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Aztec Peasant Archer

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by Quinzy, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Quinzy

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    Hello All!

    Just a little unit I threw together last night and today. :)
    It's a peasant Aztec or Generic Mesoamerican Archer. As you should all know, there were actually very few (in comparison) feathered gold-clad warriors. They were nobles. Most of the Aztec arcmy was the peasantry, allowed by tradition to only wear a loincloth and have a set hairstyle, until he proved himself on the battle field and was then granted basic extra's, like a simple cotton-armour tunic and sandals. :D

    Mesoamericans fired their bow horizontally :)

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  2. Mithadan

    Mithadan Wandering Woodsman

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    I love this kind of unit. No flash 'n pizazz, but the real goods. Kudos, Quincy! Thanks for another great addition to the game! :D
     
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    !Bow ya- gangsta style!

    Nice to see you are back in business! I`ll DL it when I get home.
     
  4. Quinzy

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    Thanks guys :) Much appreciated! The Aztecs have too many fluffy birdman units and not enough actual true Aztec footmen. That doesn't mean i'm against fancy units though :mischief:
     
  5. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    Thanks for contributing to Born of Fire Quinzy!
     
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  7. Quinzy

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    Hey Par, I still have to get that bleeding hat :lol: I might just have to go and make it myself :/

    And thanks Sword! It was that mod that prompted me to make this unit last night.
     
  8. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    My Plumed Archer wasn't that great and had a few errors, I may redo it. Is it realistic for the Mayans or any other ancient Mesoamerican nation?
     
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    Well done! :goodjob: Any clue why they held their bows that way? :hmm:

    Best,

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  10. CC-2224

    CC-2224 Look! A Chicken!

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    Very nice job, Quinzy :goodjob:! Looks great.

    Good question...
     
  11. Bjornlo

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    What hat?


    Like the archer. Gonna be using it.
     
  12. Quinzy

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    This looks really nice. Great work. Odd thing though - Flicster tells me there's a (correctable) error to do with the animation speed for all the flics, though it opens them fine. I don't know if this is a problem or not.

    I especially like the way he fires that last arrow into the ground when he dies. But the way he falls over with the soles of his feet glued to the floor is very unrealistic! Also, don't forget to make the feet step, one at a time, in order to change position in the Fortify and Victory - this unit just slides both feet at the same time, which is also impossible unless he's fighting on an ice rink.
     
  14. Quinzy

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    He actually raises the back foot (although in them flic's I see it's hard to notice). It's the front foot that slides but I figure that's possible to do. And the death, yeah I know it's sort of sucky, I'm not that great with death animations. Same for the Fortify and Victory. I'm the first to admit I need to keep practicing :) I kinda gave up on it after fiddling with it for a while and opted for the one that's there.
    Thanks again Plot :)
     
  15. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    What about my question Quincy? My Plumed Archer wasn't that great and had a few errors, I may redo it. Is it realistic for the Mayans or any other ancient Mesoamerican nation?
     
  16. Quinzy

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    Hm... I'd say it'd suit the Teotihuacán, and maybe the Maya too.
     
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    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    thanks Quinzy I'll keep that in mind comrade.
     
  18. Quinzy

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    My pleasure good sir civver.
     
  19. odintheking

    odintheking Lighting the way...

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    Hahaha, agreed. Really cool, Quinn.
     
  20. Mithadan

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    This won't answer your question, but I heard that North American natives also held their bow horizontally as well.

    Perhaps they found it easier to rest an arrow on the bow that way? Thattaway they wouldn't need arrow rests or whatnot???
     

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