Heavy Archers are the standard Foot Archer unit of the Medieval Age available for the Inca, Maya, Aztecs, Lakota, and Iroquois. It constitutes a replacement of the Crossbowmen that other nations train, and the difference is purely cosmetic—both units having the exact same stats and costs.
Heavy Archers 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.
Heavy Archers 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 Heavy Archers is capped at 90 Timber / 112 Wealth. Actual production and upgrading costs may differ, depending on researched technologies, connected rare resources, or adopted governments.
Heavy Archers receive no upgrade in the Gunpowder Age. In the Enlightenment Age they upgrade to Musketeers, along with the Arquebusiers - Foot Archers units become obsolete and the unit class is merged into the Gunpowder Infantry line.
Unique Heavy Archers Edit
None of the nations that train Heavy Archers have a unique variant. For unique variants on Crossbowmen, see here.