Ranged unit. A basic archer able to attack units from afar. This unit is built at the Archery Range and becomes available in the Bronze Age.
Effective versus infantry.
A strategy to use when facing the enemy is to have a wall of infantry in front, blocking the units access to your toxotai while you pick them off with arrows. When infantry support is not available, use the hit-and-run strategy.
Toxotes were Greek archers who carried a Short Bow, for shooting target a far, and a sword and shield, for personal protection.For armor they wore cloth or leather armor to protect their body. The Cretan archers, a variation, used long bows instead of short bows to increase distance but required more training to master.