Batter With Artillery Crossword
Batter with artillery crossword clue. A quick one crossword question in Daily Telegraph Sydney on Friday, 23 June 2017. 7 letters.
The bombard is a cannon and mortar used in medieval times. This weapon was a large caliber, muzzle-loading artillery piece mainly used during sieges to throw stone balls at opponents’ walls. The primary use was to break down the walls of the enemy so the army could get to them. Most bombards were made of iron and used gunpowder to launch the projectile through the air.
There are many examples of bombards, including Mons Meg, the Dardanelles Gun, and the handheld bombard. Larger bombards are sometimes included in the family of superguns. They were used throughout the Middle Ages and the early modern period. The weapon provided the name to the Royal Artillery rank of Bombardier and the word bombardment.