Good comrades, how are you? I hope so, well I’ll get to the point, I have noticed that a lot has been said about the Italians and here I will honestly put the ideas I have to create a civilization (it may be horrible, but hey, the laughs are not lacking xd).
The Italians, well it has been one of the most requested civilizations since age 3 vanilla (myself included) these aspects that I will put here is simply the way I would like to see the Italians in the game (it may have several similarities with others posts, I apologize for that).
Cradle of the renaissance, being thus also a land of innovation and conflict, its rich regions have created powerful city-states, with a powerful navy and a most flourishing economy.
Its Villagers are merchant, who are able to collect resources from any source 15% faster, architects are the only ones who can build buildings, Italian buildings have anti-siege armor.
Condottiero - Mercenary infantry, good enough at killing mercenaries and capable of defending well against skirmishers
Merchant: Italian villager who can collect resources 15% faster, he can also work in the merchant guild (unique Italian building),
Architect: Italian unit capable of constructing buildings at high speed, it can collect wood and collect crates of resources and take shelter in any building to defend itself.
Bersaglieris: Musketeers who have resistance from ranged attacks, and who have a ranged bonus against light cavalry
Merchants Guild: (Replaces the normal market), provides a gold collection aura of any type (Mine, farm, whales etc) is capable of producing resources of any type (2 food, wood and gold respectively, which can be improved with letters or improvements, it is like a mini factory), its resource changes are made with drawers and you can get drawers of books as well. (Build limit 4).
Building that produces experience 40% faster, and with the ability to heal units around it, it can garrison units so that they can fire from it, it can produce gold (2.50 per second) (Construction limit 1)
Crossbowmen of Genoa (Unique upgrade for crossbowmen)
Serdeña Bombers (Upgrade for Grenadiers)
Papal Guards (Buff for Halberdiers).
Historical Character: Cesare Borgia or Victor Emmanuel II.
Type of age advance: you can integrate other Italian city states that give you unique bonuses (you advance slower with them) or you can advance with politicians who advance faster in age.
The Architect: He gives you a wagon from Basilica and gives you 10% More HP to your buildings.
The Inventor: Allows you to build advanced aerostatic balloons, and improves their line of sight (10 LOS).
Savoy City-State: Gives you 3 bersaglieris. It improves the damage and HP to your bersaglieris (15%) and the speed of gathering the mills (15%).
Milan City-State: Gives you 2 Drawers of Books, gives your villagers 15% more speed and improves their resistance to attacks by 15%.
Age of fortresses:
The Grand Master: He gives you a group of halberdiers (6) and gives them area damage and increases their speed by 10%.
The Painter: It gives you 1 shipment, and all shipments will arrive 35% faster.
Papal States: Gives you: 300 gold and wood. Upgrade your halberdiers to guard status, and all units of archaic character train 30% Faster.
Genoa: Gives you a Caravel and a fishing boat, improves the collection of fishing boats and caravels by 20% and the ships improve their resistance points by 15%
(And so on, I know that I missed more city states but I have still been thinking about it as the age advances)
Now some unique cards:
Shields of Paves: Improves resistance against ranged attacks by crossbowmen (15%) and grants them a melee armor (15%). Age III
Equipment card, rebirth: All upgrades are investigated faster and are cheaper (-12%).
Our sea: The attack of the buildings against the boats increases.
Reggata: The speed of the boats increases (25%)
Reasoning: Buildings have more HP, and can be collected faster from mills.
Sartiglia: Spindles are 15% cheaper and with better line of sight (4 LOS)
These are some aspects that I had in mind, I wrote this in the wee hours of the morning, so they probably have a lot of bad things, I hope they have other ideas friends.