This manual is a must have for anyone serious about learning small unit tactics. I have no idea when kindle will actually become functional, but I will see a status change and will be able to let you know. While that size unit will not generally create large obstacles on its own, even relatively small obstacles can be critical in the defense. It expands on it and fits the tactics into something that a patriotic American can use without the big army support. The book works on the general assumption that a squad, or at most a platoon, is operating according to its guidance.
The amazon spiders need to crawl a bit before they figure out that the paperback and kindle versions are the same book and consolidate them both on one page. . However, this isn't a rip-roaring read, nor is it intended to be. Well written, adequately illustrated and doesn't just regurgitate military sop. I also found his discussion of The Warrior Mindset particularly interesting. With the clear explanations and diagrams in this manual, it is pretty easy to wrap your head around the concepts. Having read the other's other books, was looking forward to this one and it does not disappoint.
This book would have been better and more useful if it were to consider small unit tactics from a more realistic perspective: under-resourced, average people with a small amount of mixed small-arms none of which are semiautomatic who have to practice shoot-and-scoot and blend back into their surroundings. First, the military decision making process information is buried towards the end of the book, it should be covered first. The remainder of the book is a first class explanation of good small unit tactics based on U. I will update this post as soon as I see both versions go fully live. This is chock full of the meat of small unit tactics without the unnecessary. I will update this post as soon as I see both versions go fully live.
Contents A photo from the chapter on close quarter battle. This may have detracted — I recommend the paper version, even if you want the kindle as a handy reference. This does not replace training; it compliments it. This review popped up on Amazon. We like to keep things fresh.
When taken in conjunction with the live fire training curriculum offered by Max you have great opportunity to learn an important skill set. In full disclosure, I also in 2017. He knew full well that there was no such thing as ideal war. This fact is also true for much of the rest of the book. This is why the is a mind-blower for many. But of the instructors who do stick their necks out, one stands out above the others: Max Alexander is a lifelong soldier.
The chapter on patrols is particularly good, and is far more likely to be understood by those without prior military training on the subject than the parallel material in the Ranger Handbook or most military manuals. Helmuth von Moltke, a student of Clausewitz, focused on the practical application of warfare principals. Focusing on gear, to him, is a distraction that many of us fall into rather than working on our skills. For the paperback, I suggest you enter your email to get notified when it goes live. We use this to automatically create an account for you within our website. This manual is written for the real world. Soldiers immediately assume the nearest covered positions.
It's a basic assembly and collection of small unit tactics and information, in a much easier to digest format than typically military field manuals. These are as taught on the. At time of this posting, the title is populating on Amazon for both the paperback and kindle versions. Warrior Mindset concerns more than aggressiveness and determination, it is about overcoming challenge and adversity. For these guys, it is an academic study. There's a lot of diagrams, but without wargaming them on a board with figures or practicing them with folks outdoors, it's going to be hard to get maximum value from this. It was as if Max was trying to get all of his thoughts on paper to help a prepper audience prepare and understand what things could look like.
There is an option right side to get an email when it goes fully live. As an example, the Ranger Handbook spends two pages on reacting to contact. Unlike the rest of the book, which is geared towards those attending his classes, but is also very informative for those who have not, it is simply not a very useful standalone explanation. Time will fix it no doubt. Don't waste your time getting other manuals, as a former airborne infantryman get this, read it, and get training! In contrast, the new Tactical Manual reads like a purpose-driven explanation of small unit doctrine distilled through years of experience training military and civilians alike. It's unreasonable to expect civilians to have so much ammo stockpiled that they could employ suppressive fire as a reasonable option more than a few, desperate times.