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HounderKnight Aug 3 2014, 5:02am replied:

Adding to this; if you can't add specular for whatever reason, you could try making the armour section bulkier? Maybe even bulged/ curved outward a bit, to better show it's a thick layer of armour and not a fancy section of cloth. Also adding some baggy assault (special-ops?) camo like in the picture might help a lot too. I'm not really a modder myself, so I don't really know how easy or difficult it'd be to add touches like that - just thought I'd suggest!

+1 vote     media: Vaegir assault troops, 1.5
HounderKnight Aug 3 2014, 4:57am says:

Lovely scenery :D

+1 vote     media: Something to look at.
HounderKnight Aug 2 2014, 10:04pm replied:

(sorry if you've already seen some of these)

Partly it might be because the plates simply don't look very metallic, but obviously that's more difficult without specular.

A big part of it could also be the fact that the "uniform" underneath looks more like a traditional noble's robe or something; not a military uniform (no offense intended D:). Military uniforms typically don't have lifted embroidery, for one.

+3 votes     media: Vaegir assault troops, 1.5
HounderKnight Jul 30 2014, 8:21pm replied:

Agreed; it should feel like you're fighting for a major city, not just an outpost or something.

+7 votes     media: Some trench battle
HounderKnight Jul 30 2014, 2:36am says:

Sounds like a neat idea and the pictures so far are promising. Good luck!

+1 vote     mod: The Evergreen Project
HounderKnight Jul 29 2014, 3:14am says:

Things are shaping up very, very nicely. Adding actual ballistics is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) changes, in my opinion; even with the slight directional deviation of rounds in the previous version, they still felt wonky and laser-like, which is unfortunately just kind of a hallmark of the default Source engine.

The only complaint I had so far was that the MG08's reload animations/ speed seem a little slow. Seems more like he's having a leisurely shoot in a lovely green field on his day off than trying to load back up before someone shoots or bayonets his face in. Even if its reload was a bit faster, the Lewis should still be able to reload plenty quickly in order to still keep it a balanced weapon against the '08.

+5 votes     article: Centenary Update - Talking about 2.0
HounderKnight Jul 29 2014, 2:45am says:

Nicely done!

+2 votes     media: 2.0 Era specific headgear
HounderKnight Jul 27 2014, 10:37pm says:

Mmf. Lookin' good.

+7 votes     media: Cafe
HounderKnight Jul 25 2014, 3:18pm says:

But what about bayonets? :x

+5 votes     media: Imperial Guard
HounderKnight Jul 24 2014, 11:17am says:

What's the state of the game, anyways? I've heard about it multiple times in the past, but it was never explained how far along the progress of the game is.

Regardless, looking good and hopefully a release is somewhere in the near-ish future :)

+1 vote     game: Dead State
HounderKnight Jul 24 2014, 10:56am says:

Ooooh, this looks pretty.

+1 vote     mod: Domus
HounderKnight Jul 17 2014, 5:09am says:

Are these new United Provinces uniforms/ units? I can't seem to find them in the current version :x

+1 vote     media: Gameplay Screenshot 8: Colonel Jens' Battle
HounderKnight Jul 12 2014, 10:19pm replied:

Technically (though it could go either way), he only misspelled it once. He submitted multiple images under one title; he only typed the title out once. The site did all the rest.

+4 votes     media: Eternal Crusade heroe concepts
HounderKnight Jul 12 2014, 5:27am replied:

While the British had a compelling argument for making the colonies help pay back their debts (British troops -did- work both separate from and with colonists to defend cities, towns, and frontiers), the British also spent a lot more in national spending and other wars/ theatres than just in the colonies. This was one reason for the colonists not being very keen on paying taxes (not to mention the fact that this money was being sent back to the Parliament in England).

What's more, said taxes were not implemented/ passed with anyone in the British parliament being present to represent the colonies - something that the colonists (the majority of which being from the British Isles and saw themselves as British subjects) felt was illegal - and technically was. Boycotts on British goods ensued, and many new taxes were repealed, though some stayed. Still, this left a big rift between the colonies and the parliament back in London.

In order to help quell the sparks of rebellion and dissent, the British passed a number of acts. One act restricted town hall gatherings (though this may have only been in Massachusetts; not sure). Another made it so that if a British soldier had been accused of a crime or other infraction while in the colonies, they would be tried back in Britain instead of where the incident reportedly took place. Yet another shut down Boston harbor (a major economic port in those days, of course) until the damages done by the Boston Tea Party were paid in full (which was an act carried out in response to the aforementioned taxes many colonists believed to be unjust). The last of these acts allowed British troops (with order from the local governor, which could be done willy-nilly) to be housed in any person's private home or property (which could then technically be searched) without approval from the owner.

+4 votes     mod: The Liberty's War
HounderKnight Jul 12 2014, 5:02am replied:

Many Red Army soldiers wore the Budenovka, even up prior to WWII; that weird pointy cap. (your link didn't seem to work, so I'm not sure if you posted the same one). However, Russian soldiers throughout WWI also apparently wore Papakhas as well (I have a large history book of WWI containing lots of pictures - many of the shots of Russian WWI soldiers either show them wearing the peaked infantry cap or the Papakha embedded with the Imperial seal/ coat of arms), and both the Papakha and Ushanka have been around quite a while. It's not out of the ordinary to suspect that an officer might have one due to rank/ better equipment.

+2 votes     media: Soviet Soldiers: Russian Civil War
HounderKnight Jul 12 2014, 4:55am says:

I knew something looked off about those first sets of uniforms. Didn't even remember the chest pockets weren't on the WWI uniforms!

+1 vote     media: NO MORE POCKETS
HounderKnight Jul 10 2014, 10:39pm says:

Nice work and all, but those muskets seem kind of long, unless NW's soldiers are just short. The Brown Bess Long Land Pattern was only 4.875 ft or 148.59 cm long; it looks like if the soldier dropped the musket down to the ground, it would still be taller than him (not measuring the bayonet).

+1 vote     media: New hats for the British Empire
HounderKnight Jul 10 2014, 9:20pm replied:

Many colonists felt that they should not have to help pay back the debts Britain accumulated through wars and other national spending. To add to that, Britain also laid claim to lands that belonged to non-English/ anti-English settlers and colonists prior to the Revolution (mainly through the Seven Years' War), who were even more against helping to pay back British debt.

+1 vote     mod: The Liberty's War
HounderKnight Jul 8 2014, 8:49am says:

This image still reminds me of Soylent Green.

+1 vote     media: Jul8th
HounderKnight Jul 6 2014, 2:13pm says:

This looks really, really a depressing, gritty, war-torn way, I mean.

+2 votes     media: The first snow falls on Stalingrad
HounderKnight Jul 6 2014, 2:11pm says:

Looking gorgeous as always! :]

+1 vote     media: new update
HounderKnight Jul 6 2014, 2:11pm says:

To be fair...the in-game hat really didn't represent the Great Seal on the actual cap very well :x

*cowers from downvotes*

+3 votes     media: Solution
HounderKnight Jul 5 2014, 3:42pm says:

Don't you dare die, dammit! D:

+2 votes     mod: Total Chaos
HounderKnight Jul 1 2014, 3:52pm says:

I kind of doubt it, but will a bayonet attachment be available and useable? Not sure what the engine/ game limitations are.

+1 vote     media: Winchester M1897
HounderKnight Jun 26 2014, 12:35pm replied:

Something went wrong and firearms weren't added to the vendor lists, I think. The team said it would be fixed with the newest version.

I'd really like artillery as well, but if I recall correctly, cannons are very difficult to properly implement in single-player. On top of the fact that the NW arty pieces were specifically made for multiplayer, it's much easier in the case of multiplayer since players can load, aim, and fire at their own pace and when they see fit, while it's much harder to code bots to do all of that without them being pants-on-head retarded about it (keep in mind all the stupidity that occurs even with human players using cannons).

At the moment the only artillery function I've seen in SP mods that (kind of) works is having static artillery pieces/ squads, with artillery shells hitting randomly-selected enemy troops at set intervals. No actual loading, aiming, or firing technically takes place in this case, I believe.

+2 votes     mod: Calradia: Imperial Age
HounderKnight Jun 26 2014, 4:20am says:

dem winter coats. mmf.

+29 votes     media: 95th Rifles in Winter.
HounderKnight Jun 25 2014, 7:45pm says:

Sweet dreams, dear prince.

+2 votes     article: GRIM AGE mod is closed
HounderKnight Jun 23 2014, 4:52am says:

"You need to start a new game, this is not save-game compatible."


+16 votes     download: A Clash of Kings 1.31
HounderKnight Jun 22 2014, 2:41am says:

Just wondering; has the Alpha been updated to allow purchasing of firearms?

+4 votes     mod: Calradia: Imperial Age
HounderKnight Jun 22 2014, 2:37am replied:

Pretty sure he's just carrying the one rifle, with the middle selection showing its stats (you can see that he unequipped it in the next picture); the other items you didn't mention are the Epee bayonet, a Chauchat MG, and what looks like a lantern? I didn't think it was -that- much of a big deal until I saw the Chauchat, personally :p

It'd be a big stretch for all that stuff, though it doesn't seem too bad when you consider video-game standards. But an entire machine-gun taking up as much space as a hand grenade seems a little ridiculous.

Regardless, though; nice work so far, team :)

+2 votes     media: THE TRENCH RPG
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