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23 June 2010 - 12:41 AMSo im not a sniper but ive been in the position before where ive been prone and completely still/silent for an hour whilst giving intel on enemy movements (right place right time so it was the most useful thing i could do). Now im not trained or experienced in this kind of thing so i broke my shape up as good as possible by putting one leg upwards against a tree trunk and the other hooked around it at a weird angle (i figured it may be easier to pick out a normal lying down shape). I was in the shadow of a bigger tree and i had my gun close to me but not in a fire ready position as i was mainly there to call out enemy movements.
About 15 minutes into this position i got the worst cramp in both legs so i moved them and tried to push the balls of my feet against the tree to get rid of it. The next 40 minutes was agony and had me getting constant cramp i couldnt get rid of! I loved the job i was doing and i would certainly be interested in playing the sniper role to improve my all round woodsball skills but the thought of going prone for a long time brings back memories of that pain and discomfort.
Any tips on how i can beat cramp?
I was hydrated before the mission but never take water onto the field (i'd need a camelback which wont fit my vest)
My general level of fitness is just average.
I noticed in one post (with pics on positioning) someone mentioned pointing toes but i couldnt see how and which way (out to sides, out backwards etc) as the pics didnt show it clearly.
I appreciate any advice
22 June 2010 - 04:39 AMSo i'm not a commander as such, i consider myself a broadsword but my commander has been tasking me with setting up the defensive force in our monthly scenario game.
As some background info: the scenario game can be anywhere from 70 - 400 players per team each month. As its so often it gives me the chance to improve and learn from each experience and develop myself quickly. The scenario has 3 hold and control points over an area of 120 acres of jungle/buildings/bridges and rivers with one of these being our flag, one theirs (near spawn points) and the main battle in the middle. For months we lost due to our rear flag being taken as we were flanked, the simple fact was nobody wanted to defend! I've always been a defensive player so i took the challenge with a few friends. Now we're allocated people to enforce the defense as the team see value in it but a number of the reinforcements are newbies. Most own gunners want to be in the action and on special missions, not many like patrolling and 'camping'.
So my main problem is - how do i keep newbies happy/interested so they enjoy their experience AND defend our flag. Some take instructions well but wander off after 10 minutes and some just dont like orders/requests and go off to find the firefight and get shot out.
I believe my setup and stature earns respect from the 'coolness' factor as most newbies tend to be teenagers at our site so im not sure if thats the problem. I also lead by example and as soon as we're attacked i'll lay down tons of paint, keep heads down and direct players in for the elimination shots. I'm also very vocal in firefights trying to raise moral and get players riled up for the action. I've tried sharing jobs with the others like having a patrol team of 2 for 20 minutes and swapping them for the other 2 in the bunker then rotating 2 more etc but the simple fact is it takes a special kind of person with patience and a love for their important role to be defense and alot of these people just dont have the patience!
Any help is appreciated. I'm sure some of you have come across this problem before.
21 June 2010 - 05:17 AMJust thought i'd introduce myself here as im newly registered and have spent the last couple of hours reading useful information from this site!
The names Andy and i live/work/play in the UK. I'm generally into scenario ball and also play woods mainly at a local site (its advertised as the best in europe so why go anywhere else?)
My setup is:
Lapco bigshot 12" apex ready
Assault rifle front shroud
carry handle with riser rail
remote line to a 70/4500 (tac vest mounted)
Currently playing a series in the UK called Diamond Wars which is great fun. Maybe one day when the wife leaves me and i inherit loads of money i'd like to come to a Oklahoma D-Day in the USA
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