Thanks for this, Alexander. Of course I meant Bugeaud's recollections (long before he became a marshal, of course) of his time as an infantry officer in Spain. That's twice I have attributed things to Foy that I shouldn't have. Must try harder!!
But you have to love his description of "the silent English... in their impressive stillness...Silent and immobile". He makes my point that fire discipline is crucial to success in these battles.
It occurs to me that the British infantry are more like the Russian infantry than any others I can think of.