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Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
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Military cha nges occur re d primarily in th e fields of tacti cs and orga nization. Th e old linear mod e of warfa re, which emphas ized infantry fire power, was cha llenge d by a new tactical syste m that favo red battlefield mobility. O riginating in a debate amo ng Fre nch military write rs after the Seven Years War, theor y becam e a reality in th e wars of th e Fre nch Revolution from 1792 onward.