All Men under the Age of sixty Years shall have Bows and Arrows for shooting. Men-Children between Seven Years and Seventeen shall have a Bow and 2 Shafts. Men about Seventeen Years of Age shall keep a Bow and 4 Arrows — Penalty 6s.8d.
— Archery Law of 1554
These units replace Skirmisher Levies for various factions. Armed with the Longbow, they are capable of devastating closely serried ranks of infantry but are near worthless against cavalry.
- Longbow Levies could wreak havoc on enemy ranks if firing en masse into an opponent's flanks.
- Longbow Levies will entrench themselves after 5 seconds of inactivity without any prompting from an Officer or a Patriot.
If you are playing the Western factions, this unit will undergo 3 different changes, depending on the Age you are in:
Musketeer of the Mercantile Era.
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Musketeer of the Imperial Era.