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Halberd

Submitted by Mythic
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
Human Halberd, efficient when used against cavalry short handed people as it reaches long distances.

No racism included

Keywords:
Halberd, Human, Myth, Defensive Offense, Spear
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Halberd (Model)

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15:06, 11th Oct 2014 MiniMage: Please work on the lance aspect of the Halberd. The spear portion is supposed to be a larger focuspoint than the axepoint. 15:06, 24th Oct 2014 MiniMage: The changes has made the model approvable. It feels like the...
  1. 15:06, 11th Oct 2014
    MiniMage: Please work on the lance aspect of the Halberd. The spear portion is supposed to be a larger focuspoint than the axepoint.

    15:06, 24th Oct 2014
    MiniMage: The changes has made the model approvable. It feels like the staff portion is a little longer than it should be, but this is more of a personal preference. The weapon is useful. As for its use, it was never really deployed as an anti cavalry weapon. It was more like versatile weapon enabling guards to defend both close and medium range.

    Generally speaking, if you had guards, it's most likely that they carried a Halberd and a sword. If you were going for cavalry defense, then you'd generally round up infantry into a infantry square formation, this would create a wall of pikes/spears, which would take down cavalry that tried to charge this. Then again, that depends on the type of cavalry. Full armored knights, on armored horses, with lances, a battalion of those would plow through the infantry with spears.

    Anyhow, back to what I was originally doing.
    I'll approve the model. Huzzah.
     
  2. Mythic

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    Reserved. I might need some info on attachment height.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014
  3. Misha

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    that halberd's blade looks like it needs to be a lill more bigger, and the long handle should probably have some wood with lill more contrast
     
  4. Not bad at all, but Misha's right. The blade looks a bit small. Good work anyway :)
     
  5. Zed

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    Looks nice, Make the blade a lil bigger.
    4/5
     
  6. MiniMage

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    There's no spear edge attached to this halberd. A halberd generally is like a hybrid between a spear and an axe. With an axe blade hanging downwards and the spear poking forwards. That enabled the halberd to be thrusted with as a spear and swung like an axe. Check out this link for an example. http://www.coldsteel.com/images/Products/AltImages/89MSG_2.jpg
     
  7. Mythic

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    Okay.

    Right now I do think it looks like a battle axe. Is the blade texture okay? I think it's a bit out of place. Would it look fine if I replace it with a gray gradient?
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2014
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    Simple, but useful xD
     
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    The blade is actually in proportion, it's as broad as a man's head is long. A halberd with a bigger blade would have been too heavy to brandish. But yes, without a spear tip this is a poleaxe, not a halberd.
     
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    That is quite a nice halberd!
     
  11. NhazUl

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    One thing I'd say is maybe you should use a less blurry texture for the handle.
     
  12. Mythic

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    Up'd. :D

    Sharpened the top thing and added an edge on the other side of the axe.

    E: Up'd 2. Changed axe texture into something less racist.
     
  13. MiniMage

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    I'd suggest you lengthen the spear and scale the axe down by 15 percent.
     
  14. Mythic

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    Done. (Hopefully)
     
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    While not super-Warcraft-y, I like how realistic this looks. Good job.
     
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    Updated.
     
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    Instead of forcing you to go through a gazillion iterations of the halberd, I tweaked it.
    Something along the lines of this. Hope you don't mind I edited the model to demonstrate what I meant.

    http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/pastebin.php?id=g54dsc

    That's the general ratio of the axe to spear in a halberd. Now, this isn't perfect. This is just to illustrate the general concept of a halberd. Hope it helps.
    The end point, the little spike on the other end generally exist there to stabilize the axe-blade as well as being a defensive point, which the user could stab people with if he wishes.

    I would've sent you this as a PM, but apparently your inbox is full.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014
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    Thanks. I did not realize your last post (#13 on this thread) was actually about the spear tip, and not the handle (I lengthened the handle with that update).

    Updated.
     
  19. VeljkoM

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    Great, warcraft really needs pike/helbard based soldiers. Those were much more used anyway buy regular soldiers than swords. Just is there any model besides fel guard that uses two handed attack animations?