I thought my British blogpals Robbie and Sir Hugh would appreciate this, first posted as “Count your fingers, lads” in June 2012. I do not want anyone thinking I’m completely ignorant of British military history.
In this video British Royal Navy teams commemorate the task of hauling heavy guns overland to free Ladysmith, South Africa from siege during the Second Boer War. Tradition at The Royal Tournament. Weight of the game pieces: Limber…..345 lbs. Wheels…..120 lbs. each. Carriage…350 lbs. Gun barrel….900 lbs.