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It was my own fault. I play very aggressively. I forgot to organise suppressing fire and forgot about the element of suprise and so got well and truely lit up. I have twenty welts on me that are about one and a half inches across. So I was already limping from that when the second game started.
My second attack worked much better, I organised it futher back so that the enemy couldn't see me marshalling people for an attack, whispered my intentions to the people around me rather than yelling and organised pleanty of suppression fire.
Everything was going so well. I counted down "Three, two, one.....GO!" I lept up, everyone else went with me and we stormed forward the noise from the guys laying down fire for us was awesome, they were really laying it down. So I'm dashing up the field with my suicide squad, paint is flying around all over the place, we bunkered about 5 people on the way. I come dashing through the smoke (smoke grenades are a must in this kinda situation) a guy pops up from behind the bunker we were running for and he got lit up by the guys laying down suppression fire. I didn't see the other two guys get hit so I hit the deck slid into the bunker.
No, not into cover behind the bunker, INTO the bunker, car crash stylee. OMG does my knee hurt. Not that I cared, no, I just popped a grenade over the bunker, then crawled around. Then I rolled around in agony.
I think between paintball and Aikido I'm now largely indifferent to pain. Earlier in the day some dude with an angel opened up on me as I was running, I felt a load of balls hit me and all of them bounced, I could feel my body start to curl up, but I forced it to keep running, got off a few shots, nailed him, slid in behind a bunker superman stylee.
The good news is that sensei is on holiday for three weeks, so there wont be any questions or wise cracks about how I got my welts and bruises. And I wont get moaned at for getting injured.
Sometimes I feel like a football player or something, it seems like he's not so much bothered about any pain I might be in but that he has a player out!