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#1 User is offline   InfantryMan Wolf 

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:36 PM

I like being a Commander and leading my team to victory and I am pretty good at it but I miss the old days where I was on the front lines helping them out and sharing in the brotherhood atmosphere. Use to play Middle Rifleman but was moved to Commander when our team's quit because he had "better things to do" and I had the most paint ball experience in tactics.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:56 PM

Just because you're a commander,
Does not mean that you must stay in the back.

There are moments where you should be in the very front,
Or at least in the fray.

The very fact that the "boss man" is there leading the fight,
Can work wonders for your team.


I normally lead from the rear of my squads,
But when the time comes for that final,
Make-or-break assault?

I'm up in front,
Yelling with the rest of them.


Seeing your commander personally take the fight to the OPFOR means a lot to your team.

You don't have to confine yourself to the rear.


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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:26 PM

When I am a large-unit commander, I usually command, not lead. I spend more time organizing, and directing larger assaults and reinforcements. But, when it comes to the final battles, I wind up in leading in front, showing my side/unit/team that they can be much further forward than they currently are.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:17 AM

It depends on the type of commander you are at the time. You can't really leave the rear during a scenario game if you are the commanding general. You have to be able to direct the missions and where your forces need reinforcements.

Being a squad level commander or attack force is another thing. You need to be right up there and need to be able to respond quickly. Basically in the thick of the battle.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 02:44 PM

yea but being a commander you miss the bulk of fighting
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 03:15 PM

Well if you want to be up there then occasionally you can make someone else be a temporary commander. Good way to train sqaud leaders and such anyway.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 03:52 PM

there's no law that says a unit commander has to be in the back of the unit...
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:03 PM

^^^ Yes there is. Specops article on commander, duh. :dodgy:
Seriously, though. As a commander you need to stay alive at all costs.
As a squad leader, you can afford to take a hit once in a while. Trust me.
Once upon a time, our leader, two other guys, and I were hunkered down under fire from about seven people.
Middle of fire, he turns to me and says "Hey, tom. I'm going for a quick run. Lead these kids for me, k?"
Leaps out of the bunker and charges, while I yell to give him covering fire. He got two out before being taken.
But we were emboldened, so I snuck away for a flank while they kept 'em busy.
It was cool.
We couldn't have made it out without that move.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:49 PM

View PostMatch99, on May 29 2008, 04:03 PM, said:

^^^ Yes there is. Specops article on commander, duh. :P


are you serious? dude, the spec-ops positions are not the bible. There is no hard rule that says a commander cannot lead from the front. If you don't believe me, my unit CO at D-day will show you a thing or two.

The trick is knowing WHICH battles to lead from the front. You cannot be a frontman all the time and expect to lead efficiently. a commander should be a sabre or broadsword position, giving cover fire and orders from the rear, but still in the firefight.

if you are in charge of more than one squad, you need to keep in communication with the other squad(s). if they need it, you should disengage to lead them personally.


That being said, if you are the CO in a large scenario battle, you need to remain at base to direct your units to their objectives. But you volunteer for those positions...

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 11:00 AM

View PostEagle Eye, on May 29 2008, 03:49 PM, said:

View PostMatch99, on May 29 2008, 04:03 PM, said:

^^^ Yes there is. Specops article on commander, duh. :D


are you serious? dude, the spec-ops positions are not the bible. There is no hard rule that says a commander cannot lead from the front. If you don't believe me, my unit CO at D-day will show you a thing or two.

The trick is knowing WHICH battles to lead from the front. You cannot be a frontman all the time and expect to lead efficiently. a commander should be a sabre or broadsword position, giving cover fire and orders from the rear, but still in the firefight.

if you are in charge of more than one squad, you need to keep in communication with the other squad(s). if they need it, you should disengage to lead them personally.


That being said, if you are the CO in a large scenario battle, you need to remain at base to direct your units to their objectives. But you volunteer for those positions...

Nice post, but for future reference, notice the dodgy.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:15 AM

dodgy? oh, the emoticon. my bad, i'm not used to the smileys on this forum yet...
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:24 AM

I usually lead squads in firefights, i try to coordinate front line attacks. when the guys up front are skittish, i show by example. ive had many an occasion where the guy says " no man im gonna get shot" and i just get up and run exactly to where they wouldnt go.. they play well the rest of the day. It really helps out the newer players too.

These squads usually consist of guys that i run into out on the field, and group up with me.

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:22 PM

i think i found the solution i was at cousins today and i told my friend who i trust with my paintball life to lead n ill lead a small attack group it was awesome i was all in the fight made some sick plays that most my team is to scared to try and pull off
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 03:54 AM

View PostInfantryMan Wolf, on Jun 1 2008, 12:22 AM, said:

i think i found the solution i was at cousins today and i told my friend who i trust with my paintball life to lead n ill lead a small attack group it was awesome i was all in the fight made some sick plays that most my team is to scared to try and pull off

That is one thing I don't get. Why are people afraid to try daring plays? I mean, its not like real war. You don't really die. So what if you try it and it doesn't work. Oh well, you can try something different next time ....
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Posted 01 June 2008 - 07:39 PM

ehh i guess when your new to the sport its not fear its more of uncertainty but if u pulled something off once your more compelled to do it agian until it fails and u learn a new tactic that works its mostly confidence not fear and not cocky i mean confidence
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