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We really should put more effort posting all the Friday Updates here as well, I know... Hopefully this'll compensate a little bit, although you can always check the latest news from our forums. Anyway, this Update shows the updated (and much more medieval) 3D model for Castle and a load of portraits for Mercenaries appearing in Prologue. Enjoy!

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We know a lot of you aren't very enthousiastic about the use of AoE3's Fort models to represent medieval Castles in K&B. Nor are we, to be frank. The elephant in this particular room is of course the very obvious presence of cannons on the Forts' towers, something we've attempted to fix in K&B by retexturing them, but obviously that wasn't much of a solution, and did little to fix the underlying issue. However, we now believe to have fixed it properly:

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The new Southern European Castle.

Yes, it's a new model. Its primary feature are the wooden hoardings, cunningly shaped so as to completely hide the cannons from sight, and thus make the Castle look significantly more medieval. However, since we needed a new model, we figured we might as well add some proper parapets to the walls, and for no particular reason we also added the tower/balcony arrangement at the back. Just a note: The textures are still work in progress. The texture of the Castle itself hasn't been altered much since adding the attachment, something we do intend to fix. Oh, and similar setups for the Middle Eastern Castle, as well as the new ones for the Quintessence, are also underway.

In other news, our resident portrait and icon creator Persian_Fusilier has been busy creating new artwork for K&B's mercenaries:

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New mercenary icons. Click on the picture to see the larger portrait versions.

Please comment!

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This week, in an event utterly unrelated to K&B, Pepp got very angry at (or possibly about) a famous Walloon detective:

Pepp wrote: Poirot! How dare you leave me in this country?!

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K&B salutes... super7700, for evidently being very good at linking K&B's religions to their appropriate icons.
K&B refutes... Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovich. Not content with being a mere puppet of Vladimir Putin, his stubbornness now literally causes the destruction of Kiev...

- Quoted from peugeot407

SebaZ_16 - - 307 comments

Those cannons did look out of place, but that's a good fix (I hope that the future you make your own model). Looking forward to the next version.

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Ca_Putt - - 179 comments


two things tho:
what's up with that condottieros armour? It looks rather eastern european than Italian.
What's the basis of the Gr├╝nwalder?

cheers :)

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AOE_Fan - - 38 comments


Let's say it's "artistic freedom". That type of plated mail is leaned towards Asian armour, yes, but I don't think such minor things are *that* important. :)
I don't know what images are used as bases of these portraits, you need to ask Persian_Fusilier on our forums...

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