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Rapid fire by matchlock guns was an important factor in defeating Ottoman charges and attacks, breaking them up and killing off large numbers of attackers before they could get close enough for deadly Ottoman hand to hand combat.

I would suspect that the musketeers were on top of a wall, or behind ranks of pikes, because a matchlock is a pretty fiddly bit of kit. Pouring powder into the pan, with the match in place on the serpentine, is an invitation for the entire thing to ignite in your face. The drill was to remove the match from the serpentine, fill the pan, blow on the end of the match to get it good and hot, then remount the match on the serpentine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KTS8PQ06Qo

Steve
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