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Going to War: Creating Computer War Games by Jason Darby

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Other Defenses

Your forces can get protection from enemy fire or attacks in other ways, including the following:

  • Pillboxes: Pillboxes were generally concrete boxes that provided very good cover for soldiers and had heavy machine guns or artillery contained within them. In wars such as the Vietnam War, the pillboxes might also have been made from wood and camouflaged to prevent the opposing side from seeing them until it was too late. Pillboxes should give the side occupying them an increase in defensive points. Pillboxes were most susceptible to flame throwers or grenades if a unit could get behind them. In the Second World War, the Germans installed a large number of concrete pillboxes along the coast to give added protection from invading forces. ...

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