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Wargamer Dave21 Sep 2018 1:46 p.m. PST

Would infantry have dropped equipment prior to entering battle or would they go fully loaded down?

14Bore21 Sep 2018 2:44 p.m. PST

Loaded I believe

von Schwartz21 Sep 2018 5:01 p.m. PST

Loaded? I seriously doubt that, in most case they would probably has dropped their packs at their stepping off point. No point carrying all that extra kit.

olicana23 Sep 2018 3:28 a.m. PST

Prior to battle troops often piled their equipment and left it under the watch of a senior NCO, those on the 'sick list' along with the regimental surgeon and staff, and regimental wagons including the regimental officers personal kit (which was often substantial).

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