PROUD LEGIONS by John Antal

PROUD LEGIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

It’s 6:00 p.m., 25 Sept., present day: Readers alerted to every passing moment are led through battle maps and attack plans while great armored dragons roar through the night as described by Antal, an active-duty army officer now serving in the Pentagon. 6:10 p.m.: To his earlier foray into Soldier of Fortune gamesmanship, Armor Attacks: The Tank Platoon (1991), readers were given the option to choose from various possibilities provided by Antal to help his hero win the day with correct tactical decisions and get a battlefield promotion to captain and a silver star. 6:48 p.m.: In Proud Legions, Antal dreams up a new war in Korea, which he currently foresees as inevitable anyway. 7:00 p.m.: Antal opens with a detailed readout on the new MIA2 Abrams main battle tank, just so we know what his novel is about, which is tank combat in a Korean land war. 7:10 p.m.: North Korea is intent on capturing Seoul with its 10,000,000 people, at which point, tactically, it will have won any war and stopped all resistance. 7:20 p.m.: But to win the Second Korean War, the North Koreans must break through the 2nd Battalion’s 72nd Armor, commanded by Lt. Col. Johnny Rodriguez. 7:30 p.m.: Prepare for the essence of land combat! Enlist now! Save the embattled peninsula from reunification with North Korea! Turn back the NK blitzkrieg, a million men marching on Johnny Rodriguez’ handful of mechanized infantry and combat engineers! You too can be a Proud Legionnaire! Make your interactive tactical decision now! (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-89141-667-6
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Presidio/Random
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 1999




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