I know there is a much-needed African expansion coming that I’m assuming will include new maps and natives. But since we have Sweden, and people are clamoring for Austria, Poland, and other Euro civs, wouldn’t it make sense to add some European maps? Like at least Finland, Karelia, Straight of Gibraltar, the Balkans etc., at least places that were historically fought over in Europe.
It’s just funny that you can revolt as Finland, Hungary, Romania and other European nations but not actually play on any maps that are set in Europe
I was about to write a post on this with the exact same title XD.
Black Forest (classic!)
Some of them were already in NE so they should not be very difficult.
As for natives, going for American-level resolution may be too much and not the practice since TAD. As they go for more universally applicable natives not ones that are limited to one or two maps (like Klamath), I’d consider using “mercenary camps” as European natives because (1) they can appear outside their home region (2) they have good synchronization with the existing mercenaries (3) they can “overlap” with the existing civs
Balkan mercenary camp
Unit: Klepht (skirmisher)
Has a tech that sends Stradiots
Swiss mercenary camp
Unit: Reislaufer (halberdier)
Has a tech that sends Swiss pikemen.
Scottish mercenary camp
Unit: Clansman (melee)
Has a tech that sends Highlanders.
German mercenary camp
Unit: Freikorps (skirmisher)
Has a tech that sends Landsknechts and Black Riders.
Italian mercenary camp
Unit: Pavisier (crossbowman)
Has a tech that sends Elmeti.
Since we already know the completely new 30 European maps and the completely new European Minor Nations, I will present you with suggestions for new novelties for this continent - which could be added along with the next European DLCs
New European maps:
Basque Country (greater region)
New Royal Houses (European Minor Nations):
I think that with the next European DLCs, the number of European maps and Royal Houses should increase so that Europe would be covered in such a way that everyone would be satisfied. Potential new Royal Houses for European Maps:
House of Ascania - Anhalt, Saxony, Brandenburg, Saxony-Lauenburg, Lüneburg
House of Nassau - Netherlands, England, Scotland, Luxembourg, Orania, Nassau
House of Luxembourg - Holy Roman Empire, Austria, Bohemia, Hungary, Croatia, France, Luxembourg
House of Rurik - Ruthenia, Russia
House of Romanov - Russian Empire
House of Stuart - Scotland, England, Ireland, Great Britain
House of Medici - Italy
House of Savoy - Italy, Spain
House of Ottoman - Ottoman Empire (more focused on the European part of the Ottoman Empire)
With these 9 brand new Royal Houses, Europe would become Minor Nations complete.