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Old 10-29-2015, 04:09 PM   #1
Sam Baughn
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Default Archers in Heroes on the Mass Scale

In the latest issue of Pyramid, there's an article on converting characters to mass combat units.

In order to qualify for the Fire class you need a 1/2D range of 200 yards and the ability to do 1d+2 imp damage.

The problem is: an archer needs ST 14 to achieve that with a longbow, ST 15 with a regular bow and a truly ridiculous ST 20 to do it with a short bow. While I'm aware that some archers in medieval times used extremely powerful bows and must have been very strong, those numbers seem unlikely to me, especially for horse archers with short bows. I would think something like 120 yards and 1d damage would be a more reasonable minimum.
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