Cyclone cannon was developed to fight big hordes of orc warriors threating the borderlands. Based on ancient Guild repeating cannons, but since the Guild technology was long gone, this was the best approximation. However ineffective bureaucracy delayed the production of this fearsome weapon and before it could see the field of battle, the war ended and orc were driven away. So cyclone cannons sank in oblivion and those few prototypes were gathering dust in secluded warehouses scattered through the land. Until now. Dark times are approaching and reviving this almost forgotten weapon can greatly increase the chance for survival and fight the evil.
Capable to fire 16 shots per minute, which is more than most skilled elven archers could fire, can replace that many gunners, reducing the number of manpower needed in each regiment or village guard. Thanks to ingenious mechanism, it is able to fire fairly accurate shots with controllable rate of fire. Thanks to repressive fire this cannon can bring, it can slow and scatter the enemy making an easy target for sharpshooters or cavalry charges sent after the volleys are fired. There were made also versions with more barrels, but they were more cumbersome, less reliable and more innacurate.
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