RPG Forums

Go Back   RPG Forums > Role Playing Game Section > Twilight 2000 Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-19-2019, 08:20 PM
Vespers War Vespers War is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 102
Default [FF&S] Comparing small arms to artillery in a borderline case

According to Fire, Fusion & Steel, weapons 20mm or smaller in caliber should be treated as small arms, and anything larger as artillery. I decided to test this with the 1" Gatling Gun. As a late 1800s weapon, I decided to make it as a TL 4 weapon. It has a caliber of 2.54cm, 33" barrels, and uses 500 grains of black powder as a charge.

As a small arm using Black Powder Conical ammunition, the 1" Gatling has Dam 6, Pen 2-3-Nil, and a short range of 167 meters.

As an artillery piece with Kinetic Energy Armor-Piercing rounds, the 1" Gatling has Dam 6, Pen 1/1/1/0, and a short (direct fire) range of 278 meters. It also has a HE round at Dam -1, Burst 5, Pen Nil.

The real-world weapon, on its carriage, massed 2210 pounds, so recoil isn't an issue, and ROF would be 5. This Gatling still used the open ammunition hopper rather than a fixed feed system, so it can be reloaded by an assistant while the gunner is firing.

The surprise to me is how different the ranges are, though I suppose that could be from using Black Powder (from World Tamer's Handbook) for the small arm. I haven't tried working out the numbers for a straight-walled smokeless round of the same size.
__________________
The poster formerly known as The Dark

The Vespers War - Ninety years before the Twilight War, there was the Vespers War.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.