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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 8:58 p.m. PST

#To get a better understanding of the events of the Revolutionary War, it is helpful to evaluate the strategies of the Continental army and the British army in the war and how they both planned to win.

The battles and events that took place were often strategically planned with the hopes of gaining more control over a region, getting access to supplies and outmaneuvering the enemy all while trying to avoid as many casualties and military defeats as possible.

These strategies were also influenced by the geography of the region, which often affected the outcome of the battles…."
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42flanker Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 12:10 a.m. PST

'American victory at BUnker Hill.' Interesting way of putting it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 12:05 p.m. PST

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vlad4811 Feb 2019 9:43 p.m. PST

Gentlemen,
Even as a supporter of George III, I would have to concede that while the action at Breed's Hill was a Pyrrhic Tactical Victory for His Majesty's forces, it was a strategic victory for the Rebels, as General Howe essentially acknowledged when looking at the cost.

42flanker Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2019 6:46 a.m. PST

The actions was victorious with the rebels were cleared from the position,though undeniably at unexpectedly high cost in casualties. A Pyhrric victory, if you like.

The strategic position was rendered untenable by the rebels occupying other features that dominated the city and rendered the British occupation of Boston no longer feasible.

Virginia Tory13 Feb 2019 9:20 a.m. PST

The loss of Dorchester Heights and the decision not to attack it was decisive. Hey, they could have. There's a British Grenadier scenario…

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