Recently I played a mid-week evening game at Ambush Adventures new site, The Compound. It’s an old Army barracks located in Aldershot featuring some nice tight places. It’s a fairly small site so the airsofting is fast and intense with the bonus of never being very far away from your re-spawn.
First Impressions of the Site
Getting there is pretty easy as it’s located in the heart of the Aldershot Garrison right next to the dry ski slope. Facilities include porta-loos (although they are in the process of having the water turned on so should also soon include normal toilet facilities), and an indoor safe zone which is a nice touch. As always with Ambush Adventures’ sites the on site shop, Just Cause Airsoft are there with a great amount of kit, including all the normal things like bb’s, batteries and essentials. One good thing about the safe zone here is that it has power so should the need arise you can charge any batteries pretty easily, yes I know you can charge batteries at most other sites but here you can, with permission just grab a power point nearby and you’re all set. The site is quite compact also so there isn’t far to go between games.
Game play here is fast and intense. Because the site is quite compact you’re never really out of the fight, which means that you don’t have to suffer that dreaded 10 minute walk back to the re-spawn that some larger sites suffer from. Grenades are very helpful at this site because of it’s intimacy. The site, as you can see above, is made up of buildings, all of which have multiple rooms and corridors to clear through. The safe zones are normally located at either corner and are well placed.
I have only played here on an evening game, which runs from approximately 19:00 until 22:00 so have only played 2 game types here. One being a control point game where the objective is have someone as close as possible to a flag in the centre and the other was a counter game. The counter game involves trying to get little plastic counters into your teams tub in the centre of the game play area. The rules are such that once you have dropped your counter into your teams pot you must make your way back to your re-spawn and get another. If you’re hit with your counter you must count to 5 to allow the other team the opportunity to steal your counter from you which gains them bonus points. Now, to be completely honest, I’m not a great fan of this game. The counters are tiny and with my big clumsy hands and gloves on it’s a pain in the backside just putting the thing in a tub. Having said that, it does create some interesting game play because you can keep hold of your counter to try and control certain areas. Obviously this means you then run the risk of losing your counter to the other team, but if all goes to plan you can hold the enemy team back allowing your team to operate easier making it easier to score points. I should also point out that, while I’m not a massive fan of this particular game, it is quite popular among a fair amount of players.
This airsofting site is small, fast paced and intense. It’s a great little site for CQB and offers some nice building layouts to operate throughout. It’s size means that you’re never far from an engagement with the enemy so it keeps you on your toes. The staff at Ambush sites are great, as always, and they run their sites well. I can’t comment on a full day’s airsofting there yet as I haven’t had the chance to get a game in but for night games it’s very good. Check out my in-game footage below and let me know what you think of the site if you have played there!
To book on and play at The Compound visit the Ambush Adventures Airsofting website.