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Anyone for Howitzers

Post by J Flower on Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:24 pm

Does anyone else make use of Howitzers, or is it as I fear a forgotten weapon?

Some Nations towards the end of the period began to replace 2 of the guns in a battery with Howitzers. What can it do for us I hear you ask.

Well if you don't have Schrapnel, Howitzers firing explosive Shell have a similar effect,( admitted not as good but better than not having it at all) it is also an air burst projectile. Plus because of the trajectory Howitzers can fire over obstacles, they can also fire cannister at close range similar to a normal cannon.

Disadvantage is the lack of solid shot, so no taking out buildings or defences, however they can be set up for envalde fire on defensive positions & fortifications to fire shells over the area & kill/injure personal.

You also have the advantage of developing illumination rounds( the Prussians did this Historically)

So, is anyone else out there using them, I know they aren't in the rule book but they should be avaliable to everyone.
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Re: Anyone for Howitzers

Post by Kingmaker on Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:49 pm

I used them and had batteries in Russia.


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Re: Anyone for Howitzers

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:15 pm

If anyone is interested in Hawitzer's they are on page 12 of Defoe's Illuminations.

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Re: Anyone for Howitzers

Post by J Flower on Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:34 am

If your using German armies you can use Haubitzer

The Russians developed the "Unicorn" which was a mix out of Long Gun Howitzer, could fire all three types of round. But at a fltter trajectory to normal Howitzers.

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