The name given to a chain of affiliated paintball sites in the UK. Rather than advertise with photocopied black and white A5 handouts, these sites would get full colour adverts in mens and extreme sports magazines.

While the skirmish sites were well organised and promoted, the paintball guns they used were often out of date (pistols) and poorly maintained (pump action guns). The cost of ammunition was also very high compared to independent sites.

All in all, I enjoyed the independent sites more - the food tended to be cheaper and better, the site layout was more fun and the overal price for the day was cheaper.

Skir"mish (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skirmished (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Skirmishing.] [OE. skirmishen, scarmishen, OF. escremir, eskermir, to fence, fight, F. escrimer, of German origin; cf. OHG. scirmen to protect, defend, G. schirmen, OHG. scirm, scerm, protection, shield, G. schirm; perhaps akin to Gr. a sunshade. Cf. Scaramouch, Scrimmage.]

To fight slightly or in small parties; to engage in a skirmish or skirmishes; to act as skirmishers.


© Webster 1913.

Skir"mish, n.[OE. scarmishe, scrymishe. See Skirmish, v. i.]


A slight fight in war; a light or desultory combat between detachments from armies, or between detached and small bodies of troops.


A slight contest.

They never meet but there's a skirmish of wit. Shak.


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