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Paintball FAQ and Rules for Indy Battleground Paintball near Indianapolis

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Paintball is a fun-filled pursuit sport where players use air-powered markers to fire a round gelatin capsule filled with water soluble dye at their opponents. There are many types of game variations and even more types of playing arenas.

Like all action sports (e.g., football, basketball, soccer) paintball can be dangerous unless adequate protection is worn and safety rules are understood and followed. Traditional paintball markers shoot a .68 caliber paintball. Low impact markers shoot a .50 caliber paintball. The paintball is a thin gelatin shell filled with a water soluble paint. Traditional markers shoot the paintballs at a speed of 200 to 300 feet per second. Since the paintballs are fairly light (only weighing a few grams each), they have little momentum while in flight, and thus are not lethal like the heavy lead projectiles fired from conventional firearms.

In addition to using a non-lethal projectile, paintball players always wear approved masks that include eye and face protection while on the playing field.

Safety is our top priority. We require paintball approved masks to be worn at all times while on the playing fields. Players not abiding by this rule will be warned once. If a player is found with their mask up or off while on the playing fields again they will be removed from the playing area. We also require that barrel “socks” (barrel covers that prevent projectiles from leaving your gun’s barrel) be used while players are in the registration and staging areas. Three infractions of the safety rules by an individual will result in the player being removed from play for the remainder of the day and no refund given. We want everyone to have a fun and SAFE time at Battlegrounds!

The paintballs break open upon impact, and generally cause very little pain. What pain is experienced is more of a stinging sensation from the paintball’s impact against the skin or through clothing. The stinging pain goes away after a few seconds. Of course, the closer you are to an opponent when shot, the higher the velocity of the paintball when it hits you. Thus, more pain may be experienced when shot at close range rather than farther away. To reduce the chances of close up shooting we have a 15 ft “Surrender Rule.” What that means is if you or an opponent are within 15 ft of each other, you must offer the opponent the chance to surrender.

We recommend old, dark colored clothes and shoes or boots that you are not afraid to get dirty. We provide chest protectors to those that want them. Old military camos/BDUs make great paintball clothes! Paintball is played on all types of terrain, sand, mud, gravel and grass. Getting dirty is part of the fun!

We play in just about any weather, aside from thunderstorms, lightning and extreme cold. Basically, we will play rain or shine, sleet or snow, so please come prepared. It is Indiana, though, which means the weather can change quickly. Player safety is our utmost concern and play will be halted at the first sign of severe weather.

All you need to bring is an adventuresome attitude and some clothes you don’t mind getting dirty – we will provide the rest! We have everything you need to enjoy a day at our paintball field. Our paintball rental equipment includes your marker, air tank, mask, protective vest and pod belts to carry additional paintballs on the field while playing. Please feel free to bring your lawn chairs, coolers and food if you like. We do have a small concession stand that serves hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, candy and drinks. Alcohol is not allowed and all coolers are subject to inspection. We also have large military tents and several large table areas to hang out in while not on the field.

No, Indy Battleground Paintball is a field paint only field. Paint must be bought from our field.

Age 10 and up is the age to play regular paintball. We do have low impact paintball for age seven and up!

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Paintball Rules

  • Safety goggles must be worn at all times. Players must wear goggles whenever they enter the playing area. At no time will a player be allowed to break the seal of the goggle from around their face while on the field. Only goggles specifically approved for paintball are allowed at our field.
  • Blind firing is not allowed. Players must always be looking at their targets while shooting.
  • Do not shoot the wildlife!
  • No shooting or dry firing in the neutral area or in the parking lot. Players may never discharge their guns any where with the exception of the target range or the particular playing field their game is being held on.
  • Barrel covers are required. Players may never remove their barrel cover unless at the target area or when told to do so by a referee. If you lose your barrel cover point your gun at the ground and call for assistance from a member of the staff.
  • All guns must chronograph at 280 FPS or under. Semi-auto only at 10.5bps max. Players will be randomly checked throughout the day to ensure full compliance.
  • No climbing of trees, structures, through windows, or on bunkers. The only objects players are allowed to climb on are structures that have a staircase leading up them.
  • No physical contact. Players may never touch another player or their equipment.
  • Unauthorized equipment is not allowed on the playing field. Players are not allowed to bring onto the playing field any equipment deemed to be unsafe or not appropriate by the field operator. Players are never allowed to bring onto the field knives of any size, tools of any kind, paint mines, multiple paintball launchers, pyrotechnics, or any type of explosives. Field only paint grenades and smoke grenades are allowed.
  • Avoid field hazards. Players should avoid all hazards such as fences, ruts, and vines.
  • Players should report any field hazard to the field operator.
  • Players may never construct anything that may hinder the movement of other players. Players are not allowed to construct any sort of barricades or bunkers.
  • Smoking is allowed in the registration area. Players are never permitted to smoke on the playing field.
  • Alcohol or drugs are not allowed on the premises, nor are players under the influence.
  • Verbal abuse and unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Profanity, name calling, fighting, or anything else Battle Ground Indy Management deems to be inappropriate can be grounds for expulsion.
  • Players ejected for rule violations will not be given a refund.
  • Do not disassemble the rental equipment. If you are experiencing difficulties with your equipment please being it to the attention of a staff member.
  • Referees decisions on the field are final. Players are not allowed to argue with any referees. Our referees will be happy to discuss any call after the game if you need clarification on a rule.
Airsoft

Airsoft Rules

  • All players will be chrono’d using Airsoft chronos and will be given a minimum engagement distance.
  • There will be multiple field marshals walking and spot checking to make sure the game is going smoothly.
  • There will be no specific color uniforms required to play, we will have tags for each team when teams are picked.
  • Barrel covers and eye/facial protection are required.
  • Do not shoot the wildlife!
  • No shooting or dry firing in the neutral area or in the parking lot. Players may never discharge their guns any where with the exception of the target range or the particular playing field their game is being held on.
  • Players may never remove their barrel cover unless at the target area or when told to do so by a referee. If you lose your barrel cover point your gun at the ground and call for assistance from a member of the staff.
  • No climbing of trees, structures, through windows, or on bunkers. The only objects players are allowed to climb on are structures that have a staircase leading up them.
  • No physical contact. Players may never touch another player or their equipment.
  • Unauthorized equipment is not allowed on the playing field. Players are not allowed to bring onto the playing field any equipment deemed to be unsafe or not appropriate by the field operator. Players are never allowed to bring onto the field knives of any size, tools of any kind, paint mines, multiple paintball launchers, pyrotechnics, or any type of explosives. Field only paint grenades and smoke grenades are allowed.
  • Avoid field hazards. Players should avoid all hazards such as fences, ruts, and vines.
  • Players should report any field hazard to the field operator.
  • Players may never construct anything that may hinder the movement of other players. Players are not allowed to construct any sort of barricades or bunkers.
  • Smoking is allowed in the registration area. Players are never permitted to smoke on the playing field.
  • Alcohol or drugs are not allowed on the premises, nor are players under the influence.
  • Verbal abuse and unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Profanity, name calling, fighting, or anything else Indy Battleground Management deems to be inappropriate can be grounds for expulsion.
  • Players ejected for rule violations will not be given a refund.
  • Referees decisions on the field are final. Players are not allowed to argue with any referees. Our referees will be happy to discuss any call after the game if you need clarification on a rule.
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