Bayonets came out in China 1000 year ago, with a pistol attached to a short spear. Because short spear have, less range, but more flexibility, but by adding a pistol, it would have long spear range. By 18th century western bayonet only have 300 meters range, can't cover advancing troop, can fire only one round till melee. Mongol bows and arrow from 13th century, with rocket attached to the arrow can fire 800 meters, fire repeatedly and cover advancing troops. It was extremely effective till 19th century. So, why western troops prior to 19th century, no longer use archers, after bayonets arrive
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I have to disagree on one point. 18th Century smoothbore muskets were not accurate at all after a few dozen meters. The bayonet was considered the more lethal weapon for an infantryman.