Tips from the Special Forces
Posted 18 May 2005 - 06:16 AM
(I should note that in order for this tactic to work properly you should play in a fairly heavily wooded area with plenty of underbrush and your team MUST have good camouflage strategies. I also assume a tem man team in all of my tactics)
Theoretically simple shadowboxing derives its name not from the actions of the implementing team, but from the actions of the OpFor. Shadowboxing is a hit and run, guerilla tactic designed to cause confusion and misdirection in the minds of the enemy. This is achieved by using several (3-6) players in a sight line fan formation (Spread out in a line moving quickly through wooded areas but never out of sight of each other). When the OpFor is encountered the line quickly and quietly (QUIETLY) moves into a dual flank (Optimally 3 teams of 2). The Shadowboxing will then begin, players will raise and fire two or three shots before ducking into the brush and disappearing, then one on the right will repeat the maneuver then one on the left. Keep this up, it is confusing, it hides your numbers, and it also happens to create what snipers call a fish in a barrel effect, they will almost always group up and look for the fastest way out, a sniper or anyone with a decent shot for that matter can pick them off one by one, and once they run for it itís over, there is no honor lost in shooting a man in the back if later he plans to turn aroundÖ
As for the adaptations of shadowboxing it can be used on the run, either forwards or backwards to befuddle the OpFor into your exact locations and numbers. Believe me, when the staged and seemingly random fire from several locations while you watch shadows move through the trees is seen by the OpFor Commander he will tally numbers much higher than 5 or 6. It is a great tactic to use in paintball due to the fact that it does not rely on accuracy or individual talent, trust me, 6 rookies can take down a team of B.U.D.S. trainers quickly using this tacticÖ.
Posted 24 May 2005 - 08:58 AM
The goal of suppressive fire is to keep the heads of the OpFor down, not pin them, just keep them down. Appropriate times to use suppressive fire is when advancing on a fortified position, circumambulating a position (Does not happen very often in paintball), baiting a shot, or just buying yourself a little more time. I am going to give a couple of tips and examples for each case but remember, suppressive fire is an art, it should be practiced, and practiced often for the suppressors to be good at it..
Advancing on a Fortified Position
This is the most common use of suppressive fire is to advance on enemy controlled bunkers, walls, ridges or entrenchments. This is done by having one or two shooters take up a position across from the OpFor and simply peppering the fortification for 30 or 40 seconds then holding off for a couple of seconds and begin trading off shots, one every two seconds or so, this will conserve paint on your end and keep the OpFor heads down enough to allow the rest of the squad to flank around and take them outÖ
1) Donít over fire, it is not worth the paint, many times in a suppressive fire position less is more.
2) Break up your fire pattern, fire at the bunker, then into the ground nearby then let one sail over the bunker, keep them guessing.
3) Vary your fire consistency, occasionally step up the rate of fire, then let it die down altogether for a couple of seconds.
4) Watch for a shot of opportunity, occasionally you will get a glimpse of the top of their head or their boot, take the shot, one less that your flankers donít have to worry about.
Circumambulating a position
This is very similar to advancing but instead of attacking you simply keep their heads down long enough to get past them.
1) There are very few tips that I can offer here other than the faster the better and donít stick around to see what happens.
Baiting the shot
Baiting the shot is what you do when there are no flankers, itís just you, or when it is a bunker to bunker shoot out (My least favorite tactic). What you do is lay down the fire, let them know that you are there, then take cover, allow them to return the fire, wait for a lull and pop off a shot or two. This is a LONG process and requires that you play smarter than the other guys, a one to one shot ratio will not equate to the desired effect.
1) Take your time, once committed to this line of attack you are in for a long haul.
2) Make sure before you do this that the payoff is worth it, if you are holding down a bunker that is off on itís own not doing anything you are wasting time and ammo.
3) Look for the shot of opportunity, that will expedite the process greatly.
4) Never overshoot, the object here is to run them out of ammo, keep them shooting, oft times you can draw their fire without you shooting. Pop up then down two or three times then change position, keep them guessing and keep them shooting.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 09:02 PM
I'm on it like white on rice, with a glass of milk in a snow storm.
Doesn't matter what gun you have, as long as you can hit what you're looking at.
Procrastinators of the world unite...TOMORROW
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Posted 18 May 2006 - 06:12 PM
If we can't do it ,It dosent need to be done! One shot,one kill. Airborne!!
Posted 25 May 2006 - 07:18 AM