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Enables recruitment and reppenishment of : 民兵 **砲兵 *2砲兵 3砲兵
A great arsenal is a huge manufactory for artillery pieces and allows artillery units to be recruited.
The development of new cannons is an expensive and sometimes risky business, and is
one that the state likes to keep under its immediate control. No government likes to
contemplate rebellion, and central control of heavy artillery is a wise policy. Large guns
are necessary for armies (and navies, for that matter) to operate effectively and
advances in this field allow new artillery units to be recruited. The ability of a nation to
project its power in war is, in large part, measured by the size and variety of its artillery.
Historically, the arsenals of many states were peacetime stores for cannons, shot, and
powder. Domestic peacekeeping by an army rarely required artillery to be deployed.
Once cast, a cannon barrel could spend decades in storage before being mounted on an
appropriate carriage and used in anger. The gun carriage used for a barrel would
determine its use; a gun for use in fortifications did not need to be dragged across open
country. Gunpowder, too, could spend neglected years in storage, and this caused all
kinds of problems when it was finally issued to gunners: dried out or damp powder
would not burn evenly and could cause gun barrels to burst when fired.