Hi Strange question, would any of the experts know much about 24 pounder shot from the Napoleonic era, and what would have been most ilkely to have been fired from the 24 pounder mounted for 360 defence on the Martello Towers of the era. My personal theory is that chain shot would have been fired at the rigging and sails to disable the ship, then heated shot would have been fired at the "body" of the ship (facilities to heat shot were available) to set it on fire. I'm presuming it would not have been feisable to heat the chain shot, please correct me if wrong. Also, would shells have been used at at to fire on ships, and I'm presuming that the effective range of Shrapnel would have meant it not being used except as defence against attacking ground forces. Thanks for any advice, I've googled it, but havn't managed to find a definitive answer. Cheers!