The new model is great, and obviously closer to the historical appearance, but I loved the AoE2 Cataphract and I know for a fact that it was one of the most loved units in the game, just for its appearance.
Nah, the new cataphract is more accurate and should be left as it is.
Now the old magyar huszár deserves to return, as the new skin in DE is wrong. There is not a single historical evidence in the world to justify giving then wings. They took an existent skin, destroyed it, and removed all of it’s cultural heritage, in exchange for nothing.
I agree catas are accurate but I rather think byzantine should have their own architecture set like indians because current one doesnt suit them at all(they had very distinct architecture definitly better than middle eastern but monastery is catholic church and buldings represent italian renaissance architecture).
Part of the Independent Architecture mod, i guess?
Anyway, 3% historical accuracy is better than none at all. My biggest issue with then was exactly what you mentioned, their places of worship.
Funny that modders doing it for free achieve a better accuracy rate than the professional designers.
The new cata is ugly, that is true. They should have kept the old one. It looks like the new one is wearing a dress and would trample itself the moment it starts running, the old plate skirt was much hotter. It’s not historically accurate now either cause the front of it’s…dress is closed and not open, which is exactly why it looks like it’s going to be digging the mud with it’s nose in no time.
Edit: the old Huszar on the other hand was ugly as ■■■■, now it is pretty.