|12-lber Howitzer Foot Artillery|
|Belongs to||Most European and American Factions|
|Tech requirement||Explosive Shells|
|Produced from||Military Governor's Barracks/Great Arsenal or higher|
|Shot Types||Round Shot; Explosive Shells; Carcass Shot; Quicklime Shells; Percussion Shells|
|Cost||630 SP/790 MP|
|Turns to Train||1|
12-lber Howitzer Foot Artillery are a type of artillery in Empire: Total War.
Howitzers send shells plunging into enemy formations and over defences, making cover irrelevant.
Howitzers are something of a misfit in the world of artillery, combining elements of both mortars and field pieces. Stubby-barreled and mounted on limbered field carriages, howitzers are capable of delivering a range of ordnance via indirect fire.
By angling the barrel and changing the propellant charge used, howitzers have impressive flexibility in shell trajectories. Experienced crews can lob ordnance with great accuracy into a “beaten zone”, making life utterly miserable and very short for anyone within it. As foot artillerymen, howitzer gunners walk into battle alongside the draft animals, giving them limited battlefield mobility.
Even a small battery of well-utilized howitzers can help tip the balance of power in a player's favor. Their medium-long range and ballistic trajectory allow them to be deployed in the safety of an army's rear without dramatically reducing its effectiveness. The Explosive Shells (and later Carcass Shot, Percussion Shells and Quicklime Shells) make it an effective tool against mass of infantry or cavalry, while Round Shot can be used to take down walls safely at a distance.
|Cannons||12-lber Foot Artillery • 18-lber Foot Artillery • 18-lber Horse Guard Artillery • 24-lber Foot Artillery • 24-lber Guard Artillery • 3-lber Horse Artillery • 6-lber Horse Artillery • 64-lber Great Gun • 64-lber Heavy Artillery • 9-lber Artillery • Cannons • Demi-Cannons • Guns • Native Artillery • Sakers|
|Howitzers and Mortars||12-lber Howitzer Foot Artillery • 24-lber Howitzer Foot Artillery • 4-inch Mortar Battery • Bombardment Mortars • Large Mortars • Mortars|
|Other||Organ Gun • Puckle Guns • Rocket Band • Rocket Troop|