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#1 User is offline   Primus_Raven 

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 11:17 AM

I just recently got started in Woodsball, I have played a few outlaw matches but nothing at a park yet. A few friends got me into it and we decided to start a team. Our first problem was Animosity. We have all known each other for a long time but there is alot of bickering, especially among the 2 bothers. To nip this problem in the bud they voted me as SC, witch i have no problem with.


But being wet behind the ears I could use all the help from any other SC out there to get everyone moving smoothly. Any tips on some drills we could run, gear i should pic up, or mods i should buy would be wonderful as well.


My current gear is as follows.

Gear:
Tippman A-5 (fresh out of the box)
2 8onc. cans of Co2
Helmet with thermal lens (brand name escapes me at the moment)
2 squad blusters

Apparel:
Cammo shorts
Black t-shirt
pair of Etnies


Anyone in the central New York Area I look forward to playing a game with you.
Thanks-Raven


PS: sorry if this is the wrong part of the forum
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 11:19 AM

Read all the pinned topics you can find.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 11:25 AM

All right ill look around then.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 12:14 PM

First- Get to know the game and the 'proper name' for everything. The smarter you sound, the more people will listen to you.
Second- ALWAYS come to practices prepared with ideas. It really beats sitting around and trying to think of things on the spot.
Third- Get cool, military-sounding names for stuff. If you get used to it, it feels cool and scares the bejesus out of other teams. eg. On my team I am a Sniper, and being the only one in Delta Squad I am called 'Delta One', our commander and his two body-guards/base defenders are called Command, and we have a squad of two, Alpha, (with Alpha One and Alpha Two) and of four, Bravo (with Bravo One, Two etc.)
Fourth- Don't take crap from anyone on your team, ever. And never let someone talk down about someone else if they screw up. You can help them get better by talking to them, but try your best not to be overly-critical. Try to focus on what they can try to get better at, instead of what they did wrong.
Fifth-Don't make your drills or manuvers overly complicated. Finding a balance between simplicity and originality is your best bet. And continue to experiment with new ideas, instead of always using the tried and true (I am not telling you to never use effective strategies that you have tried before, just make sure you don't over-use them to the point that when they fall apart, your team mates are unsure of what to do)

Hope that helps.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 12:53 PM

Sneaky covered a good some of it. Also just don't get too stressed out in a game, if your in game its o.k. to yell when you need to, like today I was the only one to move up while our opponents reloaded so I was a little unhappy, just don't blow your top. Welcome to the sport and the forums!
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 12:56 PM

keep a cool head make maps of fields u play at have ur men flank!!!! always a good idea. u yeah pm me if u want some other ideas.(cant think of any now)
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 01:11 PM

I would upgrade to HPA, get a good barrel, and maybe a vest if you plan on playing in any scenario games.

Read some of the Field Intelligence Articles they are good.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:29 PM

Hmmmm..... don't get shot.

But seriously do some reading and practice... alot. and when your done practicing, practice some more.
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