Poza tym arkebuzerzy stanowili jedynie wsparcie dla głównych formacji pikinierów lub załogę umocnień polowych czy zamków.
16th Century arquebus was a neider handy nor efficient weapon. It had lower range than cossbow or longbow. Why armies used them so often? Primarily because it was easy to train an arquebusier. Expert cossbowmen or longbowmen were expensive. Arquebusiers were much cheaper.
Apart from this they were only a support for the main pikemen formations or manned field fortifications and castles.
Term arquebus at the beginning of the 16th Century meant various weapons, including light artillery. However as time had passed it was limited to hand weapons.
Figures as usually Venexia 15mm. Unit of imperial arguebusiers complete.