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Title: Alen's avatar
Post by: Nuclear on October 20, 2009, 08:00:16 pm
O.K! New topic! What video game is Alens avatar from? I know that its some unit description on an RTS... (In this case bear cavelry) 
Title: Alen's avatar
Post by: Alen on October 20, 2009, 08:37:32 pm
I think its only a pic man, but then again I have been wrong in the past.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Smoke353 on October 20, 2009, 10:41:44 pm
I think its only a pic man, but then again I have been wrong in the past.

I'm pretty sure your right.  It's just a random image.  However, there's an entertaining image to go with it:
(http://www.zonelevelup.com/users/legendpk3r/images/penguin_army_bear_cavalry.jpg)
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Alen on October 20, 2009, 11:04:38 pm
I think its only a pic man, but then again I have been wrong in the past.

I'm pretty sure your right.  It's just a random image.  However, there's an entertaining image to go with it:
(http://www.zonelevelup.com/users/legendpk3r/images/penguin_army_bear_cavalry.jpg)

Damn those Fascist penguin skum!
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Dabir on October 21, 2009, 08:38:27 am
I'd have said His Dark Materials, but there's more than one bear and some actually effective-looking combatants riding the bears, rather than a rather annoying little girl with a magic barometer and a knife-wielding hooligan boyfriend.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Alen on October 21, 2009, 08:40:32 am
I'd have said His Dark Materials, but there's more than one bear and some actually effective-looking combatants riding the bears, rather than a rather annoying little girl with a magic barometer and a knife-wielding hooligan boyfriend.

Man that game sucked!
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Dabir on October 21, 2009, 08:46:09 am
It was a movie tie-in, I expect it did.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Lukipela on October 21, 2009, 11:48:39 am
I'm pretty sure it's a Warhammer 40K thing. Link (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/218944.page) to post with picture of actual miniatures. I suppose they might be in some W40K computer game as well.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Eth on October 21, 2009, 12:04:28 pm
Nope.  Those miniatures are custom-jobs.  It's not a 40K picture; it doesn't have any of the distinctive weapons or iconography.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Lukipela on October 21, 2009, 12:08:51 pm
Nope.  Those miniatures are custom-jobs.  It's not a 40K picture; it doesn't have any of the distinctive weapons or iconography.

Really? i always thought Bear Cavalry was a Warhammer thing. It sounds so darn Warhammer. But I guess I'll trust the experts.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Eth on October 21, 2009, 12:14:57 pm
Oh, it does sound very Warhammer, and I'm pretty sure that there's some Polish (well, "Kislevite," anyway) king in Warhammer that rides a bear, but those guys aren't him. 
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Nuclear on October 21, 2009, 02:15:44 pm
Hmmm, I remebered I put this post in the RD mega thread. Is it that interesting to have its own space? :)
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Eth on October 21, 2009, 03:51:47 pm
No, but it was completely off-topic, so I split the thread.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Nuclear on October 21, 2009, 04:06:11 pm
Hey, who da thunk it! (actually, aren't you allowed to do that in the random discussion thread of the off topic board?)
I checked Luki's link and those guys look more modern when compared to Alens mideval bear cavelry.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Smoke353 on October 21, 2009, 07:30:16 pm
Oh, it does sound very Warhammer, and I'm pretty sure that there's some Polish (well, "Kislevite," anyway) king in Warhammer that rides a bear, but those guys aren't him. 

It does sound quite Warhammer-ish, I hadn't thought of that before.

No, but it was completely off-topic, so I split the thread.

Off topic from the megadump thread?  I didn't realize that was possible.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Eth on October 21, 2009, 09:12:54 pm
Off topic from the megadump thread?  I didn't realize that was possible.

It isn't.  I must have made a mistake.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Nuclear on January 24, 2010, 10:44:38 pm
HUH! Is it just me or is Alen's avatar gone?!
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: fossaman on January 24, 2010, 11:06:17 pm
It appears to be. Seems to have been linked from somewhere called Funfoll.com, which looks to be dead on arrival in my browser.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Alen on January 25, 2010, 12:20:18 am
It appears that my avatar has unfortunately passed on. However, until an image is found that is awesome enough it will remain blank.  ;)
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: fossaman on January 25, 2010, 12:05:23 pm
Really? You're not just going to find it somewhere else (http://images.google.com/images?q=bear%20cavalry&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi)?

I know my avatar no longer exists in its native state on the internet, but that's what my hard disk and photobucket are for.
Title: Re: Alen's avatar
Post by: Lukipela on January 25, 2010, 01:05:26 pm
The guy who hosts my avatar, for unknown reasons, is pretty great. I'm not sure why he does it, but he is always really helpfuland cheery when I talk to him. Maybe you should talk to him.