball is still alive down here, you just need to search it out... once you make a few friends in the scene again you will see how much there is to do.
 

WizBit

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Thanks for that , that was really interesting. I stopped playing sup air due to the ever increasing costs, what turned out to be a monthly lads day out ended up being a financial strain. I loved doing sup air but it wasnt a cheap sport.

Takhur Ghar!!! that was the one i did, that was an awesome game

I remember the crotia island event, the crazy 38 i think they called themselves, that again was well out of my price range lol.

Good to see ambush is still going, paintball south? is that the one in wellow? guy that ran that was from basingstoke if i remember correctly. ill check them out when this is all over get along to some of them.

Thanks again for the update of what i missed, its a real shame that that all happened as some of the imaginations of people for the events was amazing and the events were getting better and better.

Right better go find some gear to buy so im ready to start plaiyng!
 
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Kaos1462

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Correct @WizBit. Paintball South, was formerly Paintball Park and is still owned by Steve (from Basingstoke!) formerly of Ratz amongst a million other teams and is in Landford, just down the road from Welllow.

We run a once a month walk-on last Sunday of the month and sup air open training usually every couple of weeks. Obviously not in the current environment, but hope to get back to normal when restrictions are lifted.
 

WizBit

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Correct @WizBit. Paintball South, was formerly Paintball Park and is still owned by Steve (from Basingstoke!) formerly of Ratz amongst a million other teams and is in Landford, just down the road from Welllow.

We run a once a month walk-on last Sunday of the month and sup air open training usually every couple of weeks. Obviously not in the current environment, but hope to get back to normal when restrictions are lifted.
Awesome, i liked that site, he was a top guy. ill pop along once we are out of all this.

thanks

Ed
 
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