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To increase survivability, snipers could be deployed inside an [[Infantry Fighting Vehicle|IFV]], enhancing their speed and rate of fire.
 
To increase survivability, snipers could be deployed inside an [[Infantry Fighting Vehicle|IFV]], enhancing their speed and rate of fire.
   
==Assessment==
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==Quotes==
===Pros===
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===When selected===
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*''Sniper ready.''
*Deadly against infantry.
 
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*''Give me a target.''
*Effective range far greater than that of standard infantry units, including [[Yuri (faction)|Yuri's]] [[Virus]]es.
 
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*''Give me a job.''
*Does not reveal position when attacking.
 
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*''Eliminate 'em.''
*Faster rate of fire and greater mobility when loaded into an [[Infantry Fighting Vehicle|IFV]].
 
*Relatively cheap ($600)
 
   
===Cons===
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===When moving===
 
*''Proceeding to vantage point.''
*Useless against non-infantries.
 
 
*''Just give me a clear view.''
*Slow rate of fire unless promoted to Elite.
 
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*''I love to camp.''
*Slow moving.
 
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*''Just get me close enough.''
*Does not cause area-of-effect damage as the Virus does.
 
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*''Settling in.''
*Without a firepower upgrade, requires multiple shots to kill [[Tesla trooper (Red Alert 2)|Tesla Troopers]], [[brute]]s, and commandos.
 
*If killed by infantry, the unit that killed the sniper may be given an immediate promotion to veteran status (in some cases, immediately elite).
 
*Not suitable against large groups of [[Desolator (Red Alert 2)|desolators]], unless undetected.
 
*Only available to [[Great Britain (Red Alert)|Great Britain]].
 
*Requires a direct line of sight, which can be problematic in complex terrain.
 
   
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===When ordered to attack===
==Quotes==
 
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*''Taking him out.''
{{Q|Sniper ready|When selected|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
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*''He's in my scope.''
{{Q|Give me a target|When selected|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
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*''He's a dead man.''
{{Q|Gimme a job|When selected|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|Eliminate 'em|When selected|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|Proceeding to vantage point|When moving|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|Just give me a clear view|When moving|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|I love to camp|When moving|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|Just get me close enough|When moving|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|Settling in|When moving|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|Taking him out|When ordered to attack|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|He's in my scope|When ordered to attack|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|He's a dead man|When ordered to attack|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|Run for cover!|Under fire|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|I need support!|Under fire|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
{{Q|I'm in too close!|Under fire|margins=0|sides=0}}
 
   
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===When suppressed===
==Trivia==
 
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*''Run for cover!''
*Snipers crouch while on the move, for reducing profiles.
 
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*''I need support!''
*In the mod ''[[Mental Omega]]'', snipers can be deployed to unleash longer firing range and more fire power.
 
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*''I'm in too close!''
*[[OpenRA]] also has a sniper unit in its ''Red Alert'' mod, but it belongs to the Soviets.
 
*The Sniper is similar to another Allied country-exclusive unit, the [[Tank Destroyer]], since both units are only strong against their kind and weak against everything else.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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RA2_Sniper_Russian_Icons.gif|Icon with Russian text
 
RA2_Sniper_Russian_Icons.gif|Icon with Russian text
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Trivia==
 
*Snipers crouch while on the move, reducing their profile.
 
*[[OpenRA]] also has a sniper unit in its ''Red Alert'' mod, but it belongs to the Soviets.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 16:06, 5 September 2018

RA2 Gameicon.png YR Gameicon.png
RA2 Sniper Icons.png RA2 Sniper Veteran Icons.png Sniper
autosize
Unit
Affiliation RA2Alliedlogo.png Allies
(Flag of the United Kingdom.png Great Britain only)
Role Anti-infantry trooper
Armament Arctic Warfare Police rifle
Tier 2
Tech level 1
Properties
Hit points 125
Armor type None
Amphibious No
Production
Cost $600
Build time 0:24
Produced by Allied barracks
Requires Airforce Command Headquarters
Combat
Ground attack 125 (HollowPoint)
Cooldown 150 (60 when elite, IFV)
Speed 4
Attack range 14
Sight range 8
Function
Abilities Instantly kills infantry
Elite upgrade Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing
Notes
Does not reveal position when attacking
He's a dead man!
- Sniper about to attack

Snipers were elite SAS operatives aiding the Allies during the first and the second iterations of the Third World War, excellent at eliminating enemy infantry from afar.

Overview

The British Sniper can easily eliminate enemy infantry at great ranges.
- Multiplayer loading screen for Great Britain

Armed with a high-caliber bolt-action rifle, SAS snipers are among the greatest infantry killers of the war, having an effective range far greater than that of standard infantry units, and even that of Yuri's specialized snipers, the Viruses. The sniper was also a master of stealth, being able to kill enemy infantry at long range without revealing his position.

Though no man could survive being in a sniper's sights for long, the round lacked the power to sufficiently damage vehicles or structures. Combined with the sniper rifle's slow rate of fire, the sniper was at a disadvantage in close-ranged firefights.

To increase survivability, snipers could be deployed inside an IFV, enhancing their speed and rate of fire.

Quotes

When selected

  • Sniper ready.
  • Give me a target.
  • Give me a job.
  • Eliminate 'em.

When moving

  • Proceeding to vantage point.
  • Just give me a clear view.
  • I love to camp.
  • Just get me close enough.
  • Settling in.

When ordered to attack

  • Taking him out.
  • He's in my scope.
  • He's a dead man.

When suppressed

  • Run for cover!
  • I need support!
  • I'm in too close!

Gallery

Trivia

  • Snipers crouch while on the move, reducing their profile.
  • OpenRA also has a sniper unit in its Red Alert mod, but it belongs to the Soviets.

See also

Sources

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