French Methods of Delivering Fire – 1672-1714: This starts with Louvois’ July 15, 1688
letter to the French infantry inspectors describing the most methods of delivering fire then in use
in the French army: Firing by Rank (when stationary & while advancing), firing by flanks, firing
by file, and feu de chausée (street firing). It proceeds to additional methods provide in the
May 12, 1696 ordinance and the advent of platoon fire during the War of Spanish
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