Actually i am AOE2 players but i really love AOE1 especially playing the campaign. While playing AOE2 and checking the civs and tech tree, it is weird actually that they have a civs should not be even in AOE2 but in AOE1 and get their campaigns too with other civs that i suggest, which they are:
1-Huns: to be honest, all people of aoe2 like Huns especially in voobly days, but do you know what is the funny here? Huns is the most stupid choice to be a civ rather than being aoe2 civ, but if they should add it, this civ should exist in aoe1 for sure, and if aoe1 will have any future expansions, then Huns must be in this expansion 100% especially against Romans campaign.
2-Celts: Celts actually a civ that begins in 6th century BC and reach their max expansion in 250 BC, and they should be in aoe1 too.
Celts might fit timeline for AOE1, Huns not as much, they did not become a major player in history until around 400AD well after the end of the iron age and near the end of the Roman empire, timeline for this game is during formation and height of Roman empire - they very slimly can be crammed into the timeline of AOE2 depending on when you consider the dark age to start but they’re really in between both games in a grey area
If there really will be any new content, we’d better start with those that already appear in the campaign, which has always been a mess:
Gauls, Britons or generic Celts (represented by Assyrians, Phoenicians, Greeks, etc.)
Goths or generic Germans (represented by Palmyrans)
Numidians (represented by Carthaginians? I’m not sure)
Some Anatolian or Black Sea culture because Pontus was represented by Palmytans, which made no sense.
The original AOE2 started with Italians, Spanish, etc. represented by British, Goths, Celts and the like, and it was gradually fixed. This can be done for AOE1, too.
I like the idea of Huns / Xiongnu. I don’t think 2 civs are necessary for this, one that encompasses both is fine.
Celts, Gauls, Germans, Britons, Goths, etc. they should be there, that’s not in dispute.
For them, two general civs with the same architecture.
They could be Bretons and Gauls.
Arabs, I think it is not the period. I would prefer Parthian civilization. Even one of the achievements mentions them, as do the Scythians.
The Scythe Chariot and the Horse Archer are his inspired units.
And like everyone else, I would also like Indians / Maurya or whatever it’s called.
I mean a female controllable unit, with a unique model like the heroes of AOE 2. Zenobia is a tower (not even in the campaing, only in the editor) and Cleopatra a stupid ship in the sand.
I think the Arabs are represented by Palmyra, it was supposed to be a Romanized Arab kingdom. But like I said it seems better if Parthians is included. The Parthians should be there, they even killed Crassus!
If this was going to really happen, I would honestly start with an “Enemies of Rome” expansion with gauls, britons, germans and thracians. Devs can even be lazy and employ the same architecture set for all of them…