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Aztec Horseman

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by ShiroKobbure, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. ShiroKobbure

    ShiroKobbure Still modding Civ3

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  2. odintheking

    odintheking Lighting the way...

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    AWESOME!! I've been waiting for this for so long!!!
     
  3. woodelf

    woodelf Bard

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    That is gorgeous Shiro. Great unit.
     
  4. Roman Legion

    Roman Legion Chieftain

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    Nice, this is one kick ass unit, Great job
     
  5. T-mun

    T-mun King Numa

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    Does this make sense, :confused: I mean is it historicaly accurate or as logical as, I don't know, a cossack riding an elephant??? :crazyeye:
     
  6. Roman Legion

    Roman Legion Chieftain

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    it's to give a Unique Horesman to the Aztec's. I made a Roman Cavalry, but he is armed with a Rifle.
     
  7. T-mun

    T-mun King Numa

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    So that's fantasy...After all it's just a game and every one of us has his own tastes, not all of us like fantasy unit, do we ?? ;) I like Warhammer mod but you have the right not to follow me...
     
  8. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    It's possible. Just have the Aztecs survive the Spanish onslaught, and steal a few horses, and learn how to ride them.

    Just that the Aztecs didn't survive. Small pox made sure of that.
     
  9. T-mun

    T-mun King Numa

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    European soldiers riding elephants is possible too : imagine if Carthago had defeated Rome :D Or if India had conquered the world :lol:
     
  10. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    It's not some much Fantasy as Althistory.
     
  11. Dark Sheer

    Dark Sheer Chieftain

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    Does anyone mind if I were to steal this unit and C&P a Llama riding version? :p
     
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    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    You do realize that an Aztec riding a llama would be no less ahistorical than one riding a horse?
     
  13. Dark Sheer

    Dark Sheer Chieftain

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    Of course. of course. :D But at least its likelier than horse for an alt-history line since there are plenty of llama around and they are much more suitable for the mountainous terrain eventhough historically they are used more as a beast of burden. ;)
     
  14. Mithadan

    Mithadan Wandering Woodsman

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    Cool Alt-history unit! Kind of like the Zulu Zebra Rider. Seeing how I'm already using that naked chick on a horse for the Incas, this will be the Mesoamerican equivalent...

    ...I guess if the Plains Indians could figure out horseback riding, the Aztecs could have too if, as was pointed out above, they didn't die off from smallpox right away.
     
  15. conquer_dude

    conquer_dude Imperial Slave

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    Awesome! Dloading this now! :goodjob:
     
  16. TopGun

    TopGun 258 kills

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    This unit is worth 1,000 sacrificed warriors!
     
  17. Dracleath

    Dracleath Chieftain

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    Llama are quite a bit smaller than horses and a grown man trying to ride one into battle would probably break the poor thing's back. Children sometimes ride them, and women, but over 150lbs or so you're going to have a hard time getting it to carry you and forget wearing armor or carrying along heavy equipment.

    So a llama riding unit would be a bit silly. A llama chariot, on the other hand...
     
  18. The Last Conformist

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    ObTangential: The Inca, whose empire was a rather stabler and organizeder affair than the Aztecs', continued to resist for decades after the initial Spanish conquest, and swifly learnt to field light cavalry units
     
  19. W.i.n.t.e.r

    W.i.n.t.e.r Frozen!

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    Well, while this unit is certainly fictional, even if you make it so that no horse resources are available in the Americas the Aztecs (etc) could buy them from Europe via the trade system (since the aparition of the Spaniards in Mesoamerica wouldn't bring along horses anyway).

    For later mounted Indian units I have added a second horse resource exclusive to the Americas: The Mustangs, available sometime in the end phase of the middle age. So the Old World mounted units will still require Horses proper (i.e. most wild horses were considered inadequate for army use) while the Indian civs could take advantage of these novelties.

    Thanks for yet another great unit Shiro :)
     
  20. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    Maybe someone should try to make Kal-el's Aztec Knight in the future as an upgrade for this great unit Shiro.

    A good name for this unit, perhaps would be Cuel Tlapiani

    Cuel is quickly in Nahautl, while Tlapiani means "one who guards". This is the closest word I could find for "Warrior" in any of the online Nahautl dictionaries.
     

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