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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 1:26 a.m. PST

English Civil War artillery isn't the most effective battlefield weapon. I began with 2 sakers (medium artillery) when I started my Covenanter army. Pretty useless. I added one more. Marginally useless. I've now added a fourth (& last: 4 is the BG maximum).

I have no great hopes for this battery. It fires slowly & inaccurately (in line with historical precedent). It moves slowly & once unlimbered, does not move again during the battle. …….but it looks good! And for me, that is what my "easy beat" Covenanter army is all about.

KeepYourPowderDry03 Sep 2020 2:39 a.m. PST

Very nice Ochoin. Good to see Scots artillery in the presumed correct colour (carriages protected with pine resin). Didn't fancy any frame guns?

Strange that Scots artillery is a bit pants when you consider the experience gained in Sweden, and the technological advances made by Wemyss.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2020 4:10 a.m. PST

Oh, I have frame guns as well. They're not much better.
Indeed, the best my poor Covenanters ever fared was in a scenario where they had no artillery. Says something.

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