I have 10 Crossbowmen painted now, these are the old Dogs of War Braganza's Besiegers, lovely models sculpted by the Perry Twins in the 90's that fit in perfectly with the other 'Mountain Garrison' troopers. In-game these will be used just without upgrades or a Sergeant, hence his position on the end rather then the usual middle. They have been converted to have their original Pavise on the base shield removed, only criticism of these models is they were definitely not designed with ranking up in mind, but they can be just squeezed in together as you'll see.
Mountain Garrison Armbrustschütze
The crossbow used by these troops is a smaller pull-lever style, without a ratchet, this allows them to stay mobile and keep up an impressive rate of fire, despite the reduced power compared to a Windlass crossbow.
The Pavise is only used by the Armbrustschütze when deployed in entrenched defensive positions or in siege situations. Most of the time the heavy Pavises are left behind in the baggage by the crossbowmen, the plate armour being protection enough.
Hauptmann Ludwig Seitz