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Old 09-22-2015, 08:34 AM   #11
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Default Re: [High-Tech] Question about the Baker Rifle vs the Brown Bess

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If I wanted to further differentiate the weapons for a hypothetical TL 5 campaign, what could I do? I like the idea of removing the possibility of precision aiming for muskets (lacking rifling, their ballistics would be too unpredictable at those distances). Is there anything else I can do?
Well, one thing you could do is the quality. You could say that muskets cannot be better than average quality in accuracy due to there not being enough things to improve to make more accurate. On a rifled piece you could always argue that the rifling could be made more precise and thus allow the fine(accurate).
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:20 PM   #12
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Default Re: [High-Tech] Question about the Baker Rifle vs the Brown Bess

The Musket was used in large formations against other massed units.

So if the original target is not hit there is a chance that the guy behind will be hit.

The Rifle on the other hand was used in small skirmish groups.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_rifle

Accuracy for the Musket was good for 80yards but required volley shooting to hit the enemy.

The Rifle was good between ranges of 100-300yards. Deployed to take out opposing skirmishers before getting on with their main duty of sniping off various officers.

Using cover was a must.
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:44 PM   #13
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Default Re: [High-Tech] Question about the Baker Rifle vs the Brown Bess

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Well, one thing you could do is the quality. You could say that muskets cannot be better than average quality in accuracy due to there not being enough things to improve to make more accurate. On a rifled piece you could always argue that the rifling could be made more precise and thus allow the fine(accurate).
You can make it into a jezail.
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