The Holy Roman Empire

Quality: Average

Type: Early Professional

Soldiers: 61

Melee: 2

Missile: 10

Charge: 2

Weapon Type: Missile

Defense: 13

Armour: 4

Defense Skill: 2

Shield: 7

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 240

Upkeep: 180

These soldiers are armed with a large shield to protect them during the slow process of reloading their crossbow.
While the crossbow is relatively easy to use and powerful, it leaves the user quite vulnerable during the slow reload process. These men have large pavise shields on their backs, which they turn to the enemy while they reload.


  • Bowyer
  • Practice Range
  • Archery Range
  • In Castles, Pavise Crossbowmen are recruited in Archery Ranges.