rick priestley wrote:But returning to the theme - yes I've played plenty of WoTR games with the Perrys and friends - the usual infantry units are households - or something like a herce - with a mix of longbows and billmen. We generally count these as heavy infantry (4+ morale save) with the shooting element integrated into the unit - 3 shots. With the longbowmen we tried various things - but in the end we found it works best with the marksmen rule - i.e. 1 re-roll. That is enough.
We also counted handguns as crossbows but made the enemy take a break test each time a casualty was inflicted as well as on the usual 6 rolls.
With the heaviest cavalry - we went to morale saves of 4+ with 1 re-roll (stubborn) - but might go to 3+ - though I'm a but wary of 3+ rolls as they can skew the game a bit.
Well I think that for WotR you have the last days of effectiveness for the longbow since armour had reached a stage of near inpenetrability.