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21 October 2008 - 06:59 AMIf using indirect fire, I wouldn't worry too much about the difference, beyond it being slightly tougher to find .43 paintballs. I say slightly because, well, it's really not that hard to use a search engine. So, got for it and have fun, and tell us about it later.
And, about Rap4... (just kidding!).
19 October 2008 - 07:40 AMSounds like a plan, then. My Trilogy (almost) left a bad taste in my mouth, but it's a totally different breed than the Karnivor altogether. Looks like an MQ2 and a Yakuza board are on my wishlist now. Thanks for the help!
18 October 2008 - 06:14 PMI only have two gripes about this tactic;
A.) To me, it is situational and dependent on the movement of the enemy. I don't know what kind of people you usually play with, but the people I play with are (in my opinion) too experienced to take the trails and have a good eye for choke points and ambush-rich environments. I don't mean to knock the tactic, because as you said, it works... but, a perfect Triangle of Death seems to fall in line with use against "newbies who don't know better" or "people who don't know the field." I find that some of the best tactics focus around your group and how you plan for adversity (as in: reactive strategy) instead of preprogrammed ideas based on location and movement of another human being.
B.) I've never liked the idea of a three-man, broken-up ambush. You're creating angles, but (in a world of a bps limit of 15 in outlaw woodsball) you're not creating a significant advantage as, say, three guys up ahead on the left, two on the right, and one in the back. Then, if you catch a similar-sized unit unawares, instead of three guys pounding 15bps at three angles, you have 45bps from one angle, 30bps from another, and 15bps from the "trap door" of the ambush swinging shut to cut off a tactical retreat.
I'm not knocking it, because if it works for you, that's all that matters... but that's what I would do differently if I were to use it.
18 October 2008 - 01:29 PMsounds pretty crazy to me. what i would do is strike the base defense as strong and fast as possible. losing two or three guys wouldn't be a big deal here. if you can get the flag and run towards your base as fast as possible, then you can catch the enemy between you and your defense team. numbers won't matter; it will be a slaughter. so the basic idea is a mad rush with bite sized amounts of tactics.
That's the general plan. Most everyone on Bravo carries a lighter load of paint -- mainly 4+1's. I plan for them to make a mad dash to the flag base so Charlie team can (hopefully) go on the counter-offensive before the OpFor reaches our base.
And, most definately, bite-sized tactics. I'm thinking a long, drawn-out flow chart for situations and reactions is going to be a bit impractical. Just rush the bums!
18 October 2008 - 01:15 PMI seriously cannot stress enough taking care of your ankles, knees, and back when playing paintball. I've torn the lateral meniscus in my right knee early in my life (before I graduated high school, thank you high school sports) and experience a myriad of problems due to that if I'm not careful on the field. Factor in many other bone breaks and various muscle issues and the following day after paintball (usually a Monday) my 25-year old body functions like that of a 60-year old body.
I'd suggest (if you don't already) stretching out and warming up. Before I ever play a show (drummer, former guitarist, former bassist) I stretch. Before I used to fight (MMA), I would stretch. Before I play paintball I stretch. Before I do anything very physically demanding, I stretch. I've experienced and witnessed several serious injuries by "cold starts," or not warming up before an activity. It doesn't take much, truthfully, to hurt yourself and you've only got one body to live the rest of your life in.
Take it easy (restraint takes more skill than explosiveness), see a doctor (make sure this isn't the onset of much more serious problem), and take care of your body, bro.
Believe me, I learned my lesson the hard way. (Or so the doctors at MEPS told me before I was denied entry to the armed forces)
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