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Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by Ozymandias, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Civ3 Modding Archivist

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    Many of you know how strongly I feel about our little on-line community. As might be expected, I'm always sorry to see talented and pleasant people leave.

    One particular delight for me since joining CFC some 8 years ago has been checking this sub-forum for new creations by Wyrmshadow, whom circumstances have forced to put aside unit making as a hobby for the time being.

    So I decided to commission several units from him, mostly meant to fit into my nearly-historical "What-ifs".

    The first is the U.S. Holt (now Caterpillar) steam powered "150 Ton Land Monitor". It was the 3rd tank built by the U.S., ca. 1917-1919 (information on this beast is hard to come by, to a point where some sources site 3 wheels, others 4). Its main gun was a 75mm mountain howitzer.

    I secretly suspect it was planned with Pancho Villa in mind.

    Wyrmshadow's latest-and-greatest can be found HERE.

    Enjoy.

    To Community :beer: ,

    Oz

    With thanks to General 666 for the fixed .gif :goodjob: [And note: .gif temporarily removed: see HERE.]

    -O.
     

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  2. Balthasar

    Balthasar Wise Man

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    ...and >plunk!< directly into the Steampunk Mod. Thanks, Oz. Thanks also Wyrm, wherever you are.
     
  3. tom2050

    tom2050 Deity

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    Wow, that is a tremendous looking vehicle... and although I do have great interest in historical war machines, I have never heard of this before (Thank You! I learned something new today :)). Wyrmshadow has talent that is monumental; I don't know what he does for a living, but I think he could be doing this for a job at a software company... The detail is stunning.

    About the .gif, I know that if the .gif is over 500KB in size, which is the .gif limit, it will change it to a .jpg; but 500KB is a pretty hefty gif... but it's the only thing I can think of.

    Thanks for putting it up here Oz. Hopefully Wyrmshadow visits here often and stays in touch.

    Tom
     
  4. general-jcl

    general-jcl King

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    Thank you Oz & Wyrms for this great unit!
     
  5. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Thank you so much. Even though I can't use it, it made me very happy just to see a new creation by Wyrm. Thank you both.
     
  6. General 666

    General 666 Culturebringer

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    WOW !!! That`s a cool Monster Tank !:goodjob:
    And made out of wood ? Or is it Metal ?
    GREAT any way !
    :thanx:
     
  7. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Civ3 Modding Archivist

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    Metal. At least one prototype was so underpowered that it mired after 50 ft. I asked Wyrm to make it a color fit for going after Pancho Villa, and some thoughts I'm giving to an ... interesting ... mod :mischief:

    Best,

    Oz
     
  8. Wyrmshadow

    Wyrmshadow Deity

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    The small 3 wheeled prototype may have had a 75mm gun and only weighed 15-20 tons. This monster had a 6 inch coastal artillery cannon and had 20ft diameter wheels.
     
  9. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Civ3 Modding Archivist

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    That looks & sounds about right :thumbsup:

    Great Work,

    Oz
     
  10. BadKharma

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    OMG that is an awsome what if unit thanks to both of you!
     
  11. DJ Bonebraker

    DJ Bonebraker a.k.a Laura

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    That's so smegging awesome that I may just replace Aaglo's excellent Empire Steam Tank as the default Steam Tank in the FF mod....

    ...Of course, Aaglo's tank will likely remain in as the flavor steam tank for the Dwarves...

    EDIT: Those In-game shots make that thing look almost as big as my Land Battleship! (Then again, from the description that thing sounds like it WAS almost as big as my Land Battleship)....
     
  12. RedAlert

    RedAlert Love one another

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    Wow, that's a big 'un!

    :goodjob: Oz & Wyrm!
     
  13. General 666

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    Oz: What is about that gif ? I would like to have it and it should be added to the OP !
    You can rar or zip the file. I will use then AnimationShop to make it smaller.
    I would upload it as a rar and you could stick it to the OP.
    So let me know...
     
  14. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Civ3 Modding Archivist

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    Okay, here ya go :)

    Thx,

    Oz

    PS - Merde. Is an .ace OK?

    -O.
     

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  15. Gen. Rommel

    Gen. Rommel Wüstenfuchs

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    "That's a huge b****!!!!"

    No Seriously, that thing is uber-gargantuan! Never knew the Americans developed such a badass puppy! :goodjob:

    Nice work Wyrm, and thanks for uploading it Ozy! ;)
     
  16. Wyrmshadow

    Wyrmshadow Deity

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    Its a paper panzer.
     
  17. DJ Bonebraker

    DJ Bonebraker a.k.a Laura

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    ...so along the lines of ye olde Tsar Tank, eh? ;)
     
  18. Wyrmshadow

    Wyrmshadow Deity

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    The Tsar Tank was actually built, but couldn't move.

    The only protype built of the Holt tank was this:


    So it just looked like an armored farm tractor.

    The tank I made can be found here.
    http://www.landships.freeservers.com/new_pages/american_landships.htm
     
  19. Wyrmshadow

    Wyrmshadow Deity

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    well..
     
  20. Arexander

    Arexander The obvious lurker

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    :lol: That explains everything. I hope to see more units from you. They are just great. :goodjob:
     

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