Quality: Average

Type: Mercenary High upkeep, often slightly reduced morale and discipline

Soldiers: 61

Melee: 3

Missile: 8

Charge: 2

Weapon Type: Missile

Defense: 8

Armour: 2

Defense Skill: 6

Shield: 0

Hit Points: 1

Recruitment Cost: Varies (Between 265-290)

Upkeep: 240

Mercenary company equipped with crossbow, sword and armored with mail.
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. Mercenary crossbow companies are popular throughout the known world as they provide ranged punch for those that need it.

Crossbowmen are available throughout many provinces in Europe up to the 14th century and are available in Scandanavia and some parts of Englend until the 15th century.