France

Quality: Average

Type: Early Professional

Soldiers: 61

Melee: 3

Missile: 8

Charge: 2

Weapon Type: Missile

Defense: 8

Armour: 4

Defense Skill: 4

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 230

Upkeep: 180

Slow to reload, but a potent and easy to use missile weapon firing powerful bolts.
The crossbow is a potent weapon ready to be used with minimal training unlike other archery weapons. It is slow to reload and lacks the distance of drawn bows but makes up for it in power. Despite the Church's dislike of crossbows being used by Christians against Christians, they are used throughout Europe by peasants and nobles alike.


  • Bowyer
  • Practice Range
  • Archery Range
  • Crossbowmen are recruited in Castles with an Archery Range.