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Old December 23rd, 2011, 09:45 AM   #171

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The Miniť ball was the first widespread cartridge design, and began to be used during the Crimean War.
thanks, so soldiers with this only had to load another of these into the rifle and they were ready to fire, it still gave off a lot of smoke dident it?
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As for the cavalry - the other day I lost no less than five men while charging a unit of peasants with French mailed knights.
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thanks, so soldiers with this only had to load another of these into the rifle and they were ready to fire, it still gave off a lot of smoke dident it?
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I am no expert, but I believe smokeless powder to have been introduced after 1880.
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I am no expert, but I believe smokeless powder to have been introduced after 1880.

Allowing for the development of camoflage. So no more bright colourful uniforms on the battlefield as standard.
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As for the cavalry - the other day I lost no less than five men while charging a unit of peasants with French mailed knights.
i find that most losses you would take after a charge are those when you order them out as they then get killed while trying to disengage
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Allowing for the development of camouflage. So no more bright colourful uniforms on the battlefield as standard.
my god i don't know why i never realized that connection before but it makes perfect sense, smokeless power means you can now camouflage yourself so theres little need for the army to line up like before which then leads to modern war.
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i find that most losses you would take after a charge are those when you order them out as they then get killed while trying to disengage

my god i don't know why i never realized that connection before but it makes perfect sense, smokeless power means you can now camouflage yourself so theres little need for the army to line up like before which then leads to modern war.

Bright colours or bold colours generally are useful to distinguish one side from the other on a battlefield covered in the smoke of musket and cannon. In the 1870's the British are still wearing red, but by the close of the 19th century its khaki.
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