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    In this preview we are revealing the unit roster for the Sea King and Welsh Army factions. When it comes to design we decided to go with more of a class system that better reflects the social structure of the period rather then unit upgrades where there really isn't much of a difference. That said, going with a social class based structure allows us to include much more detail into a unit so they have more character. I understand this may sound like a downgrade to some, but in the end we feel it is a better system to represent the period and additionally you will have more units in the end to use overall.


    Sea Kings:


    Generals:
    Norronir Hirdmenn - Companion Swordband
    Norronir Huskarlar - Late bodyguard Huscarls


    Spears:
    Thrall Spearband - Levy spears
    Karl Spearband - Warrior spears
    Nordmenn Vikingar - Warrior spears (Sudreyar only)
    Hirdmenn Spearband - Household elites


    Swords:
    Drengir Warband - Levy Swords
    Rekkar Swordband - Young nobles
    Hirdmenn Swordband - Nobles
    Austmenn Saekonungr - Hero and retinue (Dyflin only)


    Axes:
    Holumenn - Longship's crew
    Karl Axeband - Warrior Axes
    Nordmenn Langoxar - Shock Infantry
    Austmenn Vikingar - Warrior Axes (Dyflin only, Irish influence)
    Hirdmenn Axeband - Dane Axes
    Ulfhednar - Wolkskins, Odin's dedicated warriors
    Nordmenn Saekonungr - Hero and retinue (Sudreyar only)


    Archers:
    Veidrmenn - Hunters
    Langbogamenn - Bowmen
    Bogadrengir - Mailed Archers (Sudreyar only)


    Skirmishers:
    Vestmenn Ceithrenn - Levy Skirmishers


    Cavalry:
    Nordmenn Ridari - Mounted scouts
    Vestmenn Horse Boys - Mounted raiders (Dylfin only)


    Artillery:
    Catapult


    Some units will also have special abilities attached to them to make them actually useful to have in an army, for example scouts will give a boost to line of sight and campaign movement. Hunters will provide a boost to supplies so they will be useful to have in an army especially in enemy territory. So as you can see units will play more of an important role and you will have more versatility with a balanced build.

    A few images of the new units:




    Ulfhednar - Axe Norse hero and his retinue
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    Karl Spearband - Warrior spears
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    Austmenn Saekonungr
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    Another thing we have added is more colors to the units to make them look a little more authentic:
    Sudreyar Battle Lines:
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    Dyflin Battle Lines:
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    Welsh Kingdoms:


    Generals:
    Teulu Riders - General's Companions
    Teulu Horsemen - General's Formal Companions


    Spears:
    Taeog Band - Levy spears
    Pedyt Spearband - Warrior spears
    Uchelwr Spearband - Noble Spears
    Teulu Spearband - Elite Spears (Gwined only)


    Swords:
    Young Swords - Sword Warriors
    Gwrda Swordband - Hirdmenn Swords
    Teulu Swordband - Elite Swords (Strat Clut only)


    Axes:
    Taeog Axeband - Levy Axes
    Cadwr Axeband - Warrior Axes


    Archers:
    Saethydd - Welsh Archers
    Helwyr - Hunters
    Combrogi Longbowmen - Longbowmen
    Haelwyd Longbows - Mailed Longbowmen (Gwined only)


    Skirmishers:
    Taeog Skirmishers - Levy Skirmishers


    Cavalry:
    Sgowt Horsemen - Scout Cavalry
    Combrogi Horsemen - Melee Cavalry
    Uchelwr Horsemen - Noble Cavalry
    Hen Ogledd Comites - Noble Cavalry (Strat Clut only)
    Penteulu - Hero Cavalry


    Artillery:
    Catapult



    A few images of the new units:




    Penteulu - Hero Cavalry (notice the Roman helms)
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    Teulu Swordband - Elite Swords
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    Teulu Spearband - Elite Spears
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    Haelwyd Longbows - Retinue Longbows (notice the new longbow models)
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    Another thing we have added is more colors to the units to make them look a little more authentic:
    Gwined Battle Lines:
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    Strat Clut Battle Lines:
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    If you guys like what you see feel free to join our public discord server and weigh in on different topics.
    https://discord.gg/WRCvyu
    Last edited by Kinjo; February 04, 2019 at 12:35 AM.

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    Two more things worth noticing - 2 of the Norse units previewed here have some very unique things about them.
    *Ulfhedinn have white face paint, and some of them are tattooed on their bodies.
    *The Sae Konungr has a face tattoo
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    This preview is most likely the last one before the long-awaited public version of Shieldwall, so stay tuned for upcoming updates on our discord

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    Another Penteulu (Welsh Champion) pic
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    These are very beautiful I really like the colors, they make the battle lines much more alive.

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    Beautiful! Thinking of buying ToB just to try your mod noble sir!

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    Good job, units look fantastic

    I would love to hear what will be implemented in campaign in terms of new features like population

    Pretty please

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    This preview looks amazing, I am especially excited by the roman influences on the welsh units, those are a great way to help differentiate the welsh factions.

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    Absolutely stoked for the release. Great job guys. All the work is greatly appreciated by everyone interested.

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    Sea King Hearthguard


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    I really like the idea of Hero Units. I assume it's based on Shogun 2's Hero units, the idea that yeah they are good but they are mainly meant to support your other troops where they will really shine. Will they be similarly restricted or can you have more than one?

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    They will be restricted but not that heavily. The recruitment pool system lets us keep the hero and household units nice and rare without any arbitrary limits.

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