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The Sniper is usually the fourth unlocked unit of the Progressive Era. The Sniper has moderately low damage and defense, but long attack range and moderately high speed. It gains a defense bonus in bushes and forests, and is effective against light units, e.g. Conscript, but vulnerable to both fast units and heavy units.

It has the skill "Dug-in", giving it a defense bonus if an attacking unit is more than 2 tiles from away.

Against Same Age Units[]

Heavy UnitTank[]

Although Tanks don't have enough mobility to get near to Snipers quickly, snipers are nearly ineffective against Tanks. Snipers don't have a high attack to stand against the massive defense and bonus against Ranged Units of the Tanks.

Light UnitConscript[]

Conscripts are the primary targets for Snipers as they have massive attack and defense bonus against Light Units, so taking out conscripts with snipers should be the priority. The only way a Conscript can win a duel against a sniper is when it manages to get close-quarters and the sniper is not in a forest or in a bush.

Fast UnitArmored Car[]

The Armored Car is a major threat. It is not as thick as a Tank but it's mobility allows it to get near a sniper to deny it's Dug In bonus and deal significant damage, even if the sniper is inside a forest. Avoid this matchup.

Artillery UnitRapid Fire Cannon[]

Although the Sniper isn't particularly harmful against Artillery, this isn't a fight the Rapid Fire Cannon can win. The great defensive bonuses of the Sniper means the low damage of the Rapid Fire Cannon can do nothing about it. Besides, apart from the Conscript, the Rapid Fire Cannon is a primary target for the Sniper.


Two Snipers


Sniper riffles were actually invented in the 1800s but it didn't get popular until the 1900s and was used a lot in World War 1 and World War 2.

Other Military Units[]

Military Units
All Ages Heavy Unit Color GuardLight Unit Military DrummerLight Unit RogueFast Unit/Heavy Unit Champion
Bronze Age Light Unit SpearfighterLight Unit ClubmanHeavy Unit WarriorFast Unit Horseman
Ranged Unit SlingerArtillery Unit Stone Thrower
Iron Age Light Unit SoldierHeavy Unit LegionnaireFast Unit Mounted Warrior
Ranged Unit ArcherArtillery Unit Ballista
Early Middle Ages Light Unit MercenaryHeavy Unit Armored InfantryHeavy Unit BarbarianFast Unit Heavy Cavalry
Ranged Unit Mounted ArcherRanged Unit Barbarian SlingerArtillery Unit Catapult
High Middle Ages Light Unit BerserkerHeavy Unit Heavy InfantryFast Unit Knight
Ranged Unit CrossbowmanArtillery Unit Trebuchet
Late Middle Ages Light Unit Great Sword WarriorHeavy Unit Imperial GuardFast Unit Heavy Knight
Ranged Unit Longbow ArcherArtillery Unit Cannon
Colonial Age Light Unit RangerHeavy Unit GrenadierFast Unit Dragoon
Ranged Unit MusketeerArtillery Unit Field Gun
Industrial Age Light Unit Jaeger InfantryLight Unit Brave WarriorHeavy Unit HowitzerFast Unit Lancer
Ranged Unit RiflemanRanged Unit Mounted BraveArtillery Unit Breech Loader
Progressive Era Light Unit ConscriptHeavy Unit TankFast Unit Armored Car
Ranged Unit SniperArtillery Unit Rapid Fire Cannon
Modern Era Light Unit Bazooka TeamHeavy Unit Battle TankFast Unit Mechanized Infantry
Ranged Unit ParatrooperArtillery Unit Mechanized Artillery
Postmodern Era Light Unit CommandoHeavy Unit Universal TankFast Unit IFV
Ranged Unit MG TeamArtillery Unit Rocket Artillery
Contemporary Era Light Unit Strike TeamHeavy Unit Assault TankFast Unit Attack Helicopter
Ranged Unit Anti-Aircraft VehicleArtillery Unit Missile Artillery
Tomorrow Era Light Unit Ultra APHeavy Unit Stealth TankFast Unit Combat Drone
Ranged Unit Anti-Materiel SniperArtillery Unit Microwave Blaster
Future Era Light Unit Exoskeleton SoldierHeavy Unit Hover TankFast Unit Drone Swarm
Ranged Unit Satellite SpotterArtillery Unit Rail Gun
Arctic Future Light Unit Dragon DroneHeavy Unit Battle FortressHeavy Unit Behemoth
Fast Unit Recon RaiderRanged Unit Surrogate SoldierArtillery Unit Plasma Artillery
Oceanic Future Light Unit MantaLight Unit ScimitarHeavy Unit C.R.A.B. MechHeavy Unit Octopod
Fast Unit Hydroelectric EelFast Unit GlidersRanged Unit Sub CruiserRanged Unit Nautilus
Artillery Unit TurturretArtillery Unit Medusa
Virtual Future Light Unit Augmented SamuraiRanged Unit NinjaArtillery Unit Rocket TroopHeavy Unit Ronin BotFast Unit Warrior Monk
Space Age Mars Light Unit Space MarineRanged Unit Tesla WalkerArtillery Unit SniperbotHeavy Unit Steel WardenFast Unit Sentinel
Space Age Asteroid Belt Light Unit Drill RangerRanged Unit Nail StormArtillery Unit B.E.L.T.Heavy Unit ShredderFast Unit Hover Hammer
Space Age Venus Light Unit Observer DroneRanged Unit Ghost BlasterArtillery Unit Power DragonHeavy Unit Steel FistFast Unit Energy Cannon

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