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  1. Interesting, I never even thought about that... I have indeed never seen a period depiction of that. Not quite sure that I understand what you're saying here. Google is my friend (not really, but it knows my entire search history so I try to keep on it's good side) I reverse image search almost everything I post (to find the highest quality versions and their original context). I've been obsessively searching for ancient artwork and modern artist's interpretations of historical subjects for a very long time. The algorithms really know what I'm looking for by now... I have modest but pretty good personal library back in Belgium and I have this historian friend that has hundreds of high quality titles as well, + several hundred Osprey titles which I've drooled over more times than I care to admit So I've been primed to a lot of relatively good stuff. I'm aware of the issues with Osprey and other comparable stuff, but I think the problem is more that some people expect a little too much from "pop"-history titles geared at the non-specialists who just want a basic but comprehensive introduction with some pretty pictures to go with). I guess I take it for granted that modern artists' interpretations should always be taken with some caution. It's often just the best we got to give people a quick understanding without having to dive into the more difficult to find and assess primary sources. I do 100% appreciate and love primary sources above all, I'm just not familiar with all of it, so I really appreciate if someone provides them. Nitpick away! Personally, I understand artists taking artistic licenses, but I think they're only really appropriate when there is missing information that needs filling in. Interesting...
  2. @Nescio, Here are a 3 more artworks by Andrei Karaschuk/А Каращук, after googling the Russian name. Pretty nice stuff:
  3. "Carthaginian infantry fighting in a phalanx with Libyan skirmishers ahead of them, 3rd century BC - art by Andrei Karaschuk (А Каращук)" That's about as far as I get when trying to search more info on the painting... Huh??? Some Aspis were covered in a thin sheet of bronze, but I know you know that... Since these guys were recruited from among the wealthiest, and their armor was described as splendorous, the artist made an understandable choice. I'm aware that some would argue for a white shield, because of Plutarch, but the mention of white shields seemed to be a general Carthaginian citizenry thing, not necessarily sacred band. I Agree with the rest, although the term "Berber" is arguably even more ambiguous than "Libyan".
  4. You're very skilled, wow... The statue isn't exactly suitable for the vanilla game because it seems to depict a Norman warrior, which is quite anachronistic. @Genava55's references are the ones to use if you want make a Gallic statue. That having said, perhaps replacing the Kite shield with a more fitting Gallic shield, or removing the shield altogether might be all it takes... Not sure about the helmet. But again, lovely work man! These are my very low poly attempts for the new Gallic sanctuary:
  5. @wackyserious, ooooh, found a beautiful painting of the Carthaginian Sacred Band supported by some Libyan skirmishers (or perhaps even Gaetuli, I'm not sure):
  6. Absolutely. I also think it's unnecessary/strange that military units are in civilian clothing when gathering, but change back to military gear after dropping off the resource, even if they're still gathering. So they go from military to civilian and back every gather cycle.... As long as they're gathering, they should stay in civilian clothing... When they are not gathering they should be in military gear.
  7. And for the readers: "The Carthaginians 6th–2nd Century BC" : ELI201.pdf
  8. Carthaginians recruited Mauretanians (archers), Numidians (cavalry), Libyans (skirmishers) and I believe even some Garamantians. The backbone of the Carthaginian army was apparently made up of Liby-Phoenecians. Basically urban Libyans who have adopted Punic culture and were equipped similarly as Punic troops, with noticeable Hellenic influence. Here's a nice collection of art references of the Carthaginian army, including Punic troops, native troops and mercenaries. I'll start with the illustrations from the Osprey title "The Carthaginians 6th–2nd Century BC". Some have been shared before, but these ones are high quality, and accompanied by the original text: I would argue for a tech that unlocks Romanized Liby-Phoenecians. Otherwise, the depiction of mail on Punic units might be frowned upon. A purely Libyan unit, without any Hellenic or Punic influence could be a nice cheap skirmishing unit (cannon fodder).
  9. @Tallestdavid, this might not be 40k, but it's Warhammer: Seems to be in early stages of development.
  10. @Anaxandridas ho Skandiates I saw you commenting on hellenistic/greek fortifications in the "===[TASK]=== Trees" thread. I thought it more appropriate to reply here. I found these in the Osprey title: "Ancient Greek fortifications 500 - 300 BC": @LordGood, interesting perhaps? Here's the actual Osprey title for those who like to read (includes pictures of ruined fortifications): Osprey ancient-greek-fortifications-500-300-bc.pdf
  11. You should be able to find a few people who have streamed 0AD video's before in the "0AD on Youtube" thread. You might have better luck asking those people directly on youtube because they don't usually have accounts on this forum. MayorceteGaming for example is a relatively high profile youtuber who recently streamed a 0AD MP game and has done a number of videos on 0AD before (he's a fan). Though he's Spanish speaking...
  12. Yeah, I said low IQ's, but now it just hit me that I've come across plenty of objectively stupid people who were totally friendly... It's not the IQ's... It's their souls... o.0
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