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Colonial Wars – Army gun crew (4 figures)

  • Product Code: CE104
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1. Very nice paint job by Kevin Longley. 


ARTILLERY DOCTRINE

·         Guns should be pushed forward to inflict maximum casualties and achieve maximum ‘morale effect’ (the Boer War showed the problems with this doctrine. Colonel Long pushed his guns to within 700 yards of the Boer line, and watched his crews mowed down).

·         Bombardments should not be used if they will cause the enemy to withdraw, since the object is to defeat him rather than to drive him away.

·         If a bombardment is used, enemy guns should be silenced before firing on the section of line to be attacked. Guns were placed at intervals of 12-20 yards, usually in the open with teams and vehicles under cover in the rear.

Statistics from Egypt 1882

Royal Artillery Equipment

(per Battery)

 

Ammunition

6 guns and limbers

 

 

per Battery

per Gun

6 ammunition wagons

 

 

13pdr

15pdr

13pdr

15pdr

1 store wagon

 

Common shell

180

144

30

24

1 store limber wagon

 

Shrapnel

648

432

108

72

1 forage wagon

 

Case shot

24

24

4

4

1 water cart

 

Star shell

800

800

133

133

1 cavalry spring cart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Battle in Africa 1879-1914, Howard Whitehouse, Field Books, 1987. One of, if not the best introductory book I have read on the subject of campaigning and fighting in the colonial period. A must for the wargamer.

Jacklex Miniatures Colonial Nineteenth Century 20mm metal wargame figures.