In practice, this is a continuous and simultaneous level of rifle or artillery fire (upon given command). Unlike Volley Fire, Fusillade's were used to initially breakup an advancing enemy. It's drawback was in that the time needed to reload (as opposed to The Volley, which gave a Commander a continued rate of fire). Artillery that used the Fusillade tactic, could breakup an enemy advance form a distance (especially with regards to opposing cavalry or artillery). Suppressive Fire is another form of Fusillade use. The tactic is seldom used today due to the advent of more advanced weapons and automatic firearms.