Artillery crew weapons

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Artillery crew weapons

Post by agentbalzac » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:09 am

Hi folks,

Rather than SP2 in particular, this is more a query for Napoleonics in general.

Can anyone enlighten me on what, if any, personal weapons were carried by artillery crews of the era, in particular the various forces of the Peninsular War? This includes edged weapons as well as any firearms. :?:

Any info appreciated.


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Re: Artillery crew weapons

Post by CMCLEOD2015 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:39 pm

Hi Graham

In general Foot artillerymen carried infantry weapons - musket and sabre briquet.
Horse artillerymen were equipped as Light Cavalry - sabres (I don't think they had carbines)
Each country may have differences, check the Mont st. Jean site for the various nations involved in 1815


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Re: Artillery crew weapons

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:41 am

Most horse gunners had pistols (like their cavalry colleagues), but I'm not aware of any carbines. Usually they were carried on the horse like the cavalry, but Bavarian "light" artillery carried theirs about their person in a holster; RHA gunners had a double-barrelled over-and-under pistol (I think one barrel was rifled).

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