Infantry Combat

The Rifle Platoon

Col. John F Antal (Ret).

Test your knowledge of infantry tactics and judgement by negotiating this interactive story. A uniqe and unforgettable way to learn about light infantry tactics.
Date Published :
August 2019
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Illustration :
maps and diagrams
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781612008202
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Test your knowledge of infantry tactics and judgement by negotiating this interactive story. A unique and unforgettable way to learn about light infantry tactics.

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.

About The Author

John Antal is a soldier, military historian, and leadership expert. He served 30 years in the US Army as a combat arms officer, senior staff officer, and commander. He has commanded units from platoon level through regiment and served on corps and multinational staffs. In his post-Army career he has become a video game producer, military consultant and author of thirteen books and hundreds of articles on military and leadership subjects.


Acknowledgements; Preface; Prelude; The Scene of Battle; Infantry Combat; Appendices; Glossary


"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

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