Infantry Combat: The Rifle Platoon - An Interactive Exercise in Small-Unit Tactics and Leadership
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Learn light infantry tactics and test your skill on the ground with this interactive exercise manual by the military historian and leadership expert. In this story-based exercise in combat leadership, Colonel John F. Antal puts you on the frontline to test your mettle against the enemy. As a U.S. Army Second Lieutenant, your light infantry battalion has been airlifted into the Middle East on short notice. Your platoon must defend Wafi Al Sirree against the superior might of an advancing enemy’s mechanized force. Your knowledge and judgment will determine your success. An error in judgment could mean defeat and death. But if you make the right choices, the day is yours. The scenario is highly realistic and is supported by maps and appendices with detailed specifications of the equipment and forces involved. The choices you must make are those that would face a rifle platoon leader in combat. You must win the respect of your troops, ensure the security of your positions, obtain intelligence of the enemy, and accomplish everything else required to survive and win in a hostile environment. Whether you’re a serving infantryman or armchair enthusiast, this is the best crash course in light infantry tactics you will find, short of a rotation through the National Training Center.