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Siege Engines

A classic trope of fantasy warfare is the storming of a castle or other large fortification. Whether the PCs are leading a brave and desperate defense of a lonely bastion against an overwhelming army of darkness, or overseeing the fight to overthrow an evil ruler and cast down his mighty fortress, a fight along the battlements can fire the imagination of a jaded player who has grown bored with one-on-one hacking. While historical sieges often depended more on disease and starvation for victory than anything else, the thrill for players is likely to come more from bombardment and assault with an array of siege engines, and countering the massive engines of their enemies with their own.

The basic rules for siege engines are found here.

Siege Engines (Direct-Fire)

Large Siege Engines

NameCostDmgCriticalRangeTypeCrewAimLoadSpeed
Ballista, light500 gp3d819-20/x2120 ft.P10210 ft.
Cannon6,000 gp6d6x4100 ft.B and P21310 ft.

Huge Siege Engines

NameCostDmgCriticalRangeTypeCrewAimLoadSpeed
Ballista, heavy800 gp4d819-20/x2180 ft.P3230 ft.
Cannon, fiend's mouth9,000 gp8d6x4150 ft.B and P3130 ft.
Firedrake4,000 gp6d6fire32510 ft.

Gargantuan Siege Engines

NameCostDmgCriticalRangeTypeCrewAimLoadSpeed
Ballista, gate breaker1,200 gp6d819-20/x2100 ft.B5350 ft.
Firewyrm6,000 gp6d6fire5260 ft.

Siege Engines (Indirect-Fire)

Large Siege Engines

NameCostDmgCriticalRangeTypeCrewAimLoadSpeed
Bombard, light6,000 gp5d6x4100 ft. (50 ft. min.)B and P21310 ft.
Catapult, light550 gp4d6x2150 ft. (50 ft. min.)B22310 ft.
Trebuchet, light800 gp4d6x2200 ft. (100 ft. min.)B3230 ft.

Huge Siege Engines

NameCostDmgCriticalRangeTypeCrewAimLoadSpeed
Bombard, standard8,000 gp7d6x4150 ft. (100 ft. min.)B and P21310 ft.
Catapult, standard800 gp6d6x2200 ft. (100 ft. min.)B3230 ft.
Springal, arrow1,000 gp3d8x3100 ft. (50 ft. min.)P3230 ft.
Springal, rocket6,000 gp3d10x4100 ft. (50 ft. min.)fire3230 ft.
Trebuchet, standard1,000 gp6d6x2300 ft. (150 ft. min.)B4230 ft.

Gargantuan Siege Engines

NameCostDmgCriticalRangeTypeCrewAimLoadSpeed
Bombard, heavy16,000 gp9d6x4200 ft. (100 ft. min.)B and P4350 ft.
Catapult, heavy1,000 gp8d6x2300 ft. (100 ft. min.)B4330 ft.
Trebuchet, heavy1,500 gp8d6x2400 ft. (200 ft. min.)B4330 ft.

Siege Engines (Close Assault)

NameCostDmgCriticalTypeCrewSpeed
Bridge, assault, Colossal250 gp00 ft.
Bridge, assault, Gargantuan50 gp00 ft.
Bridge, assault, Huge10 gp00 ft.
Bridge, assault, Large1 gp00 ft.
Corvus100 gp10 ft.
Gallert, Colossal2,000 gp1815 ft.
Gallery, Gargantuan1,000 gp915 ft.
Gallery, Huge500 gp615 ft.
Gallery, Large250 gp315 ft.
Ladder, escalade, Colossal250 gp80 ft.
Ladder, escalade, Gargantuan50 gp60 ft.
Ladder, escalade, Huge10 gp40 ft.
Ladder, escalade, Large5 gp20 ft.
Ram, Colossal5,000 gp10d6x3B4015 ft.
Ram, Gargantuan2,000 gp6d6x3B2015 ft.
Ram, Huge1,000 gp3d6x3B1015 ft.
Ram, Large500 gp2d6x3B515 ft.
Siege tower, Colossal10,000 gp4815 ft.
Siege tower, Gargantuan5,000 gp2415 ft.
Siege tower, Huge2,000 gp1215 ft.
Siege tower, Large1,000 gp615 ft.

Siege Engines (Ammunition)

NameCostWeight
Alchemist's fire200 gp10 lbs.
Blast Shot30 gp25 lbs.
Bomb600 gp30 lbs.
Chain shot50 gp30 lbs
Liquid ice400 gp20 lbs.
Plague bundle80 gp20 lbs.
Smoke shot250 gp20 lbs.