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Field Trebuchets
Wh main brt trebuchet.png
CategoryBretonnia artillery
Unit size4
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 700 (700)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 175
Icon stat health.png Health: 38
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 40
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 10
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 5
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 5
Icon stat ammo.png Ammunition: 22
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 22
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 8
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.3 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
Icon stat armour.png
Attribute can siege.png Siege Attacker: This unit can attack gates or walls, allowing you to instantly launch a siege battle without having to wait for siege towers or battering rams to be built.

Cant run.png Cannot Run: This unit cannot run and will only move at walking pace.

Icon peasant.png Peasant Unit: This is a peasant unit whose men are no longer able to work their farms.

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 armour-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.