Stir River Patrol (Crossbowmen)

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Stir River Patrol (Crossbowmen) is a Empire Elector Count State Troops missile infantry unit from Stirland. The thudding crossbow bolts pack a punch that can bring down most foes.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Stir River Patrol are military units charged with patrolling the River Stir. The Stir is a well-travelled trade route, and the merchant barges must be protected from whatever might lurk in the waters. River patrol units may specialize in ranged attacks, or boarding enemy ships.

Unlike the rest of Stirland's military, who wear green and yellow uniforms, the River Patrol is clothed in green and white. Common symbols among the River Patrol are the five-pointed crown of Manann and the Green Lurkerfish.

A clarion call across the murky waters of the Reik can only mean one thing: Riverwardens, also known as the Imperial River Patrol. In addition to the Roadwardens, the Empire makes use of a specialized force that operates fast-moving boats to patrol the Empire’s waterways. Where Roadwardens fight outlaws and brigands, the River Patrols combat pirates and smugglers. Though slavery is nominally illegal in the Empire, there are some disreputable merchants who buy Bretonnian Peasants and smuggle them into the country to work in their fields or factories. The River Patrol tends to operate on the River Reik near the larger cities, and leaving the stretches between all the more dangerous.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Vanguard Deployment: This unit can deploy in an expanded deployment area, allowing it to start the battle within striking distance of the enemy - or somewhere unexpected.
  • 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.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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This unit has Vanguard Deployment, Flaming attacks, and a suppressed contact (-48% Speed) effect on their ranged attacks when compared to normal crossbowmen.