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Mobhack December 14th, 2005 10:59 PM

I need tactical help
 
As some folks need help on tactics, acronyms etc beyond the basic introduction in the manual (see the "playing the game" link), the following links may prove useful:

useful links for US Army Field Manuals:

top page:
http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita.../fm/index.html

esp:
TACTICS AND TECHNIQUES FOR COMBINED ARMS HEAVY FORCES: ARMORED BRIGADE, BATTALION TASK FORCE, AND COMPANY TEAM

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...rmy/fm/71-123/

FM 90-10-1
AN INFANTRYMAN'S GUIDE TO COMBAT IN BUILT-UP AREAS

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...0-1/index.html

FM 90-10
Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT)
(The American Acronym for "Fighting in Built-Up Areas" (FIBA))

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...-10/index.html

And for tactics as a general topic:
FM 3-90
TACTICS

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...-90/index.html

Cheers
Andy

Randy December 17th, 2005 04:11 AM

Re: I need tactical help
 
One of the "Osprey" "Elite Series" books covers squad and platoon infantry tactics for WWII infantry.

RecruitMonty December 18th, 2005 10:30 AM

Re: I need tactical help
 
Anybody know of any sites that deal with Germany's tactical methodology?

RecruitMonty December 18th, 2005 10:30 AM

Re: I need tactical help
 
I play as the Germans almost exclusively so it would really help if somebody could give me some pointers.

Mobhack December 18th, 2005 11:23 AM

Re: I need tactical help
 
Quote:

RecruitMonty said:
I play as the Germans almost exclusively so it would really help if somebody could give me some pointers.

For the USSR, get a hold of David Isby's "weapons and tactics of the Soviet Union". For NATO, he had a similar volume, whose title I cannot recall (it was less useful as it tried to cover all NATO sides). Both books were released in the early 80's and you will need to track them down in second-hand bookshops. (I did that for weapons and tactics of the SU, but not the NATO one.)

The USA is about the only nation that publishes tactical manuals for all to read. The rest of the world seem to classify such stuff under thier version of the Official Secrets act.


Cheers
Andy

andy1964 May 27th, 2006 08:33 AM

Re: I need tactical help
 
Just in case anyone is interested in the above book by David Isby, it was Armies of NATO's central Front. Not sure any of the tactical details given are any good as they are based mainly on brigade level battles and are pretty general. As Mobhack states, it covers all the NATO armies on the central front. No Italy Norway etc.

It's helpful if you are into putting together OOB's and looking for weapons data maybe. Or are new to the subject and want to know what an M60A3 is for ex.

Not sure how easy it would be to find either of those volumes.

Q for Mobhack. Did you find that Sov union one recently? I have the NATO one and have been looking for the companion for years. Just wondering if they are still to be found.

TY
Andy

andy1964 May 27th, 2006 08:41 AM

Re: I need tactical help
 
OOPs no need to reply to that last, Amazon (2nd hand) have the soviet union one for between 40 and 60.

TY
Andy

Mobhack May 27th, 2006 10:06 AM

Re: I need tactical help
 
I got hold of the soviet one for 25 or so a year back. Some second hand bookshop on the net.

The NATO Central Front one I did not search for - it was rather generic since it covered several armies in te same book.

Andy

baggypants June 15th, 2006 06:32 PM

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Smersh June 15th, 2006 06:54 PM

Re: I need tactical help
 
that gives me a good idea. If I have some time, I'll prepare a "Introductory guide to USSR/Warsaw Pact Tactics", specifally with SP in mind.


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