And to which artillery designs were the Gribeauval field pieces inferior? They were definitely superior to the Austrian, Prussian,and Russian designs and the 8-pounder was a particular favorite of the French horse artillery. The carriage, limber, and caisson designs of the new British ordnance was superior to every system on the continent, but that didn't take place until after 1800. I also think the British elevation system was superior to that of the French on the new field pieces, but the elevation system on the Austrian, Prussian, and Russian systems was al old 1740s design and definitely inferior to that of the Gribeauval System. The simple elevator rear sight of the Gribeauval system was also superior to that of the Austrian, Russian,and Prussian designs. The Prussians not only did not have an integrated artillery system until 1816, they didn't open their first artillery school until 1791.
So,again, could you let me know to which artillery systems the Gribeauval System was inferior to, especially since Adye,the author of the bombardier and pocket gunner, praised it highly?