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Ancient Armies

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by ronning, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. ronning

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    Ronning/ Zubareva continued
     
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    From the screenshots it looks like the army is just the flag & whatever unit is in it is revealed? If so, that's a very interesting idea. Also, how have you implemented the way number of units is indicated on the flags? Doesn't it mar the flag design?
     
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    That's correct. The flag appears and the unit which has joined the army. The "fority" being the exception. The strength of the army and number of units are displayed as normal. By the green bar adjacent to the army.

    The Fortify is an "encampment " graphic. Generally matched to the era the army represents.
     
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    Thanks Ronning. They look great. How do you have civ specific army graphics? Is it just that great leaders have an upgrade chain like any other unique units?
     
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    I'm still working on the most effective way to get the AI to generate armies, and use them in the field. However...

    Make the default army "unavailable" to all civs with a specific army available.

    In ancient times I have a small wonder which allows army creation under "despotism."
    Once that building is created, the civ specific army will be available to the civ.

    For example. Briton army available under "despotism" ( small wonder " tribal council " )
    Obsolete under "Monarchy" however the small wonder " hereditary tittle" becomes available with " Monarchy ." Another building which allows army creation.

    When the era changes to medieval, the graphic on the Briton army changes to " Angle-Saxon. The " English Army becomes available with " Chivaly" and the Angle-Saxon army no longer is available.

    English army changes with industrial era, and the new British empire army become available with Nationalism.

    WWII armies become available with rubber and oil.

    This doesn't change the leader generated army. I'm not aware of any tricks to change that unit. I use the "generic" army posted above as a replacement.

    I'm thinking of a battle generated leader, and making it a smaller army, keeping the leader unit graphic. Holds two units. It wouldn't be difficult to put the leader unit on an army palette.

    In that case, the only armies available would be armies built in the city.

    Also have the option of buildings that are civ specific generating armies.

     

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    Clan Council - Ancient under "Despotism"
    Hereditary Title - "Monarchy"

    Armies Available
     

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    Med German Army Available at "Chivalry"

     

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    Persian army added

    I need flags, standards, banners.
     
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    for which factions?
     
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    Amazing additions :)

    I did some research on ancient flags of the Norse (Viking) people. Here's what I found... (It's more like a banner, actually)
    As I'm not certain of copyright issues, I'm restricted to present some usefull links:

    The Raven banner
    Some details. And a nice pic

    Wiki
     
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    ronning -
    Just a suggestion, but it would be great if you could post in each of your army threads when you add a new one to the database. There were several amazing ones I missed including the most recent Babylonian one.
     
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    Very nice army units ronning :thumbsup:
    BTW who are the spearmen in this pic ?
     
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    It looks like the Benin Spearman made by Plotinus.
     
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    You're right, I didn't recognize it because of the Civ color. Thanks :)
     
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    I can't even begin to thank you for so many much needed Army units :goodjob: ... Um, any chance you might work in a few more ca. 18th century ones :D ?

    Cheers,

    Oz
     

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