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    Ammunition loadout

    What will be the typical loadout for a infantryman? I have read that union soldiers have carried up to 100 rounds but i am unsure as to where they kept them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [RG]Chewie View Post
    What will be the typical loadout for a infantryman? I have read that union soldiers have carried up to 100 rounds but i am unsure as to where they kept them.
    I'm sure maybe 60 or so rounds in the tins(maybe less). As for extra they were probably carried in the knapsack or mule collar in arsenal packs like this... I don't think 100 full size cartridges would fit in the tins
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    Only 60 rounds per man.

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    60rds? Yes thats adequate.... Will we be seeing supply trains though for a chance to replenish? Or just a straight 60rds? ( Not sure if this has been asked already or not...If it has been I Havn't seen it)
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    Can we pick up ammo from the dead on the battlefield?

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    Most likely, also I have read in the history of my ancestor's regiment that they carried 100 rounds each at first, before they realized it was not a good idea.
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    Don't worry i doubt most of us will live long enough to fire sixty shots.

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    yeah in mount and blade NW you get 30 and you rarely even use 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie fisterbottom View Post
    don't worry i doubt most of us will live long enough to fire sixty shots.
    ROFLMAO! :d

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie Fisterbottom View Post
    Don't worry i doubt most of us will live long enough to fire sixty shots.
    true but stranger things have happened and history has proven it I assume the Sharps Rifle will have a faster reload time in game thus using more ammunition than a muzzleloading rifle. The average soldier could fire 3 rounds per minute with a muzzleloading rifle and I think the sharps upped that to 10 rounds per minute. Of course fowling is going to be an issue.. But even if your training I still think it would be nice to be able to resupply your troops in the field
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