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Does anybody work with spotters for spotting targets and security or is there any need for them? Even if you don't work with one, what do you think on the subject? Im thinking that for a spotter to be useful at security he would need an AEG to lay down cover fire to allow for escape and evasion. However other than that the spotter can't do much because the sound of the electric AEG would give the team away. Also it makes concealed hides and stalking harder because there is two in the team. However having a second set of eyes could stop the team from accidently
coming right up on an enemy position the team didn't know was there. Please post a reply.:shrug:
 

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I am the only sniper who actually tries to be concealed so a spotter usually isn't an option for me. If I am scouting then I wouldn't be using a spotter anyway. If I am moving to take out specific targets then would want to use a spotter because we would be better prepared for anything that might happen.
 

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spotters I think are quite useful, course my spotter is generally my dad carrying a well tuned M249 and three box mags for it. it can make for some great suppressive/distracting fire as I start picking off people trying to shoot back at him. they are also nice to have if you play against people who know to all out rush the dude with a bolt action rifle.
 

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I think spotters are unnecessary to require, as they are on almost every venue here. It really chaps my ass to have to have one, especially cause I run with a squad anyway but do not exactly have a crew.

Plus, being anti-social tends to mean no one wants to follow me around the field all day waiting for me to shoot people; probably true for sociable people too.

But, certainly eyes and direct intel is a great thing to have, but I do not think it needs to be done by a dedicated man.
 

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Spotters at MILSIM games are a great help, where you have been given an objective or a target. However, in normal skirmishes spotters are unnecessary in my opinion. I like to have a friend with an AEG staying with me though to provide support when encountering multiple enemies who are shooting at me though, but he doesn't act as a spotter.

People communicating well over the radio is good enough for me!
 

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I dont think that spotters are "necessary". If I have one, cool, if not w/e. I just change my tactics and work with what I got.

However, if I do have a spotter I usually have them stay within 10-15m while moving from point to point, and once were in a position I'll post up at least 20m away with a clear line of site. Also, it helps that my primary is an SL9 and my loaner is an upgraded G36c, so we can trade mags if things get nasty.
 

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I agree with Kranium. It's nice to have someone else with you sometimes. That said, the availability of people willing and able to be effective spotters is miniscule.
 

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Awwww maaaaaaaaaaaaan! XD
Yeah, I get what you mean. I need to find someone willing to. Thanks for the motivation!
 

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If one of the rambo wannabes ever had enough willpower not to run around screaming shooting at nothing then trust me I would have trained one long ago.
 

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IMO, airsoft doesn't really have a need for one. Although, I like working with another sniper in a two man sniper team. As long as he actually knows what he is doing. I was in the Infantry and was the DM, and I prefer working with an ex-infantrymen. Or someone who is serious about being a true sniper. (Knowing you dont HAVE to shoot just because you see an enemy.)
 

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Having had zero actual op experience as a sniper, and only 1 event as a DMR (where we did not get to even see the enemy!), I really don't know... yet.

I will say this, I do REALLY like the idea, even as a rifleman, of the ranger buddy- that other guy who works together with you, covers sides you cannot see, etc... that worked VERY well for me in the past. We use "medic" rules, so at the most basic level, it also helps a LOT.

So, having a rifleman spotter with an AEG would seem like a logical extension of that, especially in games with tactical objectives rather than simple "deathmatches", so to speak.

Also, having a spotter with an AEG would allow me to lighten my loadout, as I could take the bare minimum and let him worry about the AEG scenario in case the poop hits the fan. :)

I do have a buddy who has offered to do the spotter role for the next possible op, let's see how it goes...
 
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