"If the hawk is flying to his nest, we two will shoot down the fledgeling with our gilded arrows."

The Lay of Prince Igor

Heavy Archers: Vital statistics

Unit type

Ranged light infantry

Trained At


Damage and weapon type

High; bow



Production cost

  • Pop Cost: 1
  • Resource cost: 60Log; 70Coin
  • Ramp cost: 2Log; 2Coin


  • Medium
  • Fair LOS

Unit creation and movement speed

  • Movement Speed: Slow
  • Creation speed: Medium

Unit HP

  • (lower)?

Technological requirements & upgrades


  • Modernage

Upgrades of Composite Bowmen

Available To

Saracens Byzantines Mongol Armenia

Clad in hauberks of steel and bearing sturdy bucklers, these men are as resilient as they are as deadly with a bow: their composite bows of laminted wood are as strong as the most advanced arbalests in the world, and thanks to years of training are often just as deadly. All infantry must pay obesiance to heavy archers, although their being slow on foot makes them easier prey for more mobile and agile attackers.

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