|Appears in||Rome: Total War|
|Soldiers in each unit||80|
|Attack skill||3 (Melee)
|Special abilities||Combat bonus in woods; Can use flaming missiles; Fast moving; Can sap|
Archers are rightly feared for the casualties they can inflict, but they are vulnerable in hand-to-hand combat.
They are drawn from the peasant classes of all societies, as these are people who need to be skilled hunters in order to survive. Learning to use a bow well is something that takes a lifetime and constant practice, and putting food on the table provides good practice.
They are best used to weaken enemy formations, or placed in a spot where they can retreat and find protection from other troops.