Good grief, Tugmundr is a self-centered prick, isn't he?
Archer hate was already around when I started playing in December last year. Oh well, I can't stay here, it'll simply end with me getting banned.
I agree with Aethel, though. We (meaning Barabas and Möck, of course) might have to change armour works entirely, at least as far as arrows go. Maybe making "normal" arrows (broadheads?) useless against armour, but also offering expensive bodkin arrows in smaller numbers that can go through armour - though still not oneshot through helmets. Foot shots should be severely nerfed as well. The way that you actually
would hold a round shield was such that you - if you had good reflexes - could meet the arrow, but that cannot be simulated in the Warband engine.
This would make it more important to grab helmets and armour, as well as a larger shield, instead of going straight for a sword. The Engle and Goidil melee units would become more balanced as well, as the prevalence of swords in the other three factions would, at least in the first couple of rounds, be lower.