Empire Crossbowmen

Empire Crossbowman

Crossbows are not popular weapons in the Empire, though Tilean mercenaries are often recruited to augment the firepower of a Count's army. Some Counts from the southern provinces retain units of Crossbowmen as part of their personal household troops. Crossbows may lack the penetrative power of handguns,[2a] or the rate of fire of standard bows[4a] but they are just as accurate in the hands of an expert.[2a]

Crossbows have a range longer than that of handguns[3a] but shorter than that of bows.[4a] Their main advantages lie in the facts that they are easily produced[3a] and their use is easily learned.[4a]


  • 1: Warhammer Armies: The Empire (5th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 63
  • 2: Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition)
    • 2a: pg. 7
  • 3: Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition)
    • 3a: pg. 37
  • 4: The Empire at War
    • 4a: pg. 50

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