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Stand of the East Norfolk by koach2 Stand of the East Norfolk by koach2
-Revealing BG2 2.2 British Infantry skin

The stand of the 9th East Norfolk Regiment of Foot.

Took me a long while to make this one, mainly due to losing the ADVdupe files of all my BG2 poses, being forced to reposition every single ragdoll. This, however, brought a big world of opportunities, including making many variants of the same stance, to give it more variety and not using clones.

This regiment, the 9th Foot, was deployed in North America during the French and Indian war, later taking part in the Saratoga campaign. All of it's members in America were either killed, wounded or captured after Burgoyne's surrender. They remained as prisoners as part of the Convention Army ([link]) for 3 years.

I would really appreciate comments and feedback. :icontrrplz:
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Gh0stdance Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
This is sweet! The individual re-positioning of all of the soldiers was definitely worth the effort -- it made the regiment look ever more interesting. I like the background a lot as well -- the small cliff along with the trees and distant mountains give a great sense of scale to the soldiers.
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koach2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Thank ye, mate.

And the map's called LB_Meadows, made for the BattleGrounds 2 source mod.
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Woaddragon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
This look like it came from some game!
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koach2 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Indeed! These models and map belong to a Source mod, BattleGrounds 2. I am the Dev's texture artist, so I am the man behind the uniforms, muskets and flags in this picture.

I have no idea on who made the models, but as far as I know they were made over 8 years ago.
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ArmaJouken Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Touching up on that, again, photoshop (or other) is a guy's best friend. Just touching up things like shadows or lighting.
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ArmaJouken Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think the models have eye posing, and it definitely shows on the far left. Also, pay attention to your clipping. A few of the models have their feet through the ground.
Other than that though, I really, really like this piece. I fancy myself a bit of a history buff m'self, and the fact that you're mixing art with history is great. Oh, also, maybe try playing with some emitters next time.
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koach2 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Well, the problem here is that models themselves are horrible. They were made by the old BattleGrounds 1 developers back in 2004, when they ported BG to Source Engine. Since then the models never got a new rig, nor new bones, only small patches to update the uniforms a bit. alas, the models have horrible flexibility, causing the feet to clip through the floor, hands not being able to grip the weapons properly and faces to be fully static and impossible to edit ingame.

This picture did have emitters and smoke thrusters. However, they looked horrible, so I decided to leave the company in "Present" stance.

I also suck hard at editing. I just touch a bit the lighting overall and fixing some small errors, but never beyond that. It's not my thing... I just make textures xD
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ArmaJouken Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know how you feel. Sometimes it's a good-looking model but it absolutely sucks in posing. I usually just make a statue, give it a gun, slap a shell-eject and gunfire emitter on it, and adv. dupe. it. Then I just copy and paste it. If you raise the frequency on the shell-eject emitter, it looks really cool.
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koach2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Ye but I only pose with British Redcoats, who shot muzzle loader Brown Bess Muskets. Ergo no shell-eject.

Well, the Dev Team's modeller said he might make new models sometime this year. Hopefully sooner than later. I'll just continue making the uniforms :P
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ArmaJouken Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I realize that, I'm just saying if you ever wanted to do more modern stuff.
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