Monthly Archives: January 2011

Paintball this weekend – Orion Valley – January 15, 2011

We will be playing this Saturday, January 15th in the Valley.

Looks like a high of 62 and a good chance of rain. What better weather to test your mettle against nature and your fellow player?

Primary scenario: HOSTAGE RESCUE

You know you can storm the fort when you’re spraying and praying – but what if you need to rescue a team mate?

Special requirements: This scenario assumes body armor (multiple shots/out), so feel free to bring out some padding.

If you plan on being or bringing out someone as a guest this weekend, please let me know in advance, so that we can have some gear put aside for them.

Bring a ruck and what you need to sustain while playing (water, camelback, etc.).

A few notes on 2011:

BIG SCENARIO on 2/5 – Our first game of February will feature an intense search and destroy scenario on a new piece of land. 25 acres located about 10 minutes from Orion Valley. We’ll gear up at the Valley and then head over to the scenario. Due to the nature of this game, we’ll have to limit it to 8 players, to please let me know ASAP if you can make it out. This isn’t one to miss!

Upcoming pump and paint gamePetty Paintball in Lockhart is hosting a pump-only big game on February 26th. I am planning on heading up Sautrday morning (games start at 11am), and then having some great BBQ in Lockhart ( before heading back. If you like to play with a pump marker, this game will be awesome. If you would like to play with a pump and/or check this out, please let me know as I have 3 spare pump guns I will lend out for this event. Field paint is required (air is included), but the event only costs $10.

CO2 fills now available
– Thanks to everyone who paid dues in the Fall, we now have a CO2 tank at Orion Valley. That’s right – starting this weekend, you can get your fills at the field instead of trying your luck with the blokes at Wal-mart, Academy, or wherever else you’ve been getting them. If you are a dues-paying member, your fills are free! If you haven’t paid dues, fills are going to cost you $2 – which is still half of what you’d pay at the store. Which brings me to . . .

Pay Yer Dues – In the timeless words of Mr. “Knuckles” Wiski, our tenderhearted enforcer, “Those forts don’t build themselves!” Dues are $25 for the season or $40 for the year. Since fills at a store-like place are now close to $4/ea, plus travel, plus dealing with Ye Olde Paintball Shoppe-keep.

Please consider paying these via Paypal, so I don’t have to have Wiski chasing you around the field with a lead pipe (unless that’s your thing).

2011 Orion Raiders Paintball Schedule – is now available. Print out a copy, tack it to the refrigerator, add it to the Family Calendar, etc. These dates are not 100% set it stone, but at least it gives us something to work against, and also helps to time when you want Cousin Dinkleberry to come into town for his bi-annual visit. Nothing says family time quite like a paintball to the neck . . . Please let me know if you are planning on attending a game as a guest or would like to bring out a guest to play.

Please note, if you need directions they are posted in the forums, under the “Orion Raiders Paintball” section. There will also be a games discussion for this weekend listed there as well.

Look forward to seeing everyone there!