Here at the Shop Cousins Paintball mega-store in Deer Park, New York, we listen to our customers. We know that you are playing to win, and we want to know what will work best for you when you take the field. What kind of dye barrels are the most reliable? What kind of JT lens is best for which settings? What do reviews of the Empire Mini GS tell us?
We know how important having the right tools, or technology if you prefer, is for any job. But when it comes to victory on the battlefield the stakes are extremely high and that means that having the right technology is absolutely essential. But you don’t have to take our word for it.
Lessons from History
If you want to get an idea of how important the right equipment is in developing a winning strategy on the battlefield – whether it is the army that is taking to the field or a group of paintball players equipped from the Shop Cousins Paintball mega store – set your sights on history.
“The influence of technology can be either positive or negative,” the experts at Britannica tell us and back it up with examples:
- “The experience of the ancient Greek hoplite infantrymen is one example of positive influence. Their arms and armour were most effective for fighting in close formation, which led in turn to marching in step, which further augmented cohesion and made the phalanx a tactically formidable formation.”
If you want an example of the problems that can arise when you are trying to fight with the wrong equipment, all you have to do is look at the late medieval knight. We idealize knights in shining armor today, but the truth is they were very vulnerable.
- “To wield his sword and lance effectively, he and his charger needed considerable space, yet his closed helmet made communication with his fellows extremely difficult,” Britannica says. “It is not surprising, then, that knights of the late Middle Ages tended to fight as individuals and were often defeated by cohesive units of less well-equipped opponents.”