I know that historically the armies were composed mostly, if not totally, by men. But I was pleased to find about the gbeto and her story. What other female unit can you think for a particular civilization, or as a general unit?
I can only think on something for mesoamerican civs, like the Amazon’s of the editor, or for Sioux like civs. Or maybe it could be a priestess skin for the monk for some civs. Maybe someone with more history knowledge can provide some suggestions.
Maybe you could add a few new hero units, even though I can’t think of one right now.
I guess there could be some cases where armys threw their women into combat as a desperate last attempt to swing the battle, kinda like the Volkssturm in the third reich, but in general it makes little sense to send women to the frontlines as men are way stronger, someone has to keep the house in order and you need the women to refill your ranks after a war. If one man and 10 women survive thats potentially 10 new citizens after 9 month, 10 men and one woman surviving is only one potential new citizen after 9 month.
There are now actual grave finds of Women burried together with their weapons. From excavations on the Island of Birka in Sweden. How common they were is unknown but they existed in RL. So let the Vikings have Shield Maidens. A female worrior with shield and sword or shield and spear. Would be fantastic!
More fantasy, only wives of the Samurai were instructed in weapon usage, and only for defense, because they could be targets of vengeance. Even then most were defenseless when faced with actual opponents.
Specially when there are a lot more Historical units that are missing from the Editor as it is.
Where are my Cranequiers, Poleaxemen, Macehuatlis, Templar Sargeants, Templar Knights, Ghulams, Kwerezmian Lancers, Changdao Swordsmen, Kanabo Bushi, Saxon Staff-fighters, Mantlets, Fire-arrow Gunners, Hwachas, Nest’s of Bees… and many, many other missing Historical units?