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New Unit: SNIPER

Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 10:46 am
by Tim_Myth
Great game! My son and I play it all the time!

A sniper would come in really handy during the infantry stalemates in late games. Make him a unit of one soldier with a cost of two, a slow fire rate (about as fast as arty), a long range, and an above average chance to hit.

Also, end battles once your HQ has retreated off the field. It is annoying to watch your badly wounded guys get shot at by an enemy that won't leave the objective. Maybe if tey had a sniper they'd be able to kill these badly wounded guys quicker and I'd spend less time waiting.

Just my $.02. ;)

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:27 am
by Quitch
That's a thought... why isn't there a sniper unit?

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:34 pm
by Fighter_Ace
Sniper... *tsk, tsk, tsk* this isn't the war in Iraq and modern day people! Already mortar men seem to kill loads of my men. Snipers? Think of all the casualties! From men... hiding in the grass! Imagine for a moment... your army is approaching the target when all of a sudden... snap! You've lost a man, and another, and still another. Not that great now would it be? Besides, why complicate the game more by adding snipers!

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:06 pm
by Quitch
Because WW2 had them and taking them wouldn't be hard in the same way that nailing an HMG, despite its rate of fire, isn't hard. Supress, advance, destroy. The maps aren't so big you couldn't figure them out.

Mortars seem too accurate though.

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:33 pm
by Guest
Well, WWII had its snipers, but they weren't independent squads in most armies back then. Most soldiers equipped with scoped rifles were attached to infantry squads and not much better trained than the other riflemen. Of course they were there to provide more accurate fire over long distances, but their rifles hardly paid when full-scale attacks were rolling as they usually did not have time to set up a good position and aim but had to keep up with their squads.
Actual sniper-teams were rather rare and mostly found in the SAS, the OSS and the like but not in ordinary infantry companies.

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:07 am
by GUEST!
Fighter_Ace wrote:Sniper... *tsk, tsk, tsk* this isn't the war in Iraq and modern day people! Already mortar men seem to kill loads of my men. Snipers? Think of all the casualties! From men... hiding in the grass! Imagine for a moment... your army is approaching the target when all of a sudden... snap! You've lost a man, and another, and still another. Not that great now would it be? Besides, why complicate the game more by adding snipers!
Hehe.. snipers are great :P
and if that happens just slam those snipers with mortar fire :D

Something new

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:36 am
by Deandre651
Quitch wrote: The maps aren't so big you couldn't figure them out.
For heaven's sake, stop writing about "couldn't" already!

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:37 pm
by Thegreatnick
What's wrong with couldn't?