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What is the style of fighting used by British in revolution war?


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November 17, 2015 12:06AM

European style; walk shoulder to shoulder with the men right next to you side by side directly into the rifles aiming at you. When you got close, say 50 yards, you leveled your musket/rifle and fired a volley (every man firing at once). After a year or two of this, the Americans (not US at that time) began to fight "Indian Style", taking cover behind trees and opening fire. The British continued to walk directly into our rifles. The British accused us of not fighting FAIR (Guerilla War)! We called it fighting SMART!