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 Posted: Tue Dec 12th, 2006 07:34 pm
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The effect *may* be same, but I get wet in both a bathtub and a lake, but that does not make my bathtub a lake ;)

By attacking en echelon, both surprise and initiative are retained. The enemy does not know when or how many, if any, are poised to attack. As circumstances arise, orders for the uncommitted units can be modified.

Longstreet's July 2 attack is as good an example as any. The pressure on the US left forced Hancock to redeploy 2nd Corps divisions to the wheatfield. Then as the attack progressed it eventually hit that weakened sector...

 

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