Originally Posted by Steve
I'm sure if any of you felt genuine fear of death in a game then you would use vastly different tactics.
I was just thinking the same thing Steve.
Example from earlier at HRTA. We're getting flanked by a group coming into the village. I know that there are two lads on the opposite side of a container at the leading edge of the village, both looking left. I know there are an indeterminate number of enemies (somewhere between 0 and everyone) to the right of that container between there and the river. So chances of getting brapped are high to certain. But I still leg it right around the container to brap the two lads - in the process getting taken out from two others in the ditch line on my right.
Any of the PDF lads who play laugh at the stuff that us walts get up to in airsoft (coming from an environment where taking their hits is not a yes/no option) - it's certainly not training us for anything other than running around shooting plastic bbs at each other (and then, not very well!).
Muscle memory is different. I'd actually agree with that point. But this is not an issue - after all none of us are going to be in a position to put this muscle memory to use on anything other than an airsoft gun - so it's a moot point.