Archers, like their melee counterparts, require a spot of armor to better protect them from blows. However, fitting them with mail is illogical, as archers must maintain their speed to strike (and run away) quickly. Thus, padded armor, which offers reasonable protection without limiting mobility.
Available to: All
Researched at: Blacksmith
Cost: 100 food
Effect: Archers, cavalry archers +1/1 armor