HM3: Polearm requests

I’m moving on to Polearms for HeroMachine 3. Please make any polearm item requests in the comments below, and I’ll see what I can do. As usual I’ll be doing my best to port over all the 2.x items where relevant, so you can skip those. I’ll be breaking each item up into at least three parts — complete item, head, and shaft.

Finally, a few tips for making these requests to make sure you’re not wasting your time.

  1. While you’re free to request anything you like, any non-Polearm suggestions will likely be in vain, as I won’t be working on any other sets and by the time I do, I’ll have forgotten about this thread. So stay focused on Polearms for the best results.
  2. Requests which have a link to a specific image on the web somewhere are the most helpful. It’s just a lot easier for me to click a link and BAM there’s the item you want.
  3. Please take a few moments to make sure the items you post are something you’d actually want to use, and which you think a fair number of people would also find useful. Spamming in three dozen links to stuff that’s either already been suggested, or already exists in 2.x, or which is just kind of silly (a big stick with the Pillsbury Dough Boy hanging from it!) are kind of wasting your time and mine.

I don’t want to inhibit your enthusiasm at all, so please feel free to request at will. But I do want to make sure I’ve done my best to help you understand the most effective way to getting your requests turned into actual items, so you don’t end up feeling I’ve wasted your time.

Thanks everyone!

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 45 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

47 Responses to HM3: Polearm requests

  1. I’d like to see a staff similar to the one in this picture:

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/Kaldath/CrossStaff.png

    The one is the picture is a little plain, but I like the basic shape and design, and It would be perfect for a redesign of my character the Templar!!

  2. dementedtheclown

    YES!, Finally I Can Re-Make My Old Hero Machine 1.0 Character Dark Assassin.

  3. dementedtheclown

    A Snake 1 Would Be Cool
    http://i31.tinypic.com/2qdzr10.jpg
    Also Thought This Was Pretty Cool
    http://i27.tinypic.com/294qk48.jpg

  4. How would you guys feel about maybe not doing EVERY polearm as three items (complete, shaft, head), and instead maybe having a set of 12 shafts, and then a set of 12 heads, and just sort of relying on you to put them together? Maybe not all the way through, but for a chunk, because I can tell a lot of the shafts are going to be the same, and there’s not a lot of sense in making ten copies of a long straight wooden stick, you know?

  5. dementedtheclown

    Yeah Heads Are The More Important Part

  6. I’d like a trident-

    http://users.skynet.be/lotus/flag/images/trident.gif

    I also found this Egyptian-style weapon, looked pretty cool

    http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/18492.jpg

  7. How about a fasces (a roman lictor’s bundle axe).
    BTW I’m all for the polearms made of pieces, several types heads for a wizards staff is good. I think I suggested earlier a wizards staff with head like a sickle + freely floating orb in the middle. That’d be easy to make with adjustable pieces.

  8. Now that you mentioned it, I can’t get the idea of stick with the Pillsbury Dough Boy hanging from the end of it out of my head. Lol

  9. We don’t need every single item to be in complete and separate form, it would be redundant, we can combine them when necessary, and many items can work with the same staff and just a different head.

    Requests:

    1) Athena’s scepter: http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9974/athenassceptre01.gif
    http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1856/athenassceptre02.jpg

    2) Spear of Longinus: http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/2837/longinussspear01.jpg
    http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6164/longinussspear02.jpg

  10. I would like something with energy effects like this;
    http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/3914/magnaguard.jpg

  11. I like the idea of mix-and-match heads and shafts. That sounds like the smart way to go. Here are my requests.

    An obviously square shaft like the one on this pole axe (and I like the head too): http://www.museumreplicas.com/popup.aspx?src=images/product/large/563_2_.jpg

    A variety of spearhead shapes, from triangular to diamond to leaf-shaped to serrated: http://www.snexports.in/pcat-gifs/products-small/Damascus-Spear-Heads-SND-25.jpg

    In addition to weapon heads, how about flags for standard bearers? If you draw the blank, they can be customized with text or insignia. Here are some examples
    * Roman: http://www.sedgefieldvillageveterans.co.uk/images/romanFlag.jpg

    * Medeval: http://www.knightofmalta1.org/standard.gif

    * Asian: http://www.medievalfantasiesco.com/MedievalToys/SLSamuraiFlag.jpg

    Finally, decorations like hanging feathers, tassels, beads and bones, or shaft wrappings like fur, leather, tape or studs would really help to customize polearms.

  12. How about this one, I think it looks quite cool.

  13. OK Jeff, polearm it is.

    1. Polearm heads:

    - Glaive:

    http://l2vault.ign.com/C3_Review/128_weapon6.jpg

    or

    http://www.lineage2.com/images/item_screens/glaive.jpg

    - Pike:

    http://sow.thelostprophecies.com/files/resvrgam/weapon-pike.jpg

    - Spetum:

    http://parleferetparleverbe.free.fr/images/Armes/ranseur-detail.jpg

    - Lucern hammer:

    http://www5f.biglobe.ne.jp/~ssbohe/Pole/sword_pole_lucerne.JPG

    - Military fork:

    http://www.aurorahistoryboutique.com/products/R000317.jpg

    - Pitchfork:

    http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/18493.jpg

    - Bec-de-corbin:

    http://colt.enix.org/Colt/Catalogue-Armes/Bec%20de%20corbin.jpg

    - Bill hook:

    http://www.woodsmithstore.co.uk/uploads/fullsize/Yorkshire%20BillHook.jpg

    - Half moon:

    http://www.forbiddenweapons.com/axe23.jpg

    - Pole axe:

    http://www.waterloomilitaria.com/prod_imgs_sml/427.jpg

    or

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41y80wseR-L._SL500_AA280_.jpg

    - Partisan:

    http://www.medieval-fightclub.com/images/frame_partisan.jpg

    - Steampunk:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vv5SDGCiuso/SQyS5BBvmGI/AAAAAAAABbw/MHVByxlHvMk/s400/buzzblade.JPG

    - Harpoon:

    http://www.heritage.nf.ca/aboriginal/images/harpoon.gif

    or

    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/half-life/en/images/thumb/2/2f/Harpoon.jpg/200px-Harpoon.jpg

    - Spear:

    http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-97934516468614_2066_12667747

    2. Shafts:

    - Wooden shaft:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Naginata.jpg

    or

    http://www.resvrgam.com/tlp/sow/files/resvrgam/weapon-quarterstaff.jpg

    - Metal shaft:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31JCV0W1Z8L._SL500_AA280_.jpg

    or

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/steel%20shaft%20polearm/phyreblade_blog/Weapons/Castle%20Keep%20Staff/CastleKeepStaff.jpg

    - Dual wielded shaft:

    http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/18403.jpg

    - Spiral shaft:

    http://acmewandsupply.com/images/2111_collage.jpg

    - Carved ebony:

    http://acmewandsupply.com/images/2042_collage.jpg

    - Ebony shaft:

    http://acmewandsupply.com/images/1817_collage.jpg

    - Carved wood shaft:

    http://acmewandsupply.com/images/2022_collage.jpg

    - Mecha:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2536/3709306238_10e82e57c3.jpg

    3. Decorations:

    - Wool tassel (the red thing)

    http://webprojects.prm.ox.ac.uk/arms-and-armour/600/1884.21.49.jpg

    - Banner:

    http://www.skylineoutdoor.com/uploads/MSU%20Football%20Pole%20Banner.JPG

    - Dragon claw:

    http://webzoom.freewebs.com/norstar1/1SW-721.jpg

    - Egyptian head:

    http://webzoom.freewebs.com/norstar1/1EW-0178.jpg

    4. Other requests:

    - Necromancer scythe:

    http://www.freewebs.com/norstar1/Kultivator.jpg

    - Aztec weapon:

    http://www.famsi.org/research/pohl/images/aztec4figure09.jpg

    - Elven heavy lance:

    http://www.elfwood.com/art/d/d/ddguert/lances.jpg

  14. The Dudemeister

    No images to post, but I would like a pole-arm (or at least a spear head) that looks demonic, and one that looks angelic. There don’t need to be many “pole” options at all, but a few would be nice. The real treat would be to have lots of options for spear-heads, etc.

    Also, I agree with the pole-arm with energy idea by Archangel in comment 16. Along with that should go a double sided “energy blade” sword, one that would not infringe on any copyrights, but one we could use none-the-less.

  15. The Dudemeister

    I’d also like something that looks like a dragon. Something like a lance, or a spear-head that looks like a dragon head.

    Anything that looks futuristic, technological, etc, would be appreciated as well. There have already been a few good suggestions along these lines. Anything like a pole-arm that has buttons and a “futuristic metal” look.

  16. How about a really big Lolly Pop? JK lol I like your idea about not breaking down everyone one them a set of poles and another set of heads would be great.

  17. Vote for Yes on the Mix and match method – it’s been working so far on weapons.

    And yes to some more high tech looking stuff.
    http://www.chienworks.com/~aramisangel/sw/tech/vibro-ax.jpg

  18. 1. African walking stick.

    http://www.coldsteel.com/africanwalking.html

    2. A cobra wrapped around a staff, it’s head the head of the staff.

    Staff heads:

    1. A scorpion on a crystal sphere, stinger and pincers poised to strike.

    2. An iron fist clenching the Earth.

    I like the mix and match idea.

  19. A pitchfork.

  20. I can already suggest a Wolf’s Teeth club and a Kwando, as well as a monk spade. As for others, I’ll post them if I think of them, for now, here are the relevant images:

    Monk Spade http://www.wle.com/media/W066-C.jpg
    Club http://www.wle.com/media/W075.jpg
    Kwando http://www.wle.com/media/W061-T.jpg

  21. I do not know if you would run into copywrite problems but a gravity rod similair to the one used by Jack Knight would be cool: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davebushe/352315818/

    I also like the idea of mix and match staves with heads. Thanks

  22. What about the Pillsbury Doughboy hanging off the end of a stick?

    :)

  23. I’ve always liked Grail’s/ Assassin 1′s Pole arm from the toy series:
    http://spawn.com/toys/media.aspx?product_id=2319&type=photo&file=wetworks2_assassinone_photo_01_dp.jpg

    I’ve always thought that this was the coolest looking weapon.

  24. Shepherd’s Crook (I couldn’t find an image I liked in Google, but it’s easy enough, isn’t it?)

  25. This is a bisento, but my idea is to have the blade on both ends of the pole. I don’t know what they call those.

    http://media.kogakure.de/img/artikel/waffen-bisento.jpg

  26. William A. Peterson

    The link to the Cheinworks Vibro Axe requires permission that I don’t have…
    Loved the Chainsaw Staff, though!

  27. Double bladed pole (blades at both ends)
    Trident
    Scythe

  28. Anyone watch Ace of Cakes? If so, did you see the recent episode where they made a squig cake for some Warhammer convention? The game designers at the convention took and animated Duff into the game and his weapon was a polearm made up like what would be a twelve foot long rubber spatula with a four foot wide head. The way it functioned in the came was basically like a giant battle axe. That’s what I’d like to suggest. The giant spatula.

    Beyond that, how about a Lochaber axe http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/J_M_Briscoe15_09_2007-19_46_33-01910_1_lochaber_axe.jpg