"The War Zone" is Western NY's premier outdoor airsoft field! Bringing you the best Mil-Sim airsoft experience since 2010!
The War Zone is roughly 18 acres in size, with approximately 200 wrecked vehicles and about 100 forts, buildings and bunkers, including 2-story structures. The playing field has a third-world, bombed-out, post apocalyptic theme, with mixed terrain of urban areas, hills, woods, scrub and fields.
The War Zone is a fully insured, safe, well supervised and highly structured airsoft playing field. In operation since 2010, we are committed to bringing honest and sportsmanlike airsoft players the very best airsoft experience at an affordable price.
The War Zone specializes in tactical, squad-based, objective-oriented airsoft games. Each week we employ different play variants to keep the experience fresh and interesting. We employ lots of different cool props in the scenarios, and constantly re-invest time and money into the field building new structures and expanding different areas.
Nearly every weekend of the year we schedule games, weather permitting. The War Zone can also be reserved for private events. Rental equipment is available, too.
Open to ages 10 and up. All experience levels are welcome, including brand-new players.
Address: 6525 Walmore Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 Website: www.thewarzoneairsoft.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What does it cost to attend regular games?
Skirmish: $20 per player. Typically 3-4 hours of continuous play.
~"Skirms" are the most common format played, a friendly "pick-up" style, where teams/squads will be formed on the spot with whomever shows up on that particular day.
Operation: $30 per player, usually, but can vary. Generally, 4-8 hours of continuous play, but games have gone as long as 18 hours.
~"Ops" are larger, longer, more elaborate scenario-type games and involve more complicated rules, objectives and strategy.
What are games like?
Games are run in a military simulation style, or "Mil-Sim", to give the players the sensation of real military missions and objectives. Teams are typically sub-divided into squads and assigned different parts of the entire mission. Radios (AKA "walkie-talkies") are used among all players to communicate and pass critical information. Working together as cohesive units is key to accomplishing the tasks and objectives and promotes team-building skills.
What kind of missions and objectives can I expect?
Games can take a huge variety of formats, which vary from event to event.
Typical Mil-Sim missions might include:
~Planting fake bombs on enemy locations to destroy them
~Locate and retrieve a downed pilot
~Infiltrate an embassy and steal a laptop containing critical data
~Find and recover the flight data recorder from a crashed aircraft
~Capture and maintain control of key strategic locations, indicating possession with flags
~Intercept an enemy courier to steal top secret documents in a briefcase
~Capture enemy logistic sites such as fuel depots or ammo caches
~Prevent a terrorist group from assembling the components of a nuclear weapon
~Foil a terrorist plot to deploy chemical weapons on an urban target
~Escort & protect a VIP from headquarters to a helicopter extraction point
~Disrupt a black-market arms deal …..and lots more!!
What are the fees and requirements to rent the field for a private event?
~Private parties can be birthday parties, graduation parties, bachelor parties, corporate team-building events, or the like.
~Typically, the field can be rented for private parties on any day except Sunday. Saturdays and Mondays work best for us for private events, but other days can be accomodated with sufficient notice.
~A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at least 2 weeks in advance of the date you desire.
Private Party fees: $300 to rent the field for a 3 hour block of time (minimum of 10 players). $20 for each additional player.
~Included in party price is a rental gun, battery, eye/face protection, knee pads, and one filled magazine of approx. 400 BB’s for any players without their own equipment. (Maximum rental packages that can be accommodated is 30.) Additional BB's may be purchased on-site.
~If any players have their own equipment, it is HIGHLY recommended that they bring it.
~Each player must wear long pants, boots and gloves; these items are not provided by us.
~Each player must read the rules and sign the waiver. Parents must sign for any minors, or provide their child with a notarized waiver if the parent will not be present to sign in person.
Cash is preferred, but we also accept all major credit/debit cards. For corporate events, business checks can be made out to "The War Zone, LLC".
Law enforcement, military or government agency training:
The War Zone is available to rent for tactical training by military, law enforcement and government agencies. Units may use airsoft or Simunitions in their training.
The War Zone can provide an extremely competent and very challenging Opposing Force (OpFor) if needed for your training. We are also skilled role-players. Up to several dozen talented individuals can be mustered if we are given proper notice. Normally, this service is free or a nominal charge.
Agencies are able to rent the field for full day periods, or longer if needed. Aggressive pricing is available. Contact us to discuss your training needs.
Required equipment to play at The War Zone:
~ ANSI Z87.1 and/or ASTM F-1776-99a rated (or greater) ballistic eye protection.
(Full face protection required if player under 18 years old.)*
~ Boots, gloves and long pants.
~ Hard-shell kneepads.*
~ Bright orange or red cloth "kill rag" of at least 12" x 12" square.*
~ Waiver on file (notarized if player under 18 years old and parent is not present to sign in front of staff).
~ 22-channel FRS/GMRS radio. (Exception: private parties.)*
~ Field-issued, individually numbered backtag. (Exception: private parties.)
~ Watch or other time-keeping device.
~ Camouflage clothing preferred, though civilian clothes may be worn. Please make every effort to clearly dress either in light colors (“tan team”) or in dark colors (“green team”). Avoid half-tan, half-green modes of dress.
* = items may be rented for a modest fee.
When do we play?
We play virtually every Sunday of the year, provided the weather is above freezing or not pouring rain. In the Summer, we also try to do a great many Saturdays, as well as a couple of games during the week (usually Tuesday or Friday evenings).
Each week, after consulting the weather outlook for the weekend, we decide if there will be a game scheduled.
Special events, like operations or night games, we try to run in the warmer months and post up several weeks in advance.
Thus, each week, players can find out The War Zone game schedule by looking in one of the following four places:
1) On the Buffalo Airsoft forum in The War Zone section and on the calendar.
2) On The War Zone Facebook page, usually in the "Events" section.
3) On The War Store Facebook page.
4) Inside The War Store. Visit the store to read the event bulletin board or call us.
Quick links for more information:
For the most complete info, visit The War Zone website here.
To download a legal-sized (8.5"x14") tactical map of The War Zone, click here or here. For an 11"x17" version of the tactical map, click here or here.
To download the rules and the waiver, click here. All players MUST read the rules and have a waiver on file.
To view pictures of the field on Google Photos, click here. To view pictures of the field on Facebook, click here.
For directions to the field, click here.
To reach us by phone, call The War Zone's voice mail at (716) 525-8583 or
call The War Store at (716) 876-9693.