Vietnam Infantry Tactics

Anything with a vague historical bent

Moderator: Moderators

Marcus Woodhouse
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 3337
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:35 pm

Vietnam Infantry Tactics

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:35 pm

Gordon L. Rottman illustrations by Peter Dennis. Isbn 978-1-84908-505-2. Osprey publishing (part of the Elite series) 2011.
Very poor. A real let down, not least because the author points out almost straight away that there were no set infantry tactics for the Free World forces serving in Vietnam. Countries such as the U.S. had global commitments and could not, or chose not, to draw up any specialized tactics for fighting a counter insurgency campaign.
As the manuals are easily accessible and free on line this book is just a clever way of removing your hard earned cash from your pocket. I bought this on the back of a recommendation from a friend . I have to say I now see them in a new light if he thought this was worth even what I paid second hand! Avoid it.


Post Centurion
Posts: 973
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:35 pm
Location: an old saloon on a street of mud

Re: Vietnam Infantry Tactics

Postby Ne'erdowell » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:36 pm

John A. English & Bruce I. Gudmundsson: On Infantry has a chapter on Vietnam War tactics, which may be useful in combination with the available manuals.

Return to “Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests