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New unit: Viking Spearman (2nd August 2005)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by zulu9812, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. zulu9812

    zulu9812 The Newbie Nightmare

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    This unit is another early medieval spear/pike unit, designed to go betwixt spearman and pikeman.



    Cheers to vuldacon for doing the pallette work for me

    Download Link (868 KB)
     
  2. W.i.n.t.e.r

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

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    Although there is a certain "blue-jeans-effect" to it (civ colour, I presume?) it is looking very nice indeed, Zulu :goodjob:
     
  3. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    Quite nice. :goodjob:
     
  4. zulu9812

    zulu9812 The Newbie Nightmare

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    Yep, that's the civ-colour
     
  5. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    Very nice - and straight into Anno Domini it goes, just like your other units!
     
  6. Yabanjin

    Yabanjin Chieftain

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    Nice one, Zulu. Another good unit!
     
  7. Ares de Borg

    Ares de Borg Norman Knight

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    People like you and me. Great.
     
  8. Ded Moroz

    Ded Moroz Chieftain

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    Very nice one, Zulu. :goodjob: Thank you. It looks more like an offensive unit rather then defensive. Probably could be some substitution to swordsman with no iron required.
     
  9. Olaf_The_Great

    Olaf_The_Great Omnicidal Oligarch

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    Very nice unit but I before requested a early medieval spearman is it possible to make a alternate shield for the unit with simply a brown color on it

    But either way its going in my mod as a vking spearman
    If you do make a alternative shield unit it would be a generic europoen spearman
     
  10. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    I was waiting him for Steph's mod 2
     
  11. Vuldacon

    Vuldacon Chieftain

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  12. Bungus

    Bungus Chieftain

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    I was waiting for this guy as well. Like I said before, great unit, but the civ colored pants may look a little strange depending on the civ, and the brown beard blends into the brown shirt. Other than that, its another good one.
     
  13. Left

    Left Real Game Out Here

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    Your shields look just great. :)
     
  14. Roman Legion

    Roman Legion Chieftain

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    Looks Great Zulu.
     
  15. skam0073

    skam0073 Chieftain

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  16. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    I was thinking you should make a unit of yourself Zulu...lol

    Did the vikings use spears?
     
  17. Bjornlo

    Bjornlo Chieftain

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    Short answer: NO, sorta
    Occasionally Nordic peasants would make crude spears. But the Vikings never had spearmen units. They occasionally had warriors that carried spears, but even those were in a very small minority. And those were to be thrown, not fought with Greek style. More typically would be thrown axes followed by fighting hand to hand with axe and sword.
    Their advantages were their better metallurgy, size, and mobility. None of those played into spearmen.
     
  18. Tathlum

    Tathlum Gallowglacht

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    Thats not true. Bondir would have a spear as their main weapon, and Huscarls would carry them aswell as an axe or two and a sax. Vikings fought in a shield wall and used Hogshead formations to break enemy shieldwalls and a Spear is more use in both formations than an axe is.
     
  19. Bjornlo

    Bjornlo Chieftain

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    Bondir means farmer. Not viking.
     
  20. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    The soldiers from Birka (the first Swedish city) used spears. That's not armed peasants, we're talking professional soldiers.

    @zulu: Thanks mate!
     

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