Like everything else I've submitted, this unit was made specially for my Romanian Campaign I'm working on. It's just a modified Berserker made to look like a slavic axeman. I had to draw the head myself, it didn't come out too bad, though I know it's not the best.
The Mod needs abit of improvement but its still good.
how about for your next mod you can mix Mangudai Horse with a Huskarl !
Posted on 04/01/11 @ 07:54 PM
I think that this unit look like the Saxons Houscarls.
Posted on 04/28/11 @ 04:46 AM
(The movement of the axeman is smooth and has no flaws, the graphic does not differ from original ES work in quality, at least not at first glance)
The Light Axeman is as if the illustrations from my children's history books on Bulgarian History have come to life. He is a perfect incarnation of the myth about what Slavs supposevly should have looked like. The reality as always is more boring, Prokop who first describes the Slavs, says they are neither really blond, nor black, but overall ruddy (and ever since noone knew if he ment redhaired or with a ruddy skin). This vague quote has been abused to create an image of the "Arian Slav", but I don't blame the maker of this wonderful slps for running into the trap. This work needs no improvement in my opinion, for the graphics in Age of Empires are generally obviously made in paint and this one does not really stick out as worse, but the flair is great, it brings up memories from basic-school history-lessons...
Dave3377 File Author
Posted on 06/24/11 @ 04:53 PM
It was a similar translation fo that same quote that made me decide that IF slavs were not uniformly blonde, brown, red, or black haired (maybe I misread the version of the quote I saw), then blonde was the missing color form AoK so why not make him blonde?
Glad some of you like this.
Posted on 09/06/11 @ 07:15 AM
What do we do after unzipping...can smone plzz help!!
Posted on 02/03/13 @ 01:16 AM
Would it be ok if I use your Viking Axeman for a MOD I'm making?
Age of Civilizations
Dave3377 File Author
Posted on 11/26/13 @ 12:24 PM
Yes. Please use any of my units you want. They are here for that very purpose.