Scenario paintball can take many forms from d-day style paintball scenarios to movie themed games such as paintball Terminator where the object is to shoot the terminator.
Each game will vary slightly in game play but the underlying goals are nearly always the same...shoot the opponents and do not get shot. So in order to achieve them goals the best tactics to learn and improve on are the basic skills needed. I will explain what they are and outline some exercises you can practice below to brush up and improve these skills.
Shooting Accuracy - Paintball shooting accuracy is important if you are going to consistently win games for obvious reasons, so I will outline a drill below that will help you greatly improve on your paintball shooting skills. For this drill you will need 5 cones and a large visible target. Put the 5 cones in a line on the floor with about 5 feet of space in-between each cone.
Place the large visible target about 5 feet in front of the line of cones. What you will be doing is running from cone to cone, stopping for a second at each cone to take a shot at the target in front of you. The trick is not to take aim but to point in the direction of the target, as you want to mimic what you would be doing in a normal scenario paintballing game. You will find with time that your natural aim get's a lot better. To make it harder you should, switch the paintball gun between hands as you reach each individual cone.
Using Bunkers Effectively - A paintball bunker is an object on the field of play that can be used as a shield, so in pro paintball tournaments the often use inflatable bunkers. In scenario paintballing bunkers come in all different shapes and sizes from airplanes to military tanks, depending upon the scenario. One skill that can take some time to develop is using them bunkers for defense as well as offense, but the exercise outlined below will help.
This exercise will require two people and two bunkers, big enough for each of you to hide behind. Put these bunkers about 10 feet apart,and each of you will hide behind a bunker with your full paintball gear on and your markers loaded. What you will each be doing is popping out of the side of the bunker and trying to hit each other with a paintball. Let each other know that you have hit each other, but carry on after each shot. You will find yourself getting quicker at popping out and getting back behind the bunkers.
If you master and constantly improve on these two skills you will have a very solid base to start playing scenario games for you to improve on depending upon which specific type of scenario you are playing.