The Battle of Hastings is a large 2 day scenario rec ball event at Splash Planet in Hastings, New Zealand.
Posted on October 23rd, 2014
Splash Planet is a huge water slide park that closes over the winter season.
Thankfully, Ultimate Paintball Events sees this as a golden opportunity to hold an epic paintball battle for players from all over the country!
This is a very unique location that so many players, the world over, could only dream of.
Assault the Castle, defend the Pirate ship and hold the tree fort were some of the awesome games that we played. The combination of an incredibly unique venue and the buzz of paintballers from all over the country with one common interest really made this the not be missed event of the year!
We had close to 150 player’s soldier it out in all kinds of weather, the weather gods weren’t being too helpful but rain or shine, this game was taking place no matter what. In the end there were a few showers but nothing we wouldn’t expect at this time of year. There wasn’t many local players at the event which meant that pretty much everyone had to travel to get there. Big ups to all the players that made that put in the hard yards to make it!
Black Sheep Media was amongst the action, getting some amazing photos and footage. Heres a sample of what’s to come. Also stay tuned for video’s from both Tony @ BSM and Dave @ Outpost 43!
We were divided into two teams Yellow team comprising of players from the Auckland region and Christchurch crew, and facing the might of the RED team.
Both teams had a great mix of players from different styles, mag fed, pump, speedball, bush ball, and Paintball Bows!! It was really great to see all the different setups that people were running and the mixture of different guns that were in action. It’s awesome that people can rock the marker / gear that reflects their interest in the sport but we all come together for one ultimate game.
Blair spent most of the event at the Outpost 43 popup store, promoting and selling gear and grub to the players, while Dave was out there rocking his cape and filming the action.
We’ve been a part of a few large events now, and it was great to see old and new players from around our country stop in and check out our store! At Outpost 43, we felt that it was a great opportunity to promote our range of gear to people that usually don’t get the chance to visit us in Auckland.
Once again Outpost 43 would like to thank Devon and Dye Asia for coming on board with prizes, Riverbank Engineering, Paintball Shop, Horowhenua Paintball Club and Ultimate Paintball Events.
No one was really focused on who won the game, and all the prizes were given out as spot prizes which was cool!
There were some awesome trophy’s made for outstanding players and like always, its great to be able to give back to the players and seeing people’s faces when they win gear!!!
Keep an eye out for more large scale games from Ultimate Paintball Events. We are super excited for Urban Warfare happening February 2015!
Cheers again and can’t wait to do it again next year. See you all there!