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Mextli 02/01/07

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by Orthanc, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. Orthanc

    Orthanc Shipwright

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    First unit for '07, another fictional Meso-American warship (sized for Frigates) for your conquesting pleasure! I'm sure if the Spanish saw this thing back then history would be VERY different.:D

    Yes, the nautical plausibility of this thing has been discussed:crazyeye:

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    Enjoy! And happy new year!
     
  2. 19Delta

    19Delta Cavalry Scout

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    First post. Nice unit. Brings the native's navy up to par with the white man's.
     
  3. NavyDawg

    NavyDawg Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    Seaworthy or not, it's an amazing ship! Great animation and model, as usual.
     
  4. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    Very interesting! Surely one of the silliest models of all time, but who cares?

    My only criticism is that this would probably look better if it were a bit bigger. It's hard to see what all the bits are at that scale.
     
  5. la_dav

    la_dav Chieftain

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    Good! Magnificent unit! Green feather or fan is very novel.
     
  6. Spacer One

    Spacer One Avatar subject to change

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    Id say you went a bit overboard on the green feathers, but the boat looks great...I got a spot all lined up for this one...
     
  7. Synsensa

    Synsensa Warlord Retired Moderator

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    Whoa, very spiritual :D
     
  8. Grandraem

    Grandraem Alchemist

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    I agree.

    Looks beautiful. Great unit.:goodjob: :)
     
  9. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    (Translated from spanish)

    Cortez tiny fleet of Caravels sails near the Aztec coast

    "Captain Hernado, we have a ship off the port bow!"

    "What?"

    Mextli sails closer

    "Sir it has its cannons locked on us"

    From the deck of the Mextli....

    (translated from Nahautl)

    "You are not Quezalcoatli, so in the name of Montezuma II, I will destroy you all guns fire!."

    The Mextli takes out one of the Caravels, putting Cortez' crew into a panic

    "Dear God what kind of firepower are we dealing with here? Get us out of here! No amount of Gold is worth this!" Cortez says

    And the remaining Caravels flee into the wind with the Mixtli giving chase but giving up eventually when it looks like a storm is heading towards Cortez' fleet.

    "Not even Quazalcoatl will bother to save them now." The Aztec captain says, cocking his favorite rifle.
     
  10. Orthanc

    Orthanc Shipwright

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    Yeah, it turned out a little smaller than I intended, but there's a Meso-American Trident on my list, which I'm thinking will be very much the smae style, have no doubt that THAT ship will be ginourmous:D.

    Nice story there Sword of Geddon, with the four cannons pointing out the mouth of the giant skull at the bow, the Spanish would probably think this thing is a spawn of satan.:mischief:
     
  11. Stormrage

    Stormrage Ever Present Taskmaster

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    Woo! Amazing! Cant wait to see the bigger one :)
     
  12. odintheking

    odintheking Lighting the way...

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    Alright! This kicks ass!
     
  13. Roman Legion

    Roman Legion Chieftain

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    Certainly is an interesting Vessel, good work!!
     
  14. Heptadelphoi

    Heptadelphoi 7 brothers

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    that's a great ship, thanks for it!

    ;)
     
  15. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    I doubt the Spaniards would have used the term "Locked On".

    I thought this was going to be the Meso-Trident?
     
  16. LMR

    LMR Back In Green!

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    I think this is the Meso-Frigate

    Great looking ship you have here Orthanc :thumbsup:
     
  17. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Civ3 Modding Archivist

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    Wow! :eek: Now that's a beauty of an eye-catcher. Just wonderful. BTW, what does "Mextli" mean?

    Best,

    Oz
     
  18. Orthanc

    Orthanc Shipwright

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    Thans again everyone!

    Yes, the Mextli is the Meso-american Frigate, Mextli is the Aztec god of war and storms, also the origin of the name 'Mexico'.
     
  19. Quinzy

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    i thought Mexico came from the Mexica, as the Aztecs called themselves...but maybe they got the name Mextli from Mexica, or maybe Mexica from Mextli...

    kickass ship either way
     

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