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Mercenary Fyrd Archers

Place a bow in a man's hand and show him where to shoot. The state can do no more.

Whilst archers had their place in the battle lines of Anglo-Saxon armies they were never used in large numbers, as traditional military values placed greater importance on melee infantry and the glory to be gained through hand-to-hand combat; for instance, only one archer is depicted amongst the English forces on the Bayeux Tapestry. Whilst a thegn may have been trained in how to use a bow as a hunting weapon, standard fyrdmen would not have had that advantage. Those who were, however, commonly used the longbow - which became more common across Europe during the early Middle Ages. Made of yew or ash, with bowstrings of looped and corded linen, longbows were superior to selfbows. British proponents of the longbow, mainly the English and Welsh, became renowned for their skill with the weapon in later centuries - the most famous example being the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, when English archers were key to the defeat of a supposedly-superior French army.

Mercenary Fyrd Archers

Unit Name

Mercenary Fyrd Archers

Main Unit Key

cha_merc_eng_fyrd_archers

Land Unit Key

cha_merc_eng_fyrd_archers

Naval Unit Key

cha_longship_transport

Soldiers

160

Category

Missile Infantry

Class

Missile Infantry

Custom Battle Cost

110

Recruitment Cost

110

Upkeep Cost

60

Missile Damage

32

├ Missile Weapon

cha_bow_levy

├ Projectile

cha_arrow_bow_levy_normal

├ Missile Damage

28

├ Missile Ap Damage

4

└ Base Reload Time

20

Accuracy

25

Range

150

Reload

25

Rate of Fire

4

Ammunition

14

Melee Attack

7

Melee Damage

9

├ Melee Weapon

cha_dagger

├ Melee Base Damage

7

├ Armour-piercing Damage

2

├ Armour Piercing

No

├ Attack Against Cavalry

0

├ Attack Against Elephants

0

└ Attack Against Infantry

0

Charge Bonus

2

Melee Defence

2

├ Base Defence

2

├ Shield

cha_none

└ Shield Defence

0

Armour

6

├ Armour

cha_cloth

├ Armour Defence

6

└ Shield Armour

0

Health

100

├ Man Entity

cha_infantry_very_light

├ Man Health

100

└ Bonus Hit Points

0

Morale

26

Abilities

No Ability

Attributes

  • Resistant to Fatigue
    Fatigue has less of an effect on this unit.
  • Hide (forest)
    This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Strengths & Weaknesses

No Strengths and Weaknesses

Age of Charlemagne Mercenaries Pool

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1 cha_merc_eng_land Mercia Chester
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Lincoln
1 0.025 1 1
2 cha_merc_eng_land Northumbria Bamburgh
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York
1 0.025 1 1
3 cha_merc_eng_land Wessex Canterbury
London
Winchester
1 0.025 1 1
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