Paintball is the actual simulation of a battle which takes place between teams so it is best to have a paintball strategy to employ.
Key elements of this strategy are defined roles, knowledge, equipment, and physical abilities.
Every good paintball team has defined roles throughout the team. The basic requirement is to have a leader the group will follow. This allows the participants to have direction towards the common goal defined by the game. The leader can motivate the troops to victory by ensuring they follow the plan and keep the common goal at the forefront of their play.
The roles can be defined further between the leader and the team depending on the game…i.e capture the flag (who is going to try to run and grab the flag?)
The strategy must be developed around the knowledge of the course and the people playing the game. What does the course look like from all sides? Layout the strategy to use the obstacles in the field. If a fort exists how will the team use that to their strategic advantage?
The participants in the game also need to be taken into consideration. It is important to have knowledge of their skills and abilities. Your own team you probably have good knowledge of so you can position the group based on their abilities.
Knowledge of the opponents may not be so readily available so some research may have to be done. Of course before the match you could talk to them and figure out how long they have played. Also, the equipment they have can tell if they are going to blow you out of the water. If they have expensive equipment and look like they are professionals the battle is most likely going to be a hard one.
Equipment is very important in devising the strategy. The team needs to be dressed appropriately as to blend in with the environment. Masks should always be worn and the guns need to be in good working condition. You do not want a jam during the match! Equipment is not only important in the paintball strategy but for safety reasons as well because it hurts to ne shot by a paintball.
The last key element is physical abilities. As part of the strategy it is important to get prepared physically for a paintball match. Exercise before so you can prepare because typically during the match there will be much running taking place.
If you consider these elements in your strategy the team will have a better chance of winning the match!