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Lu Mong
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Post by Lu Mong »

Mortless: Uh,... You're right... But still it sounds weird... maybe "Vladyka", but I cannot find it in dictionary... :lol:
Alks:Yeah... I suppose that is for the best. Leaving this kind of things in Polish (Or maybe in language of the one side? I mean german units with german names?)is imho best...
Kitajec:Wow! Your art is really great! I am amazed... I particulary like the "pirate" unit... :wink:
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Post by cataphractos »

Nice artwork. Have you in mind of making frank heerbanns? Even if unique units like Francisca throwers or Huskarls (they're not franks, though)? It could be nice.
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Well, thats XI century, and Franks throwing axes (francisca) were fighting with Roman Empire abotu 500 years before... :)
in XI century Franks looks rather like Germans (there were no big differences in weapon and clothes*) You can see tipical XI western european knights and warriors at the Bayeux Tapstery http://hastings1066.com/.

Huscarls were Scandinavian mercenaries in western Europe, in middle-eastern Europe they were called "Varangians" **



*well not so big to draw them in Wesnoth (72 -72) :P
** All Scandinavians, travellers, setllers, merchants and warriors were called Varangians. So thats the same as VIKINGS i think
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Post by Kitajec »

German infantry part II :)
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Kitajec wrote:Well, thats XI century, and Franks throwing axes (francisca) were fighting with Roman Empire abotu 500 years before... :)
in XI century Franks looks rather like Germans (there were no big differences in weapon and clothes*) You can see tipical XI western european knights and warriors at the Bayeux Tapstery http://hastings1066.com/.
Yep, effectively I've forgotten the medieval setting... :P
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german cavalry
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Post by Kitajec »

and now... the bosses !

Slavic Kniaz vs German Imperator
Boleslav vs Otto or Heinrich

hehe :D
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Post by Alks »

gooooodie...

it's the matter of time, till the first stats will come out...
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Post by szopen »

Alks wrote:Around 1000 there was also a Scandinavian Vikings stronghold in Poland, in Jomsborg.
It wasn't. There was Wolin, called also Julin or Jumne, city of Slavic pirates, in which also dwelled Scandinavians - according to contemporary chronicles. All data about Jomsborg is based only on sagas from ICELAND from XIII century, while no contemporary sources (or archeological data) supports it. Jomsborg is a myth.
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Post by Alks »

more than interesting.
Could you recommend me some source on this subject? I'm infinitely curious.
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Post by dthurston »

Aren't the heads too big on all these units? There doesn't seem to be enough detail in the faces to justify all that space.
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Post by Kitajec »

maybe heads are too big, but that's my style :) and more details? i'll try to do something with this.

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that's Poludnica and Strzyga - female deamons form slavic legends hehe
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Post by cataphractos »

Seem nice. Which are their peculiarities/characteristics?
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Post by Mortles »

The Striga and Polednice is not so similar like on theses images.
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Post by Kitajec »

Your right Mortles, Poludnica is a monster that attacks in noon, on the plains.. and Strzyga is rather something similar to Wampire.

i tried to make them the same monsters (1 lvl and 2 lvl) but it doesn't make sense. sorry, my fault :) and i'll change it
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