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{{Unit Infobox|name = Longbowman|image = Longbowmen_level03.png|building = Castle|CampSpace = 2|speed = very slow|civilization = Britons|imagecaption = Level 3|type1 = Archer|PreferredTarget = Any|radius1 = Long-ranged}}
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The Longbowman is the unique unit of the [[Britons]]. It has the longest range of any soldier. Like all unique units they take up 2 army camp space. The Longbowmen has no preferred target.
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|imagenumber = 3
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|tab1 = 2-1
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|tab2 = 4-3
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|tab3 = 5
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|image1 = Longbowmen level01.png
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|image2 = Longbowmen level03.png
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|image3 = Longbowmen level05.png
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|building = [[Cultural Barracks]]
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|civilization = [[Britons]]
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|armycampspace = 2
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|preferredtarget = Any
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|type = Ranged
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|range = 4
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|speed = ---
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|movementspeed = Very Slow|unitspersquad = 8}}
   
==General Assessment==
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<div style="text-align:justify; ">
===Strengths===
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''"Longbowmen have the longest range of any troop. They do area-of-effect damage to their targets, making them excellent against bunched units. Protect longbowmen with heavy infantry or other units."''
*Long range.
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* Splash damage.
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===Summary===
===Weaknesses===
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*The 6-foot longbow favored by the English in the 100 Years' War was similar but superior to most other bows of the period.
*[http://age-of-empires-castle-siege.wikia.com/wiki/Catapult_Emplacement Catapult] and [http://age-of-empires-castle-siege.wikia.com/wiki/Trebuchet_Emplacement Trebuchet emplacements.]
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*It has the longest range of any soldier.
* [http://age-of-empires-castle-siege.wikia.com/wiki/Ballista_Tower Ballista towers.]
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*Splash damage.
* Slow moving.
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*Slow moving.
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*Fires a steady rain of arrows
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*[[Catapult Emplacement]], [[Trebuchet Emplacement]] and [[Ballista Tower]]s are the weaknesses of the Longbowman.
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===Offensive Strategy===
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*Very deadly troops if used correctly. Use longbows to pick on buildings outside of the range of towers. Longbows are also ideal for protecting [[Trebuchet]]s and siege weapons.
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*Extremely high damage if used as a bunched unit, benefit graciously from cover.
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===Defensive Strategy===
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*Longbowmen are best used in defense by walling them in. This is where their range excels and also does not allow them to wander out into the field to be met by [[cavalry]].
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===Trivia===
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*Longbowmen do reduced damage against walls (Patch 1.3)
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==Tactics==
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===Attack===
 
*Very deadly troops if used correctly. Use longbows to pick of buildings outside of the range of towers. Longbows are also ideal for protecting [http://age-of-empires-castle-siege.wikia.com/wiki/Trebuchet Tebuchets] and siege weapons.
 
===Defense===
 
*Longbows are best used in defense by walling them in. This is where their range excels and also does not allow them to wander out into the field to be met by [http://age-of-empires-castle-siege.wikia.com/wiki/Cavalry cavalry].
 
==Update Changes==
 
*1.3 Longbowman do reduced damage against walls.
 
   
== Statistics ==
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! scope="row" |Level
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!scope="row"|Level
! scope="col" |Health
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!scope="col"|Health
! scope="col" |Attack
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!scope="col"|Attack
! scope="col" |DPS
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!scope="col"|DPS
! scope="col" |Training Costs
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!scope="col"|Training Cost
! scope="col" |Training Time
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!scope="col"|Training Time
! scope="col" |
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!scope="col"|Upgrade Cost
Upgrade Costs
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!scope="col"|Upgrade Time
! scope="col" |Upgrade Time
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!scope="col"|[[Cultural Barracks]] Level Required
 
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! scope="row" |1
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!scope="row"|1
|290
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|290 {{Res|RES=Health}}
|54
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|54 {{Res|RES=Damage}}
|16
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|16 {{Res|RES=Damage}}
|40 food
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|40 {{Res|RES=Food}}
|65 sec
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|65s
|500 pennants
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|500 {{Res|RES=Britons Pennant}}
|instantaneously
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| style="text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;"|N/A
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| style="text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;"|1
 
|-
 
|-
! scope="row" |2
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!scope="row"|2
|348
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|348 {{Res|RES=Health}}
|65
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|65 {{Res|RES=Damage}}
|19
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|19 {{Res|RES=Damage}}
|50 food
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|50 {{Res|RES=Food}}
|70 sec
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|70s
|1,500 pennants & 87,500 wood
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|1,500 {{Res|RES=Britons Pennant}}
|1 day 8 hours
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87,500 {{Res|RES=Wood}}
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|1d 8h
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| style="text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;"|2
 
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|-
! scope="row" |3
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!scope="row"|3
|418
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|418 {{Res|RES=Health}}
|78
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|78 {{Res|RES=Damage}}
|23
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|23 {{Res|RES=Damage}}
|60 food
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|60 {{Res|RES=Food}}
|75 sec
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|75s
|4,000 pennants & 375,000 wood
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|4,000 {{Res|RES=Britons Pennant}}
|2 days 6 hours
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375,000 {{Res|RES=Wood}}
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|2d 6h
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| style="text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;"|3
 
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|-
! scope="row" |4
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!scope="row"|4
|480
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|480 {{Res|RES=Health}}
|90
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|90 {{Res|RES=Damage}}
|26
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|26 {{Res|RES=Damage}}
|70 food
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|70 {{Res|RES=Food}}
|80 sec
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|80s
|7,500 pennants & 715,000 wood
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|7,500 {{Res|RES=Britons Pennant}}
|3 days 12 hours
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715,000 {{Res|RES=Wood}}
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|3d 12h
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| style="text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;"|4
 
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! scope="row" |5
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!scope="row"|5
|552
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|552 {{Res|RES=Health}}
|108?
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|108? {{Res|RES=Damage}}
|31
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|31 {{Res|RES=Damage}}
|80 food
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|80 {{Res|RES=Food}}
|85 sec
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|85s
|15,000 pennants & 1,500,000 wood
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|15,000 {{Res|RES=Britons Pennant}}
|4 days
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1,500,000 {{Res|RES=Wood}}
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|style="white-space: nowrap;"|4d
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| style="text-align:center;white-space:nowrap;"|5
 
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Latest revision as of 09:55, July 23, 2017

"Longbowmen have the longest range of any troop. They do area-of-effect damage to their targets, making them excellent against bunched units. Protect longbowmen with heavy infantry or other units."


Summary

  • The 6-foot longbow favored by the English in the 100 Years' War was similar but superior to most other bows of the period.
  • It has the longest range of any soldier.
  • Splash damage.
  • Slow moving.
  • Fires a steady rain of arrows
  • Catapult Emplacement, Trebuchet Emplacement and Ballista Towers are the weaknesses of the Longbowman.

Offensive Strategy

  • Very deadly troops if used correctly. Use longbows to pick on buildings outside of the range of towers. Longbows are also ideal for protecting Trebuchets and siege weapons.
  • Extremely high damage if used as a bunched unit, benefit graciously from cover.

Defensive Strategy

  • Longbowmen are best used in defense by walling them in. This is where their range excels and also does not allow them to wander out into the field to be met by cavalry.

Trivia

  • Longbowmen do reduced damage against walls (Patch 1.3)
Level Health Attack DPS Training Cost Training Time Upgrade Cost Upgrade Time Cultural Barracks Level Required
1 290 Health 54 DPS 16 DPS 40 Food 65s 500 Flag br N/A 1
2 348 Health 65 DPS 19 DPS 50 Food 70s 1,500 Flag br

87,500 Wood

1d 8h 2
3 418 Health 78 DPS 23 DPS 60 Food 75s 4,000 Flag br

375,000 Wood

2d 6h 3
4 480 Health 90 DPS 26 DPS 70 Food 80s 7,500 Flag br

715,000 Wood

3d 12h 4
5 552 Health 108? DPS 31 DPS 80 Food 85s 15,000 Flag br

1,500,000 Wood

4d 5


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