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Archers are good at performing assaults from long distances. They are effective against nearly all types of infantry.

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 Prerequisites  Required
 Construction Level 4 Barracks 
 Technology Level 1 Archery 
 Food 300 
 Lumber 350 
 Iron 300 
 Costs Time
5 min, 50 sec


The bow and arrow, invented in prehistoric times, greatly improved the hunting skills of early man that allowed him to kill his targets from a distance. The bow was adapted for use in battle and was first used by Egyptian, Persian, and Assyrian armies as early as 5000 BC. The range gave by the bow allowed small forces of archers to rout armies of superior numbers of hand-to-hand weapons. Archers were often used to soften enemy resistance before they would send in their mounted or skirmish forces.