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Title: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Refleax on May 07, 2017, 07:01:27 pm
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Jelly on May 07, 2017, 07:10:20 pm
looks good, but surprised by your choice of the 93rd to represent the light infantry unit for britain
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Brock on May 07, 2017, 07:22:33 pm
looks good, but surprised by your choice of the 93rd to represent the light infantry unit for britain

Same feeling's here.
I hope thats just a start to more variation though.  :)
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Blaze on May 07, 2017, 07:34:59 pm
looks good, but surprised by your choice of the 93rd to represent the light infantry unit for britain

Same feeling's here.
I hope thats just a start to more variation though.  :)
Great job AGS team keep it up, Looking forward to see more Developer Blogs.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Norwegian on May 07, 2017, 08:06:49 pm
Honored to see the 93rd in there ;D
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Leaf on May 07, 2017, 08:13:12 pm
nice
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Napoleonic Wars on May 07, 2017, 08:13:47 pm
Fantastic job AGS, It's great to see a highland unit. ;D
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Mony-Clair on May 07, 2017, 08:17:50 pm


Only 1 light and line régiment per nation ? :s

Hey please, more than 2 light infantryc class ! And rifle not include !
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Refleax on May 07, 2017, 08:45:01 pm


Only 1 light and line régiment per nation ? :s

Hey please, more than 2 light infantryc class ! And rifle not include !

This is not all there is to the army military branch. We’ll be revealing yet another class in our next developer blog.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Toucan on May 07, 2017, 08:57:00 pm
Love the look of the highlanders. Looking good so far!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Marks on May 07, 2017, 10:36:40 pm
Welsh regiment is best
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Dukey on May 07, 2017, 10:38:58 pm
Indeed, the uniforms are looking fantastic!  :)
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Irahi on May 08, 2017, 12:04:09 am
nice
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Coldstreamer on May 08, 2017, 01:05:20 am
looking good!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Pierre on May 08, 2017, 05:15:50 am
Looks really nice, I'm loving the art style for the models, something really appealing about them!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Nurdbot on May 08, 2017, 11:33:44 am
Looks really nice, I'm loving the art style for the models, something really appealing about them!

They are vistually distinct and should be so as we'll be peering through thick smoke to see who's shooting at us!

Good job guys, eagerly look forward to learning more about the game in development with the next one.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Olafson on May 08, 2017, 01:41:00 pm
That is the whole point of it, yes. We tried to make the units as visually distinct from each other as possible. Sometimes that is a bit difficult, especially for the Uk a  lot of the units are dressed in red, but I think we managed to get some interesting units together that will be easy to distinguish even by new players.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: cihan on May 08, 2017, 09:20:04 pm
LOOKS AWESOME!
cant wait!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: cihan on May 08, 2017, 09:20:53 pm
ps will faces be customisable like in NW?
cheers!
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Truth on May 09, 2017, 07:48:38 am
Those models look bloody good can't wait to see more of those.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Bravo on May 09, 2017, 08:48:43 am
I don't know if its been brought up before but the hands look really big in relation to the heads. If its just me that's fine. I'm really looking forward to the game regardless.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Intel Guardian on May 09, 2017, 03:50:12 pm
I don't know if its been brought up before but the hands look really big in relation to the heads.

Trump is jealous.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Nurdbot on May 09, 2017, 03:51:56 pm
Yeah I am hoping they body models are just one size all placeholders as the heads and hands thing is a bit silly but I am sure that is on the big list of things they got to do. The uniforms and gear looks simply amazing though.

I am curious though how many flavours of infantry/light infantry we'll get?
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Redcoat22 on May 10, 2017, 08:58:34 pm
British "line" infantry don't have wings on the uniforms.  Grenadiers and Light troops do.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Olafson on May 10, 2017, 10:15:54 pm
For most regiments, that is true, but the 23rd Welsh actually had them for all the companies. :)
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Jelly on May 11, 2017, 02:06:19 pm
British "line" infantry don't have wings on the uniforms.  Grenadiers and Light troops do.
like olafson said, their designation as 'fusiliers' allowed their centre companies to keep the wings, same for the 7th
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Irahi on May 12, 2017, 05:14:30 pm
Those models look bloody good can't wait to see more of those.
Hope that system requirments won't be to high :P
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: iWeester62 on May 13, 2017, 04:03:42 pm
Nice ! :o
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: AgentMWolf on May 13, 2017, 10:08:36 pm
looking good  :)
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: usnavy30 on May 15, 2017, 10:34:32 pm
I would really like to know what was the reasoning behind the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders unit to feature a light infantry company. Not because I disagree with the choice of one unit of light infantry, but because I am quite intrigued by the choice and as to why. Or maybe it's just because for the sake of visual differences and I am slightly overthinking it. :P I've looked it up quickly and from the North American theatre of Napoleonic Warfare in 1812, at the Battle of New Orleans, the 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders), 1st battalion, were apparently documented to have a light infantry detachment. This is from Wikipedia for starting research, I would like to know if this can be confirmed.
Quote from: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/93rd_(Sutherland_Highlanders)_Regiment_of_Foot#Napoleonic_Wars
The British troops overran and captured the American position on the right bank of river while, on the left bank, a detachment of light infantry companies, including that of the 93rd Regiment of Foot, captured some American fortifications. However, the British assault on the right flank assault faltered and the men of the 93rd Regiment of Foot, still on the left bank, abandoned the American fortifications and crossed over to support the faltering right flank.

I would presume that is one example as to why the 93rd ought to have a light infantry company in a new game this time around. I'm only going by what I found and what I presume to be probably true, but not what is cited to be.

Again, I have no complaints with the development, design choice, any of that. I am simply curious what led AGS to make the 93rd a light infantry unit or company as content.

It is only a guess, but I presume the exact timeperiod the game takes place, down to the particular year(s) is somewhere between 1809-1812 or so.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Refleax on May 16, 2017, 01:39:28 am
Hey, Olafson's reply perfectly sums up our reason as to why we've chosen the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders for the light infantry class.

That is the whole point of it, yes. We tried to make the units as visually distinct from each other as possible. Sometimes that is a bit difficult, especially for the UK a lot of the units are dressed in red, but I think we managed to get some interesting units together that will be easy to distinguish even by new players.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Bluehawk on May 16, 2017, 02:41:34 am
Was it to avoid using the 95th and having to balance rifles with smoothbores? When I think of visually distinct light infantry, the greenjackets are the first that come to mind. Conversely, the Highland regiments are typically treated like heavy infantry, so it might confuse new players familiar with the time period but not the specific mechanics of Holdfast to see their light coys. playing the part of light infantry.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: iWeester62 on May 21, 2017, 02:25:42 pm
Hello, Do you expect to add the bags ? :(
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: McLovin on May 21, 2017, 03:59:10 pm
If youre going to have the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders as the light infantry, will there be no kilts?  :-[
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Youzi on June 13, 2017, 06:09:25 am
ncie ;D
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Lewisssssss on June 15, 2017, 02:47:14 pm
Their hands are freakishly large  :o
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Jägermeister on June 20, 2017, 11:24:08 am
There should be other unit kinds with unique things like;

UK:

Highlanders (More damage in melee)
Militas (Quick movement)
KGL (More HP)
Coldstream Guards (More speed in melee / better accuracy)

etc.

FR:

National Guards (same as Militas)
Swiss Regiment (same as highlanders)
Polish Foots (same as KGL)
Old Guards (same as coldstream)

etc.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Coldstreamer on June 22, 2017, 12:58:59 am
There should be other unit kinds with unique things like;

UK:

Highlanders (More damage in melee)
Militas (Quick movement)
KGL (More HP)
Coldstream Guards (More speed in melee / better accuracy)

etc.

FR:

National Guards (same as Militas)
Swiss Regiment (same as highlanders)
Polish Foots (same as KGL)
Old Guards (same as coldstream)

etc.

True true.. but not really
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Brock on June 22, 2017, 08:54:39 pm
There should be other unit kinds with unique things like;

UK:

Highlanders (More damage in melee)
Militas (Quick movement)
KGL (More HP)
Coldstream Guards (More speed in melee / better accuracy)

etc.

FR:

National Guards (same as Militas)
Swiss Regiment (same as highlanders)
Polish Foots (same as KGL)
Old Guards (same as coldstream)

etc.

I like this..
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Nurdbot on June 27, 2017, 10:08:06 pm
The Militia would have to be soldiers from Portugal now, not the UK.

I finished Rifles by Mark Urban the other night and it covers the 95th as well as the rest of the light division which included the 43rd and the 52nd. Since you already have two or the three there now ;)...
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Viper on July 25, 2017, 03:37:10 pm
There should be other unit kinds with unique things like;

UK:

Highlanders (More damage in melee)
Militas (Quick movement)
KGL (More HP)
Coldstream Guards (More speed in melee / better accuracy)

etc.

FR:

National Guards (same as Militas)
Swiss Regiment (same as highlanders)
Polish Foots (same as KGL)
Old Guards (same as coldstream)

etc.

I like this..
Decent
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Redcoat22 on August 31, 2017, 06:16:08 pm
For most regiments, that is true, but the 23rd Welsh actually had them for all the companies. :)

Damn good point, I didn't notice the regiment, just the "line infantry" part.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Brock on August 31, 2017, 11:48:06 pm
Was it to avoid using the 95th and having to balance rifles with smoothbores? When I think of visually distinct light infantry, the greenjackets are the first that come to mind. Conversely, the Highland regiments are typically treated like heavy infantry, so it might confuse new players familiar with the time period but not the specific mechanics of Holdfast to see their light coys. playing the part of light infantry.

Bluehawk, I really wish the game was built around your thinking.

My opinion, I find the whole unit distinction completely unnecessary, considering after 3 hours you could tell then apart anyway with regimental querks and things. No need for such huge uniform distinctions. Unrealistic and unnecessary.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Jackson on September 01, 2017, 01:34:04 am
How is it unrealistic?
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Brock on September 01, 2017, 01:38:29 am
How is it unrealistic?

What was in Bluehawks quote Jackson?

Good Lord. I have to deal with a question like that.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Jackson on September 01, 2017, 01:49:05 am
I guess I should have said that it's not at all unrealistic to have companies from different regiments fighting along side each other. Companies very frequently fought detached from their battalion. In fact, it was standard practice in some armies to pool all the various grenadier companies into a mass grenadier 'regiment'.
Title: Re: Developer Blog 8 - Line & Light Infantry. The rank and file
Post by: Bluehawk on September 01, 2017, 02:09:56 am
My only point was that it was counterintuitive to have light infantry be represented by units traditionally thought of as heavy. But Highland regiments did have light companies, so it's not "unrealistic".

My question about the 95th Rifles is obsolete now that future developer blogs have been published (and now that I've played the game for myself).