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#1 User is offline   whsoccerjc21 

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:58 PM

What's your guy's thoughts on them? Do you use them? And if so what ones do you use?
I just want to know if our team should try using them.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:04 PM

Every team should use them. What you need to do is make sure everyone on the team UNDERSTANDS them.

Someone made a post the other day about his team not understanding his signals. http://forum.specialopspaintball.com/index...ic=180733&h Short version: his team thought that showing 4 fingers meant he was going to take out 4 guys.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:14 PM

the guys i play with all understand the same signals, and we only use them up to the point of making contact. after that its redundant, the opponent knows where you are, yell and communicate. tho there is the one hand signal that is used even after making contact. although the only adverse effect is a lot of birds die...
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:27 PM

me and my friends use them when we are creeping through heavy wooded areas (when were trying to sneak behind people)

we all understand what the signals are..

usually if we pick up a few other players that wana be sneaky too.. they figure out the signals pretty quick. but they're usually in the rear
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:47 AM

If I am playing with people who know how I am, I will use the hand signals. Now if I am playing with a bunch of fresh walk-ons, I try to explain what the hand signals mean just before the game.
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:51 AM

We always use them and change them up often.
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:52 AM

To invent: Cheat. Get yourself an inexpensive American Sign Language book. ASL will have a lot of suggestions, signs that make sense, and having a book to refer to means not having to re-invent when everybody forgets the signal. Plus, no one really knows it. The military signals are more common than ASL.
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 06:20 PM

I and my team always used radios and headsets until just before contact. In the immediate time before contact, we just used directional hand signals.... Until we got to the point that we didn't need to use communication. We just worked automatically and knew what the other was thinking.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:26 PM

We generally stick with the stuff we learned at MCT. If you can get the Guidebook for Marines, it's all in there.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:48 AM

We use these all the time around Spec Ops :ThumbsUp:


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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:15 AM

Haha. Classic.

But on the topic, if you are going to come up with your own signals, remember KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid. And don't come up with too many. My old team used to use 'em, though usually in backwoods games. For bigger scenarios, we tended to just yell. No sneakin' around for us. :D
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 04:12 PM

I use 'em, from time to time. Real basic stuff only -- "hurry up," "stop," "lie down," "I see three enemies facing north three o'clock unaware do not engage watch for support."

Most of the time, though, I'm not worried about being quiet. A little shouting here and there throws the other team off and riles up your friends.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:34 AM

Basic hand signals like flank around by pointing your finger in the air and drawing a circle is probably what I use most. Pointing off in the direction is either to pay attention to that area or move in that direction. LOL Though it is funny to watch as a newbie just stares at you and than yells to ask what you're asking.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:05 AM

Short of using radios, which can be compromised, hand signals are a great way to maintain the initiative. Once the enemy is engaged or contacted, hand signals lose some effectiveness, but still have some advantage over radios when combat can drown out headsets.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:07 AM

In my team, we have like 4 or 5. Theyre all basic: get down, supressing fire, assault, or we al just yell - makes no difference for s. :dodgy:
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