Snipers old and new

Depending on your chosen ruleset, in-game snipers range from ‘handy in certain situations’ to ‘beautiful long-distance lethality’. (at least that’s what we call ’em around here.) Given the historical effectiveness of snipers/dedicated marksmen during the British Afghan Campaign, the American Civil War, the Battle of Stalingrad, and currently in the Middle East, add new technology for jaw-dropping firearms like the Barrett 50 cal or my favorite, the Russian Vychlop, I think their use on the fictional near future/sci fi battlefield is a given.

That said, here is some recent brushwork on two sniper figs. The first an old SM Scout. (I always liked the metal scouts more than regular Space Marines) The second a new Infinity Ariadna sculpt. I think I’ll dig through my collection soon and snap pix of all my sniper figs, but for now here are these two.

old faithful sculpt still works after all these years.
old faithful sculpt still works after all these years.
Excellent new sculpt from Corvus Belli. Altho that clip is too long for a sniper rifle.
Excellent new sculpt from Corvus Belli. Altho that clip is too long for a sniper rifle.
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