Started by pierre the shy, 30 October 2023, 04:58:44 AM
QuoteAdd in the Swedish Ga-Pa as well.
Quote from: John Cook on 31 October 2023, 11:29:27 AMIf you can, get hold of a copy of 'The Myth of the Jacobite Clans - The Jacobite Army in 1745' by Murray Pittock. It is an interesting read in the context of the Jacobite Army generally and the so-called Highland charge in particular. Not every highlander had a sword by any means and after Culloden 2320 muskets were recovered from the slain as opposed to a mere 190 swords. A good companion to this book is 'Destructive and Formidable - British Infantry Firepower 1642-1765.
Quote from: flamingpig0 on 31 October 2023, 11:34:32 AMIIRC Stuart Reid did some debunking as well
QuoteYes, how could I forget.Also the "French column attack" after everybody had agreed to be jolly nice chaps and stand in lines to shoot.It is interesting that some of the chargers above likely had it as their default tactic passed down through generations.Others developed it in order to break the mould of fairly passive "stand and shoot" tactics.There are probably many uncredited examples where the shooters always won.
Quote from: Big Insect on 31 October 2023, 04:26:27 PMI am not convinced about your French 'Attack Column' Steve ....