-Words by John Davies, Penarth View Co-editor
Zombie Nights, at Taskforce Paintball Games outside Cowbridge, are returning for 2019. We took part last year, where we conquered fears and had a great laugh. Here’s why you need to be taking part this October too!
Once you drive through the front gates, we had to be prepared! This is Zombie Survival, and it’s not for the faint-hearted. After receiving a distress call from Stronghold 101, we are in a group of survivors who only have one thing in common: to exterminate the zombie infestation.
Though we were only in a dense forest on the outskirts of Cowbridge, it could’ve been anywhere in the world. It was pitch-black, and we needed to source guns, ammunition, water and food, all whilst evading and not being captured by a group of blood-thirsty zombies. At times, it felt like a scene straight out of Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box!
The course itself is exhilirating. Large enough to get lost in, and dotted with rotting cars, a crashed helicopter, timber fortresses and more. You become accustomed to looking for hiding spaces, and you are constantly aware of a malevolent force that could be just around the next tree. And the conquer the zombies? Guns and BB pellets, they’re stunned for just long enough for you to scarper.