That seems true for Blogia with all the artillery concentrated in two grand batteries. I think it was more spread out at Second Kharangia. Our characters were able to direct the fire of the captured Antari guns (which were not part of a grand battery) as a brevetted Lt. Colonel in that battle after all.
As for your military academy proposal, the purpose of the staff is to relieve the commander of menial tasks that he would otherwise do to find out information to inform his decision-making process. This allows the commander to devote more time making the decision which could result in better and faster decision. Staffs are a meritocratic work around to the promotion of field commanders since they aren’t commanders themselves.
Can’t remember which regiment specifically but it was a line infantry regiment. He is also happens to be a general-of-brigade. Welles was right in saying that the senior leadership was overburdened.
Jeez. Kian artillery is scary. There is no way an infantry assault on a Kian position (or holding on to one) is going to succeed unless you’ve got good counter-battery and against Kian, that’s a tall order. There is the option of using operational maneuver to dislodge the Kian, but the Takarans are already doing that.
I would assume that Tierra’s artillery park is virtually identical to a Napoleonic army’s one aside from the GT&T’s new heavy guns?
The Infinity series has a Discord?