In July of 1776 the Louis XVI issued an Ordonnace concerning the training, discipline and exercise of His army. The French Army had been working for two decades to revamp their methods in the wake of painful defeats by Frederik the Great. The "Prussian Order" was adapted to the French "esprit", variations tested in grand tactical exercises and resulted in a thoroughly redesigned system of training and drills. This new system defined the skills and capability of the French Expeditionary Force that, to quote Cornwallis, "revived the flames of a dying revolution" and sealed the fate of the British at Yorktown.
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Title III: Instruction of the Recruit