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Stir River Patrol (Crossbowmen) is a Empire Elector Count State Troops missile infantry unit from Stirland. The thudding crossbow bolts pack a punch that can bring down most foes.


The Stir River Patrol is a subdivision of Stirland's state army charged with patrolling the River Stir. The Stir is both a well-travelled trade route and the entire northern border of Stirland. Thus the Stir River Patrol has the dual purposes of protecting river traffic from whatever might lurk in the waters and guarding the province's border from marauding bands of orcs, beastmen, and Talabeclanders.

River patrol units are trained at special forts along the bank of the river. A unit may specialize in, for instance, boarding enemy ships or ranged attacks. In fact the archers of the Stir River Patrol are well-known for their accuracy.

Unlike the rest of Stirland's military, who wear green and yellow uniforms, the River Patrol wear green and white. Common symbols among the River Patrol are the five-pointed crown of Manann and the Green Lurkerfish.


  • Vanguard Deployment: This unit can deploy in an expanded deployment area, allowing it to start the battle within striking distance of the enemy - or somewhere unexpected.
  • Good Range: This unit has a larger range than most other units of the same class. This allows it to take out hostile missile units before they can come into firing range.


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This unit has Vanguard Deployment, Flaming attacks, and a suppressed contact (-48% Speed) effect on their ranged attacks when compared to normal crossbowmen.