lol I like that mobile armory, and man it's extremely effective because of the mind games it plays on other players. Yeah I scare the life outta people, and man is it funny...
...Personally, I carry more paint than my tank will shoot, so that I can re-supply my teammates as well. I also think grenades are essential for every player on the field. Markers fail at any given moment, or bunkers provide enough cover to block your shot. Grenades are equalizers. I carry 8.
I totaly agree with the above, apart from the carrying paint to resupply team members, if you carry paint for the rest of the team then they get used to it and think that they will not carry the paint they require plus some spare just in case...
...On the larger games we drag around a spare rucksack with 100 ball pods, Q pods, 10 ball tubes, air and grenades in, we never carry it on the back in case one of us gets shot out, then its just picked up buy others.
As far as a marker fails then some of us have a pistol as a side arm... a good addition to any ones kit list,
Sorry, just caught this. I think it's vital for a back man to carry ammo for a quick re-supply. You are only as good as your team. If one of your front men runs out of paint, then you've lost a flank. I don't run out of paint. I run out of air. That's why I carry extra, simply because I can and someone has to. It really sucks being overrun by another team because your front line ran out of ammo and was eliminated. It also sucks when you've got a kill shot on a 30 point commander with no paint in your hopper. The rucksack plan doesn't really work. The paint is never where you need it. And I don't let my guys go without enough paint. Full packs every time. But situations change. Objectives change. You could be on a recon mission, and suddenly be called for firefight support for a flag push. That's why if you have the ability to carry spare paint for your teammates, you should.
I strongly agree that you should always carry extra paint for your teammates. I've found myself handin out pods during games sometimes and it's saved us in more than one way.
So always carry a crap load of paint and air.