Paintball Team Positions
When playing on a paintball team, there are specific paintball team positions that have certain responsibilities. Knowing these various positions can help you strategize where you will be on the playing field and which paintball gun is best suited for you. Each position is listed below with the responsibilities that are required by that paintball team player.
- Backman. The backman paintball team position stays back defending the team flag from capture by the opposition team. In addition, he defends other players further up the field. When playing in this position, the backman shoots mega amounts of paint to keep the opposition at bay. Another responsible of the backman is to communicate with the front players as to the movements and position of the enemy. The backman also informs the roamer when to take over for the pointman. If you want to claim this position, choose a gun that can fire rapidly and often.
- Frontman. A very active and aggressive high profile position is the frontman, or pointman, Assigned with all the dangerous moves on the field, such as bunkering and attacking the enemy flag, the frontman paintball team position, must run fast and respond to any enemy fire. The lockman paintball team position supports the frontman with fire when necessary and replaces him if he gets hit.
- Floater. As the floater or roamer position name implies they have no assigned position on the field. A floater starts playing in the middle of the field, and proceeds to move up and down the playing field as required assisting other positions. Playing the floater position, they must have the ability to play offensive and defensive positions and must be a highly skilled player.
- Mid Player. The Mid Player paintball team position must be a skilled player; he controls the field between the frontman and backman. The mid player will replace any downed player, with that said he must be totally conditioned for continuous running, sliding behind bunkers, and continuously shooting. A mid player is the go to for information about the team; he will be responsible for relaying codes and commands to the front and back players.
- The Sniper. A sniper paintball team position is usually the role of the backman but at times, there may be a designated sniper player position. Picking off the key players from the opposing team and cover fire for his teammates who are in front of him carrying out there mission is his responsibilities. In order for the sniper to effectively play his game he must have a total view of the field.