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  • carlw4514
    you can read the text if you use the larger option in the table of fire posted in Photos, but here it is: Use SHOT at masses of troops, and to batter, from
    Message 1 of 2 , May 2, 2005
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      you can read the text if you use the larger option in the table of
      fire posted in Photos, but here it is:

      "Use SHOT at masses of troops, and to batter, from 600 up to 2,000
      yards. Use SHELL for firing buildings, at troops posted in woods, in
      pursuit, and to produce a moral rather than a physical effect;
      greatest effective range 1,500 yards. Use SPHERICAL CASE SHOT at
      masses of troops, at not less than 500 yards; generally up to 1,500
      yards. CANISTER is not effective at 600 yards; it should not be used
      beyond 500 yards, and but very seldom and over the most favorable
      ground at that distance; at short ranges, (less than 200 yards,) in
      emergency, use double cansiter, with single charge. Do not employ
      RICOCHET at less distance than 1,000 to 1,100 yards."
    • Donald Pontious
      On 5/2/05, carlw4514 wrote: . Use SHELL for firing buildings, at troops posted in woods, in ... Yes, shell is used to knock the enemy off
      Message 2 of 2 , May 2, 2005
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        On 5/2/05, carlw4514 <carlw4514@...> wrote:

        . Use SHELL for firing buildings, at troops posted in woods, in
        > pursuit, and to produce a moral rather than a physical effect;
        > greatest effective range 1,500 yards.

        Yes, shell is used to knock the enemy off his game and lower his moral.


        Use SPHERICAL CASE SHOT at
        > masses of troops, at not less than 500 yards; generally up to 1,500
        > yards.

        Yes. Case shot has a timed fuse, and if time right, explodes over the
        head of th troops and rains down schrapnal on them. IIRC, schrapnal
        was invented in the 1820's by a british Col. named, you guessed it,
        Schrapnal.



        CANISTER is not effective at 600 yards; it should not be used
        > beyond 500 yards, and but very seldom and over the most favorable
        > ground at that distance; at short ranges, (less than 200 yards,) in
        > emergency, use double cansiter, with single charge. Do not employ
        > RICOCHET at less distance than 1,000 to 1,100 yards."
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