|3-lber Horse Artillery|
|Belongs to||Most European and American factions|
|Tech requirement||Explosive Shells|
|Produced from||Military Governor's Barracks|
|Shot Types||Round Shot; Canister Shot; Shrapnel Shot|
|Cost||850 SP/680 MP|
|Turns to Train||1|
3-lber Horse Artillery is a type of artillery in Empire: Total War.
Intended to keep up with rapidly-advancing mounted forces, horse artillery batteries have a touch of "cavalry dash" about them.
Horse artillery units are distinguished from other types of artillery forces because everyone rides into battle: drivers ride the horses, while gun crews are often given seats on the gun limbers. The cannons assigned to horse artillery units usually fire relatively small calibre rounds although, as always, the weight of shot is used to designate different horse artillery types. The weight of fire is considered to be less important than the speed with which it can be moved to a firing position, deployed, and then removed to a new site. This is what gives horse artillery its appeal to generals: the ability to rapidly give fire from almost anywhere on the battlefield. Horse artillery can be used as a flexible reserve, or to exploit a weakness in an enemy line.
Historically, in many countries horse artillery developed a cavalry-like air of being an elite force. This attitude is entirely understandable. Dragging heavy artillery pieces across country at the gallop is an inherently dangerous thing to do, even without people shooting at you!
Although very weak, the 3-lber Horse Artillery is among some of the most maneuverable artillery in the game thanks to its multiple horses. However, it is equal to or inferior in every way to 6-lber Horse Artillery. They're able to easily move to the best firing positions in the map, and can generally avoid close-ranged harm as long as they take advantage of their maneuverability.
|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|