Rwcruitment capacity :1
Enables recruitment and reppenishment of : 民兵 砲兵
Cannon foundries make guns and the associated ammunition and equipment for artillerymen.
A cannon foundry allows artillery units to be recruited. Cannon production has
improved greatly since 1700, as the invention of machine tools and better methods of
casting have made producing cannons a much safer occupation. The changes also mean
that the guns themselves are far more reliable. Their range and accuracy are vastly
better than early 18th century pieces, which were usually made using the same technique
as bell founding.
Before the 19th century advances in cannon production making guns, like any casting
work, was a dangerous business. If the sand moulds were even slightly damp then a
steam explosion could occur. Anyone nearby was likely to be killed or maimed by hot or
molten metal and pieces of the mould.