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New unit: Carthaginian Pikeman (20th May 2005)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by zulu9812, May 20, 2005.

  1. zulu9812

    zulu9812 The Newbie Nightmare

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    It's finally here!



    I'd like to thank utahjazz7 for his wonderful tutorial and continuing help. I'd also like to thank everyone who posted comments in the preview thread. I initially started this project merely as a 'proof of concept' to show everyone at CFC that utah's tutorial works and that now anyone can make units. Originally, my carthaginian pikeman was just going to be a simple colour change. But then I added the shield, and then the helmet, then I made new texture maps for the shield and kilt, then the longer spear, etc. and this unit was born.

    As I said in the preview thread, I'm in 2 minds about how to use this unit. One part of me wants to use this as the Carthaginian ancient-age spearman, have a different UU and use the Numidian Mercenary as the Carthaginian medieval pikeman. The other part of me wants to use this new unit as the medieval pikeman (technically, that's why I made it). Suggestions would be welcome.

    I don't have Civ installed at the mo, so I'd appreciate it if some kind soul could test it out for me in-game. Looks okay in CivIII FLC, though. I've included the Civ Spearman sounds in the folder, in case anyone doesn't know how to link to the sounds in the real Spearman folder. If anyone either wants to make some specific sounds for the this unit ore suggest some existing ones, be my guest (it would make the unit more unique).


    Download Link (784 KB)


     
  2. MaisseArsouye

    MaisseArsouye gentil petit nuton

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    This is greeeeeat ! :goodjob: :drool: :banana:

    Very good job !
     
  3. El Justo

    El Justo Chieftain

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  4. Bjornlo

    Bjornlo Chieftain

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    Nice unit. Great first unit.
     
  5. Turek

    Turek Chieftain

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    Nice unit..

    Just curious to ask; on what did you base the unit? Did you have some historical model for it? Carthagians used phalangites, but the shield seems odd..

    Not whining it still looks good ; )
     
  6. Yoda Power

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    Very very nice unit zulu:goodjob:
     
  7. Bjornlo

    Bjornlo Chieftain

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    It is similar to other known African sheilds. I don't know if it reflects a Carthagian sheild or not. I suspec it is more Zulu then anything. But I think it works well as it helps differentiate the unit. If it looked just like all the other phalanxes of the era with the only differences so subtle that they'd be close to impossible to pickup on in game, would that really be better?
     
  8. Raw is War?

    Raw is War? Soul Reaper

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    Oh, I say, that is very, very, VERY good for a first Unit! :thumbsup:
    Excellent work Zulu! :)
     
  9. W.i.n.t.e.r

    W.i.n.t.e.r Frozen!

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    :goodjob: I highly concurr :thumbsup:
     
  10. Xyth

    Xyth History Rewritten

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    It's awesome and a very welcome addition to my setup. Thanks zulu and utahjazz!
     
  11. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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  13. utahjazz7

    utahjazz7 Chieftain

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    Congratulations on a fine unit. Keep up the good work!
     
  14. Gogf

    Gogf Indescribable

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    Beautiful, I love it :)!
     
  15. Bungus

    Bungus Chieftain

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    Excellent job. Shield is cool looking. My only critisizms: I hate the hat. It looks like it has bunny ears. And his head looks too large. The spear probably is a little thicker than it has to be (in the south default view, it looks 3 pixels wide).
    Great first unit.
     
  16. TopGun

    TopGun 258 kills

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    Nice debut, Zulu! :)
     
  17. Fixer07

    Fixer07 Chieftain

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    VERY good. I like the shield it seems to realy stand out. Are you working on anything else?
     
  18. Left

    Left Real Game Out Here

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    Really nice unit! Excellent for a first unit as well, this one should be useful.
     
  19. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    Love it :goodjob: !!
    Another unit for Anno Domini ;) .
     
  20. skam0073

    skam0073 Chieftain

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    I think this is one of the best first units ever! Great job on this one zulu and as for a future unit i suggest something which the older members surely remember, the famous "newbies nightmare":D
     

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