Training the citizenry-in-arms requires many facilities from a drill yard to an armourers and weapon makers. A militia barracks brings all of these resources together under one roof and under the command of a full-time staff of old soldiers, veterans who can pass on their skills in an orderly way.
Hand Gunners missile infantry Earliest hand-held firearm unit. Causes more fear than actual damage. These soldiers need to be capable in close combat due to the short range of their weapons.