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Weapon Design in TROY - Interview

CA_SimoneCA_Simone Registered Users, Moderators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff, Community Team Posts: 51
Interested in weapon design? 🗡🛡




We’ve had a chat with Nikolay Toshev, principal artist on TROY, about the art of creating historical weapons in the Trojan war. Read the interview: https://www.totalwar.com/blog/weapon-design-in-a-total-war-saga-troy/

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  • BlaeysBlaeys Junior Member Registered Users Posts: 1,090
    I know it is impossible to be 100 percent historically accurate in a modern video game. With that in mind, I really appreciate the attention to detail CA puts into every game they develop.

    From the blog post -

    “Go smaller than expected if you’re doing a historical game. Real axes and war hammers and stuff are surprisingly small – after all, a tiny hole in the skull is about as deadly as a big one, so with historical weapons less is more. Go bigger than what seems reasonable in a fantasy game. In fantasy, weapons are an extension of the character – the more powerful a character is, the crazier the weapon.”

    Might be one of the coolest things Ive ever read in a CA blog.
  • RafSwi7RafSwi7 Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 1,894
    Sniff, sniff... two blog updated about Troy? I sense some upcoming Troy news soon...

    Btw

    Nice blog update. I must say that I have not noticed that Sarpedon's axe is leopard shaped. Cool detail.

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    ROMEII
    GC: Ardiaei, Arevaci, Athens, Baktria, Carthage, Cimmeria, Egypt, Epirus, Iceni, Kush, Lusitani, Macedon, Masaesyli, Massagetae, Massalia, Nabatea, Nervii, Odrysian Kingdom, Parthia, Pergamon, Rome, Royal Scythia, Saba, Seleucid, Sparta, Suebi, Syracuse.
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    HatG: Arevaci, Carthage, Rome, Syracuse.
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    WoS: Athenai, Boiotian League, Korinthos, Sparta.
    ED: Armenia, Caledonii, Gallic Rome, Marcomanni, Palmyra, Rome, Saxoni, The Sassanids.
    RotR: Rome, Samnites, Senones, Syracuse, Taras, Tarchuna.
    ATTILA
    GC: Alans, Anteans, Eastern Roman Empire, Franks, Geats, Himyar, Jutes, Ostrogoths, Saxons, Venedians.
    TLR: Roman Expedition, Visigothic Kingdom.
    AoC: Kingdom of Asturias, Kingdom of Charlemagne, Kingdom of the Danes, Kingdom of Mercia.
    THRONES OF BRITANNIA
    Dublin, Gwined, Northumbria, Mercia, Sudreyar, West Seaxe.
    WARHAMMER 1 & 2
    W1: Belegar Ironhammer, Durthu, Karl Franz, Louen Leoncoeur, The Fay Enchantress.
    W2 - ME: Alith Anar, Count Noctilus, Ikit Claw, Imrik, Kroq-Gar, Louen Leoncoeur, The Fay Enchantress, Vlad von Carstein, Wulfrik the Wanderer, Wurrzag da Great Green Prophet.
    W2 - V: Eltharion, Lokhir Fellheart, Markus Wulfhart, Repanse de Lyonesse, Settra the Imperishable.
    THREE KINGDOMS
    MOH: Liu Chong, Liu Hong, Lu Zhi, Zhang Bao.
    ROTW: Dong Zhuo, Gongsun Zan, He Yi, Liu Bei, Ma Teng, Sun Jian, Yuan Shao.
    AWB: Cao Cao, King Mulu, Liu Biao, Lü Bu, Meng Huo, Sun Ce, Yan Baihu.
    EP: Sima Ai, Sima Yong, Sima Yue.
    TROY
    Achilles, Aeneas, Agamemnon, Ajax, Diomedes, Hector, Hippolyta, Menelaus, Odysseus, Paris, Penthesilea, Sarpedon.
  • ChicoperarioChicoperario Registered Users Posts: 77
    Really cool article. They comissioned bronze weapons to record their sound, I wonder who got to keep them afterwards. Maybe they could distribute those props to fans of this game, through a screenshot contest maybe? ;) Just an idea
  • MetalpixelMetalpixel Registered Users Posts: 20

    Really cool article. They comissioned bronze weapons to record their sound, I wonder who got to keep them afterwards. Maybe they could distribute those props to fans of this game, through a screenshot contest maybe? ;) Just an idea

    What a great idea !

    Or even maybe an object for people who own every single total war game ?
    Bronze items are just magnificient when they aren't corroded.
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