The game is loosely based on the British rescue mission in September 2000. A group of Royal Irish troops were taken hostage by the West Side Boys. The British tried negotiating the troops release but the West Side Boys threatened to kill them. The British sent in the SAS and Paratroopers to rescue the hostages.
First a disclaimer, we didn't plan a historical refight but to try and make an enjoyable game for a group of players. We played the game using the Disposable Heroes rules and their modern supplement Seek Out, Close With and Destroy. From SOCWAD we used the UK elite infantry list for the Paratroopers and the UK Special forces for the SAS troopers. The SAS team also benefited from the Delta force rule were every man in the unit fires not just half like normal units. We used the ZIPRA list from the Rhodesian War supplement Man Among Men for the West Side Boys. Last we pulled the stats for a Mi-24E from the By the Knife: Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan supplement to use for the Sierra Leone government Mi-24 piloted by security contractor Neall Ellis who provided fire support for the British.
The British ground forces, two paratrooper command teams, six fire teams and a SAS observation team.
The First group of West Side Boys.
The forces start to deploy. One note about Rokel creek down the center of the table. The real Rokel creek is seven hundred yards wide so to model this any weapon shooting across the creek would have forty inches added to the range.
In Magbeni the West Side boys hug the jungle line and keep the Paras under fire.
The Mi-24 hovers over Rokel creek and sends salvos of rocket into Geberi Bana.
The West Side Boys start a land rover and brings its .50 cal. hmg into action.
The shanty burns after a second round of hand grenades kills the rest of the West Side Boys inside.