This is the first modern artillery unit, being the first land unit to enjoy a firepower of 2 unlike most land units. This makes it extremely effective when dealing damage to units, every successful hit dealing twice as much damage as it otherwise would with 1 firepower.
Artillery is a general term covering several varieties of large caliber weapons including mortars and field guns. Mortars fire an explosive projectile in a high arc, and are particularly effective against small, concealed targets. Field guns, long-range weapons that fire their projectiles in a flat arc, are used primarily for their ability to penetrate hard targets. Powerful enough to batter opposing forces even behind the strongest fortifications, artillery is also able to move quickly from one firing position to another. This is an important capability when fighting a moving battle or when avoiding enemy fire.
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