Friday, December 4, 2015
Unit Spotlight - Falconet
This is a light cannon developed in the late 15th century often engraved with birds or serpents. These were built for mobility as far as cannons go and can be pushed around and re-positioned by a smallish group of soldiers. Much of the training of a Falconet crew is practicing pushing these heavy wheeled weapons up and down hills. The Falconet's special ability is Precise Shot, which if used correctly can lower the effective Toughness of Enemy Artillery.
Base Social Class
Base Character Class
The Falconet only requires a single material to craft. This makes them less expensive than their higher class comrades, as all Peasant units need one material to train. To make the gun, just pour several units of Steel Ingot into the gun mold and hire a peasant to stand next to it. The process is refined enough that they rarely blow up horribly.
Every unit type can equip a single weapon type. Naturally that for the Falconet is Bullets. Any kind of Bullet will do, and each will improve the unit's Might but lowers it's functional Celerity. In order to protect your Peasant wielder of the Falconet, you can equip them with a single piece of Studded leather armor. This will increase their Toughness but again lower their overall Celerity.