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Template:Unit Infobox Crossbowmen are basic ranged soldiers, unlocked from the Level 1 Archery Range. Like all Archery Range units they take up 1 army camp space. the preferred target of Crossbowmen are towers and they get bonus damage against towers.

Crossbowman are also known as Heavy Crossbowman depending on the upgrade level.

General Assessment


  • Bonus against towers.
  • Ranged attack


  • Poor health and attack.
  • Poor range, need to get in close.



  • Deploy Crossbowmen to take out enemy towers. Always use other units such as infantry to act as a meat shield.
  • Also put tto good use if deployed while other units are fighting defensive units as they take out the defensive units quikely
  • Do not deploy alone as they have very low health and only takes one blow from the like of a catapult emplacement to wipe them out entirely


  • Crossbowmen cannot be used in defense.
  • Crossbowmen will be slain easily if engaged in melee by your troops


Level Health Attack DPS Training Costs Training Time Upgrade Costs Upgrade Time Required Archery Range
1 Crossbowman 20 food sec free Instantaneously 1
2 Crossbowman 150 9 30 food 50 sec 2,600 food d h m 2
3 Crossbowman 195 12 35 food 60 sec 9,000 food 10 h 3
4 Heavy Crossbowman 255 16 40 food 65 sec 25,000 food 1d 4
5 Heavy Crossbowman 333 18 50 food 70 sec 75,000 food 2d 5
6 Arquebuser 400 21 food 80 sec 700,000 food 5d 7