Skeleton Warriors (pack I)

This bundle is marked as pending. It has not been reviewed by a staff member yet.
About the pack:

This pack is dedicated to melee Skeletons wielding one-handed weapons. The models are stilistically identical on purpose and represent a group of Skeleton Warriors that mostly belong to the same tier. Other types of Skeletons will also be sorted into groups in their their own packs.
The pack is not finished yet and can be replenished with new models any time.


Technical info:
  • Improved old animations and removed glitching.
  • Added new animations and distinctive portraits.
  • Minimized geosets and adjusted attachments.
  • Contains only in-game mesh and textures.
UPDATED:
21.11.2021 - Added a new Skeleton Maceman (featuring a distinctive portrait and special animations).
27.11.2021 - Added a Skeleton Duelist (featuring a distinctive portrait and special animations).
29.11.2021 - Improved description: the idea of the pack is explained in more detail!

Author's notes:

During creation, I tried to give the models a lore-friendly look to better fit the Warcraft universe.
I'm happy to share it with you guys! Feel free to use/edit the model but give credits.
Some of these models were created for one of my favorite maps - Tree Tag.

Keywords:
Axeman, Bone, Duelist, Maceman, Necro, Necromancy, Skeletal, Skeleton, Swordsman, Undead, Warrior
Contents

SkeletonAxemanA.mdx (Model)

SkeletonAxemanA_Portrait.mdx (Model)

SkeletonCenturionA.mdx (Model)

SkeletonCenturionA_Portrait.mdx (Model)

SkeletonDuelistA.mdx (Model)

SkeletonDuelistA_Portrait.mdx (Model)

SkeletonMacemanA.mdx (Model)

SkeletonMacemanA_Portrait.mdx (Model)

SkeletonMacemanB.mdx (Model)

SkeletonMacemanB_Portrait.mdx (Model)

SkeletonSwordsmanA.mdx (Model)

SkeletonSwordsmanA_Portrait.mdx (Model)

SkeletonSwordsmanB.mdx (Model)

SkeletonSwordsmanB_Portrait.mdx (Model)

SkeletonSwordsmanC.mdx (Model)

SkeletonSwordsmanC_Portrait.mdx (Model)

SkeletonSwordsmanD.mdx (Model)

SkeletonSwordsmanD_Portrait.mdx (Model)

SkeletonWarriorShieldlessA.mdx (Model)

SkeletonWarriorShieldlessA_Portrait.mdx (Model)

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Amazing! skeleton models I'm glad you made these man
You're welcome 🙂
Can you make one for the Eredar Pack too?
I doubt. I will be very busy with projects in the near future and this is even on top of my personal ideas 🥲
Oh damn, I could just get on my knees and ask for your hand in marriage. Amazing work!
Oh, my! As an admirer of the Undead armies, I believe you know a lot about skeletons 💀
 
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I am absolutely infatuated with this cool pack. Little additions and changes to the vanilla roster are absolutely my jam, and those fulfil that niche in a great way. If I may make one suggestion, more variety in the shields - in particular removing the skull icon from some of them - would improve the pack significantly.
 
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I am absolutely infatuated with this cool pack. Little additions and changes to the vanilla roster are absolutely my jam, and those fulfil that niche in a great way. If I may make one suggestion, more variety in the shields - in particular removing the skull icon from some of them - would improve the pack significantly.
Thanks man! I'd like to, but I couldn't touch the icon 😋 I still have a lot of ideas in my head, which I will return to in this pack or the next one, if I get lucky with more free time 😌
 

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This is just fantastic. I'm such a fan of variant Skellies that help flesh out (haha, skeleton humor) the ranks of the Undead with distinctive arms & armaments, and you've really done a good job of doing that. Particularly love the Centurion one. Just a great set all around.

Let's broaden the Skeleton universe together ☠️
You and @-Grendel baby : )
 
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@HerrDave @Deolrin @Shar Dundred @stein123 @Kyrbi0 @Galadgod @Ilya Alaric and others, thanks for the positive feedback guys ❤️ it's very pleasant to read and it motivates me! :grin:
Thank you so much for adding more skeleton variety

If by chance you plan to continue with this, and going to do skeleton archers next, would you be able to make some crossbow variations as well? Unless that is too much to ask for, of course
Yea, I was thinking about making a crossbow variation when it comes to ranged Skeletons. I guess I will post another bundle with ranged Skeletons and their variations to differentiate the packs :thumbs_up:

UPDATED: added a new Skeleton Maceman.
SkeletonMacemanB_spin.gif

You spin me right round, baby, right round ☠️
MacemanAttack.png


I took the chain from a Meatwagon to support the Undead spirit of the model, added a fancy animation to highlight the character and made a distinctive portrait with the gear.

I decided to test myself by creating and animating this Skeleton. I tried to do it in the Blizzard style, as natural as possible, to get a decent result. That was a painful challenge, but what doesn't kill us makes us stronger 🥲
 
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@HerrDave @Deolrin @Shar Dundred @stein123 @Kyrbi0 @Galadgod @Ilya Alaric and others, thanks for the positive feedback guys ❤️ it's very pleasant to read and it motivates me! :grin:

Yea, I was thinking about making a crossbow variation when it comes to ranged Skeletons. I guess I will post another bundle with ranged Skeletons and their variations to differentiate the packs :thumbs_up:

UPDATED: added a new Skeleton Maceman.
View attachment 390515
You spin me right round, baby, right round ☠️
View attachment 390517

I took the chain from a Meatwagon to support the Undead spirit of the model, added a fancy animation to highlight the character and made a distinctive portrait with the gear.

I decided to test myself by creating and animating this Skeleton. I tried to do it in the Blizzard style, as natural as possible, to get a decent result. That was a painful challenge, but what doesn't kill us makes us stronger 🥲
My goodness I love it

I have a soft spot for maces flails anyway but that is a sick idea & you've executed it pretty well, as far as I can tell. (Just, yeah, edit that to "flail" for more accuracy).
 
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My goodness I love it

I have a soft spot for maces flails anyway but that is a sick idea & you've executed it pretty well, as far as I can tell. (Just, yeah, edit that to "flail" for more accuracy).
How it should be called then? I was googling for that type of medieval infantry but even in Stronghold Crusader series they are called maceman 🤔
I like how the Skeleton Maceman is missing a horn on its helm, as if it had blown it off swinging its flail.
Yeah, you got it right 😀
 
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@HerrDave @Deolrin @Shar Dundred @stein123 @Kyrbi0 @Galadgod @Ilya Alaric and others, thanks for the positive feedback guys ❤️ it's very pleasant to read and it motivates me! :grin:

Yea, I was thinking about making a crossbow variation when it comes to ranged Skeletons. I guess I will post another bundle with ranged Skeletons and their variations to differentiate the packs :thumbs_up:

UPDATED: added a new Skeleton Maceman.
View attachment 390515
You spin me right round, baby, right round ☠️
View attachment 390517

I took the chain from a Meatwagon to support the Undead spirit of the model, added a fancy animation to highlight the character and made a distinctive portrait with the gear.

I decided to test myself by creating and animating this Skeleton. I tried to do it in the Blizzard style, as natural as possible, to get a decent result. That was a painful challenge, but what doesn't kill us makes us stronger 🥲

Hot damn man, you spoil us. Keep up the amazing work!
 
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Nice pack. Love more variations to the skeletons.

These will work great with new textures such as ReturnedCaptain.blp or with FLICKERING LIGHT - Horror Texture Pack.

I do miss some more variations in this pack, though. Please do update this pack with more <3
That texture pack is crazy, the Mountain Giant stole my heart ❤️
Thank you for your positive opinion, I am very pleased! Of course I will add more 👍

Hot damn man, you spoil us. Keep up the amazing work
Glad you like it!

UPDATED: added a new Skeleton Duelist.
SkeletonDuelist_Attack3.gif

A skillful duelist in the flesh (skeleton humor) ☠️
SkeletonDuelist2.png

SkeletonDuelist1.png

Here's a new Skeleton wielding two swords, a fresh portrait and a bunch of new smooth animations.

My goal was to create a quality foundation for future duelist warriors, so I worked hard on this one 🥲 Enjoy!
P.S. this is a basic model, I will make more variations soon 👌
 
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UPDATED: added a new Skeleton Duelist.
View attachment 390802
A skillful duelist in the flesh (skeleton humor) ☠️
View attachment 390803
View attachment 390805
Here's a new Skeleton wielding two swords, a fresh portrait and a bunch of new smooth animations.

My goal was to create a quality foundation for future duelist warriors, so I worked hard on this one 🥲 Enjoy!
P.S. this is a basic model, I will make more variations soon 👌
Whoa!! I've never seen such a skeleton model like this in HIVE
 
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awesome skelis friend, may some tips for more skeletons skeleton paladin with paladin animations hammer to (or just with hammer skeleton),, blademaster sword+ flag, revenat skeleton shield and mace, aqua skeleton lasture+ naga weapon, burning skeleton something like burning archer skeleton, giant skeleton can take tree like mountain giant,
 
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awesome skelis friend, may some tips for more skeletons skeleton paladin with paladin animations hammer to (or just with hammer skeleton),, blademaster sword+ flag, revenat skeleton shield and mace, aqua skeleton lasture+ naga weapon, burning skeleton something like burning archer skeleton, giant skeleton can take tree like mountain giant,
Well, I have tonns of ideas that include different pieces of armor or various weapons but this pack was planned to have a certain set of Skeletons. I will explain it in detail in this post 👍
Great addition! Love the extra animations. A attack spin animation wouldn't hurt either ;)

Perhaps also consider adding more variations of the skeleton archer and mage? :)
Thank you! 😌 Yea, I was thinking about adding this animation but decided to leave this specific type of animation for higher tiers of Skeletons or their other variations like Skeletons Blademasters and so on, however I may put it here as well 🤔
Ohh yes, the new guy looks incredible!
Oh man I love this Duelist. Good name too. Gosh this is great.
My heart always warms after your words, gentlemen! 😌

To be clear, I had to explain what this pack is about, because it has a number. First of all, I wanted to 'pump up' the existing melee Skeletons by fixing issues and providing the mentioned Skeletons with new animations and gear. The gear was supposed to have its iconic design. Secondly, I wanted to expand the variety of such Skeletons. And, finally, this pack is a training ground for future sets of Skeletons.

This pack serves as a kind of "folder" of Skeletons, it has its own category, so in the near future it will be possible for me to sort out new Skeletons by groups. For example, the next pack might be about Skeletons wielding two-handed weapons, related animations and other style of armor (like Revenants have, for instance) OR it will be dedicated to ranged Skeletons, including archers, mages, and classic tier 1 armor. Otherwise it would have been a mess when, instead, I needed to focus and learn.

I decided to rely on deliberate steps and I prefer not to rush from side to side, following a million ideas in my head 😉 I also need time, patience and practice to create high quality and rather unique things. Small wins lead to big victories ✌️ Thank you for understanding!

UPDATED: improved description of the pack in order to explain its idea and purpose!
This pack is dedicated to melee Skeletons wielding one-handed weapons. The models are stilistically identical on purpose and represent a group of Skeleton Warriors that mostly belong to the same tier. Other types of Skeletons will also be sorted into groups in their their own packs.
The pack is not finished yet and can be replenished with new models any time.
 
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To be clear, I had to explain what this pack is about, because it has a number. First of all, I wanted to 'pump up' the existing melee Skeletons by fixing issues and providing the mentioned Skeletons with new animations and gear. The gear was supposed to have its iconic design. Secondly, I wanted to expand the variety of such Skeletons. And, finally, this pack is a training ground for future sets of Skeletons.

This pack serves as a kind of "folder" of Skeletons, it has its own category, so in the near future it will be possible for me to sort out new Skeletons by groups. For example, the next pack might be about Skeletons wielding two-handed weapons, related animations and other style of armor (like Revenants have, for instance) OR it will be dedicated to ranged Skeletons, including archers, mages, and classic tier 1 armor. Otherwise it would have been a mess when, instead, I needed to focus and learn.

I decided to rely on deliberate steps and I prefer not to rush from side to side, following a million ideas in my head 😉 I also need time, patience and practice to create high quality and rather unique things. Small wins lead to big victories ✌️ Thank you for understanding!
Your plan sounds absolutely solid and I'm looking forward to the fruits of your labour. :thumbs_up:
 
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