Seriously though, that sounds really interesting. Tell us more.
Have you seen Captain Nemo's Blitz/Battle of Britain scenario?
Royal Navy, more soon
in next post ^^
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More Royal Navy and German "Kriegsmarine" Units
Last edited by barthi; January 31, 2010 at 16:00.
Very nice units Barthi!
I had made some mods that sending...
If I understood Fairline well the English aircraft carrier of the second World War would be well...
Does anyone know how and where to find the Panzer General 2 unit graphics that I know once existed on the web? I only have the ones that come with John Petroski's "Anstieg" scenario.
Also, does anybody know of a good way to extract graphics from the game itself (Panzer General 2 that is), to make them into Civ 2 units?
Good user name. I love that album
You can search through the scenario database at CivFanatics (the old database!) for other scenarios that use those graphics.
You could try asking Fairline as I know he knows how to add his Civ2 style units into Peoples General, so I guess he would know how to access the original units. I know the units for Talonsoft's Western Front were in bitmaps in a folder on my C Drive, but I think you need a program to view and alter the ones for Panzer General.
You could run a game of Panzer General, take screenshots (using the Prt Scr/Sys Rq) button, then paste the screenshot into paint and then cut and paste the bits you want. I expect this is what they did originally.
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These are the German units. Tomorrow I'll post a unit description to go along.
I do wonder...
Have any of you ever seen these babies? Genuine 7 TP Polish Light Tanks, some of the best tanks Poland had in 1939. There are two different main variants. The single turret 37mm gun light tank (which was the rarer of the two) and the twin turret mg light tank. Wouldn't they be interesting?
The 7TP was a development by the PZI design bureau of the Vickers-Armstrong Mark 'E' 6ton Light Tank which the Poles had purchased between 38 and 50 of (both twin and single turret) during the thirties. The 7TP weighed 9ton and was a considerable step forward in design over the Vickers version. It had a licence-built Saurer 6-cylinder diesel engine which developed 110hp, so making the 7TP the first diesel-powered tank to reach production status. Its armour was also 4mm thicker than the 6ton armour. There was also a later 7TP Improved version.
The Poles were also working on a light tank called the 10 TP which had Christie type suspension, but it was not put into production before the invasion.
A 7TP would be nice for a Civ2 unit graphic, but would it ever be put to use? Hopefully so
Hey everybody; long-time lurker here. I thought I'd contribute some stuff.
Here's a set of WW2 era Byzantine troops that I put together from existing units (I've tried to credit the original artists whenever possible). They might be useful for some kind of alternate history scenario wherein the Byzantine Empire has survived into the XX Century (however that might be -- maybe Manzikert and Myriokephalon never happened )
Anyhow, here they are. Thanks to to Fairline, Typhoon and anybody else I've missed for the original graphics.
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And here is a useable bitmap of the above set:
Nice collection. They look a bit like Swiss troops of the era, though I think the Swiss wore grey. That's a hell of an alternative history idea.I guess the Byzantines soldiered on for a thousand years after the fall of the west, so another five-hundred isn't such a huge leap of the imagination
I've always found the hypothetical survival of the Byzantine Empire an interesting topic. In Medieval II; Total War, I take the greatest delight in both preserving and expanding their realm. A Civ II Scenario with a middle-eastern Byzantine realm, either just in modern day Turkey, or as far down as Sinai.. ^^ That would be epic. Could the Byzantines survive WW2?
Perhaps I can manage to slap some tank together for them.. Or give them some Artillery..
I did slap together an Airplane I thought they might be using.. The US CW-21 Demon, a Curtis Wright airplane not used by the US army. I've also included an image of them in Dutch service, where they fought with the colonial Dutch forces. During that conflict they gained 4 kills, though most were lost on the ground.
They had similar performance to the Japanese Oscar. And a similar two gun armament.
Oh, and I didn't remove Fairlines signature.. well, both the wings and airplane body is by him. I just glued them together.
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And some tanks..
An armored tractor/personel carrier, in an enclosed design. As such, just a tad ahead of its own time. And the same chassis, armored top, added 37mm and 75mm turrets.
Not entirely sure these would pass as Byzantine though..
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Now that you mention it, those do rather look like Swiss helmets. I originally envisioned them as being somewhat similar to the Soviet helmets, but hey!
Fantastic units, sir! Thanks very much. I've been wondering just what kind of tanks the Byzantines might use. I thought they might buy some surplus T-34/76s or BTs from the Soviets, but it's much preferable to have your own, home-grown armor.
Also, I added a few troops around the APC, giving it the look of a mechanized division:
Very nice! Your units were so good, I didn't realize they were Civ2s MGE and not Civ2 ToT...
Thank you for using the design ;
As promised, a Byzantine Artillery unit, here already in Civ2 MGE format. I hope you like it and feel free to modify it further ^^ Especially the crew if you want to.
Wow somehow I thought the planes I made years back looked better than that. I needed to put some more time into those! LOL