Report article RSS Feed Friday Update - Barbarian units

Some pics and a cool concept art image about two of our barbarian units: Steppe Pony and Sudanese Warrior.

Posted by AOE_Fan on May 18th, 2012

User Posted Image

Thanks to AOE_Fan's lightning-like progress on scripting, we finished most of the Prologue maps a long time ago, but a lot of them weren't quite done yet, as the appropriate Barbarians hadn't been textured and coded yet. We're currently busy trying to get those done, so that the maps really are fully done. These are the latest two Barbarian units to be finished:

User Posted Image

The Sudanese Warrior is the unit that belongs to the Sudanese subciv (who'd have guessed?), and it's crap. Well, perhaps not really crap, but it's not a particularly good fighter either. This is offset by the highest buildlimit of all Barbarian units though, so an group of these Sudanese chaps is not necessarily useless in battle. The Sudanese will appear mostly in African maps, such as Sahara and Savannah. The Steppe Pony is the unit that belongs to the Alans, a subciv that will appear mostly in maps of the Caucasus and the more southern part of the Eastern European steppes. The Alans were famous for their excellent light cavalry, and the Steppe Pony is exactly that.

Now, as a little extra, here's the concept art spangopola made for the Sudanese Warrior, on which the unit texture is based.

User Posted Image

User Posted Image


I'm not going to say much about this, but I can tell that we've got something special in the pipeline for a future Friday Update...

Dude wrote:Ohh perfecto. Just need to find a way to upload this damn video...

User Posted Image

K&B salutes... Mario Monti. No slow introductions to austerity, 6 years added to the Italian pension age in a single day. If only all European leaders could be this convincing...
K&B refutes... Middle Eastern buildings. It's almost impossible to texture them without making it look like copying WotTA's Lebanese immigrant buildings.

- Quoted from peugeot407

Post comment Comments
Mr_Toster
Mr_Toster May 20 2012, 8:00am says:

CAN'T wait for it WAIT

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

News
Browse
News
Report Abuse
Report article
Related Mods
Knights and Barbarians (Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties)
Knights and Barbarians Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties - Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy
Related Games
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy
Related Groups
Knights and Barbarians Developers
Knights and Barbarians Developers Developer & Publisher with 6 members