New Civilization brainstorming

Anyone got any ideas for new civilizations to be introduced if there were any DLCs.

They could explore India a little - Aryans or Vedics…

Parthians
Hebrews
Cannanites
Sea People
Celts
Germans
Nubians
Seleucids
Iberians
Olmecs
Zapotecs
Pre Classic Mayans
Xiognu
Mauryans
Gupta Empire

As all you know the time line for Age of Empires I starts from Stone Age to Iron Age and We had 12 civilizations in the first AOE game which are:

  1. Egyptians - Nort African - Mediterenian Civ.
  2. Assyrians - Mesopotamian Civ.
  3. Babylonians - Mesopotamian Civ.
  4. Sumerians - Mesopotamian Civ.
  5. Hittites - Mesopotamian - Near East Civ.
  6. Persians - Mesopotamian - Near East Civ.
  7. Phoenicians - Asia Minor - Mediterranean Civ.
  8. Minoans - Mediterranean Civ.
  9. Greeks - Mediterranean Civ.
  10. Choson - Far East Civ.
  11. Shang - Far East Civ.
  12. Yamato - Far East Civ.

For sure these ages such as Stone, Neolithic, Cooper, Bronze and Iron) started and completed in different time all round the world. For instance European and Near East Iron Age started in 1200 BC but Korean Iron Age probably started 700-800 years later about 400 BC. So it is not easy to decide the time range of AOE. But we also know that we got 4 new civilizations on AOE Rise of Rome Pack… which are:

  1. Carthaginians - North African - Mediterranean Civ.
  2. Macedonians - Mediterranean European Civ.
  3. Palmyrans - Mesopotamian - Near East Civ.
  4. Romans - Mediterranean European Civ.

All these civilizations may indicate that AOE time range ends about 0-200 I mean Common Era. So we can only add new civilizations that were powerful and inspiring civilizations before the common era…

My suggestions:

  1. Phrygians - Mediterranean - Asia Minor Civ. (They were Dominant kingdom in Asia Minor from c. 1200—700 BC)
  2. Troy - Mediterranean - Asia Minor Civ. (O ne of the oldest Civ in Anatolia and had a very well known relationship with Athens, Trojan war…)
  3. Kingdom of Urartu - Asia Minor - Near East Civ. (May be the ancestor of Armenians)
  4. Akkadian Empire - Mesopotamian Civ.

@Augustusman said:
Parthians
Hebrews
Cannanites
Sea People
Celts
Germans
Nubians
Seleucids
Iberians
Olmecs
Zapotecs
Pre Classic Mayans
Xiognu
Mauryans
Gupta Empire

Zapotecs is a really good idea but there should be a 5th design for their buildings…

In my opinion Celts, Germans (Goths?) should be AOE 2 or additional pack.

Parthians is the correct name for Persians…

I think Egyptians would be cool

@Therealsky said:

@Augustusman said:
Parthians
Hebrews
Cannanites
Sea People
Celts
Germans
Nubians
Seleucids
Iberians
Olmecs
Zapotecs
Pre Classic Mayans
Xiognu
Mauryans
Gupta Empire

Zapotecs is a really good idea but there should be a 5th design for their buildings…

In my opinion Celts, Germans (Goths?) should be AOE 2 or additional pack.

Parthians is the correct name for Persians…

No Parthians and Persian aren’t same thing, even doesn’t speak same language.
Celts are from Bronze Age Germans like Marcomani and Teutons attack Italy in the first century BC.

Arsacid dynasty hate Sassanids dynasty. Is like difference between USA and Canada.

Or France and Italy or Spain and Portugal.

A possible barbarian civs dlc including:
-Scythians
-Gauls
-Dacians
-Germans

Then one more civ for every architectural style (excluding Roman, which already has 4):

  • Zhou, far eastern
  • Cimmerians,greek
  • Akkadians, mesopotamian
  • Hebrew, egyptian

Parthians is the correct name for Persians…

No Parthians and Persian aren’t same thing, even doesn’t speak same language.
Celts are from Bronze Age Germans like Marcomani and Teutons attack Italy in the first century BC.

Arsacid dynasty hate Sassanids dynasty. Is like difference between USA and Canada.

Or France and Italy or Spain and Portugal.

The Persian Empire is one of a series of dynasties centered in Near East and Persia. Achaemenid Empire - (A. Great Period) - Parthian Empire - Hellenistic Seleucid Empire - Sassanian Empire - (Islamic period). I said Parthians is the correct name for Persians because o their role in history. Persian is a general name and in my opinion Persian is not a suitable for AOE time range… Achaemenid, Sassanian or Parthian Empire is better…

As you know Helladic Civilization, Cycladic Civilization, Minoan Civilization, Mycenaean Civilization are all Greek civilizations. But we have Greek? and Minioan in the game…

Celts a are too late civilizations for this game, their historic role starts in common era. so we have them Age 2 like Goths, Huns, Turks…

@Therealsky said:

Parthians is the correct name for Persians…

No Parthians and Persian aren’t same thing, even doesn’t speak same language.
Celts are from Bronze Age Germans like Marcomani and Teutons attack Italy in the first century BC.

Arsacid dynasty hate Sassanids dynasty. Is like difference between USA and Canada.

Or France and Italy or Spain and Portugal.

The Persian Empire is one of a series of dynasties centered in Near East and Persia. Achaemenid Empire - (A. Great Period) - Parthian Empire - Hellenistic Seleucid Empire - Sassanian Empire - (Islamic period). I said Parthians is the correct name for Persians because o their role in history. Persian is a general name and in my opinion Persian is not a suitable for AOE time range… Achaemenid, Sassanian or Parthian Empire is better…

As you know Helladic Civilization, Cycladic Civilization, Minoan Civilization, Mycenaean Civilization are all Greek civilizations. But we have Greek? and Minioan in the game…

Celts a are too late civilizations for this game, their historic role starts in common era. so we have them Age 2 like Goths, Huns, Turks…

Yes. Macedonian too. But in their own time we’re called barbarians.

Why don’t call Aryans? Because they aren’t Persian.
It’s like think Romans and Etruscan are same thing.
I prefer call Hellenes to Greeks.
Koreans and Han dynasty aren’t the same race, people?
Helepolis was A siege tower or a Ballista…?
The game committe serious mistakes.

@Totalste said:
A possible barbarian civs dlc including:
-Scythians
-Gauls
-Dacians
-Germans

Then one more civ for every architectural style (excluding Roman, which already has 4):

  • Zhou, far eastern
  • Cimmerians,greek
  • Akkadians, mesopotamian
  • Hebrew, egyptian

Pretty cool idea to have the Barbarians, that could result in a nice new campaign.

Personally I would like to see also the Olmecs, but I know mesoamerican civs would not fit as well as they did in Age II.

Goths. :slight_smile:

Some sirian hurrians.