2019-07-16, 11:10 PM (ISO 8601)
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.