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Middle Eastern 2-handed swordsman

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fr steve
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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
This new unit replaces the man-at-arms, but can be used to replace whatever unit you want. It's a man-at-arms with a Middle Eastern head (mameluke). I'll use him for my mod Age of Voivods, for Ottomans, but since it wasn't too hard to do and that I want to share a part of my work, you're free to use it if you just say it's mine. I think in first about Lanor's Age of Cruasdes mod.

To install it: -run the Mod Pack install script;
-or decompile it with Mod Pack Studio(no password required) and put the slps yourself. There're 5 unit's movement files and the icons' file with the its. A screenshot is available inside the zip if you can't see it on the site or if you just want to see before use or not.

Hope you'll enjoy.
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This modpack by fr steve replaces the 2-handed swordsman with a Middle-Eastern version.

Usefulness - 4
This unit, while well made, is not hugely different from the original 2-handed swordsman. The unit wears a dark hood over his face instead of the standard helmet, but in almost any situation I can think of, the original would work. That said, this unit is still different enough that it would stand out among other 2-handed swordsmen, so personally, I would change the unit it replaces, as I always love a greater variety of swordsmen to choose from. In short, this unit is quote useful, but not absolutely necessary.

Novelty - 4
This isn't the first middle-eastern swordsman I've seen, and definitely not the first swordsman, but it's still a unique idea. The fact that is so well made also helps. I always appreciate another addition to my collection of various swordsmen, and will likely use this in my next campaign (credited of course).

Quality - 5
This unit gets a solid 5 here. No bugs, anchors placed perfectly. it looks like fr steve just pulled the swordsman out of the game, took a little helmet, pushed it onto its head and shoved it back in. There's no white box of doom (thank goodness) and no glitching or other bugs. In short: great work.

Instructions - 5
Not only is it in a user-friendly MPS script, it also has a readme and a screenshot. Well done!

Usefulness/Novelty - 4
Quality/Instructions - 5

Overall: 4.5

In summary: An excellently made addition to the ranks of new units here at the Blacksmith. I recommend this unit for download. Keep up the good work!
Rating: 3

By any standards 3 is not an awful score. It doesn't mean it's a really bad unit. It just means it's not anything special.

The two handed swordsman has some very minor graphical changes and I don't really see how different it would feel in game. I actually prefer the original and don't see how this unit would work.

Some people may find it useful for a one off scenario unit or something but it doesn't stand as a great unit. It's ever so slighty distorted but again technically is fine. Instructions are there, no errors huge that I noticed, the only downside is its simpleness.

It isn't as good as other copy and paste works on here, but is better than a few. I think 3 is a generous score. This isn't anything against the author however - I have seen their current mod in progress and it looks great.

I feel the author could have released a small set of units as one (which has a point to it) which probably would have received a higher score if to a good quality.

As it stands this single unit is bordering below average to average and I hope to see much better than this in the future, putting in more effort on imagination and design.

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