Sarleon Armored Longbowman

Marksmen of the Sarleon kingdom, they use the feared and deadly longbow. Undisputed in range and accuracy, these archers are able to fire arrows at a further range than even the war bow. While they have all been trained with the use of swords, some of them have given up the use of shields for an extra quiver of arrows, which can be essential in sieges. While they may have one of the slower rate of fire among the Pendorian archers, they can fire accurately and much further.

Skilled both on the field and in sieges, they excel at hitting the enemy at a very long range. A slower rate of fire allows them to be able to conserve arrows. Pair them in conjunction with archers with a faster volley of fire - for instance, Pendor Armored Bowmen - and almost no one will be able to reach the archer line unscathed.

These archers are skilled, but are far behind other ranged units in the game. Ravenstern, the D'Shar, The Kingdom of Pendor, and the Empire all have better ranged units in their basic troop trees, and any knighthood order ranged unit and especially the Noldor can outshoot - nay, mow down - Sarleon archers without much of an issue. The only real saving grace for these units is their relatively heavy armor, which definitely improves their survivability, as well as their ease of training - Sarleon's archers are some of the most spammable ones in the game.

They are equipped with Heraldic Sarleon Platemail, a Flat Topped Helmet, and Mail Boots. They wield a Long Bow with Barbed Arrows and/or Arrows, as well as a Sarleon Knight Longsword with a Kite Shield.

This troop is upgraded from Sarleon Longbowman for 80 d and upgrades no more.

As of 3.9, these can be promoted to the Larian Sentinels. This is a very good move, given these archers' weaknesses. 

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