Basic Paintball Tactics : Basic Paintball: Shooting Lanes Example

Basic Paintball Tactics : Basic Paintball: Shooting Lanes Example


This is Robert Stewart, with hill13.com. Now
we’re going to look at a representation of shooting lanes, and show how they work on
the field, and how to correct a situation when your shooting lanes need to widen, and
you need to control what what your opposing force is doing on the field. Here we have
a generalized description of an area on a field. The black lines represent cover. The
two teams have met, and the green team is, as you can tell here, more widely dispersed.
From their positions, they can, inside of this generalized perimeter, pretty much control
the movement of the red team all the way across the field. Part of the reason for this is
where the red team is currently located, you can see that their fire is bunched up, and
so, many of the places that this player can cover, this player is over-covering, and the
same thing here. Now in a dynamic situation like you have in paintball, at any moment
this situation could change. Right now, just based on the diagram, the green team is clearly
more in control right at this moment than the red team, of the field, independent of
defensive or aggressive positions, in terms of playing style from these players. If I
were the team lead on the red team, in this situation I would immediately call for this
team member to try to make a move, break cover, and take this position. By doing so, the red
team has now widened its shooting lanes, or increased the the number of different fields
of fire that they have at their disposal. After the shooting lanes are described this
way, you can see how every player moving; it’s constantly shifting. You have to be aware
of where your lanes are, and you have to be aware of of the movement of your opposing
team, because each time they move, they’re changing the shooting lanes. This is going
to bring us to flanking.

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