Drills, Formations, Tactics
Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:20 PM
Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:17 PM
just check the forum threads, and webdog for drills and tactics to give you an idea of what works. creativity pays off, just keep it simple.
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:04 PM
What you are assuming is generally correct. A lot of the names, tactics, and other "lingo" is indeed military based. Iron man is correct. These formations, tactics, and other references should be applied loosely. By "loosely" I am referring to is adjusting the information and applying it to you in the best possible usefulness. If you have doubt about how a certain tactic will work, run it in a game. But have the presence of mind to determine how to adjust the tactic. Knowledge is power. The more you know and understand the easier it will be to adjust these things. Personally after two years of leading a "home town" team I have found the most effective way to train for a fight is to fight. As much my teammates got bored or flustered with having to to play against the other fire team they truly progressed the most. I'd just insert new small tactics or suggestions and watched the team grow. Rarely will any engagement ever go according to plan. So be flexible.
If you want ideas for this information just search the word tactics. Two years ago when I was active on this board a lot of tactical information was brought together by some of the best paintball commanders I will ever have the pleasure of knowing. A main thing you will see in their tactics is how basic they are. As you develop your own play book you will see how well this works. Happy paintballing.
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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:22 AM
First things first, I would not suggest trying to use full military formations or tactics in paintball. Instead, you should focus on what the overall reasoning for the tactic or what the point of the formation is, and utilize the reasoning behind each. In example, one of the more common military formations is the "column," which is essentially one person following the other, with the lead watching the forward field of view, middle focusing on the sides, and the rear focusing on the flank. This is used to provide 360 degrees of coverage when moving through an area. In paintball, this would make you an easy group of targets and should be avoided. The concept of having everyone in the group watching a certain area while moving on the other hand is very useful. Paintball tactics can easily be based on military tactics, but again the concept should be used rather than the exact method. "Leap frogging" is great example of a military tactic being adapted to pb. Leap frogging is where squad one provides cover fire for squad two to advance to the next line of cover. Once in position, squad two provides cover fire for squad one to move forward. This continues until the destination is reached. In pb, this tactic should be used in small groups for short distances. Example, if you have a 3 person squad, person A should lay down cover fire, while person B advances, and person C should move to gain a superior firing position. Once B is in place, he should lay down cover fire while A advances. By this time C should be in position to pick off the opponent. Each step needs to be completed as quickly and as fluidly as possible. Again these are just suggestions on how to adapt military techniques to the field. The easiest by far is doing drills. Drills can be pretty much anything you want it them to be. Setup a small target and a makeshift bunker to practice snap shooting or moving from cover while shooting. Use your imagination! A good way to create drills is analyze the last game you played, how you were hit, or how you hit someone else, and setup a drill to practice what you did or should have done.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:51 PM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:43 PM
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