Good tactics are key to becoming a good airsofter. Great tactics can make up for the enemy’s greater numbers or better weapons. A great example of superior tactics winning a battle can be seen in Germany’s invasion of France in 1940. Germany employed a new tactic, the Blitzkrieg, a combination of fast movement, concentrated tanks, and close air support, to defeat the strong French army in just a few months. Here are a few tactics that will allow you to up your game and understand what makes a tactic effective.
Stealth is a key factor in good tactics. Being quiet allows you to sneak into a strong position unnoticed and then hammer down on the confused and vulnerable enemy. One time I slid quietly along a ravine staying low and avoiding sticks and leaves that would alert the enemy to my position. I then determined the location of my enemy, just one unsuspecting sentry focusing on the rest of my team. I hopped up and hammered down with my automatic. He never knew what happened until it was too late. I was then in a good position that the enemy never expected me to be in. Stealth is key!
Team Coordination is very important to good tactics. Let your team know what the plan is and what you are going to do and how they can help. I ask my teammates to lay down covering fire to keep the enemy down while I move up. Work with the rest of your team and coordinate attacks whenever possible to make everyone more effective in their mission.
Communication can not be stressed enough. Talk to your team members! Silence and stealth are important, but there is a time to talk. Try hanging back in a battle and giving your stealthy teammates information on the enemy’s location and strength so they can be more effective. Don’t be afraid to call for help if you are in a sticky situation.
I hope these tactics help you advance your game to a new level. Try to incorporate them as often as you can; and adapt them to your situation or tactic. Let me know how you incorporated one of the basic tactics, stealth, team coordination, or communication into one of your airsoft battles.