Reply To: Bow and Crossbow

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SekataSekata
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Thank you for your opinion i need to test xbow vs orcs (i am new so never had a fight with them)
For me main problem is enemy archers who can kill my brothers without shields really fast and in this case i saw that +2 range really does matter besides Aimed Shot has even higher accuracy at max distance that xbow usual shot and that is what drives me mad that xbow is something more like mid range weapon.
Btw have you tried giving xbows/range weapons to your first row? how it works?

Crossbow is mostly useful against the Orc Warrior specifically, but honestly the first shot or two on a full health unit can still be underwhelming. It’s not a terrible idea to give throwing weapons to some of your frontline. Every now and again you’ll pick up a melee focused brother with a pretty good base ranged stat. Only issue with giving them crossbows is that they have to sacrifice their shield, which could be pretty dangerous if they have ranged soldiers.