Thank you for the answer. I have read Wilson's book on the campaigns of 1806-1807 and Zhmodikovs' two volume work. I have also read Etling's works. I certainly understand your beliefs regarding the quality of the Russian artillery arm in relation to the French, and you have stated some very good reasons for believing that. Certainly from Zhmodikov's work, it is obvious that the Russians were aware of their failings with artillery.
My question was specifically whether you had ever read something that stated the Russian army command intentionally built their batteries of twelve guns to compensate for their lack of quality. If that is simply a belief of yours, that's fine, but I was interested in the Russians' beliefs and actions during the Napoleonic Wars.