Nevertheless, that is intentional. Most civs aren't supposed to be able to upgrade Crossbowmen (and Rangers) beyond Veteran anyway. Same with Pikemen, and a bunch of other units in other cultures. That's what "archaic" means.
Hi everyone !
First, I don't think this is intentionnal since it's a French gameplay feature "all royal, all guards", so French should be able to upgrade crossbowmen to imperial rank right ? (french pikemen can already be upgraded to imperial Dec de Courbain)
Then I would like to report a bug : When i'm playing as the Ottoman i'm encoutering a texture issue making houses and some others building display aztec or european skin. Sorry if this bug have already been reported and also for my poor English
See ya on the battlefield !