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Field Trebuchets is a Bretonnia artillery unit. Walls are nothing to the blast of trebuchet fire, and a man's skull fares even worse.


The Field Trebuchet is an essential piece of equipment when the Bretonnians engage in siege warfare, and smaller versions of these machines are sometimes deployed on the field of battle. Indeed, since the King himself commissioned a number to be built with which to defend Couronne, their popularity has increased. Still, Knights tend to put on a show of disdain towards siege engines - some refusing to use them at all. Nevertheless, it is a sign of particular opulence to be in possession of a Trebuchet, for they are time consuming to create and are individually hand-crafted. There are only a finite number within Bretonnia with the skill to create them, and their services are highly sought after. Although a Knight would never stoop so low as to operate a missile weapon himself, let alone a war machine, he could grudgingly see their strategic worth and allow his low-born servants to use them - for being peasants they don’t understand the concept of honour anyway!


  • Armour-Piercing Missiles: The damage of Modifier icon armour piercing.pngarmour-piercing weapons mostly ignores the armour of the target, making them the ideal choice against heavily-armoured enemies. They are often heavier and attack at a slower rate though, making them less efficient against poorly-armoured targets.


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Field Trebuchets are quite inaccurate and are mostly useful for forcing an enemy to come to you if they have no artillery of their own. They also have a large profile, so against most other artillery pieces they will be destroyed.

Against the AI, they can be very effective if you can get the enemy to blob up around a hero or lord, reducing the need for accuracy.