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Aztec/Mexican Units Pack

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Unit Graphics' started by sman1975, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. sman1975

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    This is the collaboration site for an upcoming unit pack that will replace most of the game's normal units with Aztec-specific variants, as requested by Steam user @Crusader_Jeffory.

    The next few posts describe artwork I've found either here or on Steam, which show the unit replacements we can readily add to the mod pack. These units are "starting places" that we can modify/repaint as desired. I can't really change the shape of the units, but I can replace the colors and numbers, etc.

    The units below represent possibilities of models to use for each unit type. For the most part, I plan on using the legendary @danrell's models (those are the ones with a blue background in the picture). The alternates are provided for ideas, and possible substitutions - if not for Danrell's units, then for some other unit type. Unfortunately, Danrell's units only carry us through the Medieveal Era. Which leads me to my next topic:


    UPDATE: The mod is finished in a rough BETA status. Please see posts #16 - 22 to see what the current versions of the models are, per Era.


    Direct Download: https://forums.civfanatics.com/resources/smans-aztec-unit-pack.28798/
     
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    Ancient Units: See Post #15 for a closer look at the current versions of these units


    Archer: Tequihua. Will use if there is a civ-specific name we can find for this unit type (like the game uses `Jaguar` in place of `Warrior.` Also, any UU special abilities would go here as well.

    Add: moves through Jungle tiles further.

    upload_2020-10-31_6-28-4.jpeg



    Chariot Archer/Melee: Kototsietyuki. I'm not sure if this will be archer or melee - will have to check the art definitions. The model currently in the mod is a melee "War Chariot," but doesn't require horses to make up for the lack of ranged attack. I did this because if you look at the driver of the chariot, he is obviously carrying a macuahuitl, and not a bow.

    upload_2020-10-31_6-29-37.jpeg


    Warrior: Tlamani. Probably use the game's Jaguar unit. But, just in case: Special Name? Art from ryanjames/davey_henninger;s Olmec civ.

    upload_2020-10-31_6-55-30.jpeg


    Scout: Mixpetsoani

    upload_2020-10-31_6-32-58.jpeg


    Spearman: Tepoztopilli Teyaotlani

    upload_2020-10-31_6-33-49.png


    Galley: Akalli From Uruk's Orc Ship model.

    upload_2020-11-3_7-37-52.jpeg


    Trireme: Yaoyoakalli. From TPangolin's Wabanaki civ. Can be recolored, and easily converted to a Galley (ranged) unit.

    upload_2020-10-31_9-1-46.jpeg
     
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    Classical Units: See Post #16 for a closer look at the current versions of these units.

    Composite Bowman: Tequihua teyaochiuani

    upload_2020-10-31_6-36-22.jpeg


    Catapult: Teatlatl From Uruk's Barbarian Catapult model.

    upload_2020-11-3_7-45-29.jpeg



    Swordsman: Cuauhocelotl Second unit is from MC-Leugi's Mayan civ

    upload_2020-10-31_6-37-7.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_8-54-43.jpeg


    Horseman: Kauayotl Teyaotlani

    upload_2020-10-31_6-37-40.jpeg
     
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    Medieval Units: See Post #17 for a closer look at the current versions of these units.

    Longbowman: Mitl Teyaochiuani

    upload_2020-10-31_6-40-52.jpeg


    Trebuchet: Uey Atlatl


    Longswordsman: Otomie. From Danrell's unit pack, and MC-Leugi's Inca Civ. Third pic is from Leugi's Muisca civ.

    upload_2020-10-31_6-41-24.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_8-38-58.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_9-40-25.jpeg


    Pikeman: Yaokuautli

    upload_2020-10-31_6-41-54.jpeg


    Knight: Pipiltin Kototsietyuki. Second model is from Tomatekhs Sioux civ

    upload_2020-10-31_6-42-26.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_10-20-16.jpeg


    Galleass: No name change

    upload_2020-10-31_16-53-1.jpeg
     
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    Renaissance Units: See Post #18 for a closer look at the current versions of these units.


    Cannon: Can? From Space Walrus's Mexico mod (just the Civil War scenario rebel Parrot Gun. Needs recoloring)

    upload_2020-10-31_6-57-34.jpeg


    Musketman: Mosquetero. From Pouakai's Mexican and Tpangolin's Tlingit civs. The last one is Deliverator's Conquistador Musketman unit, which is what we'll use.

    upload_2020-10-31_7-0-25.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_8-32-27.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_9-30-48.jpeg upload_2020-11-3_15-36-23.jpeg


    Lancer: Caballeria Pesada. Will use the game's Conquistador model for this unit. Alternatives shown are from Leugi's Gran Colombia mod, and from MC-Leugi's Shoshone mod. Third is from Sukritact's Anishinaabe civ.

    upload_2020-10-31_8-22-22.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_8-50-41.jpeg


    Caravel: Carabela. Can reuse the existing Caravel, but recolored to look more Aztecy. I've done this before in my Brittany custom civ mod (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1475168778).

    upload_2020-10-31_11-18-32.jpeg



    Privateer: Corsario. Another Breton recolored unit.

    upload_2020-10-31_11-18-13.jpeg



    Frigate: Fragata. Another Breton recolored unit.

    upload_2020-10-31_11-18-2.jpeg
     
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    Industrial Units: See Post #19 for a closer look at the current versions of these units.


    Gatling Gun:


    Artillery: Any of the first 4 would be fine, although I think the Russian 75 could work for the Gatling Gun.

    upload_2020-10-31_11-56-14.jpeg


    Rifleman: Name? From Civitar and Leugi's Rio dela Plata civ. The third picture is an Aztec/Mexican Rifleman pack. Obviously, any of these can be used for any musket/rifleman unit.

    upload_2020-10-31_7-1-22.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_11-7-1.jpeg upload_2020-11-1_9-1-40.jpeg



    Cavalry: From Leugi's Rio dela Plata civ. Third model is from Leugi's Argentina civ.

    upload_2020-10-31_11-9-16.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_11-26-11.jpeg


    Ironclad:
     
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    Modern Units: See Post #20 for a closer look at the current versions of these units.


    Machine Gun:


    Anti-Air Gun: Keeping in theme with German units for Aztecs, or the generics.

    upload_2020-10-31_11-58-50.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_12-0-5.jpeg


    Great War Infantry: From the Anzac unit pack, has good colors to start with.

    upload_2020-10-31_11-30-52.png


    Infantry: Soldado. From the game's Pracinha (Brazil) unit. Second from Pork Bean's UFC civ.

    upload_2020-10-31_7-4-24.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_10-28-52.jpeg



    Landship: Recommend a recolored model from this - perhaps since Mexico flirted with Germany in WW1 (Zimmerman, anyone?), we should use the A7V, but with nice Aztec symbols?

    upload_2020-10-31_11-29-2.png


    Destroyer: Can "dress up" many of these models to give them the Aztec flair.

    upload_2020-10-31_11-46-40.png upload_2020-10-31_11-50-15.jpeg


    Battleship:


    Carrier:


    Submarine:


    Great War Bomber: Any of these could be used for any of the planes. I've used the Short Bomber before. Works fine, just need to remove the "team color" roundels and substitute an Aztec one.

    upload_2020-10-31_11-54-26.jpeg



    Triplane: For similar reasons as the Landship, perhaps stick with German-looking units - with the appropriate symbols (Roundels) for the Aztecs and/or Mexico?

    upload_2020-10-31_11-34-20.jpeg
     
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    Atomic Units:


    Bazooka:


    Rocket Artillery:


    Anti-tank Gun:

    upload_2020-10-31_12-2-25.jpeg



    Marine:


    Mobile SAM: A fairly good mix.

    upload_2020-10-31_12-3-38.jpeg



    Paratrooper: One of these should make a good start:

    upload_2020-10-31_11-43-28.jpeg



    Tank: Can use any of these, appropriately recolored.

    upload_2020-10-31_11-42-38.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_11-51-37.jpeg



    Bomber: Can use any of these, appropriately recolored.

    upload_2020-10-31_11-39-52.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_11-52-21.jpeg


    Fighter: German Units for Aztecs?

    upload_2020-10-31_11-36-24.jpeg


    Helicopter Gunship: Uses a Soviet model, which after WW2, it seems the Aztecs would tend to change allegiances to someone who would put pressure on the USA.

    upload_2020-10-31_11-37-29.jpeg


    Atomic Bomb: I plan on using the B-29 model that the game usually uses, but with some obnoxiously painted war bird covering the plane.
     
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    Information Units: Most of these units will look much like regular game units, but will emblazoned with Aztec symbology prominently to stand out from those regular units. Just need to decide exactly what that symbol will be.

    See post #12 below to get an idea of the kind of symbols we're looking for.


    Mech Infantry:


    XCOM Squad:


    Missile Cruiser:


    Nuke Sub:


    Modern Armor:


    GDR:


    Stealth Bomber:


    Jet Fighter:


    Guided Missile:


    Nuke Missile:
     
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    Misc. Units:


    Great Admiral: name? From MC-Leugi's Inca civ

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    Great General: name? From Leugi's Gran Colombia. We can easily add a nice Aztec symbol to the flag! Also from Leugi's Mapuche civ. Third is from MC-Leugi's Shoshone civ.

    upload_2020-10-31_8-27-20.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_8-44-11.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_8-49-30.jpeg


    Great Prophet: From TPangolin's The Dene civ.

    upload_2020-10-31_9-26-28.jpeg



    Inquisitor: From TPangolin's Zapotec Battlepriest and Sukritact's Anishinaabe civs.

    upload_2020-10-31_9-21-24.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_9-35-15.jpeg
     
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    Misc. Unit Models: Can be used just about anywhere to replace other models.


    Cargo Ship: Could easily be made into a light destroyer type unit.

    upload_2020-10-31_10-25-36.jpeg
     
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    The Aztec Symbols: These aren't replacement civ icons that are used in various places around the game's UIs/popups. The symbols we're looking for would be the ones that appear on the unit models themselves, like the Iron Cross seen on many of the German units listed above.

    The symbols should be fairly plain, as these models, ultimately are quite small, and a lot of intricate detail won't be visible when you finally see the unit on the map.

    Another thing to consider is that we can use different symbols for land units, and different ones for air units (most nations do), so we'll need to select both a land unit symbol and an air unit roundel.


    Civ5's normal civ icon:
    upload_2020-10-31_12-9-25.png

    Some alternative civ-type icons:

    upload_2020-10-31_12-10-29.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_12-12-5.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_12-13-21.jpeg


    Or we could go a completely different way:

    upload_2020-10-31_12-14-28.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_12-17-48.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_12-18-21.png upload_2020-10-31_12-19-25.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_12-19-52.jpeg

    And so forth...
     
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    Alternative Civs: While the mod will definitely add the normal game's Aztec civ, what other custom civs should also be allowed to use these units?

    We should compile a list of mods/links, so I can be sure to add those civs to the Civilization_UnitClassOverrides table.
     
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    Version 1 of the Ancient Era units:

    upload_2020-11-5_3-0-17.jpeg


    All units up and working, except the "Chariot Archer" - don't have a working model of that yet, so I added a "War Chariot" that has a melee attack, but doesn't require horses to make up for the lack of ranged attack.

    Also, added the Galley unit, which is a ranged version of the Trireme.

    The Warrior unit shown is is the Jaguar alternative. Probably won't use it, though. The Jaguar looks pretty cool already.

    If there is anything you want to see recolored, let me know.

    I know the icons aren't fixed yet, but I'll wait until I get to the end to do all of the units at the same time.


    Boat Close Up:

    upload_2020-11-5_4-42-29.jpeg


    Land Units Close Up:

    upload_2020-11-5_3-5-0.jpeg
     
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    Version 1 of the Classical Era units:

    The Swordsman below will need some recoloring (shield changes, too), to help better differentiate it from the game's Jaguar unit (unless we don't use it for the Warrior replacement).

    upload_2020-11-5_3-9-52.jpeg


    Some Unit Close Ups:

    upload_2020-10-31_16-32-37.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_16-32-50.jpeg upload_2020-10-31_16-33-2.jpeg upload_2020-11-5_3-11-7.jpeg
     
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    Version 1 of the Medieval Era units:

    upload_2020-11-5_3-13-41.jpeg

    I'll put a temp symbol on the sails of the Galleass, can change if we decide we need a different symbol.


    Close Up of Knight and Longsword Units:

    upload_2020-11-5_3-15-38.jpeg


    Pikeman Closeup - the shield is a good place to add an Aztec symbol, like one in Post #12?

    upload_2020-11-5_3-16-44.jpeg


    Galleass Closeup:

    upload_2020-11-2_10-52-41.jpeg
     
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    Version 1 of the Renaissance Era units:


    Land Units: The Lancers are from the Conquistador unit, and the Cannon unit is simply the Rebel Parrot Gun from Civ5 Civil War scenario. I've recolored about all that is physically possible.

    upload_2020-11-5_3-23-32.jpeg



    The ships have an Aztec sun symbol I found. Added the other 2 symbols you wanted.

    upload_2020-11-5_4-38-52.jpeg



    Some Close Ups:

    upload_2020-11-5_3-24-4.jpeg upload_2020-11-5_3-24-22.jpeg upload_2020-11-5_3-24-39.jpeg
     
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    Version 1 of the Industrial Era units:

    Land Units: Haven't quite finished the infantry unit. It has the 3 models from the Aztech Rifleman Pack, but I've also added a recolored French Foreign Legion model in the mix, as it looks much closer to one of the picture s you sent me for infantry units at the time. Can add/drop which ever one you like better.

    upload_2020-11-5_3-32-7.jpeg



    Ironclad:

    upload_2020-11-5_11-0-3.jpeg upload_2020-11-5_11-8-3.jpeg


    Rifleman:

    upload_2020-11-5_3-34-9.jpeg


    Cavalry:

    upload_2020-11-5_3-34-25.jpeg


    Artillery:

    upload_2020-11-5_3-34-43.jpeg


    Gatling Gun:

    upload_2020-11-5_3-35-3.jpeg


     
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    Version 1 of the Modern Era units:


    Land Units:

    upload_2020-11-6_16-11-54.jpeg


    Sea Unit:

    upload_2020-11-6_16-12-3.jpeg



    Air Units:

    upload_2020-11-6_16-12-10.jpeg


    Great War Infantry:

    upload_2020-11-2_10-30-54.jpeg



    WW2 Infantry:

    upload_2020-11-5_6-22-29.jpeg
     
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