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Unit Request Thread 3

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Creation & Customization' started by Plotinus, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Tank_Guy#3

    Tank_Guy#3 Lion of Lehistan

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  2. König Markus

    König Markus Warlord

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    At first, I have to say, I'm sorry for this request, since there are already a whole bunch of good Roman units.

    I have a request for a late Imperial Legionary, indeed for a "Comitatenses" which was a rider.
    Actually, I even prefer a non-rider, thus a legionary, since I'm still not happy about the current late Imperial units.

    The unit should have:
    attack1: pike attack
    attack2: sword attack

    Also great would be: road building ability


    Information about the attached pic:
    It's a late Roman cavalryman ("Equites octavo Dalmatae"), about late 3rd century AD/ early 4th century, so the time of Diocletian and Constantine.

    I think, this unit would also fit for generic usage.
     

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  3. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Not good enough?

     
  4. König Markus

    König Markus Warlord

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    Does it have an sword attack or is it a only pike unit?
     
  5. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    I think it's pike only.

    Having pike and sword is difficult, as the animation would not flow very nicely from one to another, so I doubt you will find much unit with them.
    Except perhaps the legionary, which throw is pilum and then switch to sword.
     
  6. tom2050

    tom2050 Deity

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    The only way to have a spear and sword animation, would be possibly to have:

    1st attack: Soldier uses pike, drops it and grabs sword from sheath; all in 1 animation
    2nd attack: Soldier uses sword from here on out
     
  7. König Markus

    König Markus Warlord

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    Yes, this needed.
    As far as I know, there isn't a unit which throws the pilum/spear and then attacks with the sword, besides the current legionaries.

    Furthermore, that unit above it doesn't really look "late imperial".
    Nevertheless, in generel I like the units of Sandris. His units are really good.
     
  8. Takhisis

    Takhisis april's fool

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    up yours!
    Then AttackB.flc should have to be a weaponless legionary drawing his sword from its sheath.
     
  9. spryllino

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    If you did that, Takhisis, you'd get the opponent dying while the legionary was still pulling his sword from his sheath, which is eminently silly. :p
     
  10. Takhisis

    Takhisis april's fool

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    up yours!
    Only if the other unit had one or two HP remaining.
    And, anyway, a legionary wouldn't have thrown his pilum, waited to see whether it'd hit and then said 'oh, are you still alive?'
    (yes, I know about attacks A, B and C, but I couldn't resist it…)
    srsly nao, you can paste that unsheathing part of the animation right after the end of the javelin throw.
     
  11. Rathvilly

    Rathvilly Emperor

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    There are some good images of various Late Romans posted here <http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=175023>. I think Sandris' mostly fit the bill except it would be good to have a generic Heavy Cavalry (non Cataphract/Clibinarii) and Light Cavalry eg Equites Scutarii or similar...
     
  12. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias I saw the Great Library burn.

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    @KM - Terraform abilities (like "Build Road") are selected in the editor. NORMALLY, a unit must have all of them checked for the game to recognize the unit as a Worker and use it accordingly but, interestingly, the "Fall Of Rome" Conquest has both "Build Road" and "Build Fort" selected. I've seen many discussions about adding the latter ability to a unit ( :old: ) but none about the former ... :hmm:

    Best,

    Oz
     
  13. Bluemofia

    Bluemofia F=ma

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    I'm going to request a Fencer, modeled after this:





    And some stances to consider:

    Left is the lunge, right is the en guard position.



    Salute (fortify animation would probably be default position saluting, then moving to the en guard position)




    And a Youtube video of 1880s Fencing moves
    Fencing moves
     
  14. Meteor Man

    Meteor Man En Route to M81

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    My sister fences, and she loves it. I think this would be a great unit to have as well. Seconded.
     
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    Ozymandias I saw the Great Library burn.

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    How about kind of like this?
     

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    Ozymandias I saw the Great Library burn.

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    ... Maybe this?
     

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    Bluemofia F=ma

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    First one, I'm already using for something else, and also doesn't fit quite as well for the role I'm looking for.

    And second one, I was unaware of. Do you have a link to the unit somewhere so I can look at it more closely? :)
     
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  19. König Markus

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    I was just referring to this:
    :thumbsup:
     
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