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Encyclopedia > Rainbow Six (computer game)

Rainbow Six is a successful computer and video game series created by author Tom Clancy, based on his novel of the same name. It is also a future film, tentatively set for release in 2007. This article is about computer and video games. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... Tom Clancy Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. ... Rainbow Six is a techno-thriller novel written by Tom Clancy. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2007. ...

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The novel

Main article: Rainbow Six (novel)

The novel, Rainbow Six, was written by Tom Clancy and published in 1998. It is part of the Jack Ryan series; however, the novel actually focuses on John Clark, Ding Chavez, and a fictional multinational counter-terrorist team named "Rainbow". Rainbow Six is a techno-thriller novel written by Tom Clancy. ... See also: 1997 in literature, other events of 1998, 1999 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Jack Ryan (full name Dr. John Patrick Ryan, Lt. ... This article is about the fictional character in Tom Clancy novels. ... Ding Chavez Domingo Chavez, better known as Ding Chavez, is a fictional character created by American author Tom Clancy and appearing in many of his novels and video games. ... Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ...


Computer and video games

The first game in the series defined the tactical shooter genre.
The first game in the series defined the tactical shooter genre.

The first game was developed by Red Storm Entertainment, while the novel was being written. The game later spawned a number of sequels and expansion packs. Red Storm was later acquired by Ubisoft, who currently develops and publishes the games. Tom Clancys Rainbow Six box cover This is the cover art for a video game. ... Tom Clancys Rainbow Six box cover This is the cover art for a video game. ... Tactical shooters include games of the first-person shooter (FPS) and third-person shooter genre of video games that generally simulate non-fictional, squad-based combat. ... Red Storm Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ubisoft Entertainment, specializing in PC games, console games, and related merchandise. ... An expansion pack is an addition to an existing game. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil, France. ...


Rainbow Six and its sequels defined the tactical shooter genre, forcing players to focus more time and effort on stealth, teamwork, and tactics rather than on sheer firepower. With some of the more recent releases, however, the game has taken on more of a "mainstream" first-person shooter approach, in an attempt to appeal to a wider audience by moving away from the tactical planning aspect that made the game popular in the first place. Tactical shooters include games of the first-person shooter (FPS) and third-person shooter genre of video games that generally simulate non-fictional, squad-based combat. ...


PC games

  • Rainbow Six (1998)
    • Rainbow Six: Eagle Watch (1999) (expansion pack)
  • Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (1999)
    • Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Urban Operations (2000) (expansion pack)
    • Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn (2001) (stand-alone expansion pack)
  • Rainbow Six: Covert Operations Essentials (2000) (stand-alone expansion pack)
  • Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (2003)
    • Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword (2004) (expansion pack)
    • Rainbow Six 3: Iron Wrath (2005) (downloadable expansion pack)
  • Rainbow Six: Lockdown (2005)
  • Rainbow Six: Vegas (November 2006)

Rainbow Six is the first in a series of first-person shooters computer and video games. ... See Wikipedia:Uploading images for information about uploading images to Wikipedia. ...

Console games

  • Rainbow Six (Nintendo 64/PlayStation, 1999; Dreamcast, 2000)
  • Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (Dreamcast, 2000; PlayStation, 2001)
  • Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox, 2003; PlayStation 2/GameCube, 2004)
  • Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow (Xbox, 2004)
  • Rainbow Six: Lockdown (PlayStation 2/Xbox/GameCube, 2005)
  • Rainbow Six: Critical Hour (PS2/Xbox, 2006)
  • Rainbow Six: Vegas (Xbox 360, 2006)

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Handheld

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The movie

A film adaptation of the novel and video game has been in the works for quite some time. At one point in 2004, John Woo had signed on to direct the film, but in 2005 had dropped out and had been replaced by Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) who is also writing the screenplay. Previous writers attached to the film include John Enbom, Frank Capello, Michael Shiffer, Bill Wisher, and Art Monterastelli. The film is tentatively set to be released in 2007. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Woo John Woo (Chinese: 吳宇森; Pinyin: Wú Yǔsēn) (born 1 May 1946, in Guangzhou, China) is a Chinese film director known especially for the ballet-like violence in his movies. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zack Snyder (born March 1, 1966, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA) is an American film director. ... Dawn of the Dead is a loose remake, or reimagining, of George A. Romeros 1978 film. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2007. ...


Team Rainbow

Team "Rainbow" is an international counter-terrorism operation operated by NATO. (Some sources claim that "Rainbow" is controlled by the United Nations, but the novel clearly states otherwise.) NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, the Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for collective security established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC, on 4 April 1949. ... United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The base of operations for "Rainbow" is located in Hereford (home to the SAS), due to the United Kingdom being, geographically, one of the most accessible countries in the world. Most of the employees of "Rainbow" are American or British. However, the NATO countries of France, Germany and Italy, plus Israel, have one representative each. Hereford Cathedral Hereford (pronounced hěr-ə-füd or hěr-i-füd) Welsh: Henffordd (pronounced Henforth) is a city in the west of England, close to the border with Wales and on the River Wye. ... It has been suggested that SAS Troops be merged into this article or section. ...


The structure of Rainbow is made up of one Director, who oversees the entire operation, and one Deputy Director, who is second in command. Because "Rainbow" is the "blackest of black" operations, it works off of its very own intelligence service, which in turn has intelligence contacts all over the world. When "Rainbow" is called upon for help from another country’s government to deal with a terrorist situation, usually only one of the two teams will be sent, but in some situations, both will be sent. Both teams have one team leader (officer) and one senior enlisted leader that are first in command and second in command, respectively. Not including the team leader, each team is made up of eleven men.


The following is a list of all the staff members and their positions in "Rainbow" mentioned in the novel 'Rainbow Six.

Director
  • Simulated Major General John Terrence Clark a.k.a. Rainbow Six (USA; ex-SEAL, CIA)
Deputy Director
  • Colonel Alistair Stanley a.k.a. Rainbow Five (UK; ex-SAS)
Executive Secretaries
  • Mrs. Alice Foorgate (UK)
  • Mrs. Helen Montgomery (UK)
Team One
  • Team Leader - Major Peter Covington (UK; SAS)
  • Master Chief Mike Chin (USA; SEALS)
  • Sergeant First Class Fred Franklin (USA; U.S. Army)
Team Two
  • Team Leader - Simulated Major Domingo Chavez (USA; ex-U.S. Army, CIA)
  • Sergeant Major Eddie Price (UK; ex-SAS)
  • Major Paddy Connally (UK; SAS)
  • Major Scott McTyler (UK; SAS)
  • First Sergeant Julio Vega (USA; Delta)
  • Feldwebel Dieter Weber (Germany; GSG 9)
  • Sergeant Louis Loiselle (France; DGSE)
  • Sergeant First Class Homer Johnston (USA; Delta)
  • Staff Sergeant George Tomlinson (USA; Delta)
  • Sergeant Hank Patterson (USA; Delta)
  • Sergeant Mike Pierce (USA; Delta)
  • Staff Sergeant Steve Lincoln (UK; SAS)
  • Sergeant Mortimer "Sam" Houston (USA, Delta)
Team Two Secretary
  • Katherine Moony
Intelligence
  • Doctor Paul Bellow (USA; FBI)
  • Bill Tawney (UK; ex-MI6)
Communications
Technical Staff
  • David Peled (Israel; Mossad)
  • Tim Noonan (USA; FBI)
MH-60K Night Hawk Pilot
  • Lieutenant Colonel Dan Malloy (USA; Marines)
  • Lieutenant Mortimer "Sam" Harrison (USA; U.S. Air Force)
  • Sergeant Jack Nance (USA; U.S. Air Force)
Weapons Trainer
  • Dave Woods

In The Bear and the Dragon, Rainbow makes a return. While their part in novel begins rather small, they become more involved as the novel pregresses. The United States Navy Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) forces are the elite special operations force of the U.S. Navy, employed in unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, direct action, counter-terrorism, and special reconnaissance operations. ... CIA redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Airborne) (1st SFOD-D (A)), commonly known as Delta within the U.S. Army or Delta Force by the general public, (and known in the Pentagon officially as the Combat Applications Group) is a Special Operations Force (SOF) of the Joint Special Operations... Grenzschutzgruppe 9 (GSG 9 - Border protection group 9) is a German counter-terrorism unit, and is considered to be among the best of such units in the world. ... The Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (generally known as DGSE) is Frances external intelligence agency. ... Official FBI Seal The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal criminal investigative and intelligence agency which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), more commonly known as MI6 (originally Military Intelligence Section 6), or the Secret Service or simply Six, is the United Kingdoms external security agency. ... The United States Air Force (or USAF) is the aerospace branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... Official seal of the Mossad (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations) is an Israeli intelligence agency, often referred to as Mossad (in English: Institution). ... United States Marine Corps seal The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... The Bear and the Dragon is a political thriller novel by Tom Clancy featuring, Jack Ryan. ...


It is noted that since the events of Rainbow Six, the public has become more aware of the existence of Rainbow, and are often referred to as the "men in black", in regards to their uniforms.


It is also said that the teams' roster is constantly changing. Many of the original members of Rainbow have left the team, some later returned, and then some even left again, and new members are always added. Ettore Falcone from the Italian Carabinieri was added to Team One (still under Chavez's command) just before the events of The Bear and the Dragon. Carabinieris Coat of arms The Carabinieri is the shortened (and common) name for the Arma dei Carabinieri, an Italian military corps of the gendarmerie type with police functions, which also serves as the Italian military police Carabinieri are not only military police. ...


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Rainbow Six games Rainbow Six | Rogue Spear | Raven Shield | Lockdown | Critical Hour | Vegas
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