does airsoft have any value as a way to practice small unit tactics or is it just a game?

does airsoft have any value as a way to practice small unit tactics or is it just a game?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just a game.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      well, that's alright. it's a fun game.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >small unit tactics
    Small unit tactics with who? Teenagers and fat retards? No. There is absolutely 0 value in that if you're thinking of using that "training" to oppose a tyrannical government or adversary who has invaded your home land. Instead of spending money and time training with individuals with 0 knowledge of strategical tactics, make a day out of a training course with somebody with genuine combat experience. Hope that helps.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for shooting airsoft has zero value. its useful for communication and movement but that could be equally done with empty guns or blue rubber dummies. it also depends on who you are playing with. the biggest pro about airsoft is you pay to run around in urban/forest environments without getting the cops called on you. it likes you test gear loadouts. see whats needed and what hangs up on everything and needs to go or be moved.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      for my real guns i wanna get one of those laser training things to practice for dry firing, are those worth it?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hell no, just dry fire retard.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If a competitive airsoft team with 10 years experience fought a real gun battle against people with the same equipment, same fitness level, same education, same race, same IQ, etc but 0 real combat or airsoft experience (or similar games) do you really think they'd have an equal chance of winning?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      so basically the heiarchy of battle prowess is
      Normies < Airsofters < Autistic larpers < Military/cops < special forces guys

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How the fuck is military and cops in same category? Autiatic larpers would shit on most cops and Id reckon most airaofters would too so long as they have some experiwnce shooting a gun

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People are significantly more ballsy and aggressive while playing airsoft than in actual combat because they stakes are lower.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All depends on how you do it.

    Competitive airsoft and paintball teach you some things about how to communicate and move and take advantage of lines of sight.

    But you're talking like 100-150 feet max range. This makes things extremely different. It's also different when you're trying to get a few matches in a given sex of time, rather than having all day to run a scenario.

    The Army uses lasers instead and blanks. You also get some black powder artillery sims or IED sims. The main benefit of this is the range and the ability to fire on enemy positions while mounted.

    You still need the CO running the lane to run out and tell you X or Y is destroyed from mortars.

    But the thing that makes us much more realistic is that you use a whole day for a sim. For example, a lane I ran was about recon on an airfield held by the enemy followed by a push to seize it. Recon would last all day if the CO took their time like they should have, although we did have some guys get spotted and make contact.

    Then they would practice riding in to take the field mounted up, call in some indirect fire, which there were sims for.

    Good for correcting total dumbass moves. Like one guy wanted to attack the field during the day, despite the fact that the opfor don't have night vision, and another guy got flustered driving with NVG on and had people turn their headlights on to move forward, turning them into instant mortar magnets.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Airsoft is generally in small arenas and so no one takes their time like this.

      That's the huge difference. Then again, it's not like guys who are 60lbs overweight who can't run a mile or do a pull up who shoot at range targets are really doing anything that would prepare them for combat either. The whole Boog LARP scene is dumb all around.

      And no one is going to pay for more realistic sims like the military does because they are fucking boring. 12-18 hours of mostly sitting getting bit by mosquitoes.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shooting blanks with MILES gear on is gay af

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no artillery
    >no command structure
    >low fps ammunition
    >almost no lmg's
    >grenades hardly ever used
    >no indirect fire
    >focus is flashpoint engagements rather than the real business of soldiering
    >no armor
    there is no relationship

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like using an airsoft pistol when doing sparring.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's just a game. I mean, you COULD use it to train movement, but you might as well use any other props for that.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It gets you into shape for sure. Great cardio.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    figuring out how heavy plates are
    figuring out what mag pouches are shit and that 2-3 fast mags are enough
    figuring out costa bullshit is non sense anywhere outside a gun range

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For CQB? I can see the utility as the performance characteristics of airsoft doesn't influence the tactics involved thanks to the close distance.

    For anything else however, the limited range generally means any and all practiced engagements basically have to be point blank which limits any kind of training in small unit tactics.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    really good cardio like others have said, not much else unless you weekend with former mil guys

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Even Nerf can be used to practice small unit tactics. All that matters is how competent your trainer is.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, because EVERYONE cheats. Paintball is good for close quarters because you can't hide a broken ball strike.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If sf guy is training you he could probably teach you with a water gun

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you have to ask if something counts, it doesn't.

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