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Old 12-01-2009, 04:18 AM   #39
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Default Re: Role of archers in low-tech parties?

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reloading a crossbow is not an easy task mounted if at all possible and a shortbow is a lousy weapon for combat use
do you really believe that the Warriors wouldn´t change front and stand like toy soldiers in show formation?
Point is in formation..turning around whole formation makes it stop in spot and it aint advancing anymore toward your lines.

You can use longer bows from horsback,or recurved ones.
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i thought they ended in hungary looked at central european country seeing the woods, no place to feed their ponys said thank you and went home.
Actually,Khan Died and they went back home to elect new one,as their custom was.Meanwhile they got into quarrels and Europe was saved.

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and the turks beaten by the crusaders.
If not counting few battles,it was Europeans being beaten by Turks ;)

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Using a composite bow to ´ve a decent chance to do damage you must go so close to havy cav that one slight miscalculation or a well timed and calculated counterattack ist pure disaster.
Horses werent armoured as much as men were.Though yes..Archers without protection would get stomped by cavalry.
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