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Re: [civilwarwest] The Text in Table of Fire

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  • 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
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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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