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    Dwarf in the Playground

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    Default Re: Got a Real-World Weapon, Armour or Tactics Question? Mk. XXVIII

    Another thing to consider is the average size of a Napoleonic field piece. A standard 12 lb ball (the heaviest common field cannon) has a diameter of just over 120mm - 4.76 inches. Even if your net was perfectly compacted with absolutely no air gaps, and packed as a cylinder that caught the charge and stayed perfectly intact until shooting out (a sabot, perhaps?), the volume of the net will be a problem. With a two foot long shell (which is already quite large for a barrel less than 6 feet long) you would get....

    Wait for it....

    Half a cubic foot of net. You might give someone a mildly annoying hat?
    Last edited by KineticDiplomat; 2019-07-16 at 11:14 PM.