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Unit: Paddle-wheel Ironclad (13th Oct, 2004)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Unit Graphics' started by aaglo, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    Hi,
    this is a transition unit between sailing ships and steam-powered ships - it has both sails and steam engine. Plus paddle-wheels.
    This unit is quite fictional, even though it is based on many different designs of 19th-century ships.

    The files:
    Paddle-wheel ironclad

    Attached are demo of some animations and a civilopedia pic.
     

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  2. Wyrmshadow

    Wyrmshadow Chieftain

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    Sweet Jeebus, That was quick!
     
  3. Risbinroch

    Risbinroch Chieftain

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    Yeah, quick and beutyful, can't believe how fast you work Aaglo.
     
  4. Kinboat

    Kinboat Conan the Librarian

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    I'm home, where are you?
    It looks a little small compared to some of your other work but perfectly in line with the civ-scale units.

    Excellent :D And fast... You put me to shame...
     
  5. tjedge1

    tjedge1 Writer of writerly things

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    Nice work aaglo. Another unit I can fit into my mod. I think it will replace some graphix for existing unit or 2. Thanks.
     
  6. ripptide

    ripptide Lost in the wastelands

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    another beauty a :goodjob:
     
  7. Dom Pedro II

    Dom Pedro II Modder For Life

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    Hot diggity damn! I love it!!! :goodjob:
     
  8. Vuldacon

    Vuldacon Chieftain

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  9. Fixer07

    Fixer07 Chieftain

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    A very useful unit indeed! Hope to see more from this period.
     
  10. Bungus

    Bungus Chieftain

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    Anyone now of a steam powered early transport ship? Like a paddle boat without cannons. I'm no boatologist, but I don't think everybody still used sailing boats to cross the ocean after the steam engine was invented. If you're looking for another boat project I think that would fill a gap in the civ 3 lineup no-one(and by no one I mean you) has filled yet
     
  11. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    What is next for the Aalgomiester? A 40K unit, perhaps?
     
  12. thestonesfan

    thestonesfan A Client of Ron Kuby

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    Thanks, aaglo!

    This is exactly what civ units should be. Not totally realistic, but not fantasy either. An entertaining "might-have-been". I love it!
     
  13. Fetus4188

    Fetus4188 Chieftain

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    excellent! A+ :goodjob:
     
  14. drzoidberg

    drzoidberg Chieftain

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    that's beautifull
     
  15. Ukas

    Ukas Pthooey of Tomainia

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    Dl'd this today... thanks aaglo for such a great unit.
     
  16. sela1s1son

    sela1s1son Chieftain

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    The "Old Ironsides" or a ship of that name, (maybe the USS Galena too IIRC) were wooden ships converted to have Iron siding and still had sails. If they had a paddle wheel or not, I dunno... but I know they had sail and steam power.

    I know at least one ship did, it was almost the Union's first Ironclad (one of the first designs I know for sure). I'm just not sure if Galena is the right name.


    Good job btw.
     
  17. Hadsund

    Hadsund Chieftain

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    Yes Galena was a wooden ship with iron added and was built at same time as Monitor and New Ironsides were being built. Monitor won the launching race and got to go to Hampton Roads. She was an unsuccessful vessel and the armor was removed before wars end.
    Most every ironclad in the world except for the river ironclads (monitors and the others) had sails for another 30 or so years. This brings me to another point. Why are ironclads in Civ4 confined to coast? Most of the ironclads built outside the US were ocean going. The monitors and other river ironclads were built for the unique conditions of the war, namely the Mississippi and tributaries. Lissa in 1866 was fought by ocean going ironclads. If I had any programming skills I'd change them to ocean going and use the nice icon by aaglo.
    Hadsund:scan:
     
  18. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    Ok, since you provided useful information, instead of just saying "nice unit", I'm not going to nag too much. (It's bad to bump 2 year dead threads)
     
  19. Takhisis

    Takhisis Would-be overnight hero

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    up yours!
    I :worship: aaglo
     
  20. SPQR87

    SPQR87 Americanus Maximus

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    Good Job on your Paddle-wheel Ironclad unit.
     

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