The Triangle of Death Good ambush for a 3 man group
Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:59 PM
I suppose the path doesn't have to be shaped like this it could be shaped like a upside down T. Now what you do is put one group of people on either side of the path with good cover. When I did this we only had three so it was one person on either side of the path. Make sure that these players are a ways up the path but still able to see the intersection. Then you have one person in the middle of the intersection with good soft cover so he can't be spotted. Having a ghillie suit on the guy would help a lot. Now as soon as the enemy comes within sight of the two groups up the path, those groups should open fire, drawing the enemy into a firefight. Before they have a chance to flank the lone man should take at least one out without alerting any of the other enemy's that he is there. Use angles. Aim for the side of the head, that way they won't be able to tell that it came from behind. When I used this tactic I was the sniper, and there were only two enemy's, but I don't see why it wouldn't work when dealing with more.
Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:50 AM
Great post, and I'll have to try this at a future event!
This post has been edited by jonfl1: 03 September 2008 - 01:19 PM
Posted 03 September 2008 - 01:14 PM
I wouldn't aim for the side of the head because A the head is a smaller target than say the chest/harness and B head shots hurt!!! But nice strategy! i'll have to try it.
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:14 PM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:33 AM
The idea would (or should) be to have the two other players outside the range of the sniper. When the sniper initiates fire the enemy should be within range of both groups. For example if the sniper takes a shot from say 100 feet and the toher two are another 75 feet away there is very little chance of fratracide. Also, after the sniper begins shooting it is natural for the enmy to run towards his team making them easy targets. This method is quite effective and is a proven military strategy however the positions are slightly different.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:47 PM
By the way, have you ever tried this tactic?
Yes I have tried this tactic, it worked very well.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 05:39 AM
Posted 19 September 2008 - 12:39 PM
Posted 18 October 2008 - 06:14 PM
A.) To me, it is situational and dependent on the movement of the enemy. I don't know what kind of people you usually play with, but the people I play with are (in my opinion) too experienced to take the trails and have a good eye for choke points and ambush-rich environments. I don't mean to knock the tactic, because as you said, it works... but, a perfect Triangle of Death seems to fall in line with use against "newbies who don't know better" or "people who don't know the field." I find that some of the best tactics focus around your group and how you plan for adversity (as in: reactive strategy) instead of preprogrammed ideas based on location and movement of another human being.
B.) I've never liked the idea of a three-man, broken-up ambush. You're creating angles, but (in a world of a bps limit of 15 in outlaw woodsball) you're not creating a significant advantage as, say, three guys up ahead on the left, two on the right, and one in the back. Then, if you catch a similar-sized unit unawares, instead of three guys pounding 15bps at three angles, you have 45bps from one angle, 30bps from another, and 15bps from the "trap door" of the ambush swinging shut to cut off a tactical retreat.
I'm not knocking it, because if it works for you, that's all that matters... but that's what I would do differently if I were to use it.
This post has been edited by With_Force: 18 October 2008 - 06:15 PM