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.

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