Thanks for the expert interest
Any New 2d Sprites must be made in 4bit 16 Colours and Indexed within GIMP ->Image->Mode->Indexed -> 16 colours to be ready to import/export with our Dark Omen Sprite Mod tool.
They have on average 120 separate animation frames, so 15 poses viewed from all 8 angles at a 45 degree angle. These can be hand drawn like the originals or even made by rotating 3d Character Models that can be screen shotted in each pose and angle and then made smaller into a sprite. Or they can simply made by repainting originals and using them as a good foundation to start with.
However, we already have some talented Fans who have made a great start Expanding Dark Omen by adding new units and races like Dark Elves,Brettonnia,Chaos,Chaos Dwarves,Dwarves,Kislev,Ogre Kingdoms,Orcs,Vampire Counts,Wood Elves. Since the original Game contains limited amounts of Empire Humans, Dwarves, Elves, Orcs and Goblins and Undead.So if you have a favourite Race or Character please let us know to add it to the list, to avoid duplications. There are High Elves, Skaven and Lizardmen to do as well as expanding the army Lists of each race.
I also have the complete collection of 1st(1983) -5th(2000) Edition Warhammer Table Top Rule Books,with loads of inspiring artwork and Character Pictures/Descriptions and with our Troop stats editor we can recreate them, since Dark Omen is the only true 4th Edition Warhammer Fantasy Table Top Multiplayer Game ever! There is of course Shadow of the Horned Rat 1995 pc/psx prequel to Dark Omen, that is also excellent reference material.
Warhammer Rule Books
As for 3d scenary models each Race have their own particular style of Fortress/Castle, along with Watch Towers and Buidlings. There are also Trees and more natural objects required to create separate landscapes, so we can compile a list of required models to share around. Again there are lots of inspiring resources available, including the Rule books and other stuff.
So in reality I can initially afford £150 minimum a month, that could go towards a couple of large Textured Castles or several smaller/simpler 3d Models like Watch Towers, trees etc…and also any new 2d Sprite Sheets. There is alot to get through so I would ideally keep this as regular,small time,Humble project. I’m blown away by the proffessional talent out there so want to ensure you all know what u getting into.
Nearly all the mod tools have been created so its time to put them to full effect! So new Races Troops and their Portraits, Sprites, Banners, voices and Stats, fighting on new Maps(Flat until possible hight maps can be created, last mod to be made) and new scenary, buildings, trees etc… A dream come true!
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