I am not aware of any rule pertaining to your noted comment. My stating I directed my remark to Digby was in general and I excluded no one and I add this because I wanted to revisit the point. By the nature of these posts, as far as my understanding, one cannot exclude others which speaks to the professional criteria under which this site was set up.. With regard to your comment that in your opinion, my posts are rather cryptic and difficult to figure out, it may be that all people synthesize information at different rates. In the event you find me not clear, I will adjust my fog factor accordingly for you.
Niggling, wiggling details Kevin, Tube artillery use posts, mortars use stakes... ok In your army they make a difference. Does that mean you cannot operate mortars using aiming posts or tube artillery using stakes? If you have the time and the ability to set up fully, of course. It is simply an aiming point and I expect there have been numerous situations where field expedience and tactical necessity required using objects already in place, a fence post, a tree, a particular rock.
In terms of the lanyard, only the portfires in use, nothing else? No lanyards used on any artillery of the period, land , coastal, naval?