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The Normandy Reborn

Posted May 24, 2011. By Lauri

So, what'd we got?
Work has been slow lately, and for that I apologise. I had a thought, and planned out a doable "remake" of Gondor's units. Why? Here is my reason;

The mod's story. Gondor has been invaded by forces of Rhûn, and Minas Tirith lies in ruins. King Eldaravir flees before all hope is lost. They make a new capital in Dol Amroth. Now, it only makes sense that the
biggest part of the army will come from the fiefdoms of Gondor, so that is exactly what I have done with the units list of Gondor:
I've redone it. Most changes are purely cosmetic, but you can watch the new list here.

Here are some renders of the new units of Gondor.
First, the Swordsmen of Lamedon; second, the Bowmen of Blackroot Vale; and third, the Riders of Pinnath Gelin
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Secondly, I've made some progress on Harad as well.
The Haradrim Siege Ladder. Now, I'll explain something about it. I wanted a rope ladder from the start, to have a unique one (I did get the idea from RA though). Now, this man carrying the ladder, is carrying a HUGE ladder compared to himself and everyone else. It looks ridiculous, it truly does. It looks very unbelievable. But in the end, it's all I bother to do. And I think it acctually looks good in-game, even if the ladders a little oversized. Okay, it's BIG compared to him, especially on the render! I don't give a frak, because I can't get hung up on petty details on every godsdamn thing.
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Lastly, I have in-game screenies. I thought I had 8, but it turns out 4 of them was from the last batch, that I didn't know I had out, so you'll only get 4.
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You can enter the site from my signature. That'll be all, dismissed.
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The Southrons

Posted February 17, 2011. By Lauri

Another day, another update,
this time, Haradrim Buildings;

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The main citadel for Haradrim Castles. I wanted a big boomer for this one, and I got one!
The toughest and most durable citadels of all factions.

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The stables, inspired heavily by the arabic stables in AoE2.
Rendering in Max, I can't get to show alphas, but this is how the fence looks in-game.

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And at last, the watchtower.. This is the weakest structure Harad has, being the only one that is entirely wooden.
Ironically, it's just for defence.


And I've also got some in-game screenshots of the various buildings, including some that I haven't rendered.
NOTE; The camp-floor are yet to be replaced, and there won't be a Darkness spell in-game. And of course, there will be a visible archer when I sort out that bug on the Watchtower!

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Being an efficient son of a bitch, all are complete with destruction, buildup and idle animations!
What does this mean? Well, for starters, it means that Harad has, in theory, only 3 buildings left before all their structures are done!
When taken into account that there was 8 only a month ago, that's pretty good progress!

Logging you out, Shepard.

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T4A Reborn

Posted July 23, 2010. By Lauri

Hey all

With this news post I am now officially back on track with the mod. It's been over a year since last time I touched it, if I remember correct. I don't know if I'll be able to complete the mod before I again lose the motivation to get it done, but I do know that I will release another BETA with a finished Rohan faction, before I eventually stop. You can count on that.

Currently I don't feel like stopping though, and I've now finally gotten around to make stuff!
Some of you may already have noticed this before, but here goes again:

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As you can tell, this is the Rohan Royal Guards, with their captain Éoelm. During my last year I seemed to have lost alot of my web-templates, meaning the templates I used for the renders and stuff like that, so I've taken a new approach, which I find better, and you'll also be able to spot what's new and what's old.

I've also got an animation for the Royal Guards, which is what some of you might've seen before:
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Lastly, in-game screenshots:
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There's a couple of more screens here, check below the T4A Reborn mark. Bear in mind that from now on I won't add fancy markers for seperate dates, instead I'll just pile them up below the T4A Reborn marker, of course with a space so you can more easily see what's old and what's new.

So, in case you want to visit the site, please check out Rohan's section now, as there's a nice little detail there that wasn't there last time you checked. What's that, you ask? Well, if my calculations are correct, which they are, there's only one picture missing on there. Yeah, Rohan's only missing one hero and it's done! That doesn't mean there'll be another BETA out when he's done, as I'd like to get as much of Harad done as possible before that time comes..
That's all for this time, do stay tuned!

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A spear day, a red day..

Posted October 25, 2008. By Lauri

Hey all, it's the 5th update of Rohan in a row...
You could call me busy, or you could call me lazy, I'd go for both ;)

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Those are the latest additions to the mod :D
That means, that there's really little left to do for Rohan to complete it, and that there's hope for another release before Christmas :D
Which I really hope will happen, because last release was only because I was tired of modding, and I'm not that now :wink_new:

This also means that I'm finally done with reusing everything about Rohan... :p After I created the Rohirrim, I've been sampling so much of their skins, that many of the newest things are pure lack-of-making-to-uniques... Some are though, but not all :)

Anyways, that's it for this update :D I had planned to have a couple of anims with it, but I never got around doing those :D

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Now for ruin

Posted September 13, 2008. By Lauri

Again, a small update concerning Rohan..

Militia, and Archers are done...
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Yes, you can see that I've been a little bit of lazy, but that doesn't really bother me at all ^_^
I'd just like to get most of Rohan done, so that perhaps another beta can be along shortly :p

You know what this means?
In about two weeks, I've done 2\3 of the main men of Rohan :p
I've started on the Captain, and the Ram shouldn't be to big a job..
The only thing that will require me at my best, is the Royal Guard :grin: And after that, the Royal Guard hero shouldn't be much of a problem ^_^

When their all done, I'm only missing a hero, and two units, then Rohan is done :p Or, at least as far as I've planned...
Remember, if you want a unit you'd like to see in this list, don't forget to tell me :)
That's all, have a nice weekend ;)

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