I’ve long been irritated by the mythologized version of the American revolution in which European armies are supposed to have behaved totally idiotically and done things for no good reason while the plucky colonial irregulars outsmarted them. This ignores the fact that the colonists actually tended to fight in the same style and the British usually won the battles. Now via Sailer I find a good debunking and explanation as to why the tactics people assume were silly were adopted in the first place. I corrected the folks at the Distributed Republic on that war here.

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