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Swan Knight & Vile Knight

Submitted by HerrDave
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
"...turning, Prince Imrahil gestured behind him and said 'Behold, the pride of Dol Amroth!' "

Featuring
- Knight of Gondor (Swan Knight)
- Knight of Mordor (Vile Knight)

Keywords: Lord, of, the, rings, war, ring, battle, middle, earth, II, Horse, horseman, heavy, cavalry, medieval, noble, royal, lordaeron

Changes
- Hotfixed Portrait
- Removed Attack - 2 Animation (Overhead swing/bludgeon)
- Added Shield
- Added Mordor Variant
- Updated Vile Knight's Helmet
- Added Attack - 2 Animation to Vile Knight (Because Halberd)
- Made capes double-sided, no more flat TC on underside
- Now the capes are double-sided
Contents

Swan Knight (Model)

Vile Knight (Model)

Reviews
Archian
Love it! We need more Cavaliers like this in our database. Liking that attack animation.
General Frank
Works in-game, performs appropriately and is a good addition to the model section. Excellent work!
  1. Larrel

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    wonderful!
     
  2. Hazop

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    Fantastic and stylish knight! Rare to see a mounted knight with a lance..

    Also will this spell anim replace the one currently on the Knight of the Blazing Sun? This one would fit perfectly with it.

    This is also a perfect Bretonnian Knight!
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2018
  3. Kyrbi0

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    This is crazy-good. Love the Teutonic feel, all that heavy armor & full face-plate and those cool helmet-pokey-up-thingies. Spell anim is an extra bonus.
     
  4. Galadgod

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    Holy crap, looks amazing!
     
  5. SNIper of DARKness

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    "attack - 2" lel

    Good model, you should focus more on mounted models as they are quite lack luster on hive.
     
  6. Zess

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    Fantastic work, but "attack 2" is... kinda unpractical.
    But, on the other hand, I understand that a lance is a weapon for which it is difficult to make many different attacks of animation.
     
  7. HerrDave

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    I'm thinking about removing it, but I'm unsure if the lack of variety in the animations will get me roasted again or not :<
     
  8. Makoodzaka

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    Looks just like those riders from rise of the witch king. Simple but so useful especially for more lore based maps and campaigns with multiple human factions.

    The interesting thing about Dol Amroth though is that this whole concept seen in games workshop models and in rise of the witch king is not canonical.

    Like many other locations very few details are given about Dol Amroth and its denizens. The few facts given to the reader are: they're a pure-blooded (mostly) numenorean people, they live in a coastal city, Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth came to aid Denethor with a troupe of soldiers and knights, Prince Imrahil is among the greatest warriors in middle earth who 'emerge unscathed' alongside Eomer and Aragorn from the terrors of Pelenor Fields.

    Judging by this information the image of late-medieval paladin lancers is quite ill-fitting. Numenorean sea farers, unlike the rohirim, weren't known for their cavalry and the martial prowess of Imrahil and his knights is more of a result of their nobility and of their numenorean blood (see the Grey Company of 30 numenorean Rangers who defeated 3 Corsair armies on their way to Minas Tirith) as opposed to their horseback mastery or their heavy paladin armour. I would imagine a host of Dol Amroth, just like the host that travelled alongside Imrahil, would consist mostly of Infantry with the noble knights being mounted but just as skilled on foot... their army should look quite similar in composition to that of the elves of the North as opposed to that of Rohan.
     
  9. Zess

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    Well, maybe Instead of the attack 2 - the usual poke with a lance, and the attack 1 can be edited a bit: the knight lowers the spear at a greater angle and kinda... nailing(?) enemy to the ground, and he sharply pull out the jammed lance before returning to its start position.
    P.S.
    I doubt the correctness of the translation, and I'm afraid it will be easier to make a picture of this or to remade it by myself, so that it is more clear what I mean
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2018
  10. Tovio

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    Absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    by the emperor a knight model that uses the spear

    for once my dream has come to pass i can die a happy man now...
     
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    Nowhere near enough dedicated lancers on the Hive and this one is wonderful.

    I actually prefer it shieldless; the only shield that would really make sense with that kind of heavy armour is a heater shield* and it'd look pretty silly, given how small they were, compared to kites or the bigger round shields. It'd probably end up looking like a buckler on a hulking knight like this.

    The model is great on its own, but I love it when coupled with CloudWolf's Gondorian skins.

    5/5.

    Edit: I love how small the file size is, too. Alas, I have no more stars to give.

    * For those interested, it traded in size for thickness, as it was meant as a way to defend against the anti-armour weapons that developed to combat plate; not many arrows could pierce the later period armour. Of course, once guns got good, people started to sacrifice protection for mobility... beware of Saruman, eh?
     
  13. Archian

    Archian

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    Love it! We need more Cavaliers like this in our database. Liking that attack animation.
     
  14. SNIper of DARKness

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    Please do more Mounted units, the Hive really lacks them severely.
     
  15. SonsOfSami

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    The shield is nice, but why didn't you keep the old variant in a different version?
     
  16. HerrDave

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    I kept getting too much flak for not sticking a shield on him :\

    I stuck an experimental jousting shield on him, but it looked too small and silly compared to the rest of the Warcrafty proportions.

    The shield is easily removable as it's polygons are not close to others of the same geoset, so people can just select them in an editor and hit [Delete] and it'll be the same as it was pre-update
     
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    @HerrDave , if you like the tiny modifications I made on mine, you can import the animations from it, the shield clips a little bit less agaisnt the knee
     
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    :thumbs_up:Spoicy Shield
     
  19. SonsOfSami

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    That new variant looks great, but what about this:
    [​IMG]
    Also, i think the old attack -2 should be re-added to the vile knight, that would be nice