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Ancient/Pre-Steam Unit Graphics

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Scenario League' started by Arthedain, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Patine

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    Out of curiosity, what religion were these guys following before 1000 AD? I had thought that, aside from a few communities of Jews and some Manichaeinists, pretty much everyone in the East Roman Empire (when it become the Byzantine Empire) had been converted, or strong-armed to give lip-service, to Christianity, by the time the Western Empire fell. It seems I'm wrong.
     
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  3. Tanelorn

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    Late era Ottoman akinci horse archer. Based on Chris Flaherty's plates.
     

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  4. Patine

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    @Tanelorn - any luck at finding the religion followed by those stubbornly pagan Greeks in the Byzantine Era before 1000 AD you posted on post #340?
     
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  6. Fairline

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    Hello all, I thought I might as well dump a collection of units I drew for Field of Glory and which may be of use to someone here. I can't be arsed to put them in ToT unit format, but they're saved on a transparent png so are easy enough to cut and paste as required. Some of them have obviously been posted here before but there's quite a few new 'uns too.

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    And lastly some more recent drawings. I started out drawing Warhammer fantasy bods but got sidetraked into historical renaissance stuff. There's English Wars of the Roses and early 16th century Flodden units; French, Imperial, Venetian, Spanish, Burgundian and Swiss late 15th / early 16th Century units.Tacked on at the bottom are a mix of Syrian, Bedouin, Berber and Seljuk / Turcoman late Crusader era units together with 15th / 16th cent. Ottomans and Mamluks. Hope somebody finds a use for them!

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    Outstanding collection , thanks! As it happens I have been looking at updating A Soaring Spirit PBEM for ToTPP and more than a few of these units will make it into that conversion/upgrade.

    Can I ask what Field of Glory is and where we might find it?
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Amazing! Where have you been all my life? :love:
     
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    Heh, good to see you to Tech :)

    Drew, Field of Glory is an old (and extremely expensive with all dlc) turn-based wargame from Slitherine

    http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=378&PlatformID=1

    It has an excellent battle system with morale, command, flanking etc taken into account but doesn't have an overarching campaign feature. There is a tarted up sequal with 3d gfx called Pike and Shot, which improves on the original in most respects.
     
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    :eek: Superb Units Fairline :goodjob:
    :love: too
    :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
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    Looks interesting, though the lack of a campaign option sounds like a drawback. One of the thinks I love about Open General is developing your core throughout a lengthy campaign. I'm currently about 1/3 way through the WWI Hungarian Cavalry campaign (KuK).
     
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    You are an amazing master artist Gareth. :goodjob:
     
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    Is there a similar editable PC wargame suitable for battles like Waterloo, Blenheim, Gettysburg or Konigsberg? Or even musket and pike era battles?
     
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    Well there are the John Tiller series of games which have editable sprites etc http://www.johntillersoftware.com/ and HPS http://www.hpssims.com/. I have Tiller's waterloo and renaissance games from way back. They're pretty creaky now but fun in short spells. As Drew has pointed out the Open General engine is fantastic and has a large range of user-made scenarios and campaigns, largely WW2 but also napoleonic and ACW: http://luis-guzman.com/opengen.html and here http://panzercentral.com/forum/index.php?sid=c5b2df748e88c76fa00a2cce46feb58f It's free too...
     
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    @ Gapetit and Tanelorn: Thanks chaps :)
     
  20. Patine

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    A question for anyone who can answer it - did the Thracians during the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic eras of Greece have any cavalry or charioteer military units or traditions? Although I've heard a lot about Thracian peltasts and raiders, and even seem many drawings of them, I've never, myself, come across any real mention of any equestrian military tradition used by the "red-haired sons of Ares," nor seen any firm statement saying they were utterly without such traditions.
     

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