Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Hellish battles: Mogadisho battles turned into a fancy children's game
SMH, 24 APRIL 2003--As depicted in Ridley Scott's film, Black Hawk Down lets you experience the hellish battles that United States Special Operations forces faced in Somalia. The 1993 Mogadishu street fight was America's bloodiest battle since Vietnam. But strangely, this is not a tactical combat simulation, rather an action-orientated shoot-'em-up where you act like a lone Rambo. The first 10 missions are set in the months leading up to the battle, with the final five on October 3.

Objectives include protecting a convoy, securing weapons, destroying a bridge and capturing enemies. Most duties are on foot but there are opportunities to jump into a chopper or armoured vehicle and man a machinegun. MORE

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