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New Unit: LandsKnecht November 2, 2004

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by Kinboat, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Kinboat

    Kinboat Conan the Librarian

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    LANDSKNECHT, a German mercenary foot-soldier of the 16th century. The name (German for "man of the plains ") was given to mark the contrast between the force of these soldiers, formed by the emperor Maximillian I about the end of the 15th century, and the Swiss, the men of the mountains, at that time the typical mercenary infantry of Europe. After the battles of Marignan and Pavia, where the military reputation of the Swiss had been broken, the Swabian landsknecht came to be considered the best fighting troops in Europe. Though primarily a German force and always the mainstay of imperial armies, they served in organized bodies as mercenaries elsewhere in Europe; in France they fought for the League and for the Protestants indiscriminately. In fact Landsknecht, and more particularly its French corruption lansquenet, became in western Europe a general term for mercenary foot-soldiers. It is owing to the lange Spiesse (long pike or lance), the typical weapon with which they were armed, that the corrupted French form, as well as a German form, lanzknecht, and an English lanceknight came into use.

    "LANDSKNECHT." LoveToKnow 1911 Online Encyclopedia. © 2003, 2004 LoveToKnow.
    http://80.1911encyclopedia.org/L/LA/LANDSKNECHT.htm


    He's pictured here with a Zweihander instead of the more common Pike. Made at Loulong's request (I hope the tights turned out ok ;) ).

    File: 946kb
    http://www.civfanatics.net/uploads8/LandsKnecht.zip

    Preview of the three attacks (each cycles on it's own and can be used in any order or number arrangement.)
     

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  2. The Great Apple

    The Great Apple Big Cheese

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    That hat clashes with... errr... everything :D.

    I wouldn't want to get in the way of that sword! Good job! :goodjob:

    EDIT: Ummm, is it just me or is he a tad large? (First impressions)
     
  3. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    That's because he needs to be tough to handle this sword.

    He really is excellent!
     
  4. Kal-el

    Kal-el Chieftain

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    Yes! I have been meaning to request one of these guys but just never got around to it. Now I don't have to bug you about it. :D
     
  5. Rufus T. Firefly

    Rufus T. Firefly Rufus is coming in town!

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    Now I can plunder Rome!

    :goodjob:
     
  6. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    It's civ coloured. ;)

    Thank you Kinboat, I think it looks great! :goodjob:
    I love the victory, it makes him look like Nick Oliveri on a fancy dress party. ;)

    Where to put it in the standard game? Banking? :crazyeye:
     
  7. Kinboat

    Kinboat Conan the Librarian

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    I haven't tested the size out in the game... but since I used the same base human model I have been using and I don't recall changing the camera settings I can only suggest he might look bigger due to his large poofy sleeves and somewhat bulky doublet. That and maybe his sword :D Yes I forgot to mention that the feathers on his hat are the civ-color... I had so many other colors in this unit that I had a hard time keeping the civ-colors where they were supposed to be.
     
  8. W.i.n.t.e.r

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

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    Errm ?

    What's that headgear, KB?
     
  9. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    I think that Kinboat has some sort of multiple personality disorder. He works on too many units simultaneously to mention :lol:

    Nice work with the Hugesworder. :thumbsup:
     
  10. utahjazz7

    utahjazz7 Chieftain

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    The more I look at that preview, the more I like it! Great job.
     
  11. embryodead

    embryodead Caliph

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    Looks exactly like Empire's Greatsword. Perfect :D
     
  12. Aluminium

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    It's an excellent unit, Kinboat. But I think Landsknecht means 'servant, armed with lance'.

    The troops of Emperor Charles V. have plundered Rome sometime in the early 16th century. The pope escaped in the St. Angel Castle.
     
  13. Kinboat

    Kinboat Conan the Librarian

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    I knew you'd say that Embryodead :D

    He's wearing a wide brimmed hat (can't find out what they might have been called) with two large civ-colored feathers.

    Yes (the entry in the first post says basicly that)... While most of the LandsKnecht would've wielded a pike other weapons were used, and I choose the sword for the COOL factor and because there aren't enough big blades being swung around by units these days :D
     
  14. Ekmek

    Ekmek on steam: ekmek_e

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    great unit, unfortunately it accurately represents the terrible fashion of the days...
     
  15. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    Almost looks like a weird Pirate...Good unit!
     
  16. spincrus

    spincrus sol invictus...

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    Just in time when I was looking for a Germanic Swashbuckler replacement unit. Great!
     
  17. Dease

    Dease Be Original

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    Wonderful unit as always!, nice smooth animations :goodjob:

    His legs look a bit skinny though, compared to the rest of him, it would be good if his arms were civcoloured as well ;)

    I'd like to see this guy armed with a halberd, to add some variety :)
     
  18. Kal-el

    Kal-el Chieftain

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    the legs look skinny because the shirt is so poofy.
     
  19. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    Yeah, the shirt is massive. You use more cloth for the width than for the length. :crazyeye:
     
  20. TopGun

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    Love it! My secrcet wishes have been fulfilled....
     

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