Heres what happened
My team got bogged down by a group of well entrenched OpFor, so I took of to the side to try and flank. The only side I could move on was to the right, it was a valley, and a bunch of newbs were sitting on the far side, while the aggressive guys on my team were getting shot going over the top on the other side.
I play dagger a lot, but I combined it with commander there, I started screaming at all the newbs just sitting on the opposite side watching their team get shot up. I brought about 40 + of them over to the top of the next hill, then charged up over the top and started blasting OpFor left and right (they were crawling all over the top).
I soon realized everyone was still sitting below the edge, so I started yelling at them to move and shoot, and IT WORKED! We mobilized over the hill and whiped out the OpFor and pushed them all the way back to almost their insertion point!
that was my experience blending Point and Command, I thought it made a good combination.
Especially when you have Egotistic maniacs on your side who think they dont need to listen, just lead by example and yell a lot!
Nice Post about ambush and controls man, excellent stuff
In my experience I notice that most noobs just don't know what to do. Yea, yelling gets peoples attention. However, did you speak to them afterwards to explain that woodsball is not like airball in that sitting in one spot does not make a game? Get them to realize they have to move.
I also know of one old team-mate while playing recball with a bunch on newbie’s told them to make and advance using all the lovely military jargon and the kids had no clue what he said and sat there. He in his infinite wisdom decided to shoot them for not doing their job. Yeah, that made him very popular with the people playing. I am also certain that a few people will not play again either.
So keep in mind that yelling (even if you don't shoot your team) can upset people. I know it does me sometimes. So the after game time is very important to talk to these newbie’s to explain why you were yelling and what you needed them to do to win the game. This will make them more reactive and a simple look can save you from yelling and scare the heck out of a team if 40 people cross a hill guns blazing. You yelling at the top of your lungs before hand could give them fair warning and they could have wiped the 40 people out quickly too.
Other wise they will be like the three teenagers me and my buddy decimated in a game of speedball. They sat behind the bunker and shot blindly over while praying their paint hits people. Note: they said that woodsball is a waste of paint and the kid went through seven 140 round pods plus the hopper in speedball. ??? Yeah, a waste of paint alright. I only used half of my 350 round hopper to end the game in like 15 seconds. Poor kid, he was mugged by me in the front from 1/2 way up the field away and my buddy owned him with three hits to the back. Note this all took place at the same time. I had done let off the trigger and he was getting hit by my paint still in flight when my buddy "backed" him. I actually felt sorry for him, even the ref cringed when he saw that. Too bad he left before I could talk to him, try to give some knowledge on how to play and not be played.
. . . . . . .. . . .Well touchy moment over, oh well.
This post has been edited by OSinsOgre: 16 June 2006 - 09:40 AM