Wheather sniping from afar, throwing a unit shattering grenade, or leading the charge with a double barrel pistol, ranged weapons will always lead your offense and help you out in a defensive pinch.
Accurate and deadly at short range, pistols can be a great way to open your melee offense or help take out an encroaching hussar.
A new age weapon that forever changed warfare. Muskets deliver death from afar, whittling down enemy forces from great distance.
Fast and accurate, the bow & arrow is still an effective death dealer in this new age of gun powder. Bows can be used to fatal effect from an archer-line's volley fire to a mounted expert's calculated kill shot.
Early 17th century grenades pack a punch that can be felt in great radius, capable of downing small regiments of men. Their powerful effect is balanced by their exuberant cost and rarity.