Holy Roman Empire

Quality: Peasant Militia

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

Soldiers: 61

Melee: 1

Missile: 7

Charge: 1

Weapon Type: Missile

Defense: 0

Armour: 0

Defense Skill: 0

Shield: 0

Hit Points:1

Recruitment Cost: 115

Upkeep: 100

Crossbow Militia are peasant crossbowmen called up to defend settlements. Very poorly armoured.
Crossbow militia are inexpensive companies formed to protect settlements. Being able to train townsfolk quickly in the use of the crossbow allows these companies to be garrisoned frequently and the stopping power of the crossbow can make their withering fire lethal. Poorly armoured, it is just as well crossbow militia are expected to hide behind defensive walls.


  • Town Watch
  • Town Guard
  • City Watch
  • Crossbow Militia are recruited in a City with a City Watch until the Full Plate event in the late 14th century (1380-1400).