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Postby Kalah » Sep 11 2014, 21:58

He has many names, none so far to the fans' liking ... What do <i>you</i> think these units should be called?

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Postby mr.hackcrag » Sep 11 2014, 23:00

Call him by the looks:

Faux-hawk
Fat Dwarf
Shoulder Tumor
Crotch Shield

Any of these would be acceptable to me.

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Postby parcaleste » Sep 12 2014, 4:44

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Postby Avonu » Sep 12 2014, 7:09

Fabulous Mohawk-boy ;)
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Postby Mirez » Sep 12 2014, 8:16

Judging from the paddle he's carrying they should call him oarsman.
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Postby JSE » Sep 12 2014, 10:23

The guy definitely looks more like a Blood Bowl player than an actual soldier or combatant. The art style is bizarrely over-the-top as usual: a sword that no one could effectively use in fighting, shoulder pads far too bulky to be helpful, and of course a gazillion of twirls and embellishments wherever there is room.

I'm far less concerned about the name, however. "Swordbearer" is not a good name but certainly by no means as outrageous as the art. If they want to change it, have they considered "Crusader" or "Swordmaster" as options?

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Postby Wizard of Soz » Sep 12 2014, 12:31

Steve! He is definetly a Steve.

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Postby Kalah » Sep 12 2014, 16:59

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Postby Kalah » Sep 13 2014, 9:24

The sword, btw, might look too big and unwieldy, but there were some knights in mediaeval Europe who used swords that were really long and heavy. They were not swung around but instead used as a sort of lance. It's all to do with fighting styles; you make the weapon you need, not the one that looks good.
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Postby Mirez » Sep 13 2014, 11:30

I'm pretty sure he's going to swing it around like a lightsaber.
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Postby JSE » Sep 13 2014, 13:15

Long swords like claymores were used in the late middle-ages and early modern period, however, they had far thinner blades and never weighed more than 3.5 kg. By the looks of it, this "steel club" could easily weigh 10 kg or more -- making it much too heavy to actually fight with it.

This is a common problem in a lot of modern (post-2000) fantasy art of course (just check out the WoW weapons) -- but it's never a sign of good style or taste. I'm not saying that everything has to be historically correct. It would just be refreshing to once again have weapons, armor, and architecture that looked somewhat reasonable.

And yes, the NWC art was usually more realistic in this regard.

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Postby Yurian Stonebow » Sep 13 2014, 17:14

"He has many names, none so far to the fans' liking ... What do you think these units should be called?"


Chip and Dale. That's Chip on the left hand side, obviously.
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Postby cjlee » Sep 14 2014, 1:45

what to call these guys?

Vladimir i Dimitri Slavkovsky, since Ubisoft loves generic Slavic names. Oh, and so happens the two most important people in Russia have these names too. Can't go wrong!

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Postby hellegennes » Sep 15 2014, 15:39

A lot of these "Slavic" names are actually slavicized Greek names. Dimitri for example is Greek Dimitrios. Irina, Kirill, Anastasya are all Greek names, too.

As for why they were being used, I think it has something to do both with the fact that Nival (which is based in Moscow) created a lot of the backstory and that Eastern Europe is home to perhaps the great majority of the Heroes fans.

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Postby Panda Tar » Sep 15 2014, 16:12

Isn't that the swordbearer upgrade? Claymorebearer or so... oh, dear, I hate this unit so much. :(
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