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Medieval Western Siege Weapons

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by imperator1961, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. imperator1961

    imperator1961 Last of the Mohicans

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    From left to right:

    Bizantine Ballista, Bizantine Early Greek Fire, Bizantine Late Greek Fire, Early Bizantine Catapult, Western Eavy Crossbow, Crusader Ballista.


    High Medieval Bizantine Catapult, High Medieval Muslim/Moor Catapult, High Medieval Western Catapult, Muslim/Moor Mangonel, Late Medieval Western Trebuchet, Late Medieval Muslim/Moor Trebuchet, Dark Ages Onager.


    Late Roman Catapult, Dark Ages Stone Thrower, Muslim/Moor Ballista, Muslim/Moor Catapult, Muslim/Moor Heavy Crossbow.


    Medieval Western Mangonel, Crusader Catapult, Medieval Western Springal.


    Download:
    Part I
    Part II
    Part III

    In the attachment section at the bottom of this post you can find the right PediaIcons for the High Medieval Bizantine Catapult, and those for the Crusader Catapult.
     

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  2. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Wonderful :)

    I particularly like the greek fire ones.
     
  3. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    As a siege engineer* myself, I can only bow down in astonishment.

    THANK YOU.


    *Don't believe it?
    Spoiler :

    Here are my toys:






     
  4. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Ok, just checked them. It was hard not to shout "OMG! Look at all the details, OMG!"
    They are the best pre-modern siege weapons I've ever seen here, period.

    Just a few remarks, if you don't mind.

    - The civ-colored sleeves and trousers are a perfect solution, thank you! I can assume why you didn't use them on the dark ages units, but maybe they could need some CC too. How about adding a small shield or a painted spear or a similar object next time you're making a similar unit? Thank you for NOT civ coloring the siege machines. :)

    - The counterweight basket of the trebuchet isn't swinging, which is a little odd. The arm could swing forward a little more when throwing.

    - When a shot is released, the sling usually swings forward like a whip.



    I figure this is very hard to do for a civ unit, so it's just a remark.

    Don't get me wrong - I love these units. I'm just really interested in siege machinery so there are some things I noticed. ;)
     
  5. Mithadan

    Mithadan Wandering Woodsman

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    Aye carumba!
     
  6. Yang Liu

    Yang Liu H.Balck

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  7. crazyanswer

    crazyanswer Warlord

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    I like these machines :)
     
  8. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    BRB putting holes in things.
     
  9. The Guardian

    The Guardian Praetorian

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    Beautiful work Imperator. Very impressive useful additions. ;)
     
  10. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Nice job!
    A few quality control
    - The high medieval byzantine catapult has the civpedia of the heavy crossbow

    Do you plan to make a few early gunpowder artillery for the muslim world?
     
  11. Wolfshade

    Wolfshade Little Winger

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    Long live & rule, Imperator! YOU RULES!
     
  12. Gary Childress

    Gary Childress Student for and of life

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    These are some absolutely beautiful models! Did you make them all yourself Imperator? Wow! :eek:
     
  13. imperator1961

    imperator1961 Last of the Mohicans

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    Thanks but not all the weapons are made by me: only the Muslim/Moor Ballista is self-made, the others are models I have found in internet. Obiouvsly these models are hardly customized by me to obtain the final model.
     
  14. MeteorPunch

    MeteorPunch #WINNING Supporter

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    You know I had just noticed recently that there's not too many pure medieval siege units. This fills some gaps nicely. Thanks, Imperator!
     
  15. imperator1961

    imperator1961 Last of the Mohicans

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    Not only the Muslim/Moor Ballista is self-made: also the two Mangonels and the Springal!
     
  16. Jerry'sGoldfish

    Jerry'sGoldfish Emperor

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    very good units. i told you it would be worth investing in the creation of trebuchet and other large siege engines. pardon my question, but why is the crusader ballista yellow?? any historical fact behind?
     
  17. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    It's just a light wood, like pine.
     
  18. imperator1961

    imperator1961 Last of the Mohicans

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    Here my reference for Crusader Ballista:
     
  19. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Angus Mc Bride... one of my favourite artists. May he rest in peace.
     
  20. tom2050

    tom2050 Deity

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    Holy Siege Weapons! Really really awesome!

    @Ares: remind me never to make you angry with all the 'toys' you have at your disposal. :p
     

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