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Bow Warrior Monks

These skilled warrior monks can fire arrows at distant enemies with every expectation of doing terrible damage.

Warrior monks are armed with powerful bows that can send arrows into enemies at a surprising, and fatal, distance. They can also bombard foes with fire arrows, weapons that are both incendiary and terrifying in equal measure, especially in a country such as Japan where buildings are largely made of wood. These warrior monks need careful handling in the presence of the enemy. They are not specially trained to fight in melee, and are likely to suffer if they are attacked by cavalry. Because of their small numbers, they will not last long if they are left in close combat, regardless of any friendly support.

Bow warrior monks practice archery with the same dedication they give to their religious duties. Indeed, the skill and still poise required for archery practice is as much an act of meditation as any amount of quiet, monkish contemplation. Long years of practice, however, pay off in battle because the technique of using a bow is so ingrained as to be done without thought or hesitation. Given reasonable weather, monks could, and did, kill anything and anyone foolish enough to stray into range.

Bow Warrior Monks

Unit Name

Bow Warrior Monks

Unit Key

Inf_Missile_Bow_Warrior_Monks

Soldiers

100

Category

Ranged Infantry

Class

Bow Infantry

Multiplayer Cost

1100

└ Multiplayer Limit

0

Recruitment Cost

1000

├ Recruitment Turns

2

└ Unit Limit

0

Unkeep Cost

220

Melee Attack

4

└ Melee Weapon

sabre

Charge Bonus

6

Bonus vs Cavalry

0

Range

175

├ Missile Weapon

bow

└ Projectile

shogun_arrow_long

Accuracy

60

Reloading Skill

55

Ammunition

30

Melee Defence

1

Armour

2

Morale

12

Abilities

  • Flaming Arrows Flaming Arrows
    This unit can fire flaming arrows for a short period of time. Flaming arrows have a greater damage effect and can set fire to flammable objects. Flaming arrows don't function in wet weather.
  • Screens
    A shield that can be erected during the deployment phase when you are defending. It impedes the movement of enemies, and blocks enemy projectiles.
  • Whistling Arrows Whistling Arrows
    Whistling arrows have an unsettling effect on both enemy and friendly troops, reducing their morale and combat ability for a short period when they fly over them.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Very long range and fast reload time.
  • Very accurate.
  • Very good morale.
  • Weak against cavalry and in melee.