Updates to the Handgonne ArticleJuly 11, 2011 | Author: Screen-Monkey | Category: Home Brew | Leave a comment »
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|
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.