Culverin (Hand Bombard)

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Early cuverin Date 1898 Encyclopedie Larousse, 1890

Early cuverin Date 1898 Encyclopedie Larousse, 1890

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The culverin, also known as a hand bombard, consists of a simple smoothbore tube, sealed at one end except for a small hole used to ignite a gunpowder charge.

A wooden stock partially encases the barrel, allowing the wielder to hold it under his arm with relative ease when carrying it. Firing a culverin without support (such as a wall, a window, or a stand) imparts a –4 penalty on the attack rolls, and the wielder is knocked prone. A culverin uses 4 doses of black powder and grapeshot. Note that these statistics simulate only the original, hand-held culverins—their larger descendants are considered cannons and are dealt with in the section on siege weapons.

Firearms
Early Firearms
(Early) Two-Handed Firearms Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Misfire Capacity Weight1 Type2 Special
Culverin 4,000 gp 2d6 2d8 ×4 30 ft. 1 (10 ft.) 1 40 lbs. B and P scatter

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