Siege Weapons

Siege Weapons

Category:
weapon (ranged)
Description:

The earliest Siege Weapons were the precursor to modern firearms. Given the destructive power of Siege Weapons and Artillery, even the oldest designs are still in use, in permanenet emplacement, and more recently on Airships. Most siege weapons are manned by a team of two. Other then Magic, Siege Weapons are the only other form of attack to bypass Structural Resistence.

Ballista

The Ballista is a giant mounted crossbow like weapon, using two levers with torsion springs consisting of several loops of twisted skeins. Early versions ejected heavy darts or spherical stone projectiles of various sizes for siege warfare. Ballista are still heavily used as they are cheaper and easier to make then cannons. Unlike cannons they are also easier to use as they can be aimed independatly of the ship’s facing.
Price: 75 gp
Damage: 2d8
Weight: 300 lbs.
Properties: Mounted, Siege, Special*
Group: Siege
Ammunition: 5 gp Bolts(10)
*Ballistae have the same “loading” properties as crossbow

Cannon

A cannon is any piece of artillery that uses gunpowder or other usually explosive-based propellants to launch a projectile. Cannon vary in caliber, range, mobility, rate of fire, angle of fire, and firepower; different forms of cannon combine and balance these attributes in varying degrees, depending on their intended use on the battlefield. These stats reflect one of the most widely used cannons due to balance of mobile size and power.
Saker
Price: 300 gp
Damage: 3d8
Weight: 1900 lbs.
Properties: Mounted, Siege, Special*
Group: Siege
Ammunition:
Normal Solid Ball 1 gp per shot
Grape Shot 1 gp 5 sp per shot (Defenders from Grapeshot can can opt to have the attack not bypass structural resistence, but must take disadvantage on all Vehicle related rolls on their next round as a result of “Taking Cover”)

*Cannons can only be fired in a line from where their shot, when mounted on a vehicle, this means the vehicle must turn the cannon’s facing. (i.e. a ship must turn so the cannon faces the target). The roll to hit may be made by the Master Gunner, while damage will be rolled by the crews manning the cannons.

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Siege Weapons

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