They are good, but you should have taken the entire cataphract horse. I think that would look better.
Posted on 06/27/11 @ 08:31 AM
I always thought it would be really cool to see the regular cataphract with a bow instead of a sword. Like all same armour and everything except just bow and he shoots arrows instead
Posted on 06/27/11 @ 01:15 PM
@tom that would be a good idea but this cataphract archer will work for my crusades mod until an archer that looks entrily cataphract comes up
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Posted on 06/28/11 @ 12:23 AM
Many cataphracts only had armour on the front of the horse (especially the lighter ones).
There may a have been some other reason where using the full armour didn't work but if there was I've forgotten it.
Posted on 07/10/11 @ 11:10 AM
well, a cataphract archer would have armour on the back of the horse, so if you do not mind it would be a better unit than this one, but considering cavalry to be multipurpose at the time i am ready to congratulate you on this beautifull unit.
ps - armoured cavalry archers wore armour on the back, cause they shot their arrows while showing the back or back and lateral of the horse, also the back legs are stronger and can sustain heavy armour, or lighter padding. it is similar to the icon of the parthian tactics. nice job, by the way...
Posted on 10/04/11 @ 09:22 AM
I'm interested in your work. I am making a great mod telling the story of the steppes. I saw your crafts of asian units and mongolian buildings, could you share them to me to help me finish my own mod?
Posted on 07/11/12 @ 10:08 AM
Dave, the Tales of Middle-Earth mod team would love to use your Cataphract Archer unit in their mod: