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'Jabba'
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Born and raised in Scotland. Moved to London in 1995 when I was still a session musician, and have remained there since.

I used to do a bit of art in my school days, was pretty good with pastels. Started dabbling with digital art around 2006, and have (hopefully) been improving since then.

Looking to revive my musical side while keeping up with the digital art side.
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Creative Assembly confirmed their new game is a standalone expansion for Total War: Rome II... Total War: Attila forums.totalwar.com/showthread…

I've played this game series since the Medieval Total War (2002), as it's by far the best realtime historic battlefield game (it's not a battlefield simulator, but it's as close as you can get while keeping gameplay fun and exciting... real battles are largely a boring affair for 99% of the time and pure terror for 1% and that doesn't translate into engaging gameplay).

The changes to the campaign look VERY interesting... now you can raze towns and retreat (scorched earth tactics) and if you don't repair settlements, the disrepair will now be reflected in the battles (collapsed walls etc).

Towns and cities are now dynamic... buildings can be destroyed by fire, and poorly maitained settlements will be harder to defend (walls will not miraculously build themselves in time for battle unless you've taken care of that in your campaign management).

The family tree is returning and will carry more weight in campaign as each person will live longer in game due to shorter time period covered in campaign... the campaign centres around defending your faction against the invasion of Attila the Hun, so it all takes place in less than 100 years.  You can play as Romans (east or west, empire split by the 400's), Saxons were in demo - but it would appear we will not be able to play as the Huns (I hope this turns out to be wrong, but comments indicate campaigns start before Hunnic invasion and you have to defend your lands against it and the pressures it puts on other factions migrating west from the Hunnic pressure).

The gameplay already looks good, but it should as it's off the back of Rome 2... so it's like the Roman equivalent of Fall of the Samurai (Shogun 2) or Napoleon (Empire) standalone expansions.

Release date still not confirmed other than sometime in 2015.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Still Got The Blues (Gary Moore)
  • Reading: The Story of Civilization - Our Oriental Heritage
  • Watching: Lilyhammer (on Netflix)
  • Playing: Total War: Rome II
  • Eating: chilli
  • Drinking: coffee (back on the decaf)

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deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!
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JV-Andrew Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries... thanks for the art  ;)
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corpor8chic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Hello There…. Welcome  to our group… :iconblackartsociety: 


We are so happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group.  


BlackArtSociety is dedicated to FEATURING the BEST Ethnic Art. Further our goal is to help and support beginning to intermediate artists by hosting a number of group activities no matter if you are just looking for inspiration, instruction from other artist, critiques, or just networking we are here for you. 


if you have any suggestions, concerns, questions or anything else, feel free to note or comment us!        


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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the favourite :)
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StoneSorceress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Welcome by StoneSorceress

welcome to the Stone Sorceress gallery Jabba
please enjoy our visits :D
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lucia45 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!
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Vaskania Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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tman300 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Enjoyed my visit to your gallery. Interesting themes and renders. Thanks. :)
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JV-Andrew Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like  :)
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