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Marine 12-lber Artillery Independent Company (ETW Unit)

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Marine 12-lber Artillery Independent Company (ETW Unit)
12 lber land cannon colonial.png
Class Artillery
Unit Size 24 Men
Weaponry 12-lber cannon
Morale
Melee Attack
Ranged Attack
Defence
Charge Bonus
Accuracy
Range
Ammunition
Region Global
Recruitment Cost 580
Upkeep Cost 230
Turns to Build
Unit Limit
Building Requirements Engineer School
Technology Requirements Canister shot
Attributes
  • Slow Moving
  • Can Hide in Woodland

  • 12 lber foot.png Foot artillery batteries are the core or an army on campaign: the weapons that win battles and batter down walls.

    Overview

    Despite the name, foot artillery batteries are towed by horses, not men. The artillerymen march alongside their pieces. All guns are smooth-bore, and rated by the size or weight of solid projectile that they fire: a 12-pounder is so called because it hurls a cannonball weighing 12 pounds towards the enemy! It may not do so very accurately, as the casting of barrels and balls means that there is inevitably a gap (wind-age) between a shot and the barrel sides. This means that a cannonball rattles down the barrel when fired, leading to an inherent inaccuracy. As technology advances, other types of ammunition can be fired. Historically, there was limited standardization between guns, even in the same battery. Parts from one gun would not always fit a sister piece. A gunner would know the quirks of his own weapon intimately. Cunningly, the French attempted to develop a system of interchangeable components for all their guns and field equipment. Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval (1715-1789), the inspector of artillery, tried but he wasn’t entirely successful. Even after he had finished there were still more than 20 different types of wheel in use!

    Details

    Marine 12-lber Artillery Independent Company are a cancelled artillery unit. They are capable of unleashing devastating payloads upon the enemy lines and can field canister shot, which can be extremely deadly at close range. However as the game progresses they will eventually be outclassed by howitzers and other, heavier forms of artillery. Despite the Marine 12-lber Artillery Independent Company will still be able to hold its own in the early to mid stages of the game.

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