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Alexander called a halt to all offensive operations until further notice, giving himself time to consolidate his lines, move up his supply lines and to steel himself and his men for the inevitable drive north that promised to be a gruelling affair if what had happened so far was any indication.
Because he doesn't have the almost total air supremacy, huge industrial back up and 'Germans fighting the Soviets' advantages Patton had? It's fairly easy to charge on regardless in such circumstances, less so under the conditions Alexander is fighting in.Why can't Alexander be more like Patton and tell his men to keep chasing the enemy until they run out of petrol.
......................The Black Watch was once again in the lead, and streamed into town to the sound of the pipes. Inside the town the Division encountered only minimal resistance, and when the only 'regular' unit that decided to fight, a Squad of Blackshirts, tried to rush a minor position held by the Black Watch, they ran, turned a corner onto an intersection and faced a line where the Scottish troops were arrayed in three ranks like their Ancestors had been on that fateful day in Belgium in 1815. One after another the three ranks fired and and the attack faltered. The Black Watch then advanced towards the city hall and proceeded to raise as flag, to run up some proper colours.....................
[Notes: The Black Watch is my favourite Highland Regiment, so they had to feature and will feature again. ..................]
humancalculator Because they did.
El Pip The RAF is indeed hammering the lines, but the farther north you go the more contested the situation in the air is.
Derek Pullem Really? I only knew what I read on the web. It shall be corrected at once.
Another Scottish regiment, the 93rd, was the inspiration for the "thin red line" in the Crimea when they defeated a Russian cavalry charge by rifle fire alone in two ranks.
PS - you're still saying three in the latter part of the sentence
With respect the Black Watch, like all British regiments at the time of Wellington, would have fought in a two deep formation even though the drill books said three.
Quite right - though at varying stages at both Quatre Bras and Waterloo the British were in a four-rank formation. Certainly as the Black Watch dealt with the attack of D'Erlon's Corps they would have been in twos, but later on they would have been in fours. Most of the Anglo-Allied Army spent the afternoon in fours/square.
But wasn't formation not a preference but a forced reaction to the French superiority in cavalry, particularly heavy cavalry and lancers?Quite right - though at varying stages at both Quatre Bras and Waterloo the British were in a four-rank formation. Certainly as the Black Watch dealt with the attack of D'Erlon's Corps they would have been in twos, but later on they would have been in fours. Most of the Anglo-Allied Army spent the afternoon in fours/square.
But wasn't formation not a preference but a forced reaction to the French superiority in cavalry, particularly heavy cavalry and lancers?