Artillery Firing

Grand Manoeuvre Napoleonic Wargames Rules.

An artillery firing example:

A French infantry brigade is advancing on positions held by a medium Austrian artillery battery. The French formation has just come into view and the nearest target to battery is a “D” class unit in column at a distance of 29 centimetres (it is in “long” range).

A second unit, also in column, is 7 centimetres behind the first at a range of 36 centimetres and this is a conscript “E” class unit.


The Battle of Lodi by Myrbach

In the first turn the Austrian battery rolls 1 d.6; the die roll is a “5”.

To this roll the following is added; +1 for the target being in column = net score of: 6 which means that the first unit is disordered.
Because the main target was hit, “bounce-through” applies to the second unit and so it is diced for also.
A “4” is rolled and to this the following modifiers are added: +1 for the target being in column and +1 for the target being “E” class. = net score of: 6 which means that the second unit is also disordered.

In a second turn, all the French units have passed their rallying/manoeuvre tests and the columns are now at 13 and 20 centimetres range. They are both now in “normal” range.
In this turn the Austrian battery rolls a “2”.
To this roll the following is added; +1 for the target being in column = net score of: 3 and because the first target was not hit, there is no “bounce-through”.