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  1. #21

    Default Re: Rad looks at things - a thread for visual improvements

    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    Some Carthaginian units have totally unnecessary leather straps that completely go over their greaves. Not only is it not unnecessary and unhistorical, it's also not pleasing to look at.
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    Affected units: Carthage infantry/cavalry standard bearer, Liby-Phoenician Cavalry, Early Liby-Phoenician Infantry (featured on the unit card as well).

    While I'm covering Carthage's units, I might as well make a few suggestions.

    1. Give the Late Lybian Spearmen some color. Right now, they look like a bunch of Stormtroopers. Some Montefortino helmets couldn't hurt either.
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    2. Add buckles to the belts of the mailed Lybian Swordsmen and officer_libyan_inf model. Preferably very simple ones - the ones that the Camillian Hastati have would do nicely, although the color of the belts should be changed to fit the Lybian Swordsmen and officer_libyan_inf.
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    3. Replace the mail on the Late Liby-Phoenician hoplites - It's kind of obvious the models were taken from a Celtic unit and to me, it doesn't fit in. On the other hand, the Montefortino helmets blended in absolutely perfectly. I would suggest that you use the mail from the Lybian swordsmen, after the belts have been replaced - maybe change the color of the tunics to add variety.
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    Bump.

    I didn't plan on reporting this so early, but the unit got mentioned today.

    The euzonoi have two daggers while in melee combat - one in the hand, the other in the scabbard.
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    Last edited by Rad; March 11, 2019 at 04:36 PM.
    I recommend a pugio rather than a spear, because in close quarters combat, a dagger will serve you better than a spear.

    Rad, 2016.

  2. #22

    Default Re: Rad looks at things - a thread for visual improvements

    I belive that this belt is reconstructed in an incorrect manner.
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    The horizontal bar in the center of the buckle should not be visible - the leather should pass over it and then go under the other side of the frame.

    I believe that this is an accurate representation of the belt buckle system.
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    Affected units:

    1.Gallothraikes, Nervii spearmen
    2. Upgraded Noricum swordsmen, upgraded Armorican nobles
    3. Newly published units like the redone Diuixuiroi, Early and Late Scandinavian Spearmen, Early and Late Lugian Swordsmen, revised Adskoros (at least after the armor upgrade)
    4. Possibly others.

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    I could be wrong, of course - it could be some type of belt buckle I am not familiar with. If that is the case, I would like to see a real life reconstruction.
    I recommend a pugio rather than a spear, because in close quarters combat, a dagger will serve you better than a spear.

    Rad, 2016.

  3. #23

    Default Re: Rad looks at things - a thread for visual improvements

    1. If not for these saddle blankets, Armenia would have the best looking bodyguard unit in the mod.
    I hope you can see the black lines, the screenshots aren't perfect.

    Affected units - Armenian bodyguard, Caucasian lancers, possibly others.

    The bodyguard.
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    Very, very minor - but the black lines are still there.


    The lancers.
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    2a. Idk if you can notice, but these pilos helmets have some sort of vertical lines in the middle - is it possible to polish it up? Marked in red.
    2b. I would like to suggest that this cap is removed, or at least recolored - It looks like it's made from human skin. Marked in green.

    Affected units - Galatinised swordsmen and spearmen.
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    2c. The Galatinised swordsmen have two swords while in combat - one in hand, the other in the scabbard.
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    2d. I would like to suggest that the Galatinised spearmen receive visible siderarms (swords, knives/daggers) and more armor in order to match the swordsmen in appearance - unless of course, there is some historical reason not do so.
    Last edited by Rad; March 16, 2019 at 05:20 PM.
    I recommend a pugio rather than a spear, because in close quarters combat, a dagger will serve you better than a spear.

    Rad, 2016.

  4. #24

    Default Re: Rad looks at things - a thread for visual improvements

    Anatolian medium cavalry.

    1. Those rope belts aren't where they should be.
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    2. That left shoulder part of the thorax looks off.
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    North-western Caucasian infantry.

    1. I consider these uncovered, unreinforced shields to be a big no-no, especially for a well armed and armored unit. I could be wrong, of course - in which case I would like to see what those shields are based on.
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    Last edited by Rad; March 17, 2019 at 05:47 PM.
    I recommend a pugio rather than a spear, because in close quarters combat, a dagger will serve you better than a spear.

    Rad, 2016.

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    Default Re: Rad looks at things - a thread for visual improvements

    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    1. If not for these saddle blankets, Armenia would have the best looking bodyguard unit in the mod.
    I hope you can see the black lines, the screenshots aren't perfect.

    Affected units - Armenian bodyguard, Caucasian lancers, possibly others.

    The bodyguard.
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    Very, very minor - but the black lines are still there.


    The lancers.
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    Those saddle blankets are really a throw off.

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    Default Re: Rad looks at things - a thread for visual improvements

    I dont mind the saddle blankets its a minor inconvenience in comparison to other stuff, but Id like to really know more about the proto-Circassians, theyre a super interesting unit but the wooden plank like shield without any cover looks not that great as was said.

  7. #27

    Default Re: Rad looks at things - a thread for visual improvements

    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    I belive that this belt is reconstructed in an incorrect manner.
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    The horizontal bar in the center of the buckle should not be visible - the leather should pass over it and then go under the other side of the frame.

    I believe that this is an accurate representation of the belt buckle system.
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 



    Affected units:

    1.Gallothraikes, Nervii spearmen
    2. Upgraded Noricum swordsmen, upgraded Armorican nobles
    3. Newly published units like the redone Diuixuiroi, Early and Late Scandinavian Spearmen, Early and Late Lugian Swordsmen, revised Adskoros (at least after the armor upgrade)
    4. Possibly others.

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    I could be wrong, of course - it could be some type of belt buckle I am not familiar with. If that is the case, I would like to see a real life reconstruction.
    I found more units with the same issue:

    - Chatti Veterans, Frisian skirmishers, Germanic Pikemen, Late Germanic Levy Spearmen.

    There could be more.

    I guess that the issue arised with the Late Germanic Levy Spearmen - they seem to be the oldest unit. Then it got copy-pasted into a whole host of others.
    I recommend a pugio rather than a spear, because in close quarters combat, a dagger will serve you better than a spear.

    Rad, 2016.

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