George washington commanded the continental army in the war.Marquis lafayette who's real name is marie joseph, was a french general. He joined before french started to fight with the colonials.
Lack of weapons
The American Colonies were fighting on home grown so they knew were everything was.That is why they say *Guerrilla warfare*.the best part is they had good commanding generals.
disadvantages of the american colonies
Many colonist willingly gave their lives to defend their liberty, homes,children,families, and friends.France helped a lot by providing 85-90 percent of the Americans gunpowder in the wars first two years.
They were not a very well trained professional army. They were a group of people who volunteered with no experience so if they miss a shot its terrible.
Manpower.they were not trained well enough.they had bow and arrows.for when they ran out of gun powder.
They didn't have much food . they were not properly clothed.All kinds of sick people sleeping in the same room.