“While their shots do little to enemy buildings, these troops are experts at dealing enemy foot troops. These unique British troops do more damage and have +1 range!”
The King's Longbowman is a British level 5 unique Ranged Infantry unit unlocked in the Medieval Age. Its predecessor is the Elite Longbowman. It can be upgraded to the Yeomanry. This British unique unit replaces the crossbowman. It is upgraded in the level 5 blacksmith.
General Information Edit
- Like all ranged infantry, King's Longbowmen can kill enemy infantry easily and quickly. They have 4 times the damage against enemy infantry than other type of unit.
- King's Longbowmen aren't efficient against enemy cavalry and buildings.
- King's Longbowmen are ranged units, and so can destroy buildings over walls.
- King's Longbowmen will attack the closest building on front of them but when attacked by an enemy troop they will fight back.
- If there are enemy units nearby, King's Longbowmen will prioritize them.
- As a British unique unit, King's Longbowmen has 15% more damage and 1 more attack range than regular crossbowmen.
"Becoming a King's Longbowman required extensive training. English kings insisted that their subjects practice with the weapon, to be prepared when they were conscripted into national armies. In fact, noted spoilsport King Edward I banned the play of sports on Sunday to make sure that the peasants spent that day with the longbow. That practice payed off: a King's Longbowman could draw, aim, and release an arrow in 5 seconds."
"During the Hundred Years' War, King Henry V won his most famous victory against superior French numbers at Agincourt, on St. Crispin's Day 1415 (October 25th). He achieved this victory primarily through heavy reliance on his crack Longbow troops, which made up over 70% of his overall army. Despite outnumbering the British by as much as 4 to 1, the French assault crumbled under repeated volleys of accurate ranged fire." (note: Description on Troop Tactics)
They are using the iconic English Longbow and wearing a tunic with the Christian cross over the armour. This type of garment indicates that they are either part of a Crusading Army or a part of of Richard the Lionheart's army.
Attacking Strategies Edit
- King's Longbowmen have low health making them vulnerable to defenses. Use heavy infantry such as pikemen as meat shields to protect them.
- King's Longbowmen are cheap and can be used to set off hidden enemy traps.
- Use King's Longbowmen to protect your heavy infantry from the opponent infantry, so your heavy infantry won't get distracted.
Defensive Strategies Edit
- King's Longbowmen are good when used as Alliance Troops. They can will shoot over walls forcing the attacking troops to destroy the wall in order to kill them. This is especially good when dealing with heavy infantry.
- The earliest longbow known from England, found at Ashcott Heath, Somerset, is dated to 2665 BC.
- The longbow was extremely successful in medieval warfare, and key in many English victories during the Hundred Years War
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