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PST It is a good question, according the the regulations of — yes, but I try to find some odbs to see what the actual practise was, in case, you can go for a mix as well. PST I did the battle of neerwinden marche 18 and in the toe what surpised me was a battery of horse artillery with 8 lb.
PST oh and the other take away from that research was there where some 12lb HA batteries, after the First 2 the rest seemed to use what they had around at the time of formation.
The 8-pdr was too heavy, the prolonge was dangerous as the gun could overturn, [ie. Now once the new system was in production, some generals complained that the new guns were no good. These generals argued that the French must have larger calibre guns than the enemy, or what advantage would the French have.
General Lariboissier argued that the new 6-pdr with the limber ammunition box, gave the guns more fire power, and less reliant on the old caissons. He argued that under the old system, the guns could not operate without a caisson and a train of men ferrying ammunition.
Now with the limber mounted ammunition box, as opposed to having to lift the ammunition box on and off the gun carriage, which he complained was dangerous to the gunners, and took time, batteries could operate with more ease and were not as tied down to the caissons.
Indeed, limbers could be sent to the caisson, reloaded and taken back to the gun line far quicker, and safer than moving the caissons to the gun lines.
General Allix called gassendi, sorbier and Songis as partisans of the Royalist cause in not favouring change and embracing new republican ideas and technology. Now thanks to Comte de Cessac, he got his chum Gassendi put into the officer of artillery at the war ministry and general Songis named as general inspector.
So it was hardly a shock that these three men issued an order stopping construction of the new guns on 9 November [SHDDT 2w 48]. General; Dejean ordered a report written evaluating the new system and hoped that sense would prevail and the 8-pdr being be brought back into service.
The report was delivered and prepared by Gassendi on 16th February Napoleon ordered yet another report on 14th April as Gassendi was hardly impartial and had done no testing of the two systems.
Gassendis report was issued 9 April Napoleon found in favour of the 6-pdr: The 8-pdr was supressed becasue: This was not done till 16th April So when it is noted that the 8-pdr was used at Wagram, well it was because there were not enough new 6-pdrs to go around, and General Gassendi had taken up nearly 4 years in his quest to abolish the 6-pdr, which ultimately failed as he was forced to re-introduce the 6-pdr inbut it took him TWO years to agree to this.
So when writing in it is hardly surprising that the man who did all he could to abolish the artillery committee and its ordnance wrote against the system.
Gassendi is not an impartial writer, just like Ruty. Just a few points of interest regarding the above comments, many of which are incorrect in point of fact as well as regarding the French artillery arm: The Gribeauval System was designed for a war of maneuver and was built accordingly. The Gribeauval 4- 8- and pounders were designed to be moved easily by either horse or man-team because of the mechanical advantages built into them when they were designed.
Further, the idea that the 8-pounder could not be used with a prolonge is also incorrect. For example, captured Austrian 6-pounder ammunition was too light or small to be used by French 6-pounders and capture French 6-pounder ammunition was too large or too heavy for Austrian 6-pounders.
Further, the windage standards for each country was different, with the French standard of. Austrian field pieces, for example, had a different windage tolerance for each caliber. The French 6-pounder was almost a seven pounder, and the Austrian 6-pounder was less than the French 6-pounder.
This difference in weights and measures is usually overlooked when discussing period artillery. The coffret was taken from the gun carriage when the artillery company was emplacing and placed on the limber. That was the ammunition that was used in the unit's fire missions.
The coffret was resupplied from the piece's caisson. It was much easier to manually move the ammunition from the caisson to the limber instead of moving the gun limber to the caisson when the coffret was empty.Below are the all-time best French Revolution poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup.
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