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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2017 8:54 p.m. PST

…in the French and Indian War.

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By this point, in most academic, reenacting, and wargaming circles, it has been firmly established that the British army adopted a two-rank, open-order formation during the course of the American War of Independence. Thanks to the painstaking research of individuals such as Matthew Spring, Don Hagist, and Steve Rayner, we know much more about the British Army during the American War of Independence than was thought possible thirty years ago. This shallow open formation, coupled with a rapid advance was the hallmark of British tactics for most of the American War of Independence…"
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LostPict Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

I think there were a lot of "they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles; And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go" sort of formations.

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