- Jan 2015
- MD, USA
Massive changes in the basic drill of maneuver, infantry could move from line to column very quickly in Napoleonic wars and could maneuver around the battlefield relatively easily. In teh 7 years war they could only with greatest of difficulty. Battles tended to start at 2 in the afternoon as it took that long to deploy form marching to fighting formation.
7 years wars most armies did not march in time, (cadence marching, this was a Prussian super power)
Artillery was much lighter, guns could be easily moved around the battlefield.
Seven years war it took huge amounts of time to deploy for battle, adjusting troops once the battle stated was really really hard, moving artillery around the battlefield really hard.