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Tomalakis' Uniform Tuning (Vanilla Skins Fixes)
« on: March 20, 2021, 02:39:50 pm »
I made some tweaks for a few units in the game...

First of all big NOTICE! if you decide to install these skins - you need Bluehawk's Russian Revision Mod. Not just because it is a great reskin and I consider my mod as continuation of it (in regards of fixing vanilla skins), but mainly because I didn't backup my vanilla files before I overwrite them with it so I can't guarantee compatibility without it.
https://www.fsegames.eu/forum/index.php?topic=39945

1.) Rheinbund Mounted Jaegers
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I was never fan of this unit simply because I felt its look dont meet the quality standards of the rest of the game (sorry to anyone who made them). Which is a shame because it is a cool unit, moreover the only mounted jaegers/chasseurs-a-cheval in the game! (my all time favorite napoleonic troop)

So I made some general revamp. First of all, you can choose whether you prefer pre-1810 fancy uniform or post 1810 spanish campaign uniform, the most distinguishable change is either helmets or bearskins (colbacks). I also redone most of their textures and they also received new leatherwork. Horses received new saddles (based on french ones).

Credits: Officer's red baggy pants were modified from the L'Aigle mod.

Here are screenshots:
pre-1810 uniforms with helmets:
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post 1810 uniforms with bearskins
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2.) Austrian Feldjaegers
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Another thing that always bothered me was shade of the Austrian Jaeger's uniform. It is too dark. Jaegers wore typically "hechtgrau" (pike gray) which was way lighter and had blueish tint.

So I changed color of their uniforms, which is now brighter. I also added 3 oak leaves onto their cockades and hornist received "swallow nests" on his shoulders.

There is however one ISSUE:Some other units are using austrian jager pants. Prussian Jaegers for example, but that I was able to fix (switched those to Prussian infantry pants). But those of Bavarian Jaegers and Russian Pioneer can not be changed, and as a result now have much lighter pants.

screenshots of rifleman and hornist:
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3.) Rheinbund Cavalry Guard
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I've also updated a bit Saxon Garde du Corps. I dislike the original shade of their uniforms, although it isn't quite clear from reference images what exact shade they actually wore, but I decided for a bit more saturated one. I also made their uniform less rugged.

I also made a new saddle for the officer. The thing is that cavalry officers during napoleonics usually had fancier saddles than the troopers, but in the game they all have the same.
I will probably make more officer saddles for other units in the future, however the game files allows it only for some.

Also one ISSUE: the trumpeter share the same saddle model with the officer, although he should have rather troopers saddle. There's no fix for that afaik.

screenshot and reference image:
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Changelog:
version1.1:
- all rheinbund jaegers accessories were transfered into one material (rhine_saddle)
- rheinbund jaegers leatherwork was completelly reworked
version1.2:
- duke's monogram was replaced with heraldic lion on the rheinbund jaegers helmet front plate
- plumes switched from left side to the right on the rheinbund jaegers helmets
version1.3:
- rheinbund jaegers officer lacing updated
- rheinbund jaeger nco rank updated, received seniority wedge
- rheinbund jaeger trumpeter livery updated
version1.4:
- rheinbund jaeger uniform with bearskins was added as option
version1.4b:
- rheinbund jaeger officer's bearskin bag changed color from red to green
- rheinbund jaeger officer's (bearskin version) boots changed to vanilla hussar boots
- rheinbund jaegers bearskin color changed from brown to black
version1.5:
- rheinbund jaeger officer's saddle received pistol holsters with duke's monogram (both bearskin and helmet version)
version1.6
- added rheinbund cavalry guard fix

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DONWLOAD LINKS:

helmet version:
https://ulozto.net/file/mwP7jtuFuQQO/tomalakisuniformstuningv1-6-helmets-rar

bearskin version:
https://ulozto.net/file/R1rTxeFxTHPj/tomalakisuniformstuningv1-6-bearskins-rar

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TIP: For easy on/off switching of mods I recommend using JSGME Generic Mod Enabler.

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Let me know if there are any issues...

Enjoy!
« Last Edit: April 10, 2021, 10:17:04 pm by tomalakis »

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Re: Jaeger Tuning (Vanilla Skins Fixes)
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2021, 03:27:12 pm »
lookin' good