Paintball Strategy: Side Attack

by Oliver on November 23, 2011

in Paintball Tactics

So let’s get into the real nitty gritty of paintball tactics and strategies, shall we? Whether you’re playing a flag game where you have to catch the opposing flag (whilst defending yours), or you’re just playing a normal deathmatch game, where your objective is to get everyone out, this strategy will come in nice and handy if you play it well.

The side attack, is as you guessed, an attack from the side. However, it’s not as easy and simple as it sounds. But it is a very sneaky tactic if you don’t get caught in the middle of your attack.

How do you do the side attack? Glad you asked. Before you start the game, gather your group to discuss the strategy. Let’s say you are 7 players in one team. What you want is you want two players defending your base, two players going straight through, and three players going for the side attack. Decide who will be where.

When the game starts, the mission of the two players at the base is solely to stay alive and keep the base guarded. If everyone else is out, you still have two players left.

The front and side attackers move. Whether the side attackers go left or right is their choice, but there will always be one side that is easier to trespass, or better to hide in. The two teams should move at almost the same pace and stay in contact.

The front team’s mission is to attack and distract. If one player from the front team is out, that’s ok. The side team should stay hidden until the very end, until they are very close to the enemy base (perfect would be if you could sneak around behind them).

Once the side team is very close, it’s time to attack. The reason you have the most players on the side team is because this attack relies on power, and the more people you have, the better chance of defeating the enemy team. If you’re playing a flag game, it’s ok if the opposing team is not completely annihilated before you capture their flag. Just make sure that you are always on the lookout, and the one player goes for the flag whilst the others cover.

The side attack should, in an ideal world, be unexpected by the opposing team. You may encounter one or two players along the way of the sneak, but if you are three players as one, these should be relatively easy to get past. Three players leaves room for one player to be out, so the three player tactic is good offensive and defensive.

Try this out the next time you play a game of paintball. Remember, the power of this attack lies within the sneak and the overpowering kill at the end. Good luck.

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