If you’ve ever wanted to stage your own massive battles inside the Minecraft world, then the Clay Soldiers 1.6 can fulfill that dream…sort of. Using this mod, players can create armies of colored clay soldiers and then watch the mayhem unfold.
The Clay Soldiers Mod allows players to build their own miniature armies out of clay. Using these armies, players can create epic battles between teams of different colors. There are eight different colors to choose from. Soldiers team up with other soldiers of the same color and will attack any differently-colored soldiers on sight.
To craft a clay soldier, simply use a clay block and soulsand. Soulsand gives the soldier intelligent life. One block of clay and one soulsand can be used to create four soldiers. The idea is to build up a huge pile of soldiers in your hand and then right click to set them loose into the world. Players can only hold 16 soldiers in their hand at any one time, but they can craft more to create some truly epic battles. By default, all soldiers are neutral until the player dyes them.
Once released, clay soldiers spread out quickly across the land. Since they’re so small, they can only go so far. However, clay soldiers can jump and climb up a single block. The main mission of the soldiers is to kill soldiers of a different color, something they do with reckless abandon. Soldier colors can be changed using basic dye. Once soldiers spot a differently colored soldier, they’ll move in for the kill and start hacking off limbs without mercy.
The Clay Soldiers Mod is surprisingly deep. Players can customize their miniature armies with weapons (like sticks) or drop a large pile of items onto the ground to supply soldiers. After dropping a stack of items, the soldiers will split the stack evenly among themselves. Soldiers can even store food for health later on, or pick up leather and wear it for protection.
There is also a leader system in the Clay Soldiers Mod. Players can assign a leader by giving one soldier a gold nugget. That soldier will turn the gold nugget into a crown, after which all other soldiers of that color will follow the leader around.
There are also cool buffs you can give to your miniature clay soldier army. Giving soldiers gunpowder will cause them to explode upon death (suicide bombers, anyone?). Or, fitting them with glow dust turns a night-time battlefield into a “disco dance floor”, according to the mod creator. Sugar gives soldiers increased speed, and you can even give your soldiers lumps of clay to turn them into medics. They’ll revive fallen comrades by patching them up with the lump of clay.
The Clay Soldiers Mod features different uses for all sorts of unique items, all of which are described in detail in the official forum thread. Soldiers will construct fortresses when you give them stacks of logs, for example. There’s even a mount system that allows clay soldiers to ride horses into battle, and soldiers can drop into the middle of a battle using parachutes.
Whether you want to create a massive civilization of clay soldiers that vie for dominance over the terrain, or you just want to observe hundreds of miniature clay soldiers attacking one another, the Clay Soldiers Mod is very impressive.
How to Install the Clay Soldiers Mod for Minecraft 1.7.4/1.7.2/1.6.4
Step 1) Download and install ModLoader
Step 2) Download the Clay Soldiers 1.6 from here
Step 3) Drag the mod’s .zip file into the /mods folder in .minecraft
Step 4) Start playing and enjoy!