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Unit Maker of the Month, April 2006: Jury thread with poll

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Creation & Customization' started by Flamand, May 1, 2006.

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What unit is worthy of name "Unit of the Month, April 2006"?

Poll closed May 8, 2006.
  1. Quinzy - Unspeakable horror

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  2. Hikaro Takayama - Female Sniper

    4 vote(s)
    7.3%
  3. Aaglo - Harpy

    7 vote(s)
    12.7%
  4. Orthanc - Trident

    22 vote(s)
    40.0%
  5. Gaias - Spanish Skirmisher

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  6. Olorin0222 - V-19 "Torrent" Fighter

    6 vote(s)
    10.9%
  7. ShiroKobbure - Egyptian Swordsman

    13 vote(s)
    23.6%
  8. Bluemofia - Giant Radioactive Monkey (pending approval)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Flamand

    Flamand The Visible Elder!

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  2. Wyrmshadow

    Wyrmshadow Chieftain

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    I voted for Orthanc because I liked it from the moment I saw it. But it was a hard decision when I saw the egyptian swordsman, though.....
     
  3. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Administrator

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    I think this one's a toss-up between the Harpy and the Trident. I'm going with the Trident, since that's a truly splendid fireworks display. I like units that feature interesting animations or something similar when they didn't have to, and Orthanc could have given this unit an ordinary "guns all fire at once" sort of attack and created a perfectly decent unit, but he went one extra and gave it a bit of character (I like the way the fore and aft cannons fire at the end, presumably in the victory animation too!).

    I'm even more amazed that two of the best units here were made with PovRay. Have you seen that program?
     
  4. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    Harpy. I hate that I have to vote always for fantasy units, when I would like to see more historic units, but I'm forced to. They are simply too good.
     
  5. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    I'll vote for the Egyptian Swordsman. Honourable mention to Orthanc's Trident.
     
  6. woodelf

    woodelf Bard

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    I had to go sci-fi and vote for the "Torrent" from Olorin.
     
  7. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    Shiro's Egyptian unit won it for me, though the choice is spectacular - there's a lot of units that deserve to win here.
     
  8. utahjazz7

    utahjazz7 Chieftain

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    I wish I had a unit in there! :( I really don't like not being in the competition this month. My computer had better get fixed quickly—it's been almost two months since I've finished a unit. Plus, the competition this month is great, so I'd have liked to have seen how my unit would have stacked up.

    I'm a sucker for ships, so I voted for the Trident.
     
  9. Grandraem

    Grandraem Alchemist

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    I just noticed a smily yesterday that I didn't know was there that reminded me of you, utah.

    :badcomp: :lol:

    As for the unit competition. I'm still undecided on who to vote for. There's too many good units.:)
     
  10. utahjazz7

    utahjazz7 Chieftain

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    An amazing resemblance! ;)
     
  11. Storm Grunt

    Storm Grunt Beware My Army

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    I went with shiro's unit this month,it was a tough call between his and orthanc's. All were great guys...:clap:
     
  12. DJ Bonebraker

    DJ Bonebraker a.k.a Laura

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    Looks like I'm not going to be anywhere near first this month.... :(

    My project for next month, (an Orcish Warmachine/Ork Gargant) however, will be a different story altogether :evil: (I can at least guarantee that Stormrage will vote for it :lol: )

    What's most surprising to me, at least at this point in the game, is that Aaglo's nowhere near first either!! He's trailing behind Shiro's unit by 4 votes, and the leader by 7 :dubious: I would have though he'd pretty much have this month in the bag.....
     
  13. Darque

    Darque Chaotic Lord of Dragonia

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    I put my vote in for Aaglo's Harpy. Great job. Couldn't be easy to make those wings work properly ;)
     
  14. WildWeazel

    WildWeazel -- Turns to Completion

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    I voted for Orthanc. Big ships are always cool, and he went over the top with the animations. aaglo's Harpy is second IMO.

    Flamand, I have an idea for voting: Make it a public multiple-choice poll and allow us 2 votes each. What do you think?
     
  15. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    Easy this month. Orthanc. I'd give an honorable mention to Gaias.

    EDIT: Just looekd at the Result. Aaglo isn't doing so well. Did I not say he should have gone with the Doom Diver?
     
  16. Orthanc

    Orthanc Shipwright

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    Wow, thanx for the votes everyone.

    I went with aaglo again, because I still don't know just how he gets those wings to look that good.

    This was tough this time, the Egyptian Swordsman and Spanish Skirmisher were very close, especially since the Skirmisher was, if I'm correct, Gaias' first unit.
     
  17. Olorin0222

    Olorin0222 Maia

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    I'm just happy I got some votes with my first unit...let alone actually competing for third...
     
  18. BadKharma

    BadKharma Chieftain

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    I voted the same way although if I were more inclined to fantasy Aaglo's entry would have won my heart hands down great job to all the creators!
     
  19. Flamand

    Flamand The Visible Elder!

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    And who is going to count if there is anyone voting for more than two units? :p It is either a regular poll or writing a top 3 in a post, and I think that would give much less voters...
     
  20. odintheking

    odintheking Lighting the way...

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    I vote for Orthanc's Trident; there is no comparison. It's just phenominal.
     

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