New editor-only units suggestions?

You will notice that there are a bunch of editor-only units that can’t be recruited in normal games: Iraqios Warrirors, Amazons, Norse warriors, Eastern swordsmen, etc…

This is very useful for people who want to create imersive, distinctive an flavorful scenarios, and it would help to have more such units.

I have a few suggestions, feel free to comment on them or add your own to this thread:

Knight Templar (similar to Palladin)

Sword and Buckler men (similar to long swordsman)

Gothic/Reniesance Knight (similar to Steppe Lancer or Keshik)


Ashigaru spearmen (similar to spear/pikemen)


Ashigaru gunners/archers (similar to hand canoneers and archers)


Landsknecht (similar to two-handed swordsman or champion)

Landsknecht gunners (similar to hand canoneers)


Agree that more Asian flavoured units are needed; swordsmen and pikemen and archers. I would like to request the addition of Indic/Southeast Asian themed longbow/bamboo archers and Middle Eastern composite bowmen on foot, so we can have scenarios/campaigns with good aesthetic flavour. Some designs are below.

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Good suggestions you have there, gamer

Thought of some more:

Russian gunner (similar to hand cannoneer)

Varangian guard (similar to Berserk)

Reneisance pikeman (similar to spearmen/pikemen)

Chinese spearman (similar to spearman/pikemen)

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Agree with your Chinese/Asian spearman idea. The Arabic and Indian/Southeast Asian archer is vital. Indian bowmen with their large bamboo bows were famous and played important roles in the battles of the subcontinent and beyond.

Also we need proper civilisation specific skins for the merchant unit not just a copy of the King. Also the camel caravan unit for both single/double humped camel. It would be simple to create given that both camels are already in game.

Also agree with you that we need an axe-wielding armoured foot infantry. Which could double as both housecarls (English) and Varangian guards!

I was looking at some of the units in AoE DE and some of the regular archers look like the Indic archers in your example. I wonder if it will look weird putting AoE units in AoE2.

The AOEDE Slingers would be a good addition. Any screenshots?

Yet more suggestions:

Russian warrior (similar to man-at-arms/long swordsman)

Hospitaller Knight (similar to champion/two-handed swordsman)

Bishop (similar to monk/priest)

European merchant:

Middle eastern merchant:

Mesoamerican merchant:

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Chinese swordsman (similar to champion/two-handed swordsman)

Chinese archer:

Steppe chieftan (similar to King)


Alternate skins for the Queen unit.

Asian Queen:

Mesoamerican Queen:

Middle Eastern Queen:

African Queen:

Southeast Asian Queen:


Central Asian Queen: