Armed with a virtual reality that has recovered a big chunk of reality, I went out to a wooded area in Altis to try out something I heard during the weekend at the airsoft field.
I don't know how familiar are you guys with airsoft. It's a game played with toy replicas that fire plastic bbs up to 400 feet per second. Depending on who you play with, you get a different experience. In all the arenas my son and me visit, we get a healthy mix of young kids, college students and a few oldies like me.
I get it, it is not real warfare. But what beats running with realistic-looking guns, dressed in BDUs, hunting down other people and bonding with your kid?
One gentleman I spoke with at the airsoft field mentioned to me a movement tactic he uses to great effect. The specific name for that tactic escapes me right now. But it was something like "put trees between you and the bad guy".
|Immediately after contact (note the enemy rounds landing nearby) I move laterally to put the tree trunk between me and an enemy LMG. A big boulder is a great bonus, but don't count on that to happen every single time.|