English Local Unit

Quality: Superior

Type: LocalLacks formal military training, typically low discipline and less morale

Soldiers: 76

Melee: 1

Missile: 5

Charge: 1

Weapon Type: Missile

Defense: 6

Armour: 0

Defense Skill: 4

Shield: 2

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: 705

Upkeep: 225

Armed with the armour piercing longbow, Longbowmen can also plant stakes in front of them to keep cavalry at bay.
Originating from Wales, a longbow using a 'bodkin' arrow, a hard chiselled tip shaped like an elongated pyramid, can pierce all but the best armour. As the longbow is difficult to master, longbowmen begin training at a young age. Being susceptible to cavalry, they can plant sharpened stakes in front of their position to help keep enemies at bay.

The English Homeland

Longbowmen are recruited in Castles in the English Homeland in the regions of the Wales, Wessex, Dumnonia, Hampshire, Northumbria and Mercia.

  • Bowyer
  • Practice Range
  • Longbowmen are recruited in Castles with a Practice Range after the Heavy Mail event in the early 13th century (1200-1215)..