So there you are just you and your best buddies, hip deep in muck. You hear a twig snap, turn too late and you and your buddies are quickly covered in brightly colored paint circles. You’ve been fragged by enemy. Even worse, you’ve been outsmarted by enemy. It doesn’t have to be this way.
You and your team need a strategy. Most paintballers ignore stealth and accuracy and instead focus on movement and firepower. That’s their mistake, don’t let it be yours. War is war. A battle is a battle. Some of most brilliant minds in history from Genghis Kahn to General Macarthur have studied and improved art of battle. Your paintballing experience will be well served if you’ll learn from them.
Use a Sniper
Most paintballers do not understand sniper play and most paintballers discount accuracy. They favor movement and firepower. Of course firepower and forceful movement have their place on paintball field just as they have their place in real combat. But how many times have powerful aggressive forces bogged down in long drawn out shooting matches. This is how Napoleon lost at Waterloo and Hitler lost in Russia. Of course an accurate, long distance shot with a paintball gun is just not in realm of possibility. However, a well placed ambush sniper can pick your adversary apart after they pass. If your sniper is willing to belly-crawl into position he can get behind or beside enemy force and pick them apart
Get yourself a good ghillie cape. All paint ball guns have about same range so, your advantage is in getting closer to your enemy. If your paint gun, mask, and your pod belt are completely camouflaged in ghillie leaf, you’ll have a significant advantage in wooded margins of battle field. If you’re well camouflaged, opposition will walk right by you without noticing you.
Consider purchasing a good red dot or holographic sight to make your first shots count. Make sure to use raised sight rails or special stocks to give your mask clearance you’ll need. Remember, a good sight will line you up with target but, you still need to adjust for wind and drop over distance. Paintballs are not nearly as aerodynamic as a long, lean rifle bullet. A good Spyder paintball gun with raised sight rails and a holographic sight will put you at a definite advantage on paintball field.