Rifles at Orleans
- My knowledge of the particulars of the battle aren't up to snuff but I also
understood that there were only about 70 backwoods riflemen at the battle.
70 man firing rifles in volley formation does not constitute what one would
call a withering volley (loss of accurracy, etc. etc) And with the one
minute loading time they can still only fire 70 rounds it just means that
now they've broken it down to, say, 23 rounds every 20 seconds. This would
suggest then that troops who fought in the pennisula and were used to
receiving thousands of rounds from the French every 20 seconds have now
broken and are running through the brambles in the face of frightening
local yokels. I guess either, someone lied about the British being the best
troops in the world or history was written with a slight bias towards the
side of the winner (and we all know this hardly ever happens).
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