The Tactical Trend Setter

In 2004 a book appeared that was to turn the Elite series on it's head. When a book about World War II tactics landed on the agenda for one of our publishing meetings we were not quite sure what to make of it. Would it sell? Did it fit in the Elite series or should it go somewhere else. In the end the concept and the great team that had been lined up to work on the book (a combination of Stephen Bull, Brian Delf and Mike Chappell) convinced us that this was worth commissioning.

You obviously agreed with us. Since 2004 Elite 105 World War II Infantry Tactics: Squad and Platoon has been reprinted a whopping eight times and has sold tens of thousands of copies. The reaction by customers and book shops to the concept was so positive that it wasn't long before more tactics titles began to appear in the Elite series - there are 21 tactics books in existence now, with four more already commissioned for between 2010 and 2011.

Here is a full list of the Elite tactics titles - starting with the one that gave the concept it's initial big break!

Elite 105 World War II Infantry Tactics: Squad and Platoon

ELI    100    World War II Axis Booby Traps and Sabotage Tactics

ELI    117    US World War II Amphibious Tactics    Army & Marine Corps, Pacific Theater

ELI    122    World War II Infantry Tactics     Company and Battalion

ELI    124    World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics   

ELI    136    World War II Airborne Warfare Tactics   

ELI    144    US World War II Amphibious Tactics    Mediterranean & European Theaters

ELI    151    World War II Jungle Warfare Tactics   

ELI    154    Vietnam Airmobile Warfare Tactics   

ELI    156    World War II Combat Reconnaissance Tactics   

ELI    150    World War I Gas Warfare Tactics and Equipment
ELI    155    Roman Battle Tactics 109BC-AD313
ELI    159    French Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792-1815
ELI    160    World War II Infantry Assault Tactics
ELI    162    World War II Desert Tactics

ELI    164    British Napoleonic Infantry Tactics 1792-1815
ELI    168    World War II Street-Fighting Tactics

ELI    169    World War II Japanese Tank Tactics
ELI    171    American Civil War Railroad Tactics

ELI    172    Roman Battle Tactics 390-110 BC

ELI    174    American Civil War Guerrilla Tactics

ELI    176    World War II US Armored Infantry Tactics