I have been a major fan of the ‘Solitaire’ game, Omega Game’s: Ranger. A game that provides the experience of operating a Ranger Squad or Platoon conducting Patrolling Operations.
The games major focus is based on planning, tactically prepping your platoon/squad, outfitting them, and following through the choices you make before you begin the game makes Ranger a fun, highly replay-able, fast paced game.
Missions include: squad reconnaissance or platoon ambush and raid patrols.
Ranger has expansions: AO Sierra and AO Victor – expanding the game much beyond its original version.
Ranger covers the fictional Jungle landscapes of The Republic of Puerto Oro, a US ally. The ‘PO’ Government is combating a (Communist)-Socialist Guerilla Army – The Peoples Socialist Revolutionary Front (PSRF) who is supported by a Communist backed, Socialist nation – Costa Verde. There are also rebel forces involved from Costa Verde involved.
Go get a copy as soon as possible…
Here is a decent review from Hexsides on youtube explaining a Ranger Reconnaissance mission.
Note: I recently found out that Bill Gibbs, creator/owner operator of Omega Games / Ranger has passed away.
I’ve had the opportunity to correspond with him on multiple occasions and finding this out was sudden and unexpected.My condolences go out to his family – RIP Bill.