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Great Wonder: Varangian Guard

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Ares de Borg, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Hi, this is a wonder I have had in my game for a pretty long time.
    Now, with Rob's wonderful Varangian Guard unit just around the corner, I decided to release it.

    Here's a preview of the wonder:


    Here's how you could use it in the game:


    And here's the file:
    DOWNLOAD
     
  2. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    From the civilopedia:

     
  3. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    Looks really great :thumbsup: !

    The pressure's on now to produce a unit to match up to this wonder :( . I hope I can do the animations.
     
  4. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    I have full confidence in you and your skills. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    I love unit-producing wonders. Great job Ares.:goodjob:
    This (& the unit of course) will definetly go into my 3rd mod.
     
  6. Stormrage

    Stormrage Ever Present Taskmaster

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    Looks cool! :cool:
     
  7. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    You know I've got a weak spot for spawning wonders. I also appreciate the complete job you've done with the pedia et al.

    Pressures on you now Rob :p

    (I know you'll knock out another dazzler ;) )
     
  8. Bungus

    Bungus Chieftain

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    Nice splash. But the perspective of the statue looks to be from below, while the angle of the base is from above.
    About the Varangians, weren't they Scandinavians, although they lived in Kiev?
     
  9. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    The Varangian Guard consisted of Scandinavians hired as mercenaries in Konstantinopel. Kiew was founded by Swedish vikings. :)
     
  10. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    After 1066, the Varangian Guard also employed numerous Anglo-Saxon aethelings in exile. :)
     
  11. Grandraem

    Grandraem Alchemist

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    Looks great! But I agree with Bungus on this point. Otherwise, perfect.:)
     
  12. Bungus

    Bungus Chieftain

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    Well, they had some part in its history. But I think its debatable that the Scandinavians founded it.
     
  13. Tank_Guy#3

    Tank_Guy#3 Lion of Lehistan

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    Awesome. I have been searching for at least a wonder dealing with the Varangian Guard
     
  14. utro43

    utro43 King of Thebes

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    if i remember correctly wasn't Harald Hardrada (probrably spelt wrong) the
    famous viking king, who attacked britian in 1066 with Tostig Godwinson at
    one point, earlier in his life a member of the Varangian Guard?
     
  15. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    That's right. Didn't help him too much, though. ;)
     
  16. utro43

    utro43 King of Thebes

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    lol yeah that's for sure!
    no armour! in enemy territory! WHAT WAS HE THINKING?????

    lol great wonder! :)
     
  17. ostavros

    ostavros Chieftain

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    My mother was from a small town on the island of Chios called Parparia. In that small town there are areas called Varangou and Maglava. The town was at one time defended by the Varangian guard or given land in that area as an award for service in the Byzantime theme unit. Maglavites were ranks within the Varangian guard.

    I have a website about the history of Parparia called Varvathos.com

    It is a timecapsule of Byzantine history.
     

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