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08 May 2008 - 05:54 AMHey, Woodland Warrior, put an A-5 E trigger or RT in your Dad's hands and let him join in. He won't be bored anymore. Nothing like a loud full auto to get someone interested in slinging paint.
12 October 2007 - 09:44 AMLooks like someone had the pressure set too high on the rocket launcher.
25 September 2007 - 10:47 AMA ghillie suit is primarily to hide you once you are in position or while crawling around. So there is really no need for the front to be covered. That is where you store your gear and extra ammo. Just be sure to position it high and to the sides so you can crawl around on your belly.
If you expect to wear a full ‘swamp thing’ suit and have it hide you as you walk upright or even crouched, through the woods, Good Luck! The human eye keys in on movement. I don’t care how good the suit looks, you’ll be seen sooner or later. Unless you walk slower then a snail on medication maybe.
To ambush all you need is your head, marker, and the back of your body and legs concealed. Even then you must keep movement to a minimum.
You didn’t include a pic of the garb you have so I can only wing this. Cut the entire front off the top. But do it at the point where it wraps 1/4 or so around the front of your arms and body. This should leave about 3/4 of the front of your torso exposed. Kind of making a cape out of it. You may want to leave the arms in tact though. So then it would be like a cape with sleeves. (Bonus - you can use the portion you cut off the front to make a cover for your marker.)
Then attach the top to your vest at the top and sides at spots as needed. Just leave openings (don’t attach it there) where your pods come out. Normally you would attach the sleeves to the sleeves of a base garment, but since you are using a vest as the base get some strapping(normal or elastic) from a sewing shop and put some wrist and elbow straps on the arms to keep them in place if you slit them open. Then use some of the elastic straps to make “tie downs” to go from the ghillie to your vest or belt in the back. This way it will stay in place, but you can still get up under it to pull gear out.
Hope this gives you some ideas. Oh ya, just thought of this…..Can you use a fanny/belt pouch to hold your pods? I have one that can hold 4+pods and the belt is loose enough I can spin it around from front to back fairly easily. It is actually the bottom half of a backpack. The top half with the shoulder straps folds down into itself and zips shut. It then looks like the lid to the lower half. Then the waist strap becomes a belt to hold it on your waist. My brother uses it to carry pods when he visits since He doesn’t have all the fancy gear. It works. He usually just wears it on his dominant side for quicker access.
24 September 2007 - 05:06 AMThis might have been mentioned before, but we did this past weekend and it worked so well I just had to mention it. It falls under the general category of 'Offering up a target'.
The field we were at had a fort. A guy on the inside, 2nd story wall was peering thru the slats looking for targets and would snipe them. One of our guys was hiding out about 10yrds from the wall. He alerted me to the sniper's location via hand signals as me and another guy walked by hugging the wall I was directly under the sniper while the other guy along the wall was to one side about 10ft away from me. I gave both the guys on my team the hand signal to be ready on the count of 4. I counted down and then ran directly away from the castle wall. Well the sniper saw me, stood up to fire, and got toasted by both of my teammates. Most plp just can't resist shooting a "rabbit".
PS the guy never even got the chance to shoot me. I may not have gotten the kill, but that was a cool assist.
20 September 2007 - 11:00 AMTry this if you have a remote or a valve on your tank.
In the heat of a good fire fight, but not too early in a game, turn your air supply off and keep shooting. Soon your balls loose velocity and then the marker will make that "I'm out of air" sound. If one of your team mates is close holler to him you are out of air. Say it loud enough the other team can hear you , but don't make it obvious you are letting them hear it. Cock your marker if it needs it, turn your air back on and sit there and wait for a target to present itself.
This works from time to time, but not usually twice in the same day.
Or try this if you have a remote with a slide check and plenty of air in your tank.
Turn off the supply at the slide check. Remove it from the marker. Then open the slide check and let her hiss for a few seconds and holler, "DARN IT" or something to that affect. Make sure you say this while it is still hissing. Slowly close it again so it sounds like the air tapers off and then re-attach it to your marker. Then say something like "Stupid Remote" and hide in your bunker like you are trying to fix it. But be ready for the not so wise hero to rush you. This works better if you have a second tank with you which is almost empty already. You can just open it up and let it bleed off. Just make sure IT IS POINTING IN A SAFE DIRECTION.
This also will only work maybe once per day at a smaller field. Don't do it too early in a big(long) game either or you may run out of air for real when you really need it. But it may work to break a stalemate near the end.
The GI's in WWII used to do something like this. The M-1 Garand clip would fly out after the last round was fired and make a loud clinking sound when it hit the ground in city settings. The Germans learned to rush the GI's when they heard it because they knew they would be reloading. Well it didn't take long for the GI's to catch on. So the GI's started carrying empty clips with them. They would toss one on the ground during a firefight then stop shooting. When the enemy ran up for the kill they'd open fire again.