Includes the .slp and icon for a more useful version of this beta unit, with both Western and Central European sails. It makes a nice looking Galleon in my mind, but feel free to use it for any purpose.
If you plan on doing anything other than replacing the original OMTBO, keep in mind that there are only eight angles rather than the typical sixteen for ships.
This new unit by Vardamir updates the OMTBO unit to provide it with sails and thus make it more useful.
The OMBTO has always proven to be a pretty useless unit. Designed as a BETA unit and hidden in the editor, the OMBTO is an unfinished unit which provides little use for scenario designers. The only thing I’ve even seen it be used for is as a bit of eye candy used to represent a broken ship or shipwreck. Whilst this is a nice touch, giving it sails like this give it many more uses as a larger war galleon or a trade/cargo ship. Boats in AOK have always been limited so it is nice to have this additional unit. If you want to use this unit and still keep the original OMBTO, then you can just add this as a new unit rather than replace something. Vardamir has included the unit with all of the sails for each civilisation set and thus it can be used by all players in the game. A final point I’d like to make is that the SLPs show this unit as a whole, with the ship and sails already put together, as opposed to many other ship mods which have them as separate slps. This makes adding it to the game much easier especially for newer kidders who may not know how to mod sails into boats.
The quality of the ship is excellent and the sails make it look like a proper sailing ship. The sails fit into the ship perfectly and there are no complaints about the animations or anchoring of the SLP. One could argue that the unit lacks some detail in the ships decking like some eye candy and rigging but overall this is a very simple but well designed new boat. To complete the unit Vardamir has given the ship player colour and a custom icon too.
Overall this simple little mod works wonders for making an ugly and usually unusable ship a thing of beauty and want. I’d recommend the download.