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Old 07-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #101
Join Date: Aug 2004
Default Re: Emerging smokepowder weapons in my fantasy

Being clockwork is already TL5 in this setting suggests good metallurgy and that wheel-locks and maybe even flintlocks might be already available skipping the whole matchlock phase

Likely something akin to a wheel-lock mechanism for firestaring might already might be available to the wealthy as a convenience items and modifying it for use on a whatever muskets are called would not be hard.

The matchlock was cheap and and easy to make but that was its only real upside . In a setting where its ammo is rare and expensive as well as there being advanced clockwork no need for the developmental steps.

In such a case I'd use the stats in High Tech or Low Tech
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