Flanking & Scouts

by Kevin Bendel
(Massachusetts, U.S.A.)

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 ;)

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Oct 27, 2009
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by: Pythonspb

Having a scout is one of the most important things you can do. When i play woods ball im usually the scout i always take some one with me in case they happen to ambush me i like to have a little back up and having light gear is very important thats y i use my vibe wth a black heart in it cause its light all hell and get the job done.

Oct 06, 2009
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basic of flanking
by: Nate

flanking may be simple but not too many actually know how to do it without getting pasted. i like how he uses the scout who is lightly equiped for the job because he has a best chance of being un seen. i happen to be my squad's commander so i usually set aside a team of two to play as our flankers, and when i let the other captain take his turn i am the flanker. a good flanker tactic is to get into thick cover like trees and then crawl as much as you can or at least crouch, lessoning your chance at being caught, then when you got a clear shot on as many opposition as possible, let them have it. try to get more than one. once your cover's blown it is blown so get what you can from the surprise.

Jun 28, 2009
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Thanks
by: Anonymous

Thanks for rcognising the tactic of flanking. Nobody i play with will ever flank unless i tell them to.

Dec 12, 2007
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okay.
by: Anonymous

well sure its a good tactic...and it really is pretty basic, but way to put it out there.

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