German Sniper

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Axis Unit
German Sniper
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Average stats:
Health Rifle Exp
100 1 per wave 1-70
Morale Speed Priority
1-105 10 px/s High
Hidden until they fire, German Snipers are annoying and formidable. They assassinate your men, lowering the manpower and morale of your troops as a whole.
"This is a German sniper. He is armed with a scoped Karbiner 98K and will go for your ranked soldiers. He is visible only when he fires."
— Official game quote

"All fear the sniper and the sniper fears no one." The Axis sniper is the German equivalent of your sniper. They have the same abilities and are dangerous.

Only Scouts and Snipers can see a concealed Axis Sniper.

If not found and killed, they can create serious trouble in your defense lines. A close air support could be able to kill most hidden snipers, but in cases of the sniper blitz waves may not eliminate all snipers. Enemy snipers will prioritize enemies by rank rather than class, but more often than not this will be the Officer.

Snipers do not move straight down, rather they wander around looking for a view to kill from.

Concentrate fire on a cloaked sniper will work. Infantry will fire at the sniper, regardless of the fact that they can't see the sniper.

Heroism is commonly used to protect useful soldiers from being assassinated by one of these guys. The employment of Allied snipers is often recommended to counter enemy snipers and other infiltrator units. If you see it, it means he has fired, and most likely hit. So if that happens, be ready to see an injured troop

Fun Facts

  • All German snipers have blond hair.

Real Life

The plush landscape of Normandy provided a heaven of hiding places for German snipers and a pain in the neck for allied troops. This remained a problem to the allies well into the initial landings. There were even cases of die hard German snipers barricading themselves into buildings and fighting on, such as in Paris where they fought on despite the German surrender.

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