Sometimes it's all open to debate but I've found raiders a loose word in military terms. Too many have become what can be called raiders or a specialized force to do a task or mission in many campaigns. I like to think a true link to the raiders of the French-Indian War that happened in Canada, I believe. They were called Morgan's Raiders or something else, because I'm not 100% sure. They did dress differently and certainly were not "colorful" dressed as many armies of the time did. They wore buck skins and dyed green and were experienced woodsman of the time. They traveled many miles to engage the French as they were the British answer to far flung forts. At the time is was a far different tactic to involve such and be so free to engage the enemy as the British were very rigid in military tactics. -----Willy Happy