Arty has been the battle winner for ever, so now they decide to cut it back, genius.
Wellington recognised that the french standard tactic was to pound your infantry with arty then let the unstoppable column punch through your
' Thin Red Line'.
So he put the Infantry line into deadground and destroyed the column
'in the regular way'.
Not sure which battle - either Talavera or Waterloo - but Nosy's comment is as true today as it was then:
<victory is not dependent on ONE Arm but on the way in which they combine >
Le Chevre - matelot brevet
 i'm sure some Sharpe buff will tell me [/i]