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NewUnit: Plomée (February 10,2005)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by utahjazz7, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. utahjazz7

    utahjazz7 Chieftain

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    This is the first of the units that I'm making for LouLong. I believe that it's a Burgundian unit, but he would have to confirm that and give any details about its uses.

    There are two zip files. One has the unit named Plomée with that accent on the "e." I'm not sure if everyone would want that or if CivIII will allow that with units as it does with city names. So, there is also a Plomee without the accent mark.



    Plomée

    Plomee
     
  2. flamescreen

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  3. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    Snorken Chieftain

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    Yeah it looks good allright! :)
     
  5. LouLong

    LouLong In love with Rei Ayanami

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    It seems I forgot an "m" somewhere, it is actually a "plommée".

    I have JUST found a description of the weapon as being a mass (made of lead which is plomb in French) that evolved into a mass/spear.

    Thank you Utahjazz !

    BTW forwarded the answer I got for the Italian, not much help I am afraid. But pietone might do the job.

    It is not specifically Burgundian but can be used for other late medieval armies (France, Burgundy, West Germany and North Italy).
     
  6. utahjazz7

    utahjazz7 Chieftain

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    Oops. Sorry about the name mistake.

    Okay, I saw the answer. Pietone works for me, so we'll go with that. ETA: a couple of days.
     
  7. Gomurr

    Gomurr the Ancient

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    Nice unit. :) Good job
     
  8. joeskip

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    great work. glad to see your back to unit making :goodjob:
     
  9. Zion_Withrow

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    Looks great, I like the weapon, or war hammer or spear or whatever it is.
     
  10. TopGun

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    Very nice Utah... we can never have enough medieval units!
     
  11. Kinboat

    Kinboat Conan the Librarian

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    He looks great... :D
     
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    Nice work, utah! (Can Lou or anyone else enlighten me on what sort of use these soldiers were put to? I.e., should I flag it offensive or defensive or what?)
     
  13. utahjazz7

    utahjazz7 Chieftain

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    Well, as I said, I don't know anything about him, other than the way he looks. But, as LouLong is planning on adding him to a scenerio or two, he should know. It's just a matter of getting his attention, I guess. :)
     
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    Try flaming arrows. That usually gets my attenntion.
     
  15. LouLong

    LouLong In love with Rei Ayanami

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    I am here.

    Sorry lately and for some more time won't spend much time in this part of the forums (just checking quickly) as a PBEM contest I have (tried to) set up is currently starting and keeping me kind of busy.

    As said in post 5 I have found plommée is coming from the word "lead" in French because it used to be a kind of lead hammer. But it evolved during the late Middle-Ages into a more sophisticated form, combined with a spear. This was not a very frequent weapon but enough soldiers used it that it can be made into a unit. As was the case for many "peculiar" weapons of that age that tried many different things.

    Apparently it was successfull against horses/mounted troops.

    I guess Steph would know more about it actually.
     
  16. Johann MacLeod

    Johann MacLeod Duc de Lorraine

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    finally some more units with a polearm
     
  17. COAtlantis1745

    COAtlantis1745 Unit Sounds Engineer

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    A general question for all,

    Should we use the plomee and pietone units as some type of spearman available with Chivalry? A special levyman of somekind? Or an outright replacement for the French/Italian Pikemen? :confused:
     
  18. utahjazz7

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    Sorry, I have no idea how to use them. I just thought that they looked kind of cool. :)
     
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    all i can say is wow
     

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