NO FORTUNATE SON: A GAMER'S GUIDE TO SMALL-UNIT INFANTRY TACTICS IN VIETNAM, 1965-72
Five years in the making, No Fortunate Son (NFS) is intended to familiarize the historical miniatures and board gamer alike with small-unit infantry tactics in Vietnam during the peak period of American involvement there (1965-1972). Both the theory and practice of patrolling, ambush, convoy escort, village sweep, air assault, firebase defense, and other types of operations are covered in sufficient detail to permit players and referees to bring greater realism to the tabletop, and to "play a winning hand" at the tactical level.
The focus of this book is on the organization, doctrine, and combat drills employed by US Army regular infantry at the company level and below. Marine Corps practices are also analyzed, where they differed substantially from those of the Army. Likewise, NFS explores the small-unit organization, equipment, and tactics of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army (PAVN) infantry and special troops. Diagrams make the relevant tactical principles clear.
Let No Fortunate Son be your authoritative guide to a subject which has heretofore been unfairly ignored by the historical gaming community: namely, how the infantry of both sides were trained, equipped, and led to react to the inevitable moment when, around them, "all Hell broke loose."
Also in production:
LAW OF THE JUNGLE: RULES FOR SMALL-UNIT INFANTRY COMBAT IN VIETNAM, 1965-1972
HEAR ME, MY CHIEFS!: MORE MINIATURES SCENARIOS OF ARMY-INDIAN CONFLICT IN THE OLD WEST