Tactics. Volume I: Introduction and Formal Tactics of Infantry


William Balck (Author)
Walter Krueger (Translator)

Series: Military and Veteran Issues
BISAC: HIS027060

This book is the epitome of the interpretation and application of tactical principles in various armies, discussed in the light of the tactical views and methods prevailing in Germany, and amplified by numerous examples from military history.

Table of Contents

Translator’s Preface



Chapter 1. War

Chapter 2. Strategy and Tactics

Chapter 3. The Method of Instruction

Chapter 4. Drill Regulations

Chapter 5. Organization and Equipment

Chapter 6. The Formations

Chapter 7. The Power of Firearms and Expedients for Minimizing Losses

Chapter 8. The Employment of Infantry Fire

Chapter 9. Deployments for Action

Chapter 10. Machine Guns

Chapter 11. Infantry Versus Cavalry

Chapter 12. Infantry Versus Artillery

Chapter 13. The Attack

Chapter 14. The Attack on an Enemy Deployed for Defense

Chapter 15. The Defense

Chapter 16. The Retreat

Chapter 17. Containing Actions

Chapter 18. The Infantry Combat According to Various Drill Regulations

Chapter 19. The Expenditure and Supply of Ammunition


Index of Examples from Military History

Additional information



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