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Eärendil_Ardamírë
Eärendil_Ardamírë

Nice look! Are you taking inspiration from the Kingdoms of Arda mod?

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Not that I know of - if there are any similarities, they're entirely coincidental.

The only thing I used as inspiration here was a concept art of an axe, which I couldn't find the source of.

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Can i ask, when will you add this armors to the game?

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They're already in the game. The new version with all of the new stuff will probably be released as soon as I've finished the other Gondor sub-factions (Belfalas, Blackroot Vale, Pinnath Gelin).
I'd wanted to add Rohan for the next release but that will just delay it further since there are still a ton of armours to make for them.

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Eärendil_Ardamírë
Eärendil_Ardamírë

The helmet reminded me of it
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And since you mentioned the axe :D
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Oh, haha, I wasn't even aware of the Kingdoms of Arda design. And yes, that's the right axe...do you know where it's from?

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Eärendil_Ardamírë
Eärendil_Ardamírë

Also from Kingdoms of Arda :D

Nice idea with combining a chain mail skirt with the Minas Tirith chest plate armour btw.! It was like an eye opener for me and I will look now if I can apply that idea at some armouries ^^

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The plan is for all Gondorian units to use the pauldrons and cuirass in conjunction with their original outfits once they reach higher levels so that all Gondorian troops look uniform when experienced enough, with the main distinguishing features being the different helmets.

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Eärendil_Ardamírë
Eärendil_Ardamírë

I think some additional use of different colour on the sleeves (some version of the armoury have cloth sleeves) or the skirt - like you did with the swan knights - is also something to distinguish them a bit.

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I was considering that, maybe adding a white trim to the bottom of the skirt or something. On my older models base on the GamesWorkshop miniatures, there was a white cloth thing wrapping around the body like on the Lamedon outfits, but it just didn't look quite right. Another version had a complete tunic which I found looked too uninteresting.
As I said in the description, I like this one the most because of its simplicity - I like the simple, tough look for these heavy axemen, and the lack of additional colour keeps them distinct from all of the other troops, who are accented with black, blue, white and (for Pinnath Gelin) green. It's not hard to distinguish them in any case due to the helmets and the giant axes!

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True that. Looking forward to see them en detail after your next release!

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Finally, after three seperate failed attempts to design something fancy for Lossarnach, ultimately it was the simplest of my designs that I liked the most. So here it is, the new Lossarnach set.

The men of Lossarnach trade offence for defence. Once they reach their third tier (standard quality), they gain superior armour, but don't be fooled - the Lossarnach axemen are designed to pack a punch before the enemy can land a blow. Lower-tier axemen carry one-handed war axes and shields, while the bulk of their men are capable of wielding the great axe - the most powerful weapon in Gondor's arsenal. Additionally, troops have a chance to spawn with a set of throwing axes, which can do some additional damage and soften up the enemy before the axemen charge in, devastating all but the strongest foes in a few blows.

Note that I have yet to touch up the chainmail texture for the heavy armour, as such the pauldrons don't appear to be strapped on yet, and there is a second belt visible beneath the cuirass.

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