July 15, 2020 at 1:31 am #179907
My scenario calls for 3 lb and 6 lb cannon. Are those light smoothbore artillery or smoothbore artillery? Please advise.0July 15, 2020 at 3:17 am #179908MikeParticipant
3lb smoothbore artillery are definitely “light” guns… as are the French 4lb smoothbores…
Most people I know classify 6-9 lb artillery as Field artillery. So the British 6 and 9 lb guns are both Field artillery.
I have seen some people put the British 9lb guns in the heavy category to offset the French 12lb guns.
A case could be made for either classification… keep in mind the difference is largely range…+1July 15, 2020 at 9:13 am #179909Garry WillsParticipant
The 3 pdrs are probably better as battalion guns with the 6 pounders being light field guns (BP2 calls them horse artillery). Having said that I play 15mm and increase all artillery ranges by 25%.
Garry+1July 15, 2020 at 8:50 pm #179956Big AlParticipant
Yes, The 3pdr would be a light smoothbore. The 6pdr could be either smooth or rifled but I would class it as horse artillery. I only say that because of the wording in the table for ranges on page 56 of BP2.+1July 15, 2020 at 9:18 pm #179958
Thank you to all for your replies.0July 15, 2020 at 9:32 pm #179959
I don’t think the 6lb guns can be rifled as this is the War of the Spanish Succession. Rifled artillery, from what I have read, were not invented until the 1840’s.0
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