Guess I should also mention that I feel that the "noble" troops and most top-tier marksmen are gravely under-equipped for their rank and wages, especially when compared to troops like the Ayutthaya Palace guards and Portuguese Sharpshooters/Calvary.
Furthermore, don't you think the Manipuri Lancers should at least have one shield in their item pool? All they have are one-handed weapons, so it makes sense for them to have a chance to spawn with shields, being top-tier and all. And while we're on the subject, why are iron shields better than steel shields in both speed and resistance? lol