It'll work... people might chuckle b/c a Mini is mostly a speed/recball gun. I've used my Mini on a forest map and it works great. If you are going to be playing where water is present, make sure to tape up the gaps in the frame in between the foregrip and main body.
Check out a lot of the pics from the big woodsball events. It's a lot of both. So you should be fine.
The only question is... can you lay off the trigger? That's always my hardest thing playing anything but speedball. Laying off the trigger. I always want to stream paint where nobody has a chance, but it's pointless and a waste of air/paint resources a lot.
If you can ignore the lure of the light electronic trigger you're golden!
The mini is great for both quiet and efficient for the woods but also quick and light for the speedball course. I would always recommend holding one first some people feel they are a little to small and prefer the axe but all in all good choice.
I think it's safe to say that a Mini is a solid all around gun at this point :looksaroundroom:
The mini, although neat and tidy, isn't that air efficient. Unless you're going to be running only 4 or so pods within a time span of 1-2 games or are carrying something a bit more sizable than a 68/45, I'd suggest a couple things.
First of all, the stock bore barrel has a bore that is too wide and too short, you'll notice yourself having to get much closer to people to get the proper effective range to shoot them out, so for this, I have one extremely effective and money-friendly suggestion:
Lurker Eigenbarrel. Depending on where you live, get the .684, .678 or both.
Secondly to aid in efficiency, look into the Lurker Eigenbolt for Axe/Mini or the BOSS Pro Team bolts (XSV/Infamous colored ones) to plop into the gun. The BOSS bolts are much simpler to install, the Lurker takes a bit more patience, but the rewards are greater.
Either way you come out winning.
Both would run you an extra $69-$75 together, total.
Other than that, even the mini as it is stock will let you slap people around all day.
Accuracy/range/whatever aside, I've tried a lot of different barrels on my Axe and the Lurker .678 is my favorite. It is all I use now. Well, unless the paint is too big, and then I'll use the lurker .684!