|18-lber Foot Artillery|
|Belongs to||Eastern and Indian Factions|
|Produced from||Gunnery School or higher|
|Shot Types||Round Shot, Canister Shot, Shrapnel Shot|
|Turns to Train||1|
Foot artillery batteries are the core of an army on campaign: the weapons that win battles and batter down walls.
Despite the name, foot artillery batteries are towed by horses, not men. The artillerymen march alongside their pieces. All guns are smoothbore, and rated by the size or weight of the 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 inevitable a gap (windage) between a shot and the barrel sides. This means the cannonball rattles down the barrel when fired, leading to an inherent accuracy. As technology advances, other types of ammunition can be fired.
Historically, there was limited standardisation 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 intimidately. Cunningly, the French attempted to develop a system of interchangable 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!
18-lbers are available to the Ottoman Empire at a technological stage in the game where the other nations have access to only 12-lber Foot Artillery, giving them a considerable advantage in terms of artillery firepower. Aside from this, they are identical in function to their western counterparts.
|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|