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Crossbowmen are the final unit in the Foot Archers line, available to all European, African, and Asian nations and the Americans in the Medieval Age and Gunpowder Age. Native American nations (Lakota, Iroquois, Inca, Maya, Aztecs) train Heavy Archers instead of Crossbowmen. The difference is purely cosmetic, though, as both units have the same stats.
Crossbowmen are trained at the Barracks. They are strong against Heavy Infantry, but weak against Heavy Cavalry and Light Infantry. Like all Foot Archers, they make excellent garrisons, increasing a building's garrison power more than other units.
Crossbowmen are trained and upgraded at the Barracks.
Production cost for this unit increases progressively with every Barracks unit on the field or currently in production. However, the maximum cost for Crossbowmen is capped at 90 Timber / 112 Wealth. Actual production and upgrading costs may differ, depending on researched technologies, connected rare resources, or adopted governments.
Unique Crossbowmen Edit
- The British train King's Longbowmen (Medieval Age) and King's Yeomanry (Gunpowder Age) instead of Crossbowmen.
- The Koreans train Royal Hwarang (Medieval Age) and Elite Royal Hwarang (Gunpowder Age) instead of Crossbowmen.
- The Nubians train Royal Kushite Archers (Medieval Age) and Apedemak Archers (Gunpowder Age) instead of Crossbowmen.