Before going into detail about the different styles of existing pitches, we will show in the introduction which are the different areas that we will find in each pitch. In fact, apart from the styles of this one, the court must be composed of certain zones (for some it will depend on the way of playing), here they are.
First type of ground, quite classic, very often used by leisure bases such as Airsoft or Paintball.
These fields are generally used for leisure purposes. We will use natural obstacles (trees, earth banks...) to embellish the field, and complete it with artificial obstacles (pallets, wooden structures...). They are of different sizes depending on the leisure bases and their layout depends on the imagination of the landowners.
Speedball, inspired by Paintball, this mode of play is the most accessible mode of competition, we will generally use artificial obstacles (inflatable structures).
The specificity of these fields is that they are flat, small, provided with obstacles and generally symmetrical. They tend to be played in 5vs5 or 10vs10 play modes.
The most immersive type of terrain, it is, as its name suggests, a terrain with narrow courses where you will quickly find yourself in contact with your opponent. They are very often made in disused buildings, for example, where the entire interior layout can be used as fixed obstacles.
Source: Inside CQB field in Ipswich.
This type of terrain is all the more relevant with gel guns because the power of the replicas adapts perfectly to the proximity between players that this type of space implies.
One can also hear the term MISLIM (MILitary SIMulation) for this kind of field. Here it is a question of using large spaces to create complex scenarios, ranging from the reproduction of a military battle to a scenario from a video game or a literary work.
This type of terrain is generally used on a one-off basis, for example on a weekend.