Yeah - I understand what you mean, and I agree with you. But that's not what I meant by controlled. Their fire was still, at least initially, directed by a direct command, and even though the individuals are firing independently,, they're still in a fairly concentrated and controlled area. Modern communication makes dispersion possible, and a greater emphasis on the initiative of the individual soldier.
Pine River Boys, Co I, 7th Wisconsin
"We're... Christians, what read the Bible and foller what it says about lovin' your enemies and carin' for them what despitefully use you -- that is, after you've downed 'em good and hard."
-Si Klegg and His Pard Shorty