Archers usually play the role of auxiliary attack in large-scale battles, but in small-scale battles, they will get the effect of deciding the battle situation. When the number of the enemy is small, the archers attack first, and the enemy usually makes a mess in an instant.
Of course, in the battle of guarding the city, the archers on the wall acted as the main force, creating a ray of life for the fierce and fearless soldiers, knights and other close combat arms behind them. In the medieval city defense, this defense mode is particularly important. With the moat, if the number of enemy troops is not suppressed, it is impossible to cross the minefield. The premise is that there are enough archers and enough bows and arrows. When all the bows and arrows are consumed, bad luck will come. However, there will not be such a phenomenon in general, because there will be arms factories in the city to step up production, and there will be sufficient supplies in wartime. Secondly, it is a good way to spread poison on the arrow or ignite the arrow. It’s unreliable to release multiple arrows at the same time in film and television works – except for the city defense.
Therefore, a marshal who can use the archer corps to bomb is very terrible. But that’s all. It’s a congenital defect that cold weapons are not powerful enough, so bows and arrows are replaced by muskets. Modern athletes almost recovered the heroic posture of archers, and continued to fight in the stadium until the day of its revival.