This is the campaign background information regarding gunpowder; for the game rules, see Guns
Guns and gunpowder
Gunpowder is still a very recent development in this region (approximately equivalent to around 1500 on Earth); it is mostly used in large weapons – cannon and mortars. Personal firearms are still novelties, generally regarded as expensive and complex toys of the rich (though no less deadly for that). A few special units – the Imperial Musketeers the most prestigious (being the elite guard at the Poryphopol) and a few ‘Fusilier’ companies – employ muskets and pistols, but no large-scale deployment of such weapons has taken place. The method for making gunpowder is a secret closely guarded by guild and throne, and the skill required to make guns is rarely found outside the cities of the Empire.