Advanced Paintball Tactics : Advanced Paintball: Breaking an Ambush

Advanced Paintball Tactics : Advanced Paintball: Breaking an Ambush


This is Robert Stewart with hill13.com. Now
we’re going to show you how all of these tactics combine together can save you in the midst
of an ambush. If we look at the board here, what we see is a representation that shows
the red team’s flag station, their flag is hanging here. Their first position closest
to the flag is a positional defensive position. This person is there strictly to guard this
flag. The second one is a prevent defensive position that is hopefully going to prevent
the green team from moving into the area completely. They’ve added a third element though, the
red team has added a player on the other side of what they perceived to be the line of travel.
What they’re going to attempt to do is ambush the first attacking players to go for the
flag. These three green players have moved into position and can see the flag. But they’ve
yet to determine where the defense lies to prevent them from getting to that flag. At
this point, if they’re smart, they’re moving quietly, if they’re not engaged in a firefight
with the opposing team, and they’re not going to let anyone else on the field know that
they’re within striking distance. They simply want to determine where the defense lies.
As the green players begin to move through the perceived area that they can travel in.
Once they’ve reached a position where are three team members can fire on them simultaneously,
and again as I refer to before, this is a kill box. When the prevent starts to fire
upon them from here, let’s say that all three players have made it into the area. They’re
all three on the trail. When the red team begins to fire on them, that is the cue for
all of the red team to fire into the kill box. Now, if you try to stay here, and bunker
down between these obstacles, this cove, you’re going to be picked apart. To borrow from an
old military tactic, the best thing to do in an ambush is break the line. The line is
here, and here. As long as you stay inside, you risk being eliminated. The best thing
you can do at that point is call for one of your team members to move with you and break
the line. Now, if someone will in all likelihood be eliminated, but if everyone rushes for
one side of the ambush, they can pick off the one on that side. Now, they have broken
the ambush, they can all three hunker down behind cover, and develop a new strategy,
now that they know where the other two red team members are located.

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