In 1840, Britain launched the first Opium War against the Qing Dynasty.
in the 20th year of Daoguang (1840), Britain launched the first Opium War against the Qing Dynasty. The war lasted two years and ended with the defeat of the Qing Dynasty and the signing of the humiliating Treaty of Nanjing. In the impression of most people, the British army had a limited number of labor expeditions in this war, while the Qing army relied on the mainland to fight and had an advantage in numbers, and the defeat was only due to the backwardness of weapons and equipment and the advantage of British ships and guns.
there are two main reasons why the Qing army sometimes does not have as many British soldiers on the battlefield:
first of all, the influence of the military system of the Qing Dynasty
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secondly, there are differences in traffic modes