Day of the Rangers : the battle of Mogadishu 25 years on / Leigh Neville.
By: Neville, Leigh.Material type: BookPublisher: Oxford, England : Osprey Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 352 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1472824253; 9781472824257.Subject(s): United States. Army. Task Force Ranger | Operation Gothic Serpent, 1993 | Mogadishu, Battle of, Mogadishu, Somalia, 1993 | Somalia -- History -- 1991-DDC classification: 967.7305/3 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
On October 3, 1993, Task Force Ranger was dispatched to seize two high-profile lieutenants of a Somali warlord. Special Forces troops were transported by ground vehicles and helicopters, and the mission was meant to be over within the hour. They quickly found themselves under heavy fire, and two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down. With a hastily organized relief column many hours away, the American troops faced a desperate battle for survival.
Focusing on the stories of the soldiers on the ground, and in the air, Day of the Rangers reveals the experiences and recollections of the Special Forces units, including the Rangers, Delta operators and Nightstalker crews who fought in the battle of Mogadishu.
Published to mark the battle's 25th anniversary and using recently declassified documents and new interviews with many of the participants, Day of the Rangers is a fascinating and revealing new history of a battle that would influence American Special Forces for decades to come.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-343), filmography (pages 243-344), and index.
Introduction -- Historical summary -- Special rules -- Scenarios -- Sample organizations -- Vehicles -- Miniatures and uniform guide.
Take your war games to the dusty, trash-strewn streets of Mogadishu in the early 1990s, where the elite soldiers of America's Task Force Ranger battled against the militia gangs of Mohamed Farrah Aidid and other Somali warlords. Containing a detailed historical background, twenty scenarios, and orders of battle for all of the main participants, Day of the Rangers gives players everything they need to fight a one-off battle or to run a series of interconnected games charting the United States' and United Nations' missions in Somalia. From rounding up cattle rustlers to rescuing the crew of a downed Black Hawk helicopter, this book offers a host of tactical challenges for Force on Force players.