Topsecret's Unit Thread

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  1. topsecret

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    Topsecret's Unit Thread
    Unit Packs

    Arnor Unit Pack (35 Units)
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    Dale Unit Pack (35 Units)
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    LOTR Elf Unit Pack (40 Units)
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    Gondor Unit Pack (34 Units)
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    Rohan Unit Pack (35 Units)
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    Middle-earth Mounted Dwarven Unit Pack (5 Units)
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    Middle-earth Dwarven Unit Pack (15 Units)
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    Angmar Unit Pack (17 Units)
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    Harad Unit Pack (16 Units)
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    Easterling Third Age Unit Pack (17 Units)
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    Individual Units

    Elrond


    Uruk-Hai Crossbowman
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    Dunland Spearman



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    Please let me know if you have any comments or questions below. I am currently not taking requests, but expect many more units in the near future as I work on the Middle-earth Mod.
     
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  2. Alexej

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    Arnor and Numenor are so far most complete and most unique right?
     
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    Arnor has all of the new units, yes. I still need to add the others.
     
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    "But there were some who resisted. A Last Alliance of Men and Elves marched against the armies of Mordor, and on the slopes of Mount Doom, they fought for the freedom of Middle-earth."





    Units (40) included are:
    Spoiler :
    Elf Warrior
    Elf Axeman
    Elf Heavy Axeman
    Elf Footman
    Elf Heavy Footman
    Elf Spearman
    Elf Heavy Spearman
    Elf Pikeman
    Elf Swordsman
    Elf Longswordsman
    Elf Infantry
    Elf Heavy Infantry
    Elf Militia
    Elf City Guard
    Elf Archer
    Elf Marksman
    Elf Longbowman
    Elf Crossbowman
    Elf Composite Bowman
    Elf Shortbowman
    Elf Scout
    Elf Mounted Scout
    Elf Hunter
    Elf Tracker
    Elf Light Cavalry
    Elf Horse Archer
    Elf Heavy Horse Archer
    Elf Heavy Cavalry
    Elf Knight
    Elf Lancer
    Elf Mounted Infantry
    Elf Cataphract
    Elf Sapper
    Elf Besieger
    Elf Worker
    Eregion Craftsman
    Lindon Naith
    Rivendell Bowmen
    Forest Guardian
    Wardens of Lorien


    XML and buttons are (as usual) included. Just paste these guys in your Art/Units folder and choose the unit art they replace. :cool: You will have to move the buttons folder to the correct place.

    Credits
    Some of these units were originally released by Chuggi. (Specifically the worker and (I believe?) the warrior.) I am re-releasing them here for convenience.
    Many others. If you recognize some of your work, please let me know and I will highlight you here.
     
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    Nice! Let me give you a fun idea. Your username is topsecret, so a funny idea is to change the name of the thread to Topsecret Units.
     
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    Maybe if I release a set of spies. ;) But not for now. :)
     
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    Sneak peek on the Gondor pack. I have 5 (don't quote me on that...) more units to make and then I will release it for everyone to use. :D Check out the new wings on the helmet. :)

    Civ4ScreenShot0302.JPG
     
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    Woooow these are gorgeous topsecret! The swords are exquisite. Is it your texturing that makes the chainmail look so richly detailed? And those dark mantles really bring it all together >> powerful, elegant, elite. I'd say they've earned their new wings. Only 5 more to go!

    EDIT: Oooops I just read your parenthetical remark. Also, I might have misquoted you, but only just a little bit :p :D

    Thank you topsecret! :w00t:
     
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    "Long has my father, the Steward of Gondor, kept the forces of Mordor at bay. By the blood of our people are your lands kept safe!"



    Units (34) included are:
    Spoiler :
    Gondor Warrior (ambrox62/Chuggi)
    Gondor Axeman
    Gondor Heavy Axeman
    Gondor Footman
    Gondor Heavy Footman

    Gondor Spearman
    Gondor Heavy Spearman
    Gondor Pikeman
    Gondor Swordsman
    Gondor Longswordsman
    Gondor Infantry
    Gondor Heavy Infantry

    Gondor Militia
    Gondor Archer
    Gondor Marksman
    Gondor Longbowman
    Gondor Crossbowman
    Gondor Composite Bowman
    Gondor Shortbowman

    Gondor Scout
    Gondor Mounted Scout
    Gondor Hunter
    Gondor Tracker
    Gondor Light Cavalry
    Gondor Horse Archer
    Gondor Heavy Horse Archer
    Gondor Heavy Cavalry
    Gondor Knight
    Gondor Lancer
    Gondor Mounted Infantry
    Gondor Cataphract
    Gondor Sapper
    Gondor Besieger

    Guards of the Citadel (by fromAustria)

    New Units in Red
    Gondor Militia is the same as Arnor Militia


    XML and buttons are (as usual) included. Just paste these guys in your Art/Units folder and choose the unit art they replace. :cool: You will have to move the buttons folder to the correct place.

    fromAustria created the Guards of the Citadel unit from one of my original units. He deserves credit for that one. :)

    Credits
    Bakuel
    embryodead
    ambrox62
    Rabbit, White
    Walter Hawkwood
    Chugginator
    veBear
    fromAustria
     
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    For reference purposes, I was really tempted to post a pic here of Civ4's vanilla swordsman...

    But before I knew it, the marching band had already taken the field to celebrate this milestone (the yellow one is clapping big cymbals together):

    :clap::dance::dance::dance: :hatsoff:

    This is an incredible achievement topsecret. Thank you for bringing true glory to Gondor~!!
     
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    "There was the city of Dale, its markets known far and wide, full of the bounties of vine and vale, peaceful and prosperous."



    Spoiler Gallery :


    Units (35) included are:
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    Dale Archer
    Dale Axeman
    Dale Besieger
    Dale Cataphract
    Dale City Guard
    Dale Composite Bowman
    Dale Footman
    Dale Heavy Axeman
    Dale Heavy Cavalry
    Dale Heavy Footman
    Dale Heavy Horse Archer
    Dale Heavy Infantry
    Dale Heavy Spearman
    Dale Horse Archer
    Dale Hunter
    Dale Infantry
    Dale Knight
    Dale Lancer
    Dale Light Cavalry
    Dale Longbowman
    Dale Longswordsman
    Dale Marksman
    Dale Master Bowman
    Dale Militia
    Dale Mounted Infantry
    Dale Mounted Scout
    Dale Pikeman
    Dale Sapper
    Dale Scout
    Dale Shortbowman
    Dale Spearman
    Dale Swordsman
    Dale Tracker
    Dale Warrior
    Dale Worker


    XML and buttons are (as usual) included.
    You will have to move the buttons folder to the correct place.

    Credits

    The worker was created by Chuggi.

    Many of the meshes were originally made by Bakuel. Most of these are reskins although many are nif-swaps as well.

    Ambrox62 made a few of the meshes and weapons.

    Many others. If you recognize some of your work, please let me know and I will highlight you here.
     
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    toooopsecreeeeet~!! Welcome back, beautiful artwork as always :king: :goodjob:
     
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    It's good to be back. With Dale done no less, which means I have completed unit art for 9/18 of my current civilizations. :)

    The following ones are left:
    Rohan
    Dunland
    Easterlings
    Haradrim/Umbar
    Isengard
    Angmar
    Mordor
    Dwarves
     
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    And may I say it's good to have friends like you here to encourage me. :D
     
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    I see you saved the most fun civs for last? :D

    Into the very fires of Mordor, my friend :thumbsup:
     
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    Rohan Soldiers from Chuggi + Weapons by Ambrox62/Bakuel + Shield Reskin by Bakuel/me =

    Civ4ScreenShot0334.JPG

    plus a surprise coming later this week
     
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    Oh these look fantastic! Nice and clean presentation. Don't know if you tweaked the helmet as well? But that is one gorgeously crisp shield. Looks like you even got some age-worn quality on it. And the Rohan coat of arms and the design on the rim... :love:
     
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    Nope, no helmet modification. But I do have some customized soldiers coming up. Chuggi's ones look so good I didn't have to make many.

    The shield is easy. Uses stuff I have shown in my videos:

    IndianShield0Bosses13.png

    Bakuel made this shield. I used clone to get rid of the cross pattern.
    Use desaturate to change it to gray
    Use colorize to color the whole thing green but with the same high quality shades that Bakuel uses.
    Find the Rohan Icon and make it white.
    Resize it and use smudge to make it fit.

    End result: Shiny shield. :D
     
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    The greatest art assets for a Civ4 unit maker for Ancient/Medieval/Humanoid Fantasy units are Bakuel and Ambrox62's units. I use them all the time. I could not have got here without them or Chuggi's LOTR work before me. :)
     
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