Learn about military platoons before you play this year’s best slot game

Calling all online gamers. Your next mission awaits in the jungles of Vietnam!

iSoftBet, one of the leading providers of online slots in the UK, have recently released Platoon Wild Progressive. This superb progressive jackpot slot game is designed around the classic 1987 movie Platoon. The first Hollywood film to be written and directed by a Vietnam War veteran, it details the life of U.S. Army Volunteer Chris Taylor, who’s assigned to an infantry platoon near the Cambodian border.

The slot features all the iconic sounds and imagery from the motion picture. You’ll even spot the famous faces of Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and William Dafoe, who make up Chris Taylor’s platoon troop. It also boasts the kind of graphics and bonus features modern online gamers expect from today’s video slots. There are Substituting Wild Symbols, a Free Spins Bonus and (of course) a Progressive Jackpot to keep the high-rollers happy. It’s available to play now at all the best online casinos.

The game has already built up a substantial following of players and so, to mark its success, we decided to explore in a little more detail the real platoons behind the slot. Below you can read our brief summaries on the average size, basic structure and history of military platoons from 3 different countries across the world: Britain, American and Germany. Be sure to check them out before you try your luck playing the new Platoon Wild Progressive slot game for yourself.