, and not just the average horse (which would be there, of course). They would all come with their distinct advantages (and disadvantages). Depending on what resource(s) you find in the start of the game, this could have far-reaching consequences. Imagine having Paladins, just like the traditional paladins of fantasy, riding bears or chickens, without it being in the least bit strange. Ridable bears, and as a consequence;
. Ridable giant chickens, and as a consequence;
. Ridable Giant Eagles, and as a consequence;
. Ridable Wolves, and as a consequence,
Assassins, Cloaked Scouts and useful Sylvan Archers; and cloaked ranged units.
There's just been too few useful cloaked archers in gaming, ever. They tend to get lumped together with the scouts and be generally worthless. Basicly, I want to have a nation of cloak-and-dagger. Invisibility, Cloaking and such is a powerful mechanic, but do not value it so high that it makes the concept useless.
Corsairs, Marauders, and Raiders.
Cheap units that may or may not be cloaked, perhaps only in suitable environs (Swampland, Woodland, Hills, Mountains, Snow), fast-moving, with the opportunity to automaticly pillage when attacking, for hit-and-run maneuvers against undefended valuables. Unable to take and hold strategic points; meaning that they 1) Cannot conquer a strategic point, such as a node or city, 2) Will get a reward for attacking these points out of the ordinary, and 3) Deny the enemy access for as long as they remain on said point, and reroute any benefits to the reich my empire.
Succubi, Fel "Elves", and violent crossbreeds of said units.
Preferably with the crossbreeding graphicly detailed. I demand to be able to create a nation of benevolent-but-violent humans, like a race of Fel Elves or Fey'ri (minus shapeshifting and wings). Clad in armors of blue, red and white, with high-elven, high-fantasy like banners raised high into the sky. Blood for the Blood God! Purity for the Pure at Heart! Naturally, wielding Life magic, and life magic alone, eradicating the unfaithful and undead alike.