The Longbow Archer is the ranged unit of the late middle ages. It has a range of 6, which is 1 more than the crossbowman and has a slightly higher attack and defense then the crossbowman. Gains defence against heavy and attack on rocks and heavy units. Best used against Heavy infantry, Imperial guard, and Grenadier if opponent doesn't have a defence bonus higher then 20% if you don't have an attack boost. Weak against fast units and light units when standing in forests, try and avoid artillery units in all cases if opponent has 2 or more in the same age. Note that if attacking with 8 Longbow archers then it is possible to get rid of 3 Knights or Heavy knights in most cases when attacking with no defence boost. Very Commenly used and should be recrutedd as fast as possible after researched the tech Longbows.