12-pound field gun
The 12-pounder field gun was considered to be a battle-winning weapon,
particularly when massed in "Grand Batteries".
It was used by both Guard and Line batteries.
A Heavy Field Battery usually consisted of 8 pieces - 6 12-pounder
guns and two Howitzers.
In action they had a crew of 15 men, which included
8 specialist gunners commanded by a Corporal. They were drawn by a team of 6 horses accompanied by three ammunition caissons,
each holding 68 rounds.
They had an effective range of 750 to 1,000 metres and could fire
upto two rounds per minute.