That's me in a nutshell! except for that... not too good, thing... JK, I am a rookie sniper in experience but a master sniper in mentality, and a Med Rifleman with a heart of aluminum tubes, glass lenses, and crosshairs, lol.
All in all, the biggest threat to the sniper has to be decided on the spot... considering all enemy mentality the same but in different positions (like a videogame), and considering you stick to your tactics and attack the squad after they pass you instead of taking the point, I still belive the Daggar would be the most formidable member of the squad in counter sniper. The Med rifleman is probably better equipped mentally and physically to handle sniper situations, but the way a good daggar operates would be just caustic! Fast movement = hard to hit, especially since paintballs fly reletively "slow" in the ballistics world. True if he just flat rushes it is a dumb move by him, but if he plays like a daggar is suppost to play it'll be a hard battle. Med and Light riflemen would be the biggest opposition, other snipers already accounted for.
BUT, not all players are clones of their teammates. Look for the guy who is constantly scanning and has his marker "low-ready," and is always walking half-crouched and confidantly, ready to spring to cover on the first report. Anyone waddling along, marker at his side, chatting it up with his buddies is an easy after-target to get in the confusion: get him after your first shot and before he has a chance to fully understand what just happened.
The commander would be a good choice for the first shot IF the squad is in active maneuvers... if they are in a plan when the CO goes down the plan is lost, but if they are just walking down a path basically just a player is lost... unless you get lucky and the CO forgets to pass off the mission card, lol.
The person who is most alert and most observant... look for the guy that always points out enemy positions to his allies... and take him down first. Most likely, if he has the best eyes on the action, he is the best shot as well. Two birds with one stone!
This post has been edited by Cavdragoneb12 aka Watcher: 26 February 2008 - 10:29 PM