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Old 12-01-2009, 04:30 AM   #40
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Join Date: Aug 2004
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Default Re: Role of archers in low-tech parties?

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Originally Posted by Agramer View Post
Point is in formation..turning around whole formation makes it stop in spot and it aint advancing anymore toward your lines..
i didnīt meanīt turning around the whole formation only to redirect the last lines zo form a shieldwall, Karree, testudo etc

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You can use longer bows from horsback,or recurved ones.
phoenix42 wrote shortbow or crossbow


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Actually,Khan Died and they went back home to elect new one,as their custom was.
which is a nice story but the timeline isnīt supporting that,


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If not counting few battles,it was Europeans being beaten by Turks ;)
not by by the sejuqs later by the Ottomans, Outremer hold for a long time.
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.Though yes..Archers without protection would get stomped by cavalry
i was answering to mounted archers
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