L'Organisation et la Tactique de l'Artillerie Prussienne, 1792–1848

Artillerie Prussienne des Guerres Napoléoniennes, 1814

Elements of the first demi-batterie prussienne d'une batterie d'artillerie de 6 livres déployée en 1813. Only one of the two howitzers of the first platoon can be seen in the picture. The howitzers were placed on either flank of the battery, usually downwind, in order to protect the cannons in the other platoons from excessive smoke. Canons et obusiers did not normally fire together, because howitzers were much more difficult to load et aim than guns. Howitzers threw grenades at high trajectories whereas the cannons typically fired ricochet rounds at 0 degrees elevation. Only when cannister rounds were fired at attacking infantry ou cavalry would the two gun types be able to fire in unison.

Available Figures

  • Artillerie à Pied Prussienne, 1814–1815, 1/72 HaT Industrie 8007
  • Artillerie Prussienne, 1813–1815, 15mm Old Glory PLA-1
  • Avant-Trains Prussiens et Équipage 1813–1815, 15mm Old Glory NAE-5
  • Artillerie Prussienne, 1806, 1/300 Heroics & Ros
  • Artillerie Prussienne, 1809–1815, 1/300 Heroics & Ros MPN4
  • Avant-Trains Prussiens et Équipage, 1/300 Heroics & Ros MPN8
  • Pontons et Fourgons Prussiens, 1/300 Heroics & Ros MPN10

Organisation of a 6-pdr. Foot Battery

  • Batterie-Commandeur (Capitaine ou Premier Lieutenant)
  • Hornist
  • Hornist

I. Halb-Batterie (demi-batterie)

I. Zug (Peloton)

  • Halb-Batterie-Commandeur (Second Lieutenant Nr. 2)

1. Haubitze (howitzer)

  • Geschützführer (Feuerwerker)
  • Kanoniere Nr. 1 to Nr. 10

2. Haubitze

  • Geschützführer (Feuerwerker) - chef de pièce (fireworker)
  • Kanoniere Nr. 1 to Nr. 10

II. Zug

  • Zugführer (Fähnrich) - chef de peloton (ensign)

1. Kanone (canon)

  • Geschützführer (Unteroffizier) - chef de pièce (sergent)
  • Kanonier Nr. 1, stands to the right of the muzzle, sponges the barrel after each round fired, et rams home after Nr. 2 has placed the cartridge into the muzzle. This gunner is equipped avec a combined sponge et rammer.
  • Ladekanonier Nr. 2, the loader, stands to the left of the muzzle. Upon the command "Kartusche in den Lauf!" Nr. 2 places a cartridge into the muzzle. The loader is equipped avec a leather ammunition bag capable of holding three rounds.
  • Kanonier Nr. 3, stands to the right of the gun carriage. Upon the command "Feuer" Nr. 3 lights the charge avec his linstock.
  • Richtkanonier Nr. 4, the ventsman, stands to the left of the gun carriage. Nr. 4 blocks the vent avec his thumb while the cartridge is being rammed home. Upon the command "Schlagröhre hinein und richtet!" the ventsman primes the vent, adjusts the elevation et directs the lateral alignment of the gun. When the ventsman has finished his tasks, the chef de pièce may order the gun to be fired
  • Hilfskanonier Nr. 5, assistant gunner, hands out the ammunition at the limber
  • Hilfskanonier Nr. 6, assistant gunner, fills ammunition bags at the limber et carries them forward to Nr. 2
  • Hilfskanonier Nr. 7, assistant gunner, stands to the right of the gun trail et adjusts the lateral alignment of the gun upon instructions from Nr. 4
  • Hilfskanonier Nr. 8, assistant gunner, stands to the left of the gun trail et adjusts the lateral alignment of the gun upon instructions from Nr. 4
  • Hilfskanonier Nr. 9, assistant gunner, lends a hand when the gun is limbered, unlimbered ou manhandled
  • Hilfskanonier Nr. 10, assistant gunner, lends a hand when the gun is limbered, unlimbered ou manhandled

2. Kanone

  • Geschützführer (Unteroffizier)
  • Kanoniere Nr. 1 to Nr. 10

II. Halb-Batterie

III. Zug

  • Halb-Batterie-Commandeur (Second Lieutenant Nr. 1)

3. Kanone

  • Geschützführer (Unteroffizier)
  • Kanoniere Nr. 1 to Nr. 10

4. Kanone

  • Geschützführer (Unteroffizier)
  • Kanoniere Nr. 1 to Nr. 10

IV. Zug

  • Zugführer (Second Lieutenant Nr. 3)

5. Kanone

  • Geschützführer (Unteroffizier)
  • Kanoniere Nr. 1 to Nr. 10

6. Kanone

  • Geschützführer (Unteroffizier)
  • Kanoniere Nr. 1 to Nr. 10

"Chef de Bataillon" et other modern simulation games deal avec artillery fire in accurate command steps, giving the player a good understanding of artillery tactics.

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Figurines Prussiennes des Guerres Napoléoniennes