Did the Minie Ball really change warfare that much?


Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
this raise the point of the optimal use of the equipment

the success of the AK 47 was due to it being perfectly suitable for barely literate country boys from some backwoods
it was "fit for purpose" ,
as the fighter skill increase , the weapon could follow the up curve
in the case of the Chassepot during the 1870 Prusso/French war
there were report of the raised conscripts of older classes issued with the new rifle but having never seen or shot with it before .

giving a longbow to some peasant would not make a crack archer ,
the minie bullet was a devastating weapon if used to its potential
spreading large amount of lead all over the Virginia countryside was just an expense for the government