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Medieval Western Siege Weapons

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

  1. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    So like I said- Pine or some other light wood.
     
  2. Gary Childress

    Gary Childress Student for and of life

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    Very nicely done on those! :goodjob:
     
  3. Jerry'sGoldfish

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    i thought a little - should i say what i think or not, i have decided your units are to important for me to neglect speaking open my mind: where should i begin? a little critic - all you ballistas look very good, but the mangonels, catapults and trebuchet look childish. why do i care? i tell u why - i have been watching this site long before i signed in. beautiful units, historical accurate, and so on. but i would recomend you go and play stronghold in the scenario editor and there you could see some "more realistic" heavy siege units. i know there is a limitation about the size of the unit, in game speaking, but there is no reason you cannot make a better mangonel than those of stronghold - i am sure you can make it 1000 times better - if you want and have time. also the human counterweight manjanik could be more realistic - the experienced eye attributes different dimensions and proportions to the skeletton of the respective machine. ask ares de borg, he may help you. also this manjanik is a little small. thiiner proportions and maybe different textures. u can be mad at me or u could consider what i told u. it is your choice, know however i will download your units. forgive me and go on!
     
  4. god_money

    god_money Prince

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    These are most-fantastic! Thank you!!!
     
  5. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    Ugh. Stronghold.
     
  6. tom2050

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    Stronghold in the scenario editor? Are you referring to a specific Civ 3 mod; or something from another game?
     
  7. Jerry'sGoldfish

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    well. i ment he should watch the siege engines presented in stronghold 1 (pc strategy game). i played the game for a while but the soldiers i found here were so astonishing, cause they provided such a luxury, that i quit playing stronghold, but i stuck with the design of the siege weapons. it is not correct to make reference about other games, but such a gifted man cannot miss such an oportunity to give the community so beautifull soldiers but with little more designed siege weapons.
     
  8. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    Bug Report: Wrong Pedia Icons for the Medieval Byzantine Catapult.
     
  9. Grandraem

    Grandraem Alchemist

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    Very nice, imperator1961! Thanks for all of these!:)
     
  10. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    I reported it already, but Imperator didn't acknowledge.
     
  11. imperator1961

    imperator1961 Last of the Mohicans

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    See first post, have added now the right PediaIcons.;)
     
  12. Tank_Guy#3

    Tank_Guy#3 Lion of Lehistan

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    I was thinking of making a Roman style ballistae myself, but I don't know enough about metalworking or anybody that does to make the metal components.

    In particular the "teeth" used to rachet the bow back, and hold it in firing position. The woodworking would be no problem whatsoever, as my father can make damn near anything out of wood. Yea I know, I'm not up on the technical terms.
     
  13. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    See, I think about making siege equipment all the time, but I'm usually drunk so nothing (thankfully) happens.
     
  14. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    A Great Crossbow is actually the next thing on our list. For the metalwork, we've contacted a bicycle maker who can cut us the cogwheels for a box of beer. I'm sure you can find someone near you, too. Maybe someone who repairs trucks or tractors?
     
  15. Vuldacon

    Vuldacon Dedicated to Excellence Supporter

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    Excellent Pack of Siege Weapons imperator1961... They will find much use in many games :goodjob:
     
  16. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Archon Without Portfolio

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    If it needs wheels it must be one huge box. :p
     
  17. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    Um. Yeah. The cogs aren't for the beer box they're for the giant crossbow, dude.

    :rolleyes:
     
  18. Ares de Borg

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    Some historical terms to prevent word monsters (for this and your Asian Siege Pack):

    Medieval Western Mangonel = Mangonel
    Medieval Eastern Mangonel II = Lu'ab (or Manjaniq Arradah)
    Muslim_Moors Ballista = Jarkh
    Muslim-Moors Heavy Crossbow = Zanburak
    Vietnamese Elephant Double Crossbow = Elephant Arcuballista
    Vietnamese Double Siege Wheeled Bow = Wheeled Arcuballista
    Indian Triple Siege Crossbow = Charkh
    High Medieval Bizantine Catapult = Lithobolus
    High Medieval Muslim-Moors Catapult = Arradah
    Late Roman Catapult = Carroballista
     
  19. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Archon Without Portfolio

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    Useful list, AdB! If the need arises I can look up more Indian names.
     
  20. The Guardian

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    I love these additions and would like to add my 2 cents for what is worth and make one request. Could you possibly add this to the collection :please:

     

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