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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Conquistador Crossbowmen

Continuing the work for Nashcon, here are crossbowmen. I was initially surprised to learn that Cortes' expedition to Tenochtitlan included a large number of crossbowmen. However, this makes a lot of sense in the early 16th century. Crossbows were easier to make than guns. Bolts are easier to make, carry and use than gunpowder and bullets. A crossbow functions in wet conditions and training to use a crossbow quicker and easier than matchlocks.

I did not have a full unit of them, so I completed the unit with an armored knight and a banner man for a twelve-man unit.

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