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Maybe the American Revolution would've had a different outcome if the British didn't fucking wear red in the woods, amirite?

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Or you know, if they knew how to fight in anything other than rows.

@Chewbanshee Or you know, if they knew how to fight in anything other than rows.

It's this thing that I'm pretty sure started on youtube, I've seen it a couple times here too. I was just reminded of it because of "gorilla" warfare.

@Chewbanshee Or you know, if they knew how to fight in anything other than rows.

For some reason, I'm reminded of "What the fu­ck d­id you just fu­cking say about me, you little bit­ch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fu­ck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fu­cking words. You think you can get away with saying that sh­it to me over the Internet? Think again, fu­cker... etc etc"

Hehe. Gorilla warfare.

@Chewbanshee Or you know, if they knew how to fight in anything other than rows.

I know this is all a joke - but quick history lesson - "fighting in rows" as someone put it was standard practice, in open field the americans did the same, since all the commanding officers were trained as british army officers originally (for the most part at least). Guerilla tactics employed in the south were indeed crucial in keeping Cornwallis occupied so that he couldn't move north and annihilate colonial hopes. But I doubt colors would have made a difference, the army just wasn't equipped for that kind of war in the 18th century. Biggest factors were sustainability and lack of loyalist support. The British were confident early on because they had the more capable regulars, and the prospect of many loyalists, particularly in the south. But after the loyalist support failed to materialize in enough numbers, it was only a matter of time before the war became unsustainable. The vast distances for shipping supplies, equipment and manpower, and the difficulty in communication, as well as unfamiliarity of territory to some officers, made the war almost impossible.

@Chewbanshee Or you know, if they knew how to fight in anything other than rows.

It's absolutely the best thing that the war went the way it did. In the long term, Britain benefitted both financially and politically from an independent USA. Even if given the opportunity, I would never have changed the outcome of that war. The world would have been very different. Most likely scenario in my opinion, the US carved up between various aristocrats. You'd probably never have seen a successful French revolution, and therefore no napoleonic wars - pax brittanica would have started much earlier. And it's unlikely the liberal democratic nature of western society would have emerged in the time frame it did for us. We could even now still be campaigning for the middle classes to have the vote.

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