BIGBOSS_202, on May 24 2008, 11:10 AM, said:
LRRP teams. A common thing from Veitnam , There job was to patrol deep in to the jungles and look for hidden positions, unmarked trails and other things that gave the enemy an edge and either callin artilary or an air strike.
For paintball players, LRRPs are made up of 4-8 man teams and should be lightly to moderatley armed. Carrying as much air and paint as they can because there role sends then far from the support of the larger group. There job is to report on enemy positions and gather intel, If called upon, launch deversinary raids on enemy areas, take out commanders or (if it's in the scenario) eliminate tanks before they can be deployed.
Weapons: LRRPs need to carry heavy fire power in order to survive. Markers that have a responce trigger are a must because you never have to replace a battery. Markers like the Tippmann 98 , A5 and X7 are ideal for this. A rocket launcher (If used in the game) is also impotant because if you run into a tank with out it...that's it.
Skills: LRRPs should master 2 speicalty positions and be cross trained to do observation and sniping. Other than that it's all up to the player to chosse there set up and gear.
If you're looking to use them as they were actually used in Vietnam, those guys have to be armed to the teeth. In reality, those guys were so far out there that they may have to wait hours or even days before help arrived, and so they had to have as much firepower as they could carry and still get the job done. Those LRRPs are now what we call Rangers. These guys were also calling in Arty fire and Air Support, which is an effective way to do alot of damage to the enemy without compremising your position.
Their primary purpose was to collect intel or disrupt enemy operations. Sometimes, on the last day of their mission, they'd conduct ambushes. And then, sometimes that WAS their mission.
You're basically not gonna get anything like that going on unless it's a big game, like say, a long weekend. Or OK-D Day. If you made a team, and you trained heavily in your basic combat skills, used the Ranger Handbook along with FM 7-8 (Army), and mixed and modded the tactics to work with paintball, you'd have a good basic start. Then you've gotta learn how to read terrain, butts enemy size and position, learn how to track people, learn how to set your gear up so that you're extreemly quiet, get your hand signals down perfect for YOUR hand signals so you can eliminate talking as much as possible, etc. etc. etc. There was a lot of skills that went into a LRRP. They were a very smart, brave, tough bunch of guys. The Army Infantry's very best. You can put a team together and do these things, but it's gonna take time and alot of work.