About Soul of the Warrior
SOUL OF THE WARRIOR is a Roman era re-enactor supply company run by reenactors FOR reenactors. We are not always the fastest shipper, in fact we can be slow as we all have full time jobs in addition to making the best BRUTALLY AUTHENTIC Roman Era gear on the planet. By combining people with a passion with this web portal, we can offer an incredible variety of great off the shelf items from Deepeeka, Cas Iberia, GDFB, Museum Replicas and others alongside our own designs from Al-Hammdd, Daniyal, and Ideal. We finish the offerrings out with some of our own hand made products from fellow reenactors. Obviously with this many sources, shipping times can be slow! Fear not. We are slow, but we DO DELIVER!!
Soul of the Warrior is a different kind of company. We want all Re-enactors and paintballers to be able to play as much as they wish the way they wish and reenactors to have access to well priced, quality gear! We have included links to other Alternative Paintball Sites, Arms, and Armor Suppliers that have similar philosophies and sell similar products, some are even our suppliers! We may not always have the lowest price (heck, we're not Wal-Mart) but we will be close! Orders are filled on a first come, first served basis and due to the custom made status and limited availability of some items, all sales are final, but we will work with you to make you happy! We are sometimes slow, but we always deliver!
If you are interested in SOTW making your customized gear, trying your design, or just want to toss out some ideas, email us to speak to a representative or leave a message. We are always looking for new ideas. Enjoy the site. Thanks for your continued support.
A Brief History of Soul of The Warrior:
In 1986, a buddy and I purchased two Splatmasters. From then on Paintball became one of the Joys of life. From the Splatmaster I progressed to a Nelspot W/ a pump and a barrel extension (go ahead and laugh, it was Hi-tech). My friends and I formed our first paintball team "LCFRT" (LowCountry Fast Recon Team, though thanks to hooked on phonics we had to reconsider the name!). We were really bad, but we had fun.
In 1988 I began my tenure at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. I joined the team "Shadowcav" and played for two years. A wild hair kicked in and I took a one-year siesta during which I purchased a Bud Orr Sniper II, a KP-3, a Tippmann SMG 68, and two more splatmasters. Now that I had an arsenel (and the rumors that I left school to buy paintball guns is NOT true), and my wild hairs were back in line, I returned to The Citadel to become the team First Sergeant. We published the "Standard Tactics and Doctrine of The Citadel Paintball Team" in 1990 and I still refer to it in the notes of several other teams I have been a part of.
In 1991 I took Command of the Citadel Team (renamed Grey Storm). We played well, but were restricted by the military requirements of school, and we were always broke. We trained with the local police on several occasions including one on the USS Savannah at the USS Yorktown Monument. Our crowning moment was an Alamo style defense of a POW Camp at Combat USA in Columbia SC. One difference, we won. Somewhere in here I picked up a Tippmann Pro-am.
After graduation I joined Commanding Force where Six of Six's airsmith shop (WWW.Airsmith.com) and I became fast friends. If you think our ideas are great now, you should have seen us then when we were together. (I highly recommend that you wanna be airsmiths check out six's site immediately!)
Going from command of a 25 or 30 man recreation team to a semi pro tournament team kind of got old. I got out of the paintball circuit and tried Civil War Reenacting for three years. It was great. Served as everything from private to Colonel. Sitting around a campfire one night I had an idea and one of my dreams became integrating the organization of reenacting with like minded paintball teams from all over the country.
I rejoined the ranks of the paintball world.
I found the world's greatest paintball gun, a credit card, and bought me an AT85. It has cemented paintball into my life forever. I started playing every other weekend and recball. Not satisfied with just an awesome F/A gun, I ordered an M72 Law from AltPaintball.
Not wanting to carry two weapons, I deformed and twisted the M72 into the Original AT203 (the only original part left was the valve). The M203 Airsoft shell came from Scotland 7 years ago. I have been unable to find any more. One day I sent out a few pics and got a great response. Valentines day wasn't going well so I did a web site. SOTW, Soul of the Warrior, was born.
SOTW was a lifelong dream. Committed to EXCELLENCE in design and only things that WORK, we continue to manufacture our custom launchers and paintball guns with the SOTW Seal. Alas, the re-enacting itch was still there. We wrote an Easter play (by now it was more than just I) in which I played the Roman Centurion who Did the Deed (http://legvi.tripod.com) and the Sixth Legion Reactivated was born. Soon thereafter we got into Roman gear with the Legion Armory website where we offered stuff for sale and did reviews of reenacting gear from around the world. As we grew, we began to include Gladiator, Greek, and eventually Medieval and Civil War gear, and pretty soon it became apparent that SOTW was more than just paintball. In 2002 we incorporated under the "Soul of the Warrior" name and combined all our websites into one storefront under that title. We truly supply the re-created weapons that have formed the souls of warriors since 700 BC. Thanks each of you for the fun and growth we have been able to experience over the last few years, and we hope for many more!!!!