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GenieLord
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posted June 28, 2008 06:31 PM
Edited by GenieLord at 18:32, 28 Jun 2008.

Wow, thank you! You've done here an excellent work.

The Heroes 3 artworks look great, even the Forge. However like Alc, I wouldn't want to see it in the game.
It's really disappointing to see some Heroes 4 creatures from close and to see how ugly they look, when I thought they were pretty. The Angel, Thunderbird, Sea Monster, Centaur... And the Sprite's wing graphic is so pathetic, even I could make a better one! Lol.

Ceph, I know I'm not supposed to have special requests, but it would be great to see some H2 things next, or the H3 Tower.

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posted June 28, 2008 06:36 PM

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Ceph, I know I'm not supposed to have special requests, but it would be great to see some H2 things next, or the H3 Tower.


I know what you mean!  I'd love to see some artwork like that, but it seems the artists never released anything, at least not that I can locate.

I do remember a few pieces of concept art for the Tower, though, and I'll post them up momentarily.

Leprechaun avatar pwns.

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posted June 28, 2008 06:37 PM

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It's really disappointing to see some Heroes 4 creatures from close and to see how ugly they look, when I thought they were pretty
And everyone blames Nival for having "ugly" models... *sigh*
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posted June 28, 2008 06:40 PM

Nival's design is actually good, too bad they went for a cartoonish style

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posted June 28, 2008 07:01 PM

Yeah there's nothing much wrong with Nival's art.  I dislike their Dark Elves though, stole them from Warhammer when we had fine, original ones in Might and Magic VIII for use.  The ones we have now aren't even Dark-looking

Btw Heroes IV creature art was only awful due to the rushed work and the fact that nobody needed to see them up close in-game.  I have no idea who leaked out these screenshots but they probably weren't feeling too wise

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That's all I could find.  Only the first one actually made it into the game - it was used for the capital of Bracada, Celeste, in Might and Magic VII.

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posted June 28, 2008 07:05 PM

They look brilliant.
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posted June 28, 2008 07:24 PM

First one's good, the other three ... meh, too cartoonish. The second one actually looks like something that could have been taken from Heroes 1. lol
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posted June 28, 2008 07:32 PM

Ought to point out that these were hand-drawn concepts, not in-game screenshots with 3D modelled buildings

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posted June 28, 2008 09:15 PM
Edited by Vlaad at 21:21, 28 Jun 2008.

Not bad for a noob. Most of the H3 and H4 concept art is available online, so here are just the rare ones:


Zan Jerusalem attacks!

Dungeon

Necropolis

H3 spell

H3 Behemoth concept art

H3 Gorgon concept art

the same thing in-game

NWC art for H5

NWC H5 Phoenix

NWC H5 Necropolis

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posted June 28, 2008 09:29 PM

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Not bad for a noob.


...thanks!

Cartographer's Tower really is great.

Do you still have the image of Razor Claw in a car?  That site went down a while back.

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posted June 28, 2008 09:36 PM

The old gorgons looked a bit...different. As for the behemoth I'm glad they changed it I remember the nwc H5 art and did not really like it.
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posted June 28, 2008 10:03 PM
Edited by Vlaad at 22:06, 28 Jun 2008.

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Do you still have the image of Razor Claw in a car?  That site went down a while back.
I think it's just fan art, but anyway:



There is more old stuff like that:





Also there's more Forge art:





(even more here)

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posted June 28, 2008 10:08 PM

Awesome, you are my god.

Might and Magic pictures coming soon.
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posted June 28, 2008 10:38 PM

Hmmm...


I vote for a QP here !
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posted June 29, 2008 11:43 AM

Is it alright if I am drawn to the beta looks of Dungeon and Necropolice town setup?

Dugeon maze just looks great where it is and so with the trog building

The necropolice just look EVIL!
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posted June 29, 2008 12:04 PM

Dungeon looks colourful and almost cute Necro wasn't bad but I prefer the final version.
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posted June 29, 2008 10:35 PM

Okay, now to finish up - Might and Magic artwork.

Goblins


These fine fellows are all over Enroth and Antagarich in MM6 and MM7.  Oddly, they are pretty different-looking compared with the short Goblins of Heroes III - they were probably based on the guys from Heroes II.

Innkeeper


Some nameless innkeeper from Might and Magic VI.

King Argus


King Argus from "Quest for the Dragonbone Staff".

Knight


An Enrothian Knight from MM6.  Not much to add here

Legends of Might and Magic marketing screenshot


A fine piece of artwork from Legends of Might and Magic.  Despite its nice story blurbs and excellent opening cutscene, the game was - to put it mildly - an epic fail, mainly due to lack of staff and a mid-development turnaround.

Might and Magic VII marketing screenshot


A marketing screenie for MM7.  Depicted are the player characters, the Lords of Harmondale (a really small kingdom due east of Erathia).

Prince Nicolai Ironfist of Enroth


Nicolai who appears in Might and Magic VII.  He is the son of Roland and Catherine, mentioned in the Restoration of Erathia opening cutscene and during Armageddon's Blade.  He's a major character in MM6 (as is Archibald, from Heroes II), and also appears in MM9.  Nicolai from Heroes V is named after him.

Oliver


Some aging hermit who appears at the start of "Quest for the Dragonbone Staff".

Sheltem


Heroes of Might and Magic players, raise your hand if you recognise him!  No-one?  BLASPHEMY!!!  Sheltem is the main antagonist of Might and Magic I through V, and among the most badass villains in existence.  He sent countless worlds into the sun and enslaved the people of at least five, finally meeting his match at the end of Might and Magic V.  Some years later we had Heroes I, which led up to the reasons how most of you eventually got here.

Wilbur Humphrey


Wilbur acts as the Regent of Enroth during Roland and Catherine's absence in Might and Magic VI.  He essentially rules the kingdom, since Nicolai's far too young.  He's also the author of a letter which serves as the preface in the Heroes III manual.

Wood Elf


An AvLee Wood Elf from Might and Magic VII.



Well that's about it from me since there's no more really rare artwork to be posted (that I know of), thank you for dropping by and reading all of my ramblings.
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posted June 29, 2008 10:45 PM

Wilbur Humphrey, I remember that guy from the H3 letter. I was wondering why they put him there without even having a mention ingame. Btw what role does Nicolai have?
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posted June 29, 2008 10:50 PM

Towards the end of the game you are charged with releasing Archibald from the "stoning" () he received at the end of Heroes II.  Nicolai possesses an artifact named the Third Eye which you convince him into using to release Archibald.  After Archibald hands you the scroll you need to destroy the Kreegan Hive, he disappears (though returns in Might and Magic VII)

In a strange sidequest Nicolai also sneaks out of the palace and briefly joins your party, but disappears.  It turns out he ran away to the Enrothian circus... you have to catch said circus to bring him back in order to prevent Humphrey and the other nobles in Ironfist from entering a panic

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posted June 29, 2008 11:01 PM

Sounds like an irresponsible guy.
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