I am just curious of your opinion on gurilla warfare. What helped the Americans beat the British is the former fought like cowards. They did not follow the proper rules of war as the British were, and because of this they were able to overtake the well organised British army.
While, I do admire some sneaky tactics of great men of the past like Hannibal Barca, I must admit there is a certain grace to seeing soldiers about to fight to their death line up against each other on a field and have some respect for each other, just for the moment.
While I understand ambushing and such tactics were a practised, even in the past, there did exist a certain order to things that ordered civilisation had created. Some call war uncivilised, and perhaps it is. But man tried to make it as civilised as he could, and there were certain rules that were practiced by all civilised men.
Today this is unseen and because of the times it is impossible. We fight against Islamic terrorists who have no civility and are aptly as Urban II called them "a race completly alien to God". If an army tried to fight like this, they would be quickly defeated.
However, do you all admire the old form of warfare in which the general positions his troops and prepares to fight against the other on the battlefield.