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Old 07-08-2010, 12:39 PM
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So I've noticed this in other games as well, but after watching the 2010 Gameplay Video, I just have to satisfy my own curiosity.

Why all the left-handed models, i.e. shield in the right hand? Shield in the left, weapon in the right is the way melee armies traditionally fought since antiquity, regardless of which hand you were dominant with. Phalanxes wouldn't have worked if they'd let the south-paw do his own thing...

I've seen this is DoF and a few other games, and for some reason drives me crazy.
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So I've noticed this in other games as well, but after watching the 2010 Gameplay Video, I just have to satisfy my own curiosity.

Why all the left-handed models, i.e. shield in the right hand? Shield in the left, weapon in the right is the way melee armies traditionally fought since antiquity, regardless of which hand you were dominant with. Phalanxes wouldn't have worked if they'd let the south-paw do his own thing...

I've seen this is DoF and a few other games, and for some reason drives me crazy.
If they're all fighting left-handed in a regiment, where's the problem?
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Heh, this was discussed in the RSP and I didn't even notice it before then. IIRC, Joe, one of our lead devs, said it was just an engine glitch long over-due for a fix.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:27 PM
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Also a peeve of mine when archers draw with their weak arm. It's my anal-retentive nature. Some might call it OCD, Marines call it discipline.

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So I've noticed this in other games as well, but after watching the 2010 Gameplay Video, I just have to satisfy my own curiosity.

Why all the left-handed models, i.e. shield in the right hand? Shield in the left, weapon in the right is the way melee armies traditionally fought since antiquity, regardless of which hand you were dominant with. Phalanxes wouldn't have worked if they'd let the south-paw do his own thing...

I've seen this is DoF and a few other games, and for some reason drives me crazy.
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Also a peeve of mine when archers draw with their weak arm. It's my anal-retentive nature. Some might call it OCD, Marines call it discipline.

Thanks for the answer!
Wauw, you really have an eye for detail.
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Who is to say that in the universe of Mythador, the widely preferred arm for everyone is the left hand, and right handers aren't the outcasts?
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