It’s funny, when folks talk about the items to take back in time to win a battle, they often talk about bigger guns, or air power. In reality the single thing that could change the course of a war is better means of communication.
It’s not bigger and badder guns....it’s coordination.
A lesson to be learned here.
If you are one little group in one town of 20k fighting the regime...there is a pessimistic view of what you might be able to accomplish. But the minute that you hear via communications that another small group had a major victory in another town, and the next day...hear of another small group taking down a helicopter...then your focus becomes clear and more dedicated.
This is one of the things that coordination and communication gives a small fighting force. You don’t need major victories on the field or major campaigns.