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Last Hussar04 Jan 2017 5:32 p.m. PST

Number One Son is writing his dissertation on 'Historical Accuracy in Video Games'

Anything he says has to be sourced, obviously.

When talking about FPS I pointed out in real life soldiers are part of a tight command and control regime, and must operate in a team, and can not rush forward on their own.

Everybody knows this* however how does he source it if anyone can say "Oh yes, when I served this was in the xxx manual" and give some sort of reference/bibliography.


*When I say everybody knows this, can we not do the 'wargamer quibble' where someone says 'But at the Battle of Bongolisia…"

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2017 6:31 p.m. PST

Here's a starting point, Last Hussar…google infantry
operations manuals (squad/platoon/company level)
and you should find some helpful references.


pmwalt04 Jan 2017 6:42 p.m. PST

FMFM 6-5 … The Marine Rifle Squad

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member04 Jan 2017 8:04 p.m. PST

German Squad Tactics In WWII Gajkowski Nafziger Collection:


PS: Everybody know this is a much better choice of source material than the two above posts. Don't even bother to quibble!

Just kidding, couldn't resist. Good luck.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2017 9:46 p.m. PST

US Army Field Manual 7-8, "Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad"


Last Hussar06 Jan 2017 4:34 p.m. PST

Thanks everyone –

Real life manuals and training for soldier emphasis the fact that each soldier is subject to the command structure first and foremost. For instance the first duty given in the description of each team-member's role in the U.S. Marine Corps is to obey orders, such as: "The automatic rifleman carries out the orders of the fire-team leader" (U.S. Marine Corps, 1991, p1-5)

Not sure anyone else on the course will be quoting the US Marine manual!

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member10 Jan 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

Number One Son is writing his dissertation on 'Historical Accuracy in Video Games'

I grad school I had a colleague researching geographic representation in video games. But his work was not focused on historical games.

Last Hussar24 Jan 2017 4:35 p.m. PST

His course is Computer Game Enterprise. This was a natural topic for a wargsmer with aspergers on this coirse

Tyler32626 Jan 2017 6:05 a.m. PST

Historical accuracy or accuracy of any kind doesn't exist in video games , it's all entertainment from my viewpoint. Especially when you see someone shot with a MA Deuce( .50 cal),and they are still standing after 2 or more hits.

Last Hussar10 Feb 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

Tyler, depends on your game. You are talking specifically about FPS.

Anyway, good news- dissertation got a 2:1. Hopefully the game that has to be presented will keep him at this.

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