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Potrait of another hero, Sundiata Keita. It's basically a screenshot of Ashoka in the Actor Viewer and then some editing with Gimp.

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1 hour ago, m7600 said:

Potrait of another hero, Sundiata Keita. It's basically a screenshot of Ashoka in the Actor Viewer and then some editing with Gimp.

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The Lion of Mali! Great work! :D

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24 minutes ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

There will be a fourth, secret hero, Mansa Wowfus Getoffus Yourcellphonus the IV.

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On 6/15/2020 at 5:26 PM, m7600 said:

 


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These guys are Mossi, from Burkina Faso. That's King Wobgho, previously known as Boukary Koutou, and his men:

Found the original source recently, sorry for repost:

Boukary Mossi King Heavy Cavalry Burkina Faso Africa history.jpg

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Not necessarily a bad reference though... They're actually ok. Actually you could just call them Mossi Mercenaries... 

 

Here are some more 19th century references for the Mali region. Just imagine them without guns ;) 

Bambara and Toucouleurs duking it out:

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Mandinka warriors:

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Mandinka types in Kong (Ivory Coast), emigrants from the Mali Empire (excellent reference, can be used as is):

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Random warrior types (archers I think) from the Mali region:

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Toucouleurs (a lot of Mandinka influence here):

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Guerrier toucouleur.jpg

 

A local ruler:

Le Serky N'Guiouaé revenant de la prise de Gandi.jpg

Some more cavalry types from the greater Mali region (not exactly sure from where :P  )

This one is perfect for some heavier cav:

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These look like Fulani types:

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Basic troops can be really basic... Toucouleurs fighting the French:

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@Sundiata Thanks! Great references, as usual. I think I will be able to finish this mod in about two weeks, at most. Maybe even one. I have to make sure that everything is working correctly before publishing it. All the art will be licensed as public domain, CC0, so that other creators have full liberty to use the art however they want.

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The Bozo people live mostly along the Niger River in Mali as well as the seasonal Lake Débo. They are the fishermen of Mali.

They use a canoe (or pirogue) for fishing and transporting goods.

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source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pirogue_010.jpg

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source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pêcheur_Bozo.JPG

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source: http://www.galenfrysinger.com/niger_river.htm

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source: https://www.onhiatus.com/journal/journal.cgi/19981108.html

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source: http://www.ibike.org/bikeafrica/mali/essay/02-koulikoro.htm

fishing-boat-big.jpg

source: https://www.danheller.com/images/Africa/Mali/River/Slideshow/img5.html

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source: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/mali

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source: http://gei.aerobaticsweb.org/mali_niger.html

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source: https://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/1354008/the-royal-niger-companys-expedition-everyday-scenes-on-the-river-niger-1897-a-market-canoe-arriv/

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source: mali_niger_river_pinasse_sail02_smug.jpg

Gahna has similar boats:

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source: https://www.dreamstime.com/editorial-photo-local-residents-near-fishing-boat-ghana-cape-coast-west-africa-july-parked-boats-main-occupation-locals-part-image49616776

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source: https://2012books.lardbucket.org/books/regional-geography-of-the-world-globalization-people-and-places/s10-03-west-africa.html

Senegal as well:

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source: https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-africa-senegal-atlantic-coast-fishermen-boats-image12703882

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source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Admiral_François-Edmond_Pâris_-_1845_-_Senegal_Boat.png

I think, that the design did not change much from over the last couple of centuries. It would be nice to include this boat type both as trading ship and fishing boat.

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@balduin Thanks! I have definitely been neglecting the water units for all of the civs. But I think I can fix that in the following days. Right now my focus is on playtesting everything, so I don't have much more to show. Here's some .pngs I did for fun, I suppose that something like this (with some corrections) could work for the concept art (although concept art is usually done before 3d modeling). I should probably remove the brick floors, since these would not be seen during the game, except if the building is on uneven terrain.

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The buildings look great. The unnecessary brick floors can be substituted with deeper walls and more steps for the stairs. Your sentry tower is a good example. For some, the stairs can continue left, right, or forked in both directions as long as the boundary is not compromised. Keep in mind that the first/ground floor height should be more than close to the human actor’s, and floors higher up than that can be bit smaller. 

As 0 A.D. transitions to Alpha 24, you might want to add these structures to your African Kingdoms modification:

  • Stable
  • Siege Workshop

For possible scenarios, here are some other optional ones that you can model if you have some time:

  • Archery Range (refer to Borg’s Mod and Delenda Est modifications for inspiration)
  • Large House/Apartment Complex
  • Naval Shipyard (if any one of them has a powerful navy)
  • Outpost (the simple wooden watchtower at Village Phase, can be unique model for each faction)
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