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4 Fundamentals of Strategic Movement for the Paintball Sniper

Strategic movement tactics for the paintball sniper.

Strategic Movement for the Paintball Sniper

“Military tactics are like unto water; for water in its natural course runs away from high places and hastens downward.  Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows.  The soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing.  Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.  He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain.” – Sun Tzu

There’s a right way to move and there’s definitely a wrong way to move as a paintball sniper.  When you’re in the field, you need to get out of your human habits of movement and put on the mindset of an invisible hunter.  These 4 fundamentals of paintball sniper movement will ensure you stay hidden longer and reduce your chances of being eliminated before your job is done.

Move…

…after you shoot.  If you’ve fired one or two shots, it’s probably time to skedaddle if you aren’t already busted.  It’s tempting to sit and see what else comes along, and that’s a legit strategy BUT it won’t be long before the word travels.  You’ve got to use your judgment.  There is a deep psychological effect to shooting once, eliminating one player and hunkering down in your hide or getting out of dodge.

Move…

…only when no ones looking.  This seems obvious.  Too many paintball snipers wear their camouflage like it’s a cloak of invisibility.  It ain’t like that.

Move…

…with a plan.  Know where you’re going and why you’re going there.  Do your best to know what you’ll find when you get there.  Making a dash over the crest of a hill only to run into a squad of baddies sucks.

Move…

…slowly.  Speed is the killer of stealth and awareness.  There will be times when you need to bolt but it should only be for short distances to get to cover where you move back down into your stalk.

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  1. By Doug on May 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Master these 4 movement fundamentals to stay invisible and in the game…. http://t.co/ZqifGJzP

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