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How to Fight Guerrilla Style in Airsoft/Paintball

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Lets face it, camping can get you hits in airsoft or paintball, but isn't all that fun. There is a solution to this problem though, and its called guerrilla-style fighting. This is a type of warfare, where the key points are stealth, aggression, and making sure you can retreat rapidly after your raid.


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    Construct a plan of where, when, and how you're going to attack. Attack in a place where your enemies are not going to be expecting you. Do not go straight through the middle of the field but instead of to the sides, or in a place that contains good camouflage. Attack when the enemies aren't expecting you like in the very beginning when the teams expect there to be little action or when the other team has no idea why you haven't started attacking yet. Attack by being very quiet as you approach and by not just spraying, but by having everyone aim at a different person and lighting them all up.
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    Once you have made your stand and completely stunned them if you are playing capture the flag or some game mode with an objective, Quickly complete it or steal the object. Remember the other team is either out for a while or just surprised so now is the time to start working. Once you have completed the objective quickly retreat by either splitting up in ways where the enemy won't know who to go after or by sticking together but finding a way to evade their team. This wraps up how to do the action.
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    Establish a leader but do not fight over the position because this might lead to grudges over certain people and might affect how your members work as a team. Choosing a leader means not just choosing the person with the biggest best gun, but choosing a person who shows respect, enthusiasm, and has good leadership skills.
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    When fighting guerrilla style, use military tactics, such as ambushes, sabotage, raids, the element of surprise, and extraordinary mobility to harass a larger and less-mobile team, or strike a vulnerable target, and withdraw almost immediately. Also if your targets are in a field use a team member to distract them while the rest of the team "in full camo" army crawls to the flanks and or rear. When there go up at the same time " slowly and quietly" and when the leader gives the order fire an accurate round at the target. Make sure to each pick a different target so there is no confusion.

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  • First of all you need to know that if you're gonna go into an Airsoft fight you need to have the proper equipment. In terms of weaponry I suggest getting a gun that is between $75-200. Pick out a gun that is either semi-auto or fully automatic. Sniper rifles do not work well for this type of warfare.Unless you have had lots of experience and have owned lots of guns, this is a good price range for a decent gun. Anything lower might work but you're not going to win an Airsoft war when all you have is a cheap spring pistol. In terms of Guerrilla warfare you probably won't want to have a sniper rifle but a semi automatic or fully automatic rifle.


  • Always wear either a full paintball mask or at least sturdy eye goggles because if you get shot in the eye you might permanently lose vision in that eye.
  • Even experienced people agree that in general paintball or Airsoft does hurt a little but you don't have to worry because it doesn't feel worse than a pinch.

Things You'll Need

  • Airsoft/paintball gun
  • eye protection
  • boots
  • sweatshirt
  • jeans/ long cargo pants (optional) Grip or red dot sight
  • sturdy gloves

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