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Use our forest tree sets and your imagination to implement some of the tips we set out on these pages to help you ramp your games up to more adventurous and exciting levels.   

In this section, comparisons are made between the fighting tactics of well trained and disciplined soldiers accustomed to fighting in open spaces and the practical and cunning tactics of partisan frontier dwellers, or bush fighters.   This information is largely based on research into the heavily wooded regions of North America, from the time of the French and Indian Wars, the American War of Independence, through to the American War of 1812.  

The French Canadians became expert at irregular warfare under the tutelage of their Indian native allies.  These tactics were later incorporated into the English military system, most notably by Robert Rogers of Rogers' Rangers whose American companies influenced the shape and character of Britain’s American Army.  By the time of the War of Independence, even Britain’s Hessian (mercenary) allies were trained to take cover in wilderness fighting.   

These observations are also based upon universal truths and are just as relevant to Ancient times when the Roman Army fought the tribes in Western and Central Europe, and the Middle Ages, given some variation in social customs and the use of weaponry through the ages.