The Rifle Platoon
288 Pages, 6 x 9 in, maps and diagrams
- August 2019
- Temporarily out of stock. Will ship when stock arrives.
In this interactive work, you are U.S. Army Second Lieutenant, Bruce Davis. Your light infantry battalion has been airlifted into the Middle East on short notice, and now your platoon must defend Wafi Al Sirree against the superior might of an advancing enemy's mechanized force. The stakes are high; the odds are long. Your knowledge and judgment will determine your success. If you are wrong, defeat and death may be your fate. Success will let you savor the sweet taste of victory and live to fight another day.
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.
"An intensive way to learn light infantry tactics and small leadership tactics." ~Leatherneck Magazine
"This book should be in the toolkit of company, battalion and brigade commanders as they train platoon leaders for combat leadership..." ~ARMY Magazine
The narrative is almost docu-drama in its style, making it readable. The maps are good and the dilemmas and outcomes are thought-provoking. All in all, a good low-cost training exercise that is easy to follow. ~Royal Anglians, Royal Anglians