Culverin (Hand Bombard)
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.
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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.
|(Early) Two-Handed |
|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 |
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