10am, May 18th.
Time left until Big Paintball Maneuversтм 2019
A huge annual paintball festival; one of the biggest paintball games in Europe!
20 years of ongoing history, starting with the very first Maneuvers in 1998: «The South Front»!
Over 2000 participants yearly: from all corners of Russia as well as abroad with record number of 3500 players!
Around 100 hectares of game land including forest, fields, buildings and road sections
Over 10 tons of paint is used on every BPM!
7 hours of non-stop gaming, dozens of missions, group and individual tasks to be completed!
Generals, bases, commanders, squads, medics, spies, hidden artifacts and more!
Heavy paintball artillery: tanks, mortars, machine guns and more!
BPM is carried out since 1998 in May in greater Moscow area and it’s recommended attendee age is 12 and above.
Approximately a third of the participants are newbies, around 20% are women and their number is on the rise.
Over 80 hectares of forest, meadows, buildings, roads, trails, swamps
Log blockhouses, light fortifications of plywood. Personal shields are allowed too
Siege towers, catapults, arcballers and even trebuchets :)
Each side with their own HQ and individual tasks and missions in the game.
A continuous stream of game missions, the battles all over the field
Medals for excellence, prizes from sponsors
For 500+ people from Friday until Sunday
Live music, competition and much more in the camping area
BPM welcomed most well known and popular musicians and bands of Russia!
Despite his good PR, Richard the Lionheart is a not-so-great ruler and commander. Richard only spent six months in England out of his 10 years rule, but more than once was he captured (and had to be retrieved with ransom) and was ridiculously killed during an absolutely unnecessary siege of a castle with garrison of 16 people. He brutally taxed the country to prepare for his crusades, and yet remained a sample of a knight and a favorite of the people.
The color of this side is red; on Richard’s side, Chancellor William Longchamp, the gallant knight Ivanhoe, former sheriff William Fitz-Ralph and Templar Reginald Fron de Baux.
Commanding for Richard is Sergei "Polst" Polstyanoy.
From the very beginning, his father denied him possessions, which is why John was nicknamed "Landless". While his elder brother Richard was winding about on his crusades and sitting in the captivity of the emperor, John had to steer a country with a discontented population, rebellious barons and a budget deficit, which he most completely coped with. In any case, the signing of the Magna Carta has ensured his place in history.
The color of the side is blue, the prince is supported by Bishop Geridford, the sheriff of Nottingham, Sirs Guy of Gisbourne and Briand de Boisguillebert.
For John Igor "Abrek" Zuev will be in command.
A group of poachers, robbers and people generally not on good terms with the law, led by the notorious Robin Hood. They live in the forest, they work as traffic cops - they charge a toll. They take 300 away from the rich and give a 100 out to the poor, live for the remaining pennies. The people, however, love them and compose ballads about them.
The color of the side is green, along with Robin will be Little John, brother Tuck as well as the Maid Marian.
Commanding for Robin by Pavel mu8D Ivanov.
In addition to ordinary players there will be units and players with special features. Doctors, commanders, yomens, messengers and guards - the options are many. Some tasks can be performed only by these special units!
And of course the entourage - green Lincoln cloth, chain mail from York or a couple of arrows from Trent will greatly decorate the game, as well as Brother Tuck barrel - after-game gatherings!
Do I need this?
If you never went to battle with hundreds other players, then you don’t know half the joy of playing paintball. Where else will you be able to have tank battles, strategically trick your opponent, earn a well-deserved medal? Know this: you have to try the BPM at least once.
Is this a game for pro-players?
Approximately a third of the players do not have their own equipment, out of these people, approximately half has never held a marker in their hands before. But regardless, how will you ever learn if you don’t play with the best? And don’t be scared — the pro players have also been new, and they are not immune to the paintballs either.
Can I come alone?
Yes. The scenario has specific missions for lone-players. It is more fun with friends though. If you don’t have a company of your own, you can always join another — many teams are recruiting and volunteers specifically for the BPM. Alternatively — you can create your own team of 5-6 people and come show everyone who’s boss!
What is Headquarters?
HQ is the area outside of the playing field, where the commander is located and where he controls the fight from. You can receive a mission or a task in your HQ, take a rest, join a group. The services are located around the HQ too — you can get some food, some paint, fill in your air etc.
What is an artifact?
A game object, ranging in size from a business card to a wheel from a tractor. You will usually have to find an artifact, guard it or deliver it to a specified place, sometimes artifacts must be combined. Artifact mining artifacts gives your side points and resources!
What is a base?
Base is a point on the field which will give you point for holding/controlling it. Bases usually have nameplates locating it and are wrapped in red’n’white tape, while around you can find many artifacts. Not all bases are engaged at all times of game. It is best to consult your commander if the particular base is needed at the moment.
I have no equipment
You can rent your gear. Of course it’s easier with your own and you can buy it ahead of time or during the game. If you decide to rent though, you will get the equipment with your documents as a security. You can pay for the equipment rent ahead of time (this will be cheaper) or on the game day.
I‘m "killed", that’s it?
If you were unlucky, the game will «resurrect» you — you can rejoin the game as many times as you have the strength and desire for. This «resurrection» takes place at the HQs, at the re-spawn points, in the «hospital» or with the help of special players who are «Medics».
How do I even play?
Action! Read the game rules and the scenario, carry out your missions and shoot at the enemy. Listen to the marshals wearing striped jerseys and to your commanders. Outside of the field HQ Managers will help you (their names, photos and contact numbers will be announced in due time). And don’t be afraid to ask — you’ll get the help and the advise!
What to take with me?
Note you’re going to spend a day in the forest — good shoes, change of clothes/socks will be very handy. Sure it’s good to have Money and Documents. Some paper towels and drinking water can help too (despite drinking water and hot tea will be provided free at HQs).
Please contact us at Action Paintball Games, Russia:
The headquarters of BPM will be glad to cooperate with paintball and non-paintball organizations.
BPM offer special terms of partnership to the Paintball clubs/fields.
We invite sponsors and companies who are ready to be known on this unique event and / or postgame concert!
Green Town sanatorium
TOPGUN Paintbal field
Front Line Paintball field
2 Captains Cup
Eisern Kaput Panzerdivision
Arena Paintball Palace
Russian Magfed Activity
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Rules and Scenario
Plan of the support area
Layout of service areas
Flags and logos of the Red team
Red Headquarters plan
Flags and logos of the Blue team
Blue headquarters plan
Flags and logos of Green team
Green Headquarters plan
20km from the Moscow Ring Road on Yaroslavl Highway, after the sign “37 km” turn right onto Kostino, then 800 meters to the gates of the sanatorium “Green Town”.
From Pushkino station, Yaroslavl direction — bus 28 or route taxi 28 to the final stop “Sanatorium Green Town”.
Download the directions map