Scout Sniper Squad
|Role||Stealthy scout and long-range anti-infantry unit|
|Men per Squad||2|
|Produced By||Special Rifle Command|
|Cost to Reinforce||
|Basic Weapon||Scoped Mosin Nagant Bolt-Action Rifles|
The Scout Sniper Squad is a two-man infantry scout unit fielded by the Soviet army in Company of Heroes 2. Although not necessarily as accurate as the German counterpart, they make up for this in survivability and utility. It has the ability to camouflage while in cover, becoming invisible to enemy units, which allows him to scout deep into enemy territory and look for exposed targets. Additionally, the Scout Sniper Squad is immune to the effects of the cold on winter maps (although are still slowed by deep snow).
They are equipped with two scoped Mosin Nagants
Hold Fire - The Scout Sniper Squad will not fire unless explicitly ordered to, preventing them from breaking their camouflage.
Flare - The Scout Sniper Squad will fire a slow-falling parachute flare above the target area, revealing a radius around it for about 35 seconds. While the range of this ability is about the same as the squad's sight range, it can be fired over obstacles which otherwise block line of sight. Requires Veterancy 1. Useful to spot for indirect fire or long range units.
Scout Sniper Squads have a passive ability to enter into Ambush Camouflage when in light or heavy cover, or deep snow. This renders them invisible to nearby enemies and gives them a slight damage boost. Note that camouflage is not broken by movement; if there is cover in a continuous chain, the squad can move along it at normal speed without breaking camouflage.
Note that camouflage will be temporarily broken on firing or using a flare.
The Scout Sniper Squad receives experience points for killing enemy units. Once it has accumulated a sufficient number of experience points, it will automatically advance to the next level of veterancy.
Note that the Scout Sniper Squad cannot board transport vehicles. Also, they can go down easily if within range of massed firepower and are easy prey for scout cars or even tanks.