When a small irregular force
takes on a large regular force
through the use of hit and run tactics, the element of surprise, sabotage, destroying the enemies line of communications, etc.
warfare to work, the insurgent army must
have the full support of the inhabitants in the area in which the guerrilla forces
are trying to liberate. The enemy is also the source
of the guerrilla
army’s ammunition. Guerrilla
for "little war" and it originated with the actions of small
bands of Spanish
soldiers who fought against Napoleon’s French army in the Peninsular War (1807-1814).