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Cannons
Cannons
Belongs to Maratha Confederacy
Type Cannon Artillery
Guns 3
Firepower 126
Range 400
Accuracy 50
Reload 30
Morale 3
Tech requirement None
Produced from Cannon Foundry
Shot Types Round Shot, Canister Shot, Shrapnel Shot
Cost 700 SP/630 MP
Upkeep 170
Turns to Train 2
Unit Cap None


Cannons are a type of cannon artillery in Empire: Total War.

DescriptionEdit

A demi-cannon is a heavy artillery piece from the previous century, deployed in a fixed battlefield position.

Although obsolete, a demi-cannon is still a dangerous weapon to face as it fires a ball with a nominal weight of around 24 pounds. This large calibre makes for a large weapon with a massive gun carriage. Once properly emplaced, a demi-cannon is hard enough to adjust for aim, let along drag to a new location! Originally, this lack of tactical mobility was not a problem, as the gun was for siege work or for a battlefield where there was little artillery present. It was unlikely to ever suffer any kind of counter- battery fire, so didn't need to be moved.

Artillery was sometimes incredibly dangerous to its users as well as the targets: fire was a terrible risk. The artillery baggage train usually held an enormous quantity of powder, and any stray spark was liable to cause an explosion. Anyone out of place caught near the powder train could expect little mercy: some generals ordered that enemy agents should be burned alive if caught in an arson attempt, and immediate lynching for their own errant soldiers wandering too near the artillery train!

General InformationEdit

Cannons are the Marathan equivalent to Demi-Cannons, and are identical in every way save appearance.

Artillery
Cannons 12-lber Foot Artillery18-lber Foot Artillery18-lber Horse Guard Artillery24-lber Foot Artillery24-lber Guard Artillery3-lber Horse Artillery6-lber Horse Artillery64-lber Great Gun64-lber Heavy Artillery9-lber ArtilleryCannonsDemi-CannonsGunsNative ArtillerySakers
Howitzers and Mortars 12-lber Howitzer Foot Artillery24-lber Howitzer Foot Artillery4-inch Mortar BatteryBombardment MortarsLarge MortarsMortars
Other Organ GunPuckle GunsRocket BandRocket Troop

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