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British Foot Artillery
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John Jenkins Designs

Item Number: BCHART-01

3 Crew Firing, 3 pieces . Not a Limited Edition
*This Set does not include the gun.

There will be extra sets that can be added to this first set, including figures loading and aiming the guns. The main part of the weapon was the gun, basically an elongated metal cylinder open at the muzzle end. A charge of powder and a projectile were loaded into the hollow centre or bore of the gun, and when the charge was ignited the resulting explosion propelled the projectile out the muzzle toward the target. Guns were designated by the weight of the round shot they fired. The most common and useful gun in the War of 1812 was the 6-pdr. The 6 pound round shot had a fearsome effect. At 600-700 yards under optimum conditions, it could cut through nineteen men or seven feet of earth.