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Mark Foster
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Not having any luck with my green bow men. The units Hardly ever scores a hit. Not impressed at all and these guys were supposed to be the deciding factor in so many battles decimating many a french unit.
 
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Aaron Morgan
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shouksmiths wrote:
Not having any luck with my green bow men. The units Hardly ever scores a hit. Not impressed at all and these guys were supposed to be the deciding factor in so many battles decimating many a french unit.


1 in 6 chance to hit is almost 7% better than "decimation".
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Santi Velasco
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If you want your archers to pack more punch, you might optionally equip them with longbows, which basically doubles the chance to hit. Also, don't forget that with the battle savvy rules, ranged units have the added value of avoiding a retaliate strike.
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Christopher Dodge
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Make sure to get them into the forests to protect them. Then fire in groups as much as your cards allow.

Keep them as far from your enemy as possible to take advantage of their range. Ya, they don't hit too often but I have had great success with them in some battles.
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You are using the Common Bow, not the Longbow, right?

Because Longbows where the ones doing the French unit killing back then... meeple
 
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Ed Bradley
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Yeah bog-standard Short (Common?) bow archers are pretty weak. As others have said, hide them in trees and use when able. Or draw lots of Darken The Skys

Longbows on the other hand are pretty rude. Except when facing those pesky Knights.
 
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