Bob Owens: “Petite guerre”

“Oh, Please. A bunch of hicks with deer rifles could never take on the government.”
– every leftist beta-male, ever

Through small unit attacks, raids, assaults on British foraging parties and small battles, the militia beat the Hessians and the British Regulars back to Amboy, within sight of New York City. This petite guerre made it extremely difficult for the British to forage for food or obtain fodder for their animals without suffering continual casualties.

When British foraging units sallied forth, they were ambushed, their purloined supplies confiscated by the militias or destroyed. When larger units were sent out, the Jersey militiamen riddled their flanks and rear. In each and ever encounter, the militias gained experience and proficiency, and British and Hessians uniformly took took the heavier losses.

The Forage War, as it became known, lasted until the greening began in the spring. The result was a far more confident and experienced corps of militiamen, and the wearing down of the best military in the world of it’s day. Thousands of Hessians and British were captured, and 900 were killed. But the losses went well beyond battle casualties. Because of the constant harassment of the Jersey militia raiders, the petite guerre created deplorable conditions in British and German camps. Overcrowding, poor food, too few supplies and poor sanitation led to more than half of the British forces sent into the Jersey campaign in 1776 New Jersey being rendered dead, wounded, too ill to fight, or otherwise ineffective.”

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6 Responses to Bob Owens: “Petite guerre”

  1. Roy Ryder says:

    I never want to be in a position where I would wage war on my own government. Of course, I don’t want to be in a position where my own goverment wages war on me.

  2. fasttimes says:

    everytime i bring up the actual purpose of the 2nd ammendment which is to protect the citizenry from the tyrany of its own gov’t i hear “oh yeah, im sure you are going to get a lot done against the army who has missles and drones, idiot”

    This is how i know the education system is fu…..screwed. even our own citizens don’t realize that our forfathers took on the greatest military the world has know, to that point, and defeated them with much less in terms of weaponry (however, rilfles that matched the red coats and some cannon) it blows my mind how little people know.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      If we are disarmed, they don’t have to use missiles and drones. If we are disarmed, they can pacify us with their sidearms. Hell, they could pacify us with a gun jeep parked by the post office.

      An armed citizenry takes missiles and drones and that maybe a bridge too far for some wannabe dictators and it would certainly be more than some military members want to engage in the use of.

      The bottom line is that an armed citizenry must be pacified by heavy force. I disarmed citizenry has no choice but to roll over when faced with even minimal armed oppression.

      • notamobster says:


        The projection of force is an amazing equalizer.

        Does anyone here have any doubt that we would be full-on USSR right now, if we had been disarmed, say 20 years ago?

  3. Rugerman says:

    Communists and their supporters should probably start being more circumspect about their comments. It’s entirely possible that some hick with a deer rifle is making notes about potential high profile traitors. Hypothetically speaking of course.

  4. notamobster says:

    Hypothetically speaking, I know at least 5 personally, who are. Hypothetically…