Greetings to thee, young sir, and Well Come! My personality is roughly
early 15th century German, a Hanseatic merchant/ship captain, and I
justify my use of a bow as due to the fact that I was an archer auxiliary
to the Teutonic Knights on their Crusades in the pagan lands to the east
when I was younger. This even explains why I shoot a Hunnish Horsebow and
use a thumb ring, as I captured the bow!
Try looking for the OSPREY Men at Arms book on German Medieval Armies
#166, and The Knights of Christ #155-I have these, and they are
useful-especially on garb. Little mention of archers though. Beyond this,
remember that this was Eastern Europe, and the Huns/Mongols/Asian
traditions are going to be stronger than the French/English/Roman ones.
Otherwise, have fun!
YIS, Felix the Archer, Saethyr Fyrd, Calontir