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UU:English Longbowman

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Unit Graphics' started by Hell's Angel, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Hell's Angel

    Hell's Angel Chieftain

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    This is the English version of the longbowman...
    I was quite disappointed seeing that the English UU was not the Longbowman, so i'll be making this into a second UU for the English.:D



    The screenshot..
    longbowman.JPG
    and the .dds
    View attachment longbowman_128.zip
     
  2. woodelf

    woodelf Bard Retired Moderator

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    A much needed unit. Nicely done. I just finished an elven longbowman myself so I know it's not the easiest skinning job. :goodjob:
     
  3. tsuyoshikentsu

    tsuyoshikentsu Chieftain

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    "Why're they better?"
    "Because they're ENGLISH."
    "Ah yes, quite. Come, let's do one of those drive-by argument thingummies!"
    "Ah, yes, indeed. Dawson! Fecth my Macintosh and a good brandy!"
     
  4. Master Lexx

    Master Lexx Warlord

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  5. Frostyboy

    Frostyboy Never Beaten

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    These look better than the original. :goodjob:
     
  6. spincrus

    spincrus sol invictus

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    Quite good skinning job here.
     
  7. Rando

    Rando Warlord

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    Hi Woodelf,

    Any chance of persuading you to post the elven longbowman in another thread?
     
  8. Gunner

    Gunner Emperor

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    Thanks for this skin, it'll be used in the Europa Europa mod :)
     
  9. Mongolia

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    I was disappointed that the English UU was not the Longbowman, I think it would have made a better UU than the Redcoat (which was British, not English)
    but I am not complaining because the Redcoat is still a good UU but the English Longbowman would have have been better.
     
  10. GeneralMatt

    GeneralMatt Emperor

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    Only thing is is that the longbowmen were only used for a brief time, as gunpowder was imported to Europe, while the Redcoat was used from the 1700's to the mid 1800's (later if you count different weapon/hat minor changes.)\\

    And the British Infantry are made with the right promotins too..

    Anyways, as a second uu they are great, and these look good!

    GM
     
  11. Mongolia

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    I disagree, I know that Longbowman were still used well after when gunpowder was brought to England because gunpowder units of the time where still so unrealiable.
     
  12. Head Serf

    Head Serf Emperor

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    I personnally think that the game already has too many ancient and medieval UUs.
     
  13. Mozza

    Mozza Prince

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    The range and accuracy of the longbow were far better than early gunpowder. The main reason I like this is that, as previously stated, Redcoats were British. The England Civ are clearly based on medieval England, the order of the Cities shows that, and yet their UU is a British Redcoat (the highest regiment in order of precedent are the SCOTTS Guards!!!).

    Personally I took the more difficult route of modding the rest of the Civ to be Britain and keeping the Redcoat.
     
  14. The Navy Seal

    The Navy Seal Emperor

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    I love it it's a good thing I came to this thread because I was going to make the longbowman only go to the English.
     
  15. Jesus Civs

    Jesus Civs Civaholic

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    How do I add this to the game?

    Is there a concise instruction booklet for adding units?
     
  16. DigitalBoy

    DigitalBoy Emperor

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    Instead of calling it "English longbowman," how about making it the yeoman?
     
  17. frekk

    frekk Scourge of St. Lawrence

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    Actually the longbow was in fairly heavy usage from about 1250 to 1500, slightly longer than the era of the redcoat. As late as 1472, there was such a demand for the weapons that English ships were ordered to import yew. The last battle fought with the longbow wasn't until Tippermuir in 1644! Although realisitically, the longbow wasn't a major component of English forces after 1500.

    Only small arms. Longbows were not rendered obsolete by the gun, but by the cannon. The French, beginning in the mid-1400s, began to use cannon against the fixed positions of the English longbows. The cannons outranged the longbow, and the longbow was not effective unless it was fighting from a prepared ground, i.e. they could not advance outside their stakes or they would be cut down by cavalry. This is what the French began to do beginning in the 1450s, first at Formigny (1450), leading up to Castillon (1453). Formigny and Castillon were to the longbow what Crecy and Agincourt were to the knight.
     
  18. NikNaks

    NikNaks Deity

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    Did you really need to resurrect this thread to say that?
     

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