Woodsball (also known as woods paintball, hillball or bushball) is a format of paintball gaming, in which players compete in a natural outdoors area (contrasting with inflatable bunker-based speedball format) using paintball guns to mark opponents. The term “woodsball” is sometimes used to describe non-milsim airsoft games, which take place in a forest.
It is recognized as the first format of paintball ever played, and is often used in conjunction with scenario paintball, allowing players to enact parts in a story or historical battle. This is due to its effectiveness in allowing players to simulate military situations using realistic weaponry and equipment; all of which are customizable – allowing each player to fulfill a tactical role. The types of games playable are infinite, and include mostly capture the flag or elimination.