I don’t think so. Spear is extrimly good choce in early game,then enemy have bad armor. In mid game-it is a tactical option,becouse opponents prefer avoid side there spear wall exist,so you can control their movement. In late game I take spears for some tank builds(low dmg better 0 dmg) if they have 55- meely skill. Sometimes I have spearman with high accurasy (to save instruments on repair armor)in battles with zombies,or against orcs to protect my flang. About arbalest. It is weapon for 50-60 range skill brothers. In most cases they do 1 shot and swap weapon. Bows and arbalet have different roles.