Peasant Bowmen (Fire Arrows)

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Peasant Bowmen
Wh dlc07 brt bowmen fire.png
Overview
FactionBretonnia
Category
Missile infantry bow.png
Bretonnia missile infantry
Unit size68
Recruitment
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 500 (500)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 125
Buildings required:
Carpenter's Workshop
Statistics
Icon stat health.png Health: 46
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 36
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee attack: 10
Icon stat defence.png Melee defence: 14
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 3
Icon stat ammo.png Ammunition 22
Weapons
Melee
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 19
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 3
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.3 s
Ranged
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 23 (+Fire)
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 1
Icon stat ammo.png Reload Time: 11
Icon stat range.png Range: 160
Protection
Icon stat armour.png
Armor:
11.25%
Attributes
  • Expendable.png Expendable: Witnessing friendly expendable units rout does not reduce other units' Icon stat morale.pngleadership, unless they are themselves expendable.
  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.

Peasant Bowmen (Fire Arrows) is a Bretonnia missile infantry unit. The flame of the Lady goes with this arrow, and so too the low-born archer before long…

Description[edit | edit source]

Although they speak their vows of duty, the peasants of Bretonnia do not understand. It is not their business to understand or to think - only to do. They do not know why they are summoned to fight - these things being beyond their regard - yet when the Greenskin hordes are bearing down upon them, low-born men know they must fight or die. Sometimes they are fortunate enough to be armed with rudimentary weapons; bows, with arrows drenched in oil and lit, or dipped in diseased buboes. Unlike Men-At-Arms, Peasant Bowmen are not equipped from the armouries of the castle and so their longbows will often be their own possessions, handed down from father to son and, accordingly, are of variable quality. Peasants who survive a battle may think themselves lucky until they too are stricken by fatal pox, mayhaps from a cut received whilst loading their unfamiliar and cumbersome weapons!

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Good Range: This unit has a larger range than most other units of the same class. This allows it to take out hostile missile units before they can come into firing range.
  • Weak Against Armour: This unit's attack can hardly punch through armour and is thus wasted on heavily armoured enemies.
  • Poor Accuracy: This unit's attacks are prone to go stray.
  • Poor Leadership: This unit suffers from poor leadership and will easily rout. Keep its flanks secure and your Lord or other encouraging units nearby.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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