Weapon Battle Value Calculation
While all of the HeavyMetal programs include a custom weapons editor which
can also calculate weapon Battle Value, you can use this table to calculate or
confirm these values when not using the program. In addition, these detailed
calculations give the theory behind the calculations. The following procedure calculates Battle Value for weapons which do damage
(not ECM or similar systems), and can be used to calculate the BV of your custom
weapons. Please note that the formulas that these calculations are based on are
the result of my reverseengineering Battle Values of existing weapons; to my
knowledge no one has any "official" rules for them. However, I think you will
find that the results from these calculations agree very closely with published
Battle Values.
