Heavy Crossbow: shoot speed +7, damage +4
Arbalest: shoot speed +8, damage +5
The reloading speed of heavy crossbows was improved too.
Arbalest has the same average damage as Heavy Long Axe (32). If you use the Light Crossbow and you have 12 WP, your damage decreased a bit after the previous update because the damage isn't affected by WP anymore and the base damage of Light Crossbow was increased by 1 point only. But the speed can be much faster with a good level of the Reloading skill. The average damage of Light Crossbow is 22.
If you think the crossbows are underpowered, please discuss them there: http://forums.mbmerc...1223-crossbows/
There used to be no way to take some skill points so we had no specialized crossbowmen builds. It the crossbows would be very powerful, there would be just no reason to not take one to the battle. So many infantrymen would become crossbowmen without spending a single skill point. Now we have the Reloading skill and I can make the crossbows stronger. Sure, the bleeding effect and the corresponding achievements won't be removed. It works well and I don't see any problems with it.