New Unit Suggestion: Yan Lifida

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New Unit Suggestion: Yan Lifida

Post by Video » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:06 am

Pictured here are Yan Lifida (Horse Riders) from Nigeria's Durbar Horse Festival, where men from Northern Nigeria (mainly Hausa ethnic group) don the traditional arms and armor of the Yan Lifida Cavalry of the Sokoto Caliphate. Similar Cavalry units have been utilized by other West African kingdoms for centuries, and I thought that it would make a cool addition to the Age of Strategy game.
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Re: New Unit Suggestion: Yan Lifida

Post by Video » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:15 am

Based on these calvary units, I drew the sprite pictured below. (One properly sized one and another big one for reference.)

I have no idea what the stats would be, but based on what I have read, it seems that Yan Lifida were used in cavalry charges against West African Archers. So I was thinking that Yan Lifida would be a calvary unit with high pierce armor, but still with differing stats to the Shield Knight, like having 5 speed instead of 4.

Heres a potential idea:

Yan Lifida
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Cost: 4
Built in: Stable
Hp: 28
Armor: 1/5
Power: 9
Actions: 1
Speed: 5
Spell resistance: 0%

or maybe

Yan Lifida
_________
Cost: 5
Built in: Stable
Hp: 34
Armor: 2/5
Power: 10
Actions: 1
Speed: 5
Spell resistance: 0%



My first time posting so please let me know what you all think. :D :D :D


Here is the sprite:
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Re: New Unit Suggestion: Yan Lifida

Post by godOfKings » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:36 am

nice images, and u r pretty talented :) welcome to the AOS forums :)

stats for 4 turn cost looks great too, for image, the man's lower body can b shorter and the horse's cloth can b raised up so its two legs are more visible than just a hoof
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Re: New Unit Suggestion: Yan Lifida

Post by Video » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:25 pm

Thank you for the advice, here is a new sprite with the implemented changes:
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Re: New Unit Suggestion: Yan Lifida

Post by Gral.Sturnn » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:57 am

Looks good enough for me Congrats!
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Re: New Unit Suggestion: Yan Lifida

Post by Video » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:18 am

Thank you!

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