|Belongs to||Most Western factions|
|Produced from||Cannon Foundry|
|Shot Types||Round Shot, Canister Shot, Shrapnel Shot|
|Cost||710 SP/620 MP|
|Turns to Train||2|
Although obsolete, a demi-cannon is still a dangerous weapon to face as it fires a ball with a nominal weight of around 24 pounds.
This large calibre makes for a large weapon with a massive gun carriage. Once properly emplaced, a demi-cannon is hard enough to adjust for aim, let alone drag to a new location! Originally, this lack of tactical mobility was not a problem, as the gun was for siege work or for a battlefield where there was little artillery present. It was unlikely to ever suffer any kind of counter-battery fire, so didn’t need to be moved.
Artillery was sometimes incredibly dangerous to its users as well as the targets: fire was a terrible risk. The artillery baggage train usually held an enormous quantity of powder, and any stray spark was liable to cause an explosion. Anyone out of place caught near the powder train could expect little mercy: some generals ordered that enemy agents should be burned alive if caught in an arson attempt, and immediate lynching for their own errant soldiers wandering too near the artillery train!
Along with Sakers, Demi-Cannons are some of the first artillery Western factions can field. They are immobile and they have poor accuracy, but make up for this with decent firepower. They are very powerful if properly used, but are highly vulnerable to both melee and missile attacks.
While Demi-Cannons require fewer technological advances than their later counterparts, they hold the advantage of having better firepower and, on some settings, more cannons per regiment.
Upgraded ordnance facilities cannot train these units; in any case, 24-lber Foot Artillery are superior in the mid-to-late game in most ways.
|Empire: Total War Artillery|
|Cannons||12-lber Foot Artillery • 18-lber Foot Artillery • 18-lber Horse Guard Artillery • 24-lber Foot Artillery • 24-lber Guard Artillery • 3-lber Horse Artillery • 6-lber Horse Artillery • 64-lber Great Gun • 64-lber Heavy Artillery • 9-lber Artillery • Cannons • Demi-Cannons • Guns • Native Artillery • Sakers|
|Howitzers and Mortars||12-lber Howitzer Foot Artillery • 24-lber Howitzer Foot Artillery • 4-inch Mortar Battery • Bombardment Mortars • Large Mortars • Mortars|
|Other||Organ Gun • Puckle Guns • Rocket Band • Rocket Troop|