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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."


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.
  • 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.

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

  • 1.3 Longbowmen do reduced damage against walls.
Level Health Attack DPS Training Cost Training Time Upgrade Cost Upgrade Time Cultural Barracks Level Required
1 290 Template:Health 54 Template:Attack 16 Template:Attack 40 Template:Food 65s 500 Template:PBritons N/A 5
2 348 Template:Health 65 Template:Attack 19 Template:Attack 50 Template:Food 70s 1,500 Template:PBritons & 87,500 Template:Wood 1d 8h 6
3 418 Template:Health 78 Template:Attack 23 Template:Attack 60 Template:Food 75s 4,000 Template:PBritons & 375K Template:Wood 2d 6h 7
4 480 Template:Health 90 Template:Attack 26 Template:Attack 70 Template:Food 80s 7,500 Template:PBritons & 715K Template:Wood 3d 12h 8
5 552 Template:Health 108? Template:Attack 31 Template:Attack 80 Template:Food 85s 15,000 Template:PBritons & 1.5M Template:Wood 4d 9


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Heroes Richard the LionheartHenry VEdward the Black PrinceBelisariusJohn KourkouasNikephoros II PhokasCharles MartelCharlemagneJoan of ArcSviatoslav I of KievRurikAlexander NevskyTariq ibn ZiyadMaslama ibn Abd al-MalikSaladinHermann von SalzaConrad the ElderWinrich von Kniprode
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