Those past few days i have been trying quite a lot of things with Natives, and sadly it’s very hard to almost impossible to have natives centered strategies outside of one civ : the Incas.
The main reasons being that most map will provide one tribe to ally with, leaving you without a native composition to go for / invest into. Incas on the other end can ship the native ambassy, and ally with 3 tribes in the process (mapuche, zapotecs and caraibs).
This allow them to both recruit a complete roaster of unit, but also to use card like native treaties more effectively. If you are looking for a run down of that inca strategy btw, here it is : FUN : Incas Natives rush ! - No Idle TC - Age of Empire 3 DE
I would love to see such card being implemented on other factions that are supposed to have strong connections with natives.
I’m mainly thinking about 3 factions here : France, Haudenosaunee, and China. All 3 have cards that heavily buff said natives, and thus could be inclined to ally with them. I would also love to see this addition on Spain and Portugal, mainly to synergise with Mexico and Brazil revolts.
We could for example have France allying with Huron (they already have shipments for them), Cherokee and Comanche.
Haude with Cree, Cherokee and Huron (once again, as their shipments suppose a link already) even if i think replacing Cherokee for Cheyenne and Huron for Nookta would be more interesting.
China with Zen, Shaolin and Udasi.
Spain Mayas, Seminole, Apache.
Portugal Tupis, Sufis, Sohei.
Without being gamebreaking, this could be an easy to implement feature that opens up some fun strategies centered around natives and adds some variety!
What’s your opinion on this idea?