NEW RULES FOR SNIPER
Alan R. Arvold
The following rules were created and sent to SPI back in the mid
1970's. They were never published. Here they are for your gaming
enjoyment. These rules apply only to the old Sniper game by SPI.
12.3 (Add) Pistols
Certain weapons classes carry pistols as a secondary weapon. In
addition all vehicle crewmen carry pistols as their secondary
(and in some cases) primary weapon. Pistols are usually carried
by MG, RL, and FT armed men and up to half (fractions rounded up)
of the crewman in a vehicle. Add the following column to the
Basic Attack Strength Table.
Range (hexes) HG (Hand Gun)
31 or more 0
A wounded man may not fire a pistol at any range greater than 10
hexes. A prone man may not fire a pistol at any range greater
than 22 hexes. Pistols count as bayonets in Hand-to-Hand Combat.
19.3 (Add) Bayonets
All soldiers carry bayonets for their rifles and knives if they
have some other weapon that does not not normally mount a
bayonet. In order to mount the bayonet on one's weapon (or to
just take it out of its scabbard and have it in hand if unarmed)
the mission code is FB. In order to put the bayonet away the
mission code is PB. These are both individual missions and are
subjected to all the rules dealing with individual missions.
Bayonets may only be mounted on rifles, all other weapons may not
mount a bayonet. The only effect that a bayonet has in Sniper is
in Hand-to-Hand Combat. On the Hand-to-Hand Combat Results Table
one is subtracted from the die roll if the attacker has a bayonet
mounted on his rifle or has a bayonet in hand if he is unarmed.
19.4 (Add) Entrenching Tools
All soldiers carry an entrenching tool or small shovel as part of
their basic equipment. Besides its obvious uses it also comes in
pretty handy as hand-to-hand combat weapon. An entrenching tool
may only be used by an unarmed man. In order to take out the
entrenching tool from its carrying case and to put it back into
case use the mission codes for taking out and putting away the
bayonets. An entrenching tool is treated as a machine pistol on
the Hand-to-Hand Combat Results Table.
32.7 Sniper Organiztion Chart
Partisan - Partisans are not uniformally armed and not all can be
considered to carry bayonet/knives and entrenching tools. To see
how many of each type of weapon is in a Partisan squad roll one
die for each type with the resulting numbers being the total
amount of each in the squad. The player may distribute these
weapons among the men in his squad as he sees fit.