Although traditional archery was a popular sport in the Kingdom's history, its military preferred to mass-produce and deploy easy-to-use and deadly crossbows for its ranged arsenal. These men also wore large shields on their backs to cover themselves from enemy fire while reloading their weapons.
Crossbowmen packed a punch for a ranged unit. They could puncture almost any enemy armor with their weaponry, making them ideal for sniping down large and heavily-armored enemies. In addition their back shields made them extremely resistant to enemy arrow barrages as well. They were a bit slow on the foot, however, and could take quite a bit of time to get into position.