Out of the way plebs, arquebus master race coming in
my friend of african american descendant
YOU SEE IVAN WHEN YOU USE PEESTOL OF MOSIN, CALL OBREZ, YOU DON'T NEED HIT THE ENEMY WITH BOOLET
MERELY BE CLOSE.
FLASH OF MUZZLE HANDLE EVERYTHING.
IS GOOD FOR HANDLING BOURGEOISIE SCUM
Not any shorter than other from the time
>not accurate due to weight
Lol like it matters with a black powder smoothbore pistol. You point it at the dude close your eyes and shoot
>barrel easly damaged
I give you that point.
You're not going to get many answers if you inb4 the only popular system that actually does it.
>stupid long reload time
>ur fukt if you get hit
They're very much weapons to be used en masse, just like in real life. PCs should stick to other things unless they're taking like a brace of pistols, IMO.
Nah. You'd just have to load a ball of proper size and hold steady while you dropped the match.
Rifled muzzle-loaders are tricky.
If the ball is not of a slightly smaller diameter than the barrel, it is difficult to load. On the other hand, if the ball is smaller in diameter than the barrel, it will not fully engage with the rifling and the accuracy benefit of a rifle will be lost.
In most contemporary rifles, the bullet is actually a fraction of a millimeter larger than the barrel, and is deformed by the pressure of firing to engage the rifling much more soundly.
That is a sweet picture my Nubian compatriot
Fire them at close range. Either treat them a one-shot wonder and keep a claymore handy, or have a party member cover you while you reload.
The blunderbuss appeared some time in the 1600s, those are quite good as a one-shot weapon.
The only battlefield advantage of very early European firearms - the handguns of the 1300s and 1400s - was that they penetrated armour better than crossbows. Knights in full plate could laugh off crossbow bolts but firearms were a real danger.
I'm not sure you noticed, as it's really subtle, But that is a lizard person. So to answer your question; A world with lizard people.
Just like any other ranged weapon. Take feats to let you reload faster. and shoot more accurately.
I used a musket with a cleric for a whole campaign. good fun. Didn't do much damage, but hit fairly consistently (had high Dex, weapon specialization, +1 magic weapon, etc) Did something like D12+3 damage.
Generally swords. While their effectiveness in war is a skub-like topic I won't touch, for an officer off the field, a sword, whether a barely crossguarded sword of the viking era to smallswords, sabres and broadswords up until WW1, it was essential fashion as well as common sense for all the honor and ettiquette related murder that goes on in the life of the landed gentry, as well as the odd bit of military espionage now and then.
I see what you did there, omae.
Brace of pistols. Just keep pulling them out and firing. Assuming you're not a combat character, it give you a few rounds of breathing room before you have to get mixed up in what's going on.
Get this weak ass smooth bore bullshit up out of here.
>So awesome that German gunsmiths refused to stop making them, even after the objectively superior flintlocks came along.
Clockwork guns. What's not to love?
>still loading from the muzzle
>that feel when the most advanced gun ever designed was made by Germans using what amounts to an elaborate wheellock mechanism.
>actually has no idea how a wheelock or the G11s mechanism works
The Malay had some sexy ass guns
>inferior gunpowder oneshots everywhere
Make way for superior Tyrolian ingenuity.
>Ammo sits vertically in two magazines on top of the barrel
>the mechanism grabs a bullet, breaks it off the stack and inserts it into the part of the lock that will turn 90 degree forward in order to feed the bullet into the barrel.
>the steel is a wheel. They use a key to wind up a spring that turns the steel and that rotation produces sparks from the flint which ignite the powder.
If you'd mash up a Lorenzoni system with a waterproof flintlock, you'd get something at least somewhat close to how the G11 operates.
Smoothbore firearms aren't really that inaccurate - they've got reasonable grouping so long as the distance isn't greater than a few dozen meters. After that, the lack of stabilizing spin will cause the shot to veer unpredictably.
On the battlefield this is a pitifully short range, and they were often fired en-masse by conscripts who were not exactly trained for marksmanship anyway, which has given them a bit of an unfair reputation. At the ranges most adventuring combats take place in (i.e. the confines of urban streets or dungeon corridors) they're accurate enough, if slow to reload.