“Red Dawn in Texas” at Whatz Up Paintball

09/10/2022 – 09/11/2022

Whatz-Up Family Fun Park – Near Dallas, TX – THE FINAL VIPER PAINTBALL EVENT!


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Information about almost everything below can be found in “Nukapedia.”

In the year 2077 a massive, global nuclear war erupted, spurred on by the depletion of the world’s natural resources.  The nuclear exchange lasted only two hours, but it decimated the planet.  The US government saw this coming and began to build fallout shelters known as “Vaults”. While the story was that these were an effort to help Americans survive a nuclear war, the truth was far darker and more sinister. However, the fact remains that many people did, in fact, survive as a result of their construction and use.

After the Great War America became known simply as “The Wasteland.” Most of the population is gone. Food and water have been irradiated. As a result of the radiation, as well as a bioweapon that was inadvertently released during the war, most forms of life have been mutated in one way or another.  Most of the large cities have been looted for anything usable and abandoned. Now the only thing reminiscent of a city are smaller, makeshift communities scattered about the Wasteland.

In the decades that followed factions rose up to take control of small areas, and some entire regions. They fought battles and wars over what was left. Some had aspirations to rebuild a new civilization and restore peace. Others were driven only by greed, power, and control.  All the while the remnants of the US Government, as well as descendants of the rich and powerful, known as “The Enclave”, continued to play politics and plot to retake control of this once-great nation and its people.

It’s been almost 200 years since the Great War and the largest of the factions, the “New California Republic”, or NCR, has just defeated another group known as “Caesar’s  Legion” and retaken control of Hoover Dam, providing hydro-electric power to New Vegas. They control more of the Wasteland than any other faction, and are now working to expand further east and take control of Texas, hoping to use some recently-developed ultrasonic technology to tap into oil that is rumored to still remain in the soil beneath it.

However, Texas is currently controlled by another very large faction known as the “Brotherhood of Steel.” The BoS is made up mostly of descendants of the old US military machine, and openly claim to be the sole heirs to all pre-war technology and knowledge, and they pursue this goal with an almost religious fervor. They also see themselves as protectors of the public and will work to provide safety and clean water to all within their realms.



10:00am – Camping opens

5:00pm – Check in and paint sales open

8:00pm – Check-in closes

Midnight – Quiet time – Camping areas need to be quiet. No loud partying.


8:00am – All services open

10:30am – Mandatory Player Orientation

Noon SHARP! – Game on

7:30pm – Dinner Break

8:30pm – Special Night segment

9:30pm – End of special night segment


8:00am – All services open

9:00am – Game Resumes

12:30pm – Pre Final Battle Break

1:00pm – Final Battle

2:00pm – Game Over!

Awards and door prize drawings to follow


The time is late 1984. The Soviet Union suffers their worst wheat harvest in over 50 years.  Labor and food riots in Poland draw a Soviet invasion.  Cuba and Nicaragua build armies of a half-million soldiers as El Salvador and Honduras collapse. The German Parliament demands the withdrawal of all nuclear weapons from European soil. Mexico has plunged into revolution, and NATO is dissolved.

The United States stands alone.

In a bold move Soviet military transports posing as civilian charter flights release thousands of Soviet paratroopers over key U.S. locations, as Communist troops flood in from the south through Panama and Mexico. Tactical nukes were the final crippling blow. Sixty divisions of Soviet infantry crossed eth Bering Strait and invaded from the north.

The attack was unexpected and caught everyone by surprise. Both sides refused to use nuclear weapons after the initial confrontation; America because it’s our home soil and the Soviets because they need to take what we have, not incinerate it.

However the Soviets and their allies underestimated the will and resolve of Americans. That and estimates that America has nine guns for every ten people. After the initial shock these two issues combined and resulted in a fierce counterpush to the Communists. In some areas the invaders were defeated and pushed out.

Texas is one of those regions where victory seems within their reach.  It’s a larger issue than just the local fight. Retaking Texas would mean resecuring the Port of Houston and closing a major Communist resupply and reinforcement route on land.

So the battle rages on one of the key battlefields in this conflict that will, no doubt, be labeled WWIII. Who will win? You will help decide as Whatz Up Paintball and Viper Scenarios brings you “Red Dawn in Texas!”