Robert Rogers of the famous Rogers’ Rangers wrote the Rules for
the Ranging Service in 1757 to instruct selected members of the
regular British Army in the techniques of “woods warfare” in North
America: ambush, attack, pursuit, retreat, and other tactics. In
this book, Matt Wulff analyzes each rule and depicts it in practical
use with excerpts from historical journals and accounts of the exploits
of Rogers’ Rangers. Maps, diagrams, and photographs add visual dimension
to the descriptions. The opening chapter explains the development
of Rogers’ Rangers, their habits, clothing, gear, and weapons. Several
types of eighteenth-century muskets are pictured and described in
he index includes names and subjects. Rogers’ Rangers earned their
place in military history as the model for the soon-to-evolve light
infantry. Special Forces such as the Green Berets and the United
States Army Rangers have adapted Rogers’ Rules for the Ranging Service
for modern military use.
2006, 5½ x 8½, paper, index, 272 pages, $30.50.