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This council of state is charged with looking after all matters relating to artillery and
improves the recruitment of military units.
The board is in charge of the design, development, casting, and storage of artillery
pieces for the armed forces. The members are also in charge of powder production for
the army and navy too, an attempt to limit bureaucratic muddle and rivalry between
services. The Ordnance is an important national asset because artillery is very expensive
and a measure of state power.
Historically, great guns and siege weapons always required specialists to operate them,
men quite separate from common soldiery. In charge was a Master of Ordnance, a man
of some importance in medieval royal households. Looking after the monarch’s
artillery train required a large staff of gunners, founders, powder makers,
mathematicians, surveyors, and even wagon drivers. In time, all of these men came
under the control of the Board or Council of Ordnance. As with all government
departments, they made sure that their power increased over time, and they eventually
controlled the management of fortresses and, in some cases, the manufacture of all weapons for the state.