Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
wackyserious

===[COMMITTED]=== Roman Infantry (New texture)

Recommended Posts

On 6/7/2019 at 1:19 AM, wackyserious said:

It was adjustments to the m_amor_tunic mesh variant. Using normal m_tunic mesh variant reduces the gap. :)

Right, but the armor textures should use the armor mesh, hence the textures made to fit the armor mesh uv. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/21/2019 at 11:41 PM, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

Right, but the armor textures should use the armor mesh, hence the textures made to fit the armor mesh uv. :)

Yeah, this had me thinking, that I should create a new cuirass variant with narrower gap.
 

Spoiler

 

1200px-Greek_bronze_panoply_in_RMO_AvL.J

Iron cuirass of Prodromi Hellenistic.jpg

 

The problem is that the armor mesh is too wide, so I had difficulties with putting the neck gap at the right position and circumference. Also, there are a lot of variety from artifacts.

The old texture had the perfect fit, but when used with the new armor mesh, the shoulder area is too broad.

So the newer one with less gap between the neckline will use the normal mesh and not the armor variant.

ab9a2c7fa93efd6956d47808a0650ef0.jpg5dfbc1eccaace8105a43213bb4e4c92b.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chainmail with leather shoulder pads, I am thinking of merging its distribution with the rest of the chainmail and leave this lorica squamata for the elite rank to offer more distinction.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will commit it together with chainmail variants derived from the Celtic files. :)

I've seen several illustrations on officers wearing them, I will wait for more feedback on this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Angen said:

Please be aware of that horizontal crest have been used by centurions, so common infantry should not use it

Wouldn't it be sufficient to reduce how often it's used, like 1/10 of the elite ranks only, could have such a helmet. Then it would look like there are only a handful of centurions for each army of spearmen, especially when they're of mixed ranks, which is usually the case. It would end up looking more realistic. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that it would be fair to point out that the armour that the Metatron is referring to is post-Marian reform.  The point being that soldiers at that time were provided with their own arms due to their being professionals.  Pre-Marian legionnaires would have supplied themselves with helmets and the like, meaning that it would be unlikely that there was one single kind of way to identify a centurion.  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to Polybius, the hastati, principes, and triarii were all similarily equipped, and wore three c. 0.5 m long, upright, dark feathers on their helmets:

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Plb.+6.23&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0233

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Plb.+6.23&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0234

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Helmets with transverse crest are normally known to be something related to the centurions during the late Roman Republic and most of the Roman Empire.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Europa Barbarorum II equipped some of their velites with padded armor, should we follow that approach and do the same for the elite rank velites?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, wackyserious said:

Europa Barbarorum II equipped some of their velites with padded armor, should we follow that approach and do the same for the elite rank velites?

Another source?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...