A pack of religious bods for your enjoyment, requested by Rambuchan for his Medieval Fantasy scenario. Each has a non-magical attack (preachifyin') and a magical one. The ini is set to play both, as in the previews, but of course you can change it if you like. Also, if you want them casting spells but you don't like the ones I've done, it would be relatively easy to cut and paste other spell effects (such as these or these) into the Attack A animations. Feel free to do so! Note: these units are slightly larger than they really should be. I didn't realise this until I'd finished them. I think the size is OK, which is why I haven't resized them. If you find it a problem, I could shrink them a tad if necessary. Also, the previews below seem to be running too fast, but I'm not remaking them just because of that... Thanks to the usual suspects, but especially to utahjazz7 for re-making Kinboat's Long Kilt prop so that I could use it. First we have the monks. Christian monks first appeared in the fourth century AD in Egypt, where hermits got together in loose communities. The idea with monks is that they withdraw from the world and focus on God, possibly whilst hurling energy balls at heretics. A Benedictine Monk. Benedict of Nursia founded this order in the sixth century, and by the high Middle Ages it was by far the most dominant one in Europe. So this unit could serve as a standard medieval monk. Augustinian and Cluniac monks wore the same outfit. A Cistercian Monk. They were founded by Robert of Molesme in the eleventh century as a reforming order. Carthusian monks also wear the same outfit. The Templar habit was based upon this, but with a red cross added. Now for the friars. Although they look like monks, friars are quite different - they were invented in the thirteenth century and the idea is that instead of sitting in monasteries they go out and do things in the world, such as preaching. They were renowned for their learning, hence the book instead of a cross. A Dominican Friar. The Dominicans were founded in the thirteenth century by Dominic de Gusmán as a preaching order. They were often known as "black friars", because of the cloak. And a Franciscan Friar. The Franciscans were founded in the thirteenth century by Francis of Assisi as an order dedicated to poverty. Originally they wore grey habits (and were known as "grey friars") but they changed to brown at a fairly early stage. I like the Franciscans because they looked after my girlfriend when she was a child! The Dominican Friar won Unit Of The Month July 2006! [EDIT - 20/10/06] - I've done new Civilopedia icons for the Benedictine and Cistercian Monks. Check out the downloads pages to get them.