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    Repeating rifles

    Does anyone know if repeating rifles were used during the Maryland campaign, if so do you think they would be added into the game?

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    As far as I know, some cavalry units used the Henry rifle. If those were used, you can be sure, it will be ingame one day

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    I'm fairly sure the Spencer and Henry repeating rifles were used.

    At the very least they were in the hands on union soldiers at the time, if they were specifically at the maryland campaign I don't know, but considering the scale of that campaign I can't see a reason why they wouldn't have been.

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    I'm aware that the 42ndPA had a couple of Spencer repeating rifles that got brought into the mix by private ownership

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    Sources, source and sources...


    Only regiments issued with the weapons should be relevant.
    In a game where there will not be spawned 100.000 infantry men the few privately owned breachloaders are irrelevant. (unless we are taking hole regiments having them)

    The 1st and 2nd USSS had "advanced" weapons... that is common knowledge... but please give your source for anyone else.
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    http://explorepahistory.com/hmarker....rkerId=1-A-1EA

    10th Paragraph
    "he impetuous Reserves charged across Plum Run Valley (now called the Valley of Death) and halted at the stone wall on the eastern border of the Wheatfield. Armed with Sharps Rifles instead of the standard rifled-muskets, the Bucktails' hot fire forced the Rebels to withdraw across the trampled wheat. But Taylor, carelessly exposing himself, was killed as the regiment reformed and went into line of battle."

    Not sure of the historical accuracy of this image but the gent is clearly holding a Spencer
    http://40.media.tumblr.com/915036255...3gbo2_1280.jpg

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    Bucktails... good point, one of the other regiments that did have breach loaders early in the war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas aagaard View Post
    Bucktails... good point, one of the other regiments that did have breach loaders early in the war.
    So what have we learnt? Be kind when asking for a source or you might end up looking a bit silly.

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    Asking for a source is not that same as accusing you of lying...
    I had no reason to distrust what you wrote, but only looking at the sources can we be sure.

    And using sources should be the norm in any historical debate.
    It also allow others to read the same and learn.
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