Why Paintball Defense Is Underrated, And Why You Should Spend Time On It...
Thinking about paintball defense is one of the last things casual players thinking about. Although most players would rather go in and shoot for the kill, defense is equally as essential to any game. A player must have defensive skills to survive. Of course some defensive strategies may see like second nature to you, but you must still remember the keys when you are getting shot at on the field.
Here are some tips on paintball defense...
Instead of taking a long glance around the field to spot an opponent or search for a flag, take very quick peeks. You can always take more than one. But, remember not to peek from the same exact spot twice. If your opponent spotted you during your first peek, you can bet that they will be ready for you the next time. Also, when you are peeking it is always safer to peek around something rather than over. You can duck back quicker and you are not so much of an easy target to spot.
Always keep your profile as small as possible. Keep your elbows and legs tucked close. The larger your profile, the easier target you are to hit. Also, if you stay low to the ground, you will be harder to spot.
Now this may seem like a no-brainer, but if you are being shot at and cannot get a good shot, drop back. Once you have dropped back a bit, you may be able to get a better angle on your opponent. Do not be afraid to move. Movement gives you different, possibly better angles. It will also benefit your team members if you are playing in a squad. If you hear one of your teammates being surrounded by fire, move and give them cover.
Cover is another important paintball defensive strategy. Whether it is cover for you or cover for your team member, it is always important. If you or your team member needs to move, cover for each other. And, if you are being peppered with enemy fire, your fellow team member may be able to take out the shooter, maybe even more than one.
The most important paintball defense tactic is concealment. Why? Concealment gives you the opportunity to surprise your opponent. Nothing in this game is better than having the element of surprise on your side. Be hidden well and be patient. If you are hidden near your flag, you will be in the perfect position to defend your flag. Just sit and wait for the perfect opportunity to strike and defend your flag.
Finally, a critical key in paintball defense is to spread out your team. Do not all huddle together in one area. Spread out in several directions. But, keep at least one of your team members in your sights. You may need him or her for cover and he or she may need you for the same.
Again, the idea of defense in paintball may not seem like the most glamorous and glory filled element of the game, but it is critical to your team or personal victory. So, follow the above tactics and stay clean.