|Crossbowmen at the Martyrdom of St Sebastian. Detail
of a painting from Upper Bavaria (Munich?), around 1475. Current location:
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany
You draw a
heavy crossbow back by turning a small winch. Loading a heavy crossbow is a
full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity.
operating a heavy crossbow requires two hands. However, you can shoot, but not
load, a heavy crossbow with one hand at a -4 penalty on attack rolls. You can
shoot a heavy crossbow with each hand, but you take a penalty on attack rolls
as if attacking with two one-handed weapons. This penalty is cumulative with
the penalty for one-handed firing.
|Weapon||Cost||Damage (S)||Damage (M)||Critical||Range Increment||Weight||Type||Special|
||120 ft.||8 lb||Piercing|||
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