On the explosion thing I am prepared to ignore it, I can think of several ways to make a canon ball explode. It is the spread that bothers me. This is a weapon that is 'danger close' at 10-12 meters and safe at 20, but that means that your dropping the artillery from as many as 15 artillery pieces into a space smaller than most houses. Spread that over time an O.K.: curtain barrage, but the way it hits in vanilla its to fast and so concentrated that it frequently misses everything you were aiming at, and then I end up using the MERV witch has a larger and more reliable blast radius. There is a reason I use Angry Artillery and Artillery Fire and Range Expansion....sorry to rant, I think I pushed one of my own buttons....Unfortunately, the lore breaks there as well. Accuracy, distance covered, and the fact the ammo is cannonballs, which wouldn't have an explosion at all.