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UNIT PREVIEW III: ARTS!
« on: April 25, 2013, 01:51:16 PM »
UNIT PREVIEW III: ARTS!

The last big preview before we release... arts students!  :)

Arts Students
Arts undergraduates are a notorious group in the university, known for an eccentric dress sense and high levels of political activism. At the break out of conflict they have been pressed into service as a light infantry unit. However, they are very displeased with this, and express it with passive-aggressive placards whilst marching towards the enemy!



Historians
Having spent most of their time pre-war reading of ancient conflicts, they're in their element! Not wanting to sacrifice style for something as unimportant as practicality, they remain in their tweed jackets and corduroy trousers. Acquiring swords and shields these form a decent early heavy infantry unit.



Social Scientists
Encompassing a wide range of academic disciplines, these units mainly consist of students highly critical of how the world is run and how bad people are in general. In battle they form small blocks of infantry armed with spears and wearing skirts and roll-necked jumpers. Since they’re rather critical about organisations in general they tend to act better as defensive troops.



English Students
These students spent most of their time with their head buried in books, hunting for meaning in literature. Even with the outbreak of war they can’t tear themselves away from their books and insist on having one strapped to their belts. Known for an eclectic dress sense, they march into battle in woollen coats and pink scarves. In battle they act as a slinger unit, pelting their foes with rocks from a distance!



Classicists
Classicists used to spend their time reading about the ancient world. So, naturally they’ve modelled themselves after the most effective fighting force in the ancient world, the Roman legion. Fighting with a short sword and large shield at close range, it is in a group when they’re at their most effective. They also carry three pila which they can throw either before charging or before being charged to soften up resistance.



ASNACs
ASNACs study Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. They have also taken on the role of elite forces from their time period, berserk Norse axemen. Wielding two-handed axes they charge from the Sidgewick site, swigging mead, swinging axes and bellowing oaths to Odin, the Norse god of war!


Sociologists
Sociologists spent much of their pre-war time debating about how best to govern a group of people, so organised warfare comes naturally! In battle they are equipped with long pikes, capable of impaling an entire horse! They form together in close ranks to form a forest of sharp points to present to a charging foe, however, watch the flanks! It is very difficult to turn one of these units quickly and they are forced to use a short-sword as a last resort.



Theologians
Theologians are a strange bunch. Before conflict they chose to hit the books and study religions throughout geography and history. Yet now with the outbreak of war they’ve somehow acquired heavy armour - and, concious of the frequent exhortations of holy books not to shed blood, they've opted for heavy hammers as a tool of choice on the grounds that bludgeoning weapons can do the job AND keep to the rules. Rumours are abound of divine intervention of one form or another.



Anthropologists
Anthropologists study humans in many different respects. As a result they have discovered obscure tribes living in the Amazon rainforest with a very unique style of warfare. They close in and throw the heads of their enemies at their opposing ranks! This often induces fear and can cause their foes to rout at the next charge.


Philosophers
Philosophers spent much of their pre-war time contemplating the meaning of things, so it seems strange that they have taken to a world of conflict so well. Basing their tactics on the soldiers of ancient Greece, in honour of the great philosophers of that country, they have formed themselves into heavily armoured hoplite units. These are very strong if attacked from the front, but are vulnerable to attacks from the flanks and rear due to the unwieldy nature of their long pikes.



Medievalists
Medievalists have also taken on the elite fighting style of the age they study. Namely, plate armoured knights on horseback! Though these horsemen move slowly across the battlefield they can have an incredible impact when they smash into enemy lines!



Geographers
No-one knows what Geography is. From running surveys about beaches to annoyed holiday-makers or sitting in a dark room colouring in a map, all these things are geography. Known for coming up with poor excuses to visit exotic places, they’ve managed to acquire camels, who they now ride into battle. However, deciding crayons are rather ineffective weapons, they have learnt mounted archery on a ‘field trip’ to Mongolia. These are useful units as they can ride out and pelt an opposing force, before retreating to the cover of friendly melee forces. Even if their enemies try to return fire, they can form a cantabrian circle where they ride in a circle to throw off the aim of their enemies. However, camels are slower than horses, leaving them vulnerable if they stray too far from allied forces.



Land Economists
Land Economists have decided to put their expertise to good use to form a scout cavalry unit. They are armed with javelins which they can throw from a distance along with shields and knives in case of melee combat. In order to maximise their speed they do not wear armour, instead wearing long coats and scarves to combat the breeze from moving at such high speed!

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Re: UNIT PREVIEW III: ARTS!
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 02:04:54 PM »
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Re: UNIT PREVIEW III: ARTS!
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 04:32:37 PM »
Oh yes! Though am I just misremembering the length of the hoplites spears? They seem shorter than they should be, are they the greek armoured hoplites from vanilla rome?

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Re: UNIT PREVIEW III: ARTS!
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 04:38:32 PM »
Yes, I think those are the original spears though. The formation or animation might be a bit different.

They and the SocScis have short pikes, the sociologists have the long pikes.
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