You are definitely right. Only 2 African civs in the DLC would be a mockery. If they want to add civs from an unrepresented continent, there should be more than 3 African civs after 16 years of the game’s existence. In my opinion, 3 African civs in the DLC are an absolute minimum, and the devs could give an additional 1-2 African civs for free, so that everyone can get to know the African mechanics (and to reward this continent in the classic AoE 3 version).
Ethiopians, Hausa, Zulu (or Mutapa) - civs in paid DLC
Congolese and Kanem-Bornu civs added in the free update
I would see Moroccans in a shared DLC (Islamic) along with Arabs (Omani) and Persians.
In the case of Europe, I would see two separate DLCs containing 2 new civs.
- DLC - Austria-Hungary and Italians
- DLC - Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Denmark-Norway
Fewer civs (2 instead of 3 civs) would be rewarded with new Historical Battles, Campaigns, and new game modes - e.g. Cooperative Napoleonic Wars.
Undoubtedly, these four European civs are the only powers from the European continent not represented in this game.
The addition of the USA civ opened the way for America’s greatest revolutionary civs - Mexicans, Brazilians and Colombians + Argentines. Before the USA civ, this was not necessary, but now it has to be done.
It would be nice to see Koreans (who are in all parts of the series but not AoE 3) and Siamese in this game. The appearance of Tatars in the Historical Battles may mean the addition of a Tatar civ in the future. We’ll see how it goes.
Finally, I will mention the American Natives. Hope we get some DLC adding the most powerful American natives civs. I count most on Niswi-mishkodewinan (Council of Three Fires), Cherokee and Comanche - North American Natives.
Muisca, Tupi and Mapuche - South American natives.
The Polynesians that people often ask for could have their own DLC. Like the USA civ DLC.
Of course, the proposals I have listed would be a plan for several years. The developers could release one big DLC and one smaller DLC every year. In this way, the game would be constantly developed over a long period of time, and we players would enjoy the new content.