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crogge1757 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

I started with another SYW Artillery project.
This time it will be the British. I intend to present a number of scale drawings along with some discussion. Hope to identify some of the pieces that have really been fielded apart from the well known light 3 & 6 pounders.
For the start, I think I have identified the piece, David Morier illustrates in one of his well known paintings illustrating the Duke of Cumberland's Army in Flandres 1745-1749.
I was surprized a heavy 6-pounder could arrive at such a massive structure. Before I was convinced Morier had depicted 12-pounders for his painting.
Feel free to have a look at my initial article. More to come.


18CTEXAN11 Oct 2018 4:26 a.m. PST

Excellent information! Much appreciated!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 5:50 a.m. PST

Great research – thanks for sharing

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 8:43 a.m. PST

Definitely excellent information. Your research on 18th Century Artillery continues to be of great value to the gaming community.

AICUSV12 Oct 2018 10:59 a.m. PST

Your efforts are much appreciated, and informative. Keep it up, please.

crogge1757 Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2018 3:17 p.m. PST

Just wanted to let everyone know that I published the first set of British ordnance on my Blog.
The 1730's Armstrong "heavy" 3-, 6-, 12-, & 24-pounder pieces. Fielded during the WAS—and the 6 & 12 models also during the SYW from 1761 on in Germany. The 24 was siege only business, while the heavy 3 had become obsolete, being replaced by the new light 6 by 1748, it seems.

Good stuff. As far as I see it at this time, the Brits fielded far less models then commonly believed. I have three more models to do. The medium 12-pdr and the light 6- & 12-pdr. Thats all there is—or was—I am rather convinced by now. Not accounting for the howitzers here. I concentrate on the cannons for the start.

Does anyone here in this forum have a good contact to the US Waterlivet Arsenal Museum on the Hudson River, New York State?
I'm having dificulties to trace down a contact, for the site is US Army terrain to the present day, but it has a museum. I need information from the guys, but haven't gotten a reply in days.


18CTEXAN30 Nov 2018 7:51 p.m. PST

Excellent information and great drawings!

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