Wargames with sniper rules/snipers as playable units
- Michael DoroshCanada
AlbertaTactical Wargamer's Journal
After seeing some of Adam Day's articles on Canadian Army snipers (such as this one), I started wondering about the depiction of snipers in tactical level wargames, both board and computer. There is a classic distinction between sharpshooters and snipers, and as many know, even desultory small arms fire was often described in after-action reports as "sniper fire." Movies such as Enemy at the Gates and Saving Private Ryan and photos such as the below have glamourized the role.Recommend
Wargames have treated snipers in a variety of ways and their treatment in games continues to evolve just as their function in warfare has evolved, from the static fronts of the First World War to their place in the Three Block War of the 21st Century.
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