Colonel Holcroft Blood's Ordnance




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Guns & Equipment

We start with "Babel", our replica of a late 17th, early 18th C, three pounder cannon, also classed as a "Minion" - at the end of the 17th century these iron cannon were becoming standardised; the three pounders were light enough to move alongside infantry in support, while six pounders and above gave greater hitting power, range and could still follow an army. The late 17th, early 18th C wars in Europe were characterised by seiges, which demanded a specialised train of artillery with far heavier artillery; nothing less than a twelve pounder would do in siege work.