Byzantium

Quality: Militia

Type: Urban MilitiaFree upkeep in cities, reduced morale in the field.

Soldiers: 77

Melee: 1

Missile: 2

Charge: 1

Weapon Type: Missile

Defense: 5

Armour: 0

Skill: 3

Shield: 2

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 325

Upkeep: 165

Archer militia armed with bows, hand axes and a small buckler. According to the standard military manuals of the time, each provincial ruler in the Empire had to keep a certain number of militia armed as archers to defend the province's cities. As they are merely peasants, they are not armed with more powerful composite bows, so the damage they can inflict is limited compared to other archers in the Empire's armies. In order to improve their survivability on the battlefield, some local rulers provide padded armour to their Toxotae, in addition to the standard bow, hand axe and small buckler.


  • Bowyer
  • Toxotae are recruited with a Bowyer in a Castle


  • Town Watch
  • Town Guard
  • Toxotae are recruited with a Town Guard in a Town or City.


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