Flanking & Scouts
by Kevin Bendel
Flanking and Scouts can save your life in a game.
SCOUTS: Make sure that you pick the lightest fastest and lightest geared to be Scout. You may have to drop unnecessary gear to perform better. Equip them with radios so when they find opposition you can either have them take a quick burst or return back to join with the bigger assault force.
FLANKING: When you are really pinned, flanking is your best friend.The scout should be the flank attacker. When I was with the 4 others on my team in the open getting peppered by enemy fire, the person in command didn't even give flanking a thought and it was putting guys in close,uncomfortable calls. I dropped back into the woods and around the building and saw the backs of 2 out of 3 of the opposition. I took them out 1 shot each. The third man jumped up and opened up on me. I dove and his focus on me gave my teammates a window and the took him out without team casualties. Flanking saved the game.
If your team is attracting a lot of fire, take a teammate and go from cover to cover until you get behind the enemy and take them out. If done stealthily and quickly they wont even know you broke off from your team. Remember to aim for guns, hips, and masks. Thats were paintball like to break a lot ;)