Here is the in game icon of a Crossbowman.
|First Appearance||Age of Empires III|
|Cost||40 Food |
|Age Available||Colonial Age|
|Base Hit Points||100|
|Resists||20% vs. Ranged|
|Melee Multipliers||x2.0 vs. Light Cavalry|
x2.0 vs. Eagle Runner Knight
x0.75 vs. Cavalry
x0.75 vs. Coyote Runner
x1.25 vs. Heavy Infantry
|Range Multipliers||same as melee|
|R.O.F.||1.5 (Melee) / 3.0 (Siege, Ranged)|
Crossbowman is a ranged unit avilabe to almost every European civilization featured in Age of Empires III.
Crossbowmen are a light infantry unit that uses a crossbow in battle. They are counter infantry units that are useful for attacking heavy infantry such as Musketeers, but are easily defeated by Melee Cavalry and Artillery. They are similar in many ways to Skirmishers. Although the Crossbowmen might be out-ranged by their skirmisher counterparts, they are cheaper and are trainable earlier in the game. The exceptions to this rule reside in the Dutch, who can train Skirmishers in the Colonial Age and the French use of TEAM Early Skirmishers (allowing them and allies to train skirmishers in the Colonial Age). Also, the Portuguese can get a guard level of the crossbowmen with a unique church card, naming them Besteiros.
Veteran Crossbowman is an upgrade to the ordinary crossbowman and is available for 200 Wood and 200 Coin at the Barracks once Fortress Age is reached. Veteran Crossbowman have higher attack and hit points but the overall function and the multipliers as well as the resists remains the same.
- Hit Points: 120
- Ranged Attack: 21
- Hand Attack: 8
- Siege Attack: 9
- Note: Spanish players have the option of being able to almost instantly train (2.7 seconds) Crossbowmen and Pikemen in the Colonial Age, due to the TEAM Archaic Soldier Training and Fencing School cards, and can train instantly if it is also used with the Standing Army improvement.
A crossbow is a weapon consisting of a bow mounted on a stock that shoots projectiles, often called bolts or quarrels. The medieval crossbow was called by many names, most of which derived from the word ballista, a torsion engine resembling a crossbow in appearance.
Historically, crossbows played a significant role in the warfare of East Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean. Today, they are used primarily for shooting sports, hunting, and when shooting in silence is an important consideration.
This is a list of shipments that benefit Crossbowmen in any way.
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