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Posted 08 April 2007 - 01:27 PM

My "local" field that I play at has a fairly nice field. I have been playing there and doing my best to play the sniper role. However, it is very difficult to because it is too open. There aren't a lot of branches that can cover you. There are some good bunkers but it's hard to get down and cover yourself with anything. Any suggestions on tactics for getting hidden?
Here are some pictures of the field on the site. http://xtreme-paintball.com/pics.html (The bottom 3) They aren't good pictures but my friend videotaped some games of us playing and I'll post that when he puts them on YouTube.
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 02:00 PM

In summer that'll thicken right up. But if you can find deadfall, downed trees or the like, use it.

But with three pics to go by, it's hard to say. A lot of what you have to do when there's no ground cover is you mkae your own distractions. If the main group is hitting hard on the left, quietly go right. Let them make a lot of noise, and then do your thing.

If that makes sense.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 02:06 PM

Yeah, I guess I'll try that. I have been doing things that are in your tip clips. For example, I try to line up some trees between me and the guy shooting at me, that has helped me out a few times. Also, I do my best to use soft cover, also from tip clips. I guess I'll have to brush up on some concealment from your videos, Tyger. Thanks again, and still anyone with suggestions, let me know. Thank you again.
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 04:29 PM

Ah, I am going to have to do a thread on Urban and No Brush style sharpshooting. Its actually easier to do then you think.

Its done in these steps

1. Acquire a target
2. Advance bunkers till your in range (where you are accurate enough to get him)
3. If he sees you, ask for somebody nearby (if there is) to lay down some paint and engage him. He will eventually forget/ignore about you.
4. Wait for him to feel confident in his domain
5. Fire one shot, then drop down to reload, if you have a low profile gun, the more likely he won't see you. Fire accurately, and be sure not to linger above your cover.
6. Repeat steps 4-5 till you get him, or you discovered.

I will do a thread on this sometime when I get enough time to.

I hope that helps.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 04:37 PM

looks like medium woods, mature trees. That's a lot of places to snipe from. the ground looks like it rolls some, so some low gully spots. Looks fine for sniping. Sniping is firing from a concealed position. It doesn't mean you can't be found after you shoot, although it would be nice to stay hidden. Hopefully you can take out a single opponent and reposition. Staying hidden from groups may be hard.
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:28 AM

I noticed that there were some pine trees in the mix. If the field has pine trees that are kind of thick with really low branches, if possible, get tucked into the trunk of the tree. I've found that they make great cover, and if used properly, they're very easy to blend into with the proper camo. But always keep an eye on your outline. The branches will break it up a little (your outline), but if the opfor is keeping a sharp eye out, they might notice your outline. Another way you might be able to hide on the field is to find a low spot on the field and get tucked into it (lie down in it). It takes balls of steel to try to hide out in the open, but if you can master this skill, it is really rewarding (just think of the look on the opfor's faces when they're shot from out of nowhere). This technique works best with ghillie, but it can be made to work with any camo. But, as always, always watch your outline. If there's some low lying shrubs that can break it up a little, all the better. Another thing to remember with this technique is your escape route. It helps if there is some cover close by that you can quickly roll into if you're compromised (discovered). I hope this helps you out. Keep sniping.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 09:23 AM

1) find a better field

2) if you can't ... then see if you can get the field owner to spend some time improving his ... build some new bunkers composed of brush and logs ... you'll blend in with those better than a barrel or fence
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:28 PM

get a ghille suit or cover up w/ really good camo and or leaves (DONT WEAR BLACK WEAR CAMO)i suggest tigerstripe
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:47 PM

it its center flag to the opponents side just wait @ the back untill someone trys to get to ur side then pop dem on de head
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 03:16 PM

dude... all i could think about with the pictures you gave was "hell i gotta ghille suit thatll blend right in".

go to cabella's and buy a leafy-cut realtree-patern ghille suit. its never failed me.
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:59 AM

View Postweeebeep, on Apr 23 2007, 06:16 PM, said:

dude... all i could think about with the pictures you gave was "hell i gotta ghille suit thatll blend right in".

go to cabella's and buy a leafy-cut realtree-patern ghille suit. its never failed me.


I've seen that suit and it looks like it would blend in perfectly. I'd suggest sticking just your head and marker out from one of those gray bunkers, and lie on your side so you can be kind of against the wall with the rest of your body. As for ambushing, possibly lie under a pine tree with that ghillie on. Like you said, there's not a lot to work with.
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:34 PM

stick to the shadows, and put lots of brown in your ghillie,
slip out the back before they know you were there
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Posted 12 May 2007 - 06:43 PM

stay low, against the ground. put leaves in your ghillie.
the real trick is this, you can be jumping up and down waving your arms and they wont see if they're not looking in that direction. but if you have no places to hide then neither do they. if push comes to shove just start playing medium rifleman, a one shot kill is just as good from behind a bunkker as it is from under a bush
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:29 PM

Thanks for the help, but I found a field that is the best field I've ever seen, it's about 30 acres big and there are plenty of places for snipers. Keep this thread going though for anyone else that may need help.
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 09:45 PM

I thought It was hard to snipe at the big field near where I live, As for the speedball arena there isn't much concealment opportunity's, but you could maybe get your team to strong side and you could weave in and out of the bunkers carefully and get close to the other team.

The forest area looks tricky also so you would have to rely on hiding cleverly where people wont look.

From my experience the longer the game and the bigger and denser the field is the better for ambushing.

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