Longbow Levy/Warbirth

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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

In game[edit]

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Longbow Levy — Vital statistics
Longbow Levy

Light ranged militia unit capable of slightly more accurate low-impact missile attacks at a modest range.

Prereq: Build time HP LOS Attack Attack speed Movement
  • Castle Age
  • Level 2: Mercenaries Military
70 11 14 x 2 2s
Cost Created from Armour Weapon range Specialty
Base Ramp Pop
Food.jpg: 20
Timber: 20;
Food.jpg: 1;
Timber: 1
1 Town Watch Guild.png 0 1–12

Strong versus heavy infantry.

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Overall strategy[edit]

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.

Unit summary[edit]

  • 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:



Bronze Dawn