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The imperial crossbowman is a ranged unit in the upcoming Stronghold Warlords game.


The Chinese crossbowman is an armored unit that uses a siege crossbow to fire deadly bolts. While unable to defend himself in close combat, his projectiles can easily penetrate metal armour.


Imperial crossbowmen are the penultimate ranged unit, being able to outrange most units and respond with lethal firepower. They perform excellent on either walls, or on the open field. They are also fairly armored, being able to withstand semi-concentrated fire until perishing.

Crossbowmen work best in a combined-arms strategy, paired with a durable frontline and other types of ranged attackers, such as auxiliary archers. Their power is diminishing with the enemy using superior numbers, therefore they should almost always be protected.

Stronghold Warlords Units
Barracks Blowpipe tribesmanSpear tribesmanAuxiliary axemanAuxiliary archerImperial bannermanImperial crossbowmanImperial warrior
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