Originally Posted by pballer0303
On the related topic of indirect fire, anybody else ever 'mortar' people? Started out as a joke around my field but a couple of us have really gotten the hang of it. Works well for getting people out of buildings (with no rooves) and other similar situations. The looks from people as they walk off the field with a fat hit on the top of their head...priceless
Yeah, our field is huge, and both flags are at the top of hills, so when the game starts I often stay at the top of my hill, and watch as the other team goes down their hill into the valley below. Then I drop bombs on them from 300+ feet away. The curve of the paint rains down and I can't even count how many eliminations I have gotten over the years doing that. It is actually very fun, and guys that play my field often know I do this, so they don't go down the hill in groups anymore, as they know I will take a large number of them out this way...
But, when new guys come over to play, heh, heh, heh... You may drop a half a hopper on them, but I've shot out more than 5 people at one time doing that... By the time the paint started raining down, it was nailing a large part of the group all at once!
First time we ever played paintball years ago at my field. We started the game and I aimed my marker at the top of the trees in the direction of the other camp...
I couldn't even see over there it is so far away, and let about 20 paintballs rip.
My father in law was on the other team, and hadn't even left the flag area yet and one nailed him in the shoulder and he was out... He said he hadn't even taken a step yet!
That was my first elimination in paintball, about 7 years ago. We still laugh about it, as it was such a lucky shot, from an impossibly far distance...