View Single Post
Old January 7, 2013, 10:55 AM   #194
Senior Member
Join Date: October 4, 2007
Location: All the way to NEBRASKA
Posts: 8,113
the smoothbore musket was a better military weapon
...for set-piece battles, when the enemy plays by your rules and uses your tactics, when a bayonet is the principal killing tool.

When the enemy refuses to meet you on your terms, and instead shoots at your road building crews and baggage trains from the woods .....when the enemy refuses to stand in neat compact rows in the open, and shoots your Officers, NCO's, artillerymen, color guards, and "musick" from cover beyond your effective range ..... that's not "better".... ask General Simon Fraser's ghost about the inferiority of well aimed rifle fire ......
TheGolden Rule of Tool Use: "If you don't know what you are doing, DON'T."
jimbob86 is offline  
Page generated in 0.03860 seconds with 7 queries