Armed with the superior crossbow, Crossbowmen form all stronger units of the Archer Line but also a unit class of their own. Crossbowmen have a stronger attack and longer range, but higher reload time.
The crossbow was mostly drawn with mechanical devices, like the windlass or a cocking device leading to a longer reload time, but also made it possible to be fired with greater strength and accuracy than a bow. In Age of Chivalry Hegemony, the strongest archery units carry a crossbow. They take long to reload, but have higher attack, range and accuracy than archers of the same level.
The following Crossbowmen can be trained in AoCH: