Artillery train

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a number of pieces of ordnance mounted on carriages, with all their furniture, ready for marching.

See also: Artillery

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1) (a) Dragoons were mounted infantry (they rode into battle then fought on foot), (b) Fusiliers were guards for the artillery train (armed with short rifles or fusils), (c) Commandos were Boer irregulars, usually mounted.
If the book lags anywhere it is in paying sufficient attention to the means of creating and maintaining an artillery train of the sort which served the Valois kings of France so well in the last stages of the Hundred Years' War.
7) A dragoon was a soldier who rode into battle and then dismounted to fight, while a fusilier was a soldier armed with a fusil (rifle) whose duty was to protect the artillery train.