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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 10:24 a.m. PST

"A German source reports the following notes dealing with snipers and the use of rifles with telescopic sights…."

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Do you used them in your wargames?


goragrad11 May 2018 8:13 p.m. PST


And they were doing as designated marksmen within the squad.

Legion 412 May 2018 6:21 a.m. PST

Yep .. snipers are just another asset in the commanders inventory … Why not use them in a game … ?

Starfury Rider12 May 2018 9:04 a.m. PST

British Army Training Memorandum No.47 (Jan 1944) noted that units in the Med had trained one man per Section as a sniper, in addition to the snipers with scoped rifles at Coy HQ. It was recommended he be a 'marksman' but could not be equipped with a scoped rifle. He was to be used to pick off enemy troops during an assault by his Section, operating from a flank or other suitable spot.

German later war units did anticipate numerous self-loading rifles for Grenadier Coys, originally 16 then reduced down to 10, while the Volks Grenadier versions brought in a dedicated 'Sharpshooter' Section at Coy level.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 9:57 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!.


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