Just a little storyboard about the advantages and disadvantages of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War
The Continental Army Fought on Their Home Ground
The Continental Army had Great Generals and had Support for their War
I am George Washington, one of the most important leaders on the Continental Army
Time was on the Colonist's side
I will not continue to support the war to regain the colonies! It is a waste of money!
Although the British were stationed in the Colonies, a vast majority of the British troops had come from England. This made it especially hard for the British, as their enemy knew all about the land.
The Continental Army was Completely Outnumbered
The decisions that the generals of the Continental Army had made were very strategic and crucial to winning against the British. Everyone had also supported the war as opposed to the British people in England.
The Continental Army had a Multitude of Supply Shortages
The American Revolutionary War had been heavily criticized by the British people. This got so bad that they wouldn't even pay taxes towards the war. All the colonists needed to do was prolong the war until the British finally gave up. Even the British soldiers began to rethink fighting the colonies.
Very Weak Central Government
Although it looks like the colonists had a lot of advantages, this was far from true. The British had 80,000 trained and professional .troops along with 30,000 mercenaries while the Continental Army had at most 20,000 troops who knew very little about combat.
While the British were one of the most prosperous powers in the world, the Americans were in great debt. As a result of this, the continental army had a very hard time funding their military. This led to a multitdue of shortages on food, cloth and ammunition.
Sir, our supplies are running low and there is nothing we can do. We will starve
Due to the articles of confederation, the Continental Army was not able to tax the people. This practically makes the whole army completely crippled as they are not achieving their full potential compared to the British Army. This leads to several shortages in supplies.