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10 November 2007 - 11:22 PMDon't overlook the power of quite simply yelling out across the field to your team mates.
You may think that it will give away your position, but if you are yelling loudly enough, it will have a marked effect on their confidence. If you are strong enough in the conviction of you own abilities and skills to yell out loudly and strongly across the field, with no obvious regard or care for whether or not it will give your position away, just imagine what that is going to make your opponent feel about how strong a player you are...
If you don't have radios, and don't want to use them, yell loudly, strongly, and keep all of your team mates doing exactly the same.
It will scare the crap out of your opponents.
10 November 2007 - 11:15 PMQuite simple.
Play with even more conviction, yell louder, and to even more of my imaginary team-mates that aren't really left on the field, I communicate the exact positions of the people shooting at me.
10 November 2007 - 10:43 PMI smile.
Then I shoot.
06 November 2007 - 09:46 PMI have used the tactic that was initially touted many times, and each time I have been careful, patient and quiet it has worked like a charm.
The best opportunities I have had is in games involving assulting a fortified position.
Off the break, Aussie Bloke and myself has many-a-time broken straight up a flank, and, due to running and knowing the terrain, have made it a decent distance up the flank we are attacking.
Please note at this juncture that this tactic has worked only as long as there has been misconception on behalf of the other team as to how many players they are shooting at.
It has been the case most times that we have run up a flank as a pair, leap-frogging down the side of the position we are attacking, and one of us has been removed. Usually, the person removed is the first to give away their position. I can't speak for Richard, but when I have been the one left in the game, I have bided my time, usually staying put, or only moving so far as is necessary to achieve better cover, and waited it out for at least a couple of minutes.
This has afforded me two distinct advantages;
1. I then fall out of mind for the other team, as they are under the misconception that they have eliminated the threat on that particular flank, giving me the advantage of observing their movements, number and positions and,
2. Upon gaining the aforementioned observations, it has often been the case that they will have at least one or two team members that fall to the flank I am on under the misconception that it is safer to be on that side of the field due to the threat having been removed, and then I get a couple of easy kills.
However, the most satisfying of situations where this tactic has been employed has been the one case where I was down the side, Richard had unfortunately been eliminated, and I was able to sneak my way all the way around to the back of the opposing force. This then gave me the ability to wait it out, observe the one guy who was walking from one side of the field to the other at the back of their position, COMPLETELY AVOID EITHER ENGAGNING HIM OR DRAWING HIS ATTENTION, and ultimately gain access to the fort we were attacking, enter and win the game.
This win was achieved purely on stealth, patience, being quiet and not letting rip with the A5. In all, I remember firing no more than about 10 rounds in that entire game.
Bascially, the flank was gained, overrun and held due to me being quiet and NOT giving away my position once my partner was eliminated.
06 November 2007 - 09:27 PMTo answer the initial question posed at the beginning of this thread, no, I haven't had to use this tactic as yet. However, there is a first time for everything.
I am very much a subscriber to the belief that if I am out of range of my target, there is a better than even money chance that I am also out of range for the person trying to get me as well.
That said, I will usually not give away my position by laying down enough fire for my target to make me if I am unsure of my ability to make the shot. If it looks dubious, I will take a single shot to ascertain whether or not I wll be able to make the shot. If I am unsure, I will check to see if my target has made me - and usually they don't - then manouver myself to either a closer shot along the same line of attack, or work the angle to get a higher percentage shot.
I think the key here is that you need to know your equipment, and what you can and can't achieve with it. If you find yourself in that situation where there is a shot to be made that you can't make with your equipment, change the angle, decrease the distance or call in a member of your team to make the shot for you.
And, as someone else has already mentioned above, if you can change your angle, then you do gain the added knowledge of whatever else is in the immediate surroundings and you can communicate that to the rest of your team, but that's always the case, regardless of whether or not you are beading on a target or not.