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CaptainSi19 Mar 2017 2:17 a.m. PST

How did the french double team their artillery at Dresden. By this I mean how much of the artillery was double teamed and where did the horses come from.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 5:47 a.m. PST

How much I don't know, but the horse artillery companies probably had priority.

The horses probably came from the supply train and other units who had horses and from the city itself among the civilian population.

Just a guess, mind, but that seems to me to be the best guess without evidence to support it.

Allan F Mountford19 Mar 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

Pulling power per pair of team horses would not necessarily double by doubling the number of pairs:

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Personal logo chasseur Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 10:10 a.m. PST

Very interesting article! Thanks for the link.

von Winterfeldt19 Mar 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

excellent article

Art19 Mar 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Bottom line…a definitive piece of work by Paul Dawson !

Markconz19 Mar 2017 1:04 p.m. PST

Great article!

Allan F Mountford20 Mar 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

I would be interested in an expert view of what effect the double teams would have on waterlogged ground, such as that existing at Dresden in 1813.

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