Napoleonic linear tactics vs Camo

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Not sure I have the correct terminology or not.
I tried Googling for Bluecoats vs Redcoats facing off each other in the field of battle.
Out in the open, like "gentlemen". Didn't really find anything though.

Military tactics started out with sticks and stones.
Became a "Gentleman's" thing.
Then went to guns and hiding.
And now is done behind a desk.

Someday when I'm done with all my projects, I'd like to research the history of military tactics.
Probably when I'm 80 y/o and in-between watching reruns of 70's TV shows on my

 
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Done my share of studying the topic ...

Never heard the gentleman reference..
Term which refers to a conduct of combat, loosely applying to the 17th through 19th century. In which battles were orderly fought in a fashion akin to a turn based strategy game, with opposite sides of musketmen walked around the field of battle to form giant lines of ranks totally exposed. Each army then took turns blasting the crap out of each other.
I didn't spend any time Googling the term.
I just remembered it from something-or-other back in the day.

I think Urban Dictionary (above quote) does a good job of describing it.
 
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The "taking turns" thing came about as muskets at the time were inaccurate, effective to 50 yds (from what I've read) and slow as fuck to reload. So the side that shot last would do the most damage. Then technology improved that it became easier to mow people down by the dozen, requiring a shifting tactic.

Also, there was plenty of guerilla warfare and hit and run tactics deployed during the Revolutionary war, things you'd see in modern theater
 
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Also, there was plenty of guerilla warfare and hit and run tactics deployed during the Revolutionary war, things you'd see in modern theater
By both "sides"?
 
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