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Martini-Henry

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PostSubject: Artillery at Isandlwana    Artillery at Isandlwana  EmptyThu Jun 25, 2015 3:19 pm

Can anyone advise on the effectiveness of the battery's at Isandlwana?
What range maximum & minimum they would be firing?
How long they would've been in action?
Projected casualties?
I realise this will be educated guesswork but I would appreciate your thoughts on this.
Sorry if this has been covered by other threads, I am still fairly new to this & am still working my way through the forum topics.
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PostSubject: Re: Artillery at Isandlwana    Artillery at Isandlwana  EmptyThu Jun 25, 2015 3:34 pm

Hi MH

Try this book.

The role of the Royal Regiment of Artillery in the Battle of Isandlwana 1879, it's also out as an ebook

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Waterloo
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PostSubject: Re: Artillery at Isandlwana    Artillery at Isandlwana  EmptyThu Jun 25, 2015 3:44 pm

Cheers do you know the author's or is it produce by the RA?
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PostSubject: Re: Artillery at Isandlwana    Artillery at Isandlwana  EmptyThu Jun 25, 2015 4:21 pm

Hello,

The book was written By (Victor S Smallwood) Its for sale on Amazon

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PostSubject: Re: Artillery at Isandlwana    Artillery at Isandlwana  EmptyThu Jun 25, 2015 4:26 pm

You might also try The Curling Letters by Best and Greaves. Curling was an RA officer with N5 Battery at Isandhlwana and survived.

Steve
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PostSubject: Re: Artillery at Isandlwana    Artillery at Isandlwana  EmptyThu Jun 25, 2015 4:29 pm

Thanks Waterloo I'll add it to my expanding Amazon basket.


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PostSubject: Re: Artillery at Isandlwana    Artillery at Isandlwana  EmptyThu Jun 25, 2015 4:38 pm

Martini-Henry,

Take a look at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] for the technical details.

By-the-way, there were no batteries at Isandlwana merely a two cannon section from a six cannon battery, the other four cannon being out with battery's commander, Brevet Lt.-Colonel Arthur Harness, with Lord Chelmsford. Initially the section was under the command of Lieutenant Henry Curling, until Brevet Major Stuart Smith assumed command on his return to the camp, which according to Curling happened at about 12 noon.

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The recovered 7lb'er R.M.L. cannon of N Battery, 5th Brigade, R.A. photographed at Ulundi.
John Young Collection.

The projectiles fired by the field guns were as shown in the below illustration from top to bottom the Common & Segment Shell; the Shrapnel Shell & Case Shot:

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John Young Collection.

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PostSubject: Re: Artillery at Isandlwana    Artillery at Isandlwana  EmptyThu Jun 25, 2015 6:06 pm

A very complete answer sir. Can it be estimated how many shots they would have fired & to what effect on a fast moving enemy?

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PostSubject: Re: Artillery at Isandlwana    Artillery at Isandlwana  EmptyThu Jun 25, 2015 8:40 pm

John Young,


It took me a while but, Lacedaemonians at The Battle of Thermopylae. Tell them in Lacedaimon, passer-by that here, obedient to their word, we lie.


Do I get any points for working it out?




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PostSubject: Re: Artillery at Isandlwana    Artillery at Isandlwana  EmptyThu Jun 25, 2015 11:28 pm

Waterloo, that was sorted in another thread! So no points.
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