Heavier field guns were positioned ahead of the battleline or between divisions or on heights to send fire over friendly troops. Mortars were in use but rarely mentioned outside siege actions.
These data are from HERE
Range must be up to first graze, when ball hits ground.
|RANGE 1720 (m)|
|12-pundig||525 - 600||525 - 600||600 - 675||750|
|6-pundig||375||450 - 525||525||600|
|3-pundig||225 - 300||410 - 450||375|
|225 - 300||225 - 300|
Plunging shots could be sent TWICE as far. But reduced accuracy, rate of fire and bouncing.
Canister could be sent 500 metres with effect but after 200m results were markedly reduced. READ