Updates to the Handgonne Article

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At HalfBlogre we have statted out something close to 80 firearms now and based on that experience we are revising our damage progression for guns as follows:

Damage die Foot-pounds force Avg. Damage
2d4 99 or less 5
2d6 100 – 199 7
3d4 200 – 499 7.5
3d6 500 – 999 10.5
3d8 1000 – 1,499 13.5
4d6 1,500 – 2,499 14
4d8 2,500 – 4,999 18
4d10 5,000 – 9,999 22
5d8 10,000 – 14,999 22.5
5d10 15,000 – 19,999 27.5
5d12 20,000 + 32.5

We have also recently acquired Sean McLachlan’s book Medieval Handgonnes: the first black powder infantry weapons. This book provides muzzle velocities for several different kinds of handgonnes using period gunpowder recipes.  The book provides muzzle velocities ranging from 500 feet/second to 4400 feet /second for different weapons using a 19 mm bore which would equate to a lead ball of about 38 grams.

The damage tables in the 4E Handgonne Article have been tweaked according to the new data.



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