How to Run a Small Airsoft Team Efficiently



Small airsoft teams can work very well, but it is important to remember priorities and what is essential.

Steps

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    Don't over-complicate. It is often their first instinct to start assigning roles like:
    • Sniper.
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    • Spotter.
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    • Recon.
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    • Special ops.
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    • Demolition.
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    • Point man.
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    • CQB specialist.
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    • Support gunner.
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    • Designated marksman.
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    • Communications expert.
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    • Etc.
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    However, this is not an effective way to run a team.
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    Don't simplify too much. Having a team with no organization means that the team will not be following a coherent plan once fighting breaks out.
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    Set up a small team with two main elements. That way, tactics such as leapfrogging, flanking, etc. can be used effectively. With only one group, the leader will have to designate certain players to do a certain thing each time he wants to employ a tactic. This would take up too much time during a firefight. With more than two teams, each unit will be too small to be effective. Only two groups are needed for most basic tactics.
    • The two elements should be approximately equal in terms of the players' skill and weapons. Each should have one leader. The two should ideally be equipped with radios. Out of the squad leaders, one is also the team leader.
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    • Everyone on a four man team should be a rifleman. There is no need for more advanced roles.If you have six or more it could be necessary to have more advanced positions.
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    • Instead of having one man do scout or recon work, the entire team should move. Recon elements are only necessary for large teams.
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    • Support gunners are not necessary. When one squad is supposed to give suppressing fire, both team members should do this.
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    • With so few players, any "sniper" should stay with the squad to act as a rifleman. Designated marksman are also not necessary with such a small team. Once a rifleman cannot make a shot, he can simply tell another who is capable to do so.
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Tips

  • When a skirmish does not go well, the team should ask themselves what went wrong. This could be from lack of training in tactics, teamwork, marksmanship, or not having the proper weapons or equipment.
  • Make sure that everyone in the squad is familiar with the tactics that the team leader plans to use. If there are any manuals, books, magazines, videos, etc that the team leader learned the tactics from, the entire team should watch or read them.
  • Have practices to work on the skills listed in the point above. Work on marksmanship by having competitions between team members. Practice employing tactics while firing on some targets.

Warnings

  • Avoid arguing at all times.
  • Follow all safety rules related to airsoft.
  • Never bring an airsoft replica to your school, or anywhere in public.
  • If you are sent on recon and spot an enemy move slowly and quietly unless they engage (this will prevent you being hit and leading them back to your team) likewise if you think they spotted you and they don't engage do not go directly back to your team.
  • if you are told to keep off a property or are unsure if you are allowed to be there don't risk it and stay away
  • Do not get discouraged.

Things You'll Need

  • Good weapons
  • Face protection ANSI. Rating: Z87.1
  • Camouflage uniforms

Article Info

Categories: Airsoft