Archery Range


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Archery Range

Age: Tool
Prerequisites: Build Town Center, build Barracks.
Upgrade Cost: – – –
Cost: 150 wood
Hit Points: 350
Upgrade of: – – –
Special: – – –
Description:
The Archery Range lets you train archers, including the Bowman, Improved Bowman, Composite Bowman, Chariot Archer, Elephant Archer, Horse Archer, and Heavy Horse Archer. You must build the Archery Range before you can build the Siege Workshop.
Researching Architecture increases hit points and decreases construction time.
History

The bow was developed as a hunting weapon long before the first towns appeared and was easily adapted to warfare. The bow allowed fighting from a distance and from behind cover, so archers did not have to fight face-to-face with their enemy. As the first civilizations grew in size and their armies grew correspondingly, formal training of archers was instituted. As part of this training, bowmen practiced shooting on archery ranges to improve accuracy.