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1984
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1
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Best with 1 players
Recommended with 1 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Ranger is a tactical, role-playing simulation of a Ranger patrol on a combat mission. The game places the player in the role of the patrol’s leader. It allows the player to experience some of the decisions that face a Ranger patrol leader.

From the Designer's Notes: "In designing Ranger, I have attempted to do two things. First, I wanted to give the wargamer a realistic simulation of Ranger operations. Second, I felt the need to keep the game playable. Most tactical games have hundreds of complicated rules to memorize, but bear no relation to actual field maneuvers . . . Patrolling suits solitaire gaming fairly well. While conventional operations are the result of the efforts of numerous commanders and staff officers, patrols generally depend entirely on the patrol leader's actions . . . I made every attempt to present the tactical situations as the patrol leader would experience them. I wanted the game system to avoid excessive administrative bookkeeping and rules memorization . . . I tried to simulate patrolling from my own experiences and not be tied to more standard wargame conventions . . . The element of chance throughout Ranger is by design. No patrol leader can control his environment. He can only plan for as many possibilities as he has time and be alert and prepared to implement these contingency plans if necessary. Even the most experienced player making all the correct decisions will occasionally be destroyed. Combat is always dangerous, but even more so when forward of friendly lines."

Components: Rules of Play booklet, Patrolling Tactics booklet, Tactical Events booklet, laminated game map, laminated Patrol Record Log, plastic Tactical Template, Glossary folder, Combat Results Card, Tactical Reference Card, Extended Patrolling Card, 18 Mission Cards, 2 six-sided dice, China marker pencil.

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Year: 1988
Product Code: 1001
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6 Redesgined Yankee Map
This is my redesign of ugly original Yankee map. Both parts (OA Yankee N and OA Yankee S) of this map are merged together in one. I replaced all structures with buildings from real topographic map and added a light house. Buildings and grid are easy replaceable since they are in a vector overlay. I placed it on A0 due to size matching with original, but I don't have color printer, so I don't know how it will look like after printing. However I worked with 5k and 300 dpi textures and hope for the best. If you have any problems with map quality/mark-up let me know via PM and I'll try to fix it.
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3 Ranger Counters
Here's an Excel spreadsheet with some counters I've designed for Ranger. I use these according to whether my patrol mission is a squad or platoon. If contact is made with the enemy and my patrol suffers casualties, I place the the patrol counters in an opaque container. Instead of rolling a die (often many times in a platoon patrol) and having to go through the Casualty Distribution Table for each and every casualty, I blindly and randomly draw the appropriate number of Ranger counters from the opaque container. If the outcome is a KIA, the counter stays out and I mark the Patrol Record Log. If the outcome for the patrol member is WIA/wia, I return the counter to the opaque container and mark the Patrol Record Log. If only part of a patrol is engaged and suffers casualties, such...
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2015-01-10
9 Ranger Log
A log to track mission parameters, ammunition expenditure and weapons ready without use of a grease pencil. Also this log shows a full ranger platoon with a weapons squad!
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2011-11-15
2 Ranger Tuckbox
A tuck box for this game.
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2009-09-30
16 Ranger Mission_small.pdf
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