How to Play Woodsball




This is a guide to play woodsball, or, scenario paintball

Step 1: Getting a Gun/ Barrel

For paintball, you need a gun

I recommend a good sturdy gun, like a tippmann model 98, A-5. or

Other guns, like Spyders or pumps, can work very well

If you already have a good working gun, i would recomend a good, acurate after-market barrel. If you have the extra green, get a barrel with multiple insert bores. If you have a tippmann, get a flatline, cause nothing will work as well with that type of gun.

Step 2: The Uniform

As part of this instructable, I need to talk about saftey.
First- Paintballs can hurt
Second- always wear a paintball rated saftey mask

Now back to buisness...

Get yourself some good camo, or a ghillie suit. These will help hide you from the enemy. Army surplus duds will work well, but ghillie will give you some extra hiding ability.

Bonus question: Can you see the guy?

Step 3: Tactics

Finding cover
-the best defense is to get your a** behind a good old oak
-use your camo to mimic your environment, that sometimes works better than the tree

- one way to kill fools is to stalk. Stand, you will walk, legs slightly spread, enough so that the legs of your pants do not rub together, thus making no noise. when you step, roll the outside of your foot on to the inside, reducing step noise.

Sorry if I could not explain things too well, drop a comment if you have any questions!

Step 4: Taking Down Iron Gaints

I thought this part was needed, as the number of tanks on modern paintball fields increases.

One way to take them down is to get a nerf rocket launcher, take a shot, and laugh as the beast trundles to the dead box

Or you could chuck a paintball grenade at the massive tin can. Examples are Tippmann Squadbusters of Specops F Bombs.

Step 5: Other Stuff

When you go to a field the following items can save your a**

-extra air tank
-own paint (cuts costs)
-map of field
-handheld radios
-extra caSH
- paper towles
-lens cleaner

Watch for next instructables: how to be a paintball sniper and how to make a gun repair kit



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    163 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I want to get into paintball but I can not find any local clubs or anything like that. Does anyone know if there are clubs that operate nationwide in the UK?

    1 reply

    6 years ago on Step 3

    easy when you have this.. lol


    7 years ago on Introduction

    don't forget the barrel length for example i would rather have a 12 inch long barrel then a 3 yard long barrel unless your going into snipe or marksman

    35Timmybob the builder #1

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 4

    if thats a question your awnser is giants as of vehicle like a paintball version of a army tank or even a golf cart or a atv just about any vehicle can be used like a tank even wheelchairs, i would hate to not involve a handicap when it's avalible remember all people have rights even if they are mentally disabled or handicap it's good to give a hand i would rather give a hand then discriminate


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 2

    not to hard. use a thick paint brush or a paint sponge. or just a towel. dab at it. don't wipe, it will make it harder to get out. Good Luck!


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 2

    ty but got my own way for it now :) i just let it dry we got a heating place for drying wet cloths so i let the paint dry and just spray it over in camo collors / paterns and every time it looks still great got 7 spray cans with camo collors in it and it doesnt get hard becouse its a special dye some thing like u paint ur ghillie(the jarn) in the 1st time but then in spray cans and the paintball paint just bend it some time and its solved ^^ i can get that spray cans cheap becouse its a fabric who makes them i know some 1 there ;) so works fine for me but ty any way for ur reply


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 2

    you welcome...i've been playing for about 6 years. it's kind funny to look at what people say that you "need" when it is okay to have it. like a full auto marker. And paintgrenades...


    yea i entirely agree with ya there.
    those things are nice to have but you become a better player without them


    7 years ago on Introduction

    That's whats called an "ad populum" logical fallacy. 100 people can be 100 times as wrong. Data, on the other hand...

    You don't necessarily need a fast loader to shoot fast, you need a fast loader that can shoot faster than your gun to insure it won't chop (as I said before). This of course does not apply so much with the plethora of "speedball guns" which all come with anti-chop eyes.

    Tank regs are not always as consistent as secondary regulators. This is why they tend to cost about half as much as decent on gun regulators.

    I still agree, neon is hilarious in the woods. More and more however, I see the older and more experienced woodsball and scenario players using OD or flat black minis, PMRs, eteks, VIbes, and other mid end "speedball" guns.

    To each his own, however. If you have more fun with a 98c and I have more fun with an etek, it makes sense for each of us to use our respective marker. I simply believe that in terms of performance to price ratio for a beginning setup, you get much more for a so called "speedball" setup. In large part, this is because the guns involved are tailored for the most competitive and intense form of paintball around: tournaments. In a tournament setting your gun has to work perfectly and shoot accurately all the time every time, or you lose points and get mowed. In woodsball, the only requirement is that your gun has to shoot paint fast (velocity wise) enough that it breaks. I've gotten plenty of eliminations with a pirahna that shot 230 +/- 30 over the chrono and shot a spread the size of a small car at 120 feet.

    the "wow shammy"

    8 years ago on Step 5

    i've been thinking of getting in to paintball but don't know which guns are best for a beginner, are there any suggestions on good guns under $150?

    6 replies

    spider mr1 sniper kit off amazon 136 dollars comes with marker remote line 20oz co2 tak 6pods pod harness lube mask and a squeege

    if u want a good woods ball gun ide go for the tipmann 98... if u want a gun good for both woods ball and speedball.... go with something like the azoding blits which is an AMAZING starter gun and u wont regret buying!

    A good gun for under a $150 bucks is a tippmann 98, but if you have the extra cash you can get a tippmann a-5 for $180. I own a a-5 and i its perfect i put a flatline barrel, SAW stock, rap4 rail, Rap4 super sniper scope 3-12X50, a bipod, and a response trigger on it. It's amazing with the cyclone feed system I highly recomend it. It is very customizable (as i just explained) My gun with all the upgrades cost me ove $650 bucks but you don't have to go that far with it, because it's a good gun by it's self. But a flatline ($80-$110) makes it rock when set up properly.

    if youre just getting into paintball, go with a Tippmann a5 or 98. That's all there is to it. I bought a 98 5 years ago and still use it today with all stock parts. Yeah, I've bought other guns (couldn't help it) but the Tippmann still works like a dream