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Offline Almqvist

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Re: Buck and ball
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 02:19:07 pm »
Don't think so, were they even used in europe?

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Re: Buck and ball
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 04:25:00 pm »
Perhaps the most famous proponent of the buck and ball loading was George Washington, who encouraged his troops to load their muskets with buck and ball loads during the American Revolution. It remained a standard issue ammunition type in the US Army through the Civil War, although European armies generally did not use buck and ball shot, considering it an unfair and dishonorable way of fighting.

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Re: Buck and ball
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 06:42:03 pm »
Perhaps the most famous proponent of the buck and ball loading was George Washington, who encouraged his troops to load their muskets with buck and ball loads during the American Revolution. It remained a standard issue ammunition type in the US Army through the Civil War, although European armies generally did not use buck and ball shot, considering it an unfair and dishonorable way of fighting.

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Re: Buck and ball
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 02:56:41 pm »
The Americans participated in the war of 1812. Therefore, they also refer to the Napoleonic wars.

In Europe, they preferred to load muskets with ball and ball.

Also, here is another interesting information on the thread: http://modernheritage.net/Scott_etal_2017.pdf

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Re: Buck and ball
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 03:02:46 pm »
The Americans participated in the war of 1812. Therefore, they also refer to the Napoleonic wars.

In Europe, they preferred to load muskets with ball and ball.

Also, here is another interesting information on the thread: http://modernheritage.net/Scott_etal_2017.pdf
Who cares about the war of 1812...

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Re: Buck and ball
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 03:20:58 pm »
Who cares about the napoleonic wars...

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Re: Buck and ball
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 11:56:36 pm »
To be fair leave the European stage to the Europeans and let Wings and Tories be for these kind of features.