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Re: [GZG] [DSII][SGII]Snipers in DSII

From: "Christopher Downes-Ward" <c.downes-ward@i...>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 12:19:28 +0100
Subject: Re: [GZG] [DSII][SGII]Snipers in DSII

Gzg-l mailing list figures are
Denizen Federation troops who unlike the rest of the unit
(who are carrying fairly obvious Bull-pup Assault rifles) appear to be
carrying some sort of  long barrelled weapon, in addition their
appear to mount 4 vertical launch missiles. The code is SF39 and is
described as "Federation Sniper".

See for
side view.

Seems to make them closer to the platoons artillery, self designating
indirect missiles anyone?

  ----- Original Message -----
  Subject: Re: [GZG] [DSII][SGII]Snipers in DSII
  Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 10:46:13 -0500 (CDT)

  > From: Christopher Downes-Ward I've been converting a TOE for my
  > main Stargrunt
  > Platoon Headquarters
  > Scout Section of 4 Scout Snipers
  > Weapons Section 4 GMS/L Teams of 2 troopers
  > 4 x Infantry Sections

  What are those snipers doing? Three separate doctrines occur to me:
  a. they're scouts. In that case they should be the equivalent of a
  heavy weapon as part of a recon squad. their job is to make contact
  with the enemy, so they're mobile. I would call this a marksman
  rather than a sniper--see the houserule suggestion at
  b. they're primarily observers, who operate from a fixed position
  (or group of hide positions). They call in artillery or airstrikes,
  but have a rifle in case they need to deal with a high-priority
  target right away. They should operate as solos or pairs (one
  sniper, one spotter) and are probably a battalion or higher asset.
  c. special forces, probably operating outside artillery support, in
  which case the team sniper is probably the team's "artillery".

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