Exactly. I think the only way to see Winged Hussars is to wait for DLC with Poland
Anyway, it is quite a misunderstanding to give Uhlans and “Winged” Hussars to the Germans. Poland and Germany were probably the biggest enemies in the last 1000 years in middle Europe with long history of conflicts and still one of the most known polish units were added to German nation in the game.
Poland was a military and economic powerhouse in XV-XVII centuries figthing with Sweden, Ottomans, Russians, Germany (all of them present in the game) and others. I would really love to see them in the game.
Prussia, which is also covered by the Germans civ, had Uhlan corps.
Anyway, they should just rename that card to Death’s Head Hussars, and the unit to Death’s Head Hussar, since those were the elite of the Prussian Cavalry.
In my opinion, Uhlan should replace the current Hussar - in the Germans and potential Poles and Austrians. The Hussar (present in the game) is nothing like the Winged Hussars. Winged Hussars had lances and they used flintlock pistols.
My other idea is a history-based function unique to Poles.
"Folwark System" Production <Folwark <Dworek
Dworek - manor house of Polish nobility
It would be a building without which Folwark’s cannot be built. You could train and upgrade Szlachcic in it and increase the limit of Dworek’s through upgrades. There are three Folwark’s per Dworek. Without upgrades, you can only build one Dworek at the start.
First upgrade: +1 to the limit for building Dworek’s
Second upgrade: +1 to the limit for building Dworek’s
The third upgrade: +2 to the limit for building Dworek’s
With all upgrades, we can have 5 Dworek’s and a maximum of 15 Folwark’s.
Polish hero horse unit with a mace. Can build Trading Post and Town Center. Can train Winged Hussars by using the Home City card. Limit one per Dworek. In its vicinity, Settlers move and work slightly more efficiently than a normal Settler - Polish Settlers have weaker stats than the rest, but they are still the same unit and use the same model as the Russians and Germans. The presence of the Szlachcic improves their effectiveness, and even makes them slightly better than the rest of the Settlers.
Merger of Mill with Livestock Pen and Estate. Initially there would be a limit of 3 Folwark’s. It could switch production (food or gold) and feed livestock at the same time.
I am not saying they should not.
I would like a Polish civ, with or without Uhlans.
It is indisputable fact that Prussia used Uhlan regiments, however. The original devs gaver Uhlans to Germany, along with a Winged Hussars card, because they had no plans to introduce Poland.
What I am against, is breaking Germans into 2 civs. We do not need Austrians.
I would rather get Polish, Danes and Italians. Zweihanders, Tilly and Wallenstein are already enough of a nod to the HRE, which was mainly ruled from Austria as it was.
I much prefer “modern” Austria to the “medieval” one.
Austria has the right to be the new civ - it was a European power and definitely stood out from the rest of the German states. They created a multinational state. This is definitely better than “medieval” Austria, which was boring.
The Austrians created their own civilization different from the rest of the Germans.
They can present what was missing in AoE 3 - the representation of Central Europe, which was inhabited by numerous nations.
Germany is simply Germany, no matter if they represent HRE or a reunified Germany - this is typically a German civ.
Austria was different, definitely different - open to otherness. Compare the ethnic maps of Austria and Germany from that period.
Austria should be a separate civ and has a lot to offer.
Peasants with converted scythes are not something worth adding to the game. Poland had many interesting units - I do not want to see the Peasants with scythes at the expense of the Cossacks, Lisowczyk and Pancernyc.
Besides, that would be the weakest unit in the game.