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Subject: Ratio of Bows to Inf/MAA rss

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David Turpin
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Bar Hill
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I've been researching the ratio of Bows to non bow armed infantry in armies during the WOTR. From what I have discovered is seems that the general ratio was perhaps 1:1 but with a general acknowledgement that there were usually a lot more bows than non bow armed men. The orders of battles for the scenarios in this game are the opposite with the bow armed units being out numbered by non bow units. Anyone know why?
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Ralph Shelton
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Renton
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All of my books are still packed from a move. I seem to remember that save for a few battles like Blore Heath, bowmen were mentioned in a role where they fired and then faded back for the infantry to fight it out and decide the battle.

The heavier armor of the period seemed to make bow fire less effective than in the past under most circumstances, as there wasn't a lot of mention of mass casualties due to said bow fire.
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