(formaly known as the Solenarions)
Would you like to be a member of the most feared archery unit in the
During the Dark Ages, the most feared and dreaded of all weapons was
the crossbow. So horrific and deadly was the effect of crossbows on the
battlefields of Europe that the pope actually tried to ban their use against
Christians. But then, same as today, most armies tended to ignore the wishes
of Mother Church. Hence the carnage continued wherever there was a need
to hold a castle or stop the charge of supposedly invincible mounted knights.
Needless to say, crossbowmen were not terribly popular with the nobles.
But on the other hand, every petty Baron who was interested in winning
wanted a few on his side. lt seems the SCA has followed history closely
in this little matter. For many are the knights that complain bitterly
about being killed by crossbow quarrels from across the field. However,
almost all unit commanders enjoy having these dealers of death on their
The inclusion of an archery force gives Drafn a distinct advantage that
has yet to be equalled in the Army of Caid. They are highly skilled as
snipers and capable of eliminating the enemy's leaders and depopulating
siege towers. They vastly increase the flexibility of the unit in meeting
The Agamundi earn their way not through brute strength but with skill and cunning. So, if you have good eye hand coordination, the ability to perform well under pressure, and prefer the strategy of battle to physical force or poundings, the Agamundi may have a place for you.
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