Minor civilization are a very good thing in AoE 3. You build a trading post and who recruit them.
In this post you can write your idea about minor civilization in AoM
Flying unit who have a charged attack who can temporarily change the allegiance of your units
Water unit who have a charged attack who can temporarily change the allegiance of your units
Disciples of Dedalus
Appearance : minoan architecture
Lore : Dedalus build the labyrinth and is son Icarus invent a flying method with feather and resin
Unit : Dedalus an hero unit who repair and building faster than a villager. Also he can work like a villager
Minotaurus : You an train one (on only one) minotaurus (and updrage him in Bull Minotaurs with the technology Labyrinth of Minos)
Disciplus of Icarus : spearmen infantry with wing Is a footed unit who a have a jump attack like Bellerophon
Spartan hoplite : archetypal hoplite unit with spear, shield with lambda letter and red cloak. They have a war cry like Arkantos who affect only other spartan hoplite
Helot : cheaper and weak version of the villager. You can train 5 of them
Adept of Sobek
Appearance : egyptian architecture with a pool with crocodile
Egyptian minor civ who train and mummify crocodile
Peteshokos : you can train one (and only one petesokos) also you can improve him with the technology Crocodopolis
Sacred crocodile : hand-to-hand unit who turn in mummified unit when he died (the mummified version died soon after like the Minion of mummy). They can travel on land and in water.
Temple of Apis
The temple of bull Apis
Appearance : egyptian architecture with a field with a sacred bull.
Guardian of Apis : human unit who are specialized in killing hero (they defend the sacred Apis)
Apis bull : technology who improve your favor income
Disciples of wisdom
Is a copy paste of shaolin monk of AoE3 beacause this monk are very cool !
Appearance : shaolin temple
Master of wisdom : Chinese explorer of AoE3
Disciples of Yi
This is a chinese legend. There was seven sun who burn the earth and Yi kill six of them in one shoot
Disciple of Yi : archer unit who have a charged attack who can run through various enemies
Yi : an hero unit (limit of one) the same of the previous unit but is a hero.
Guild of the potter
There is an army of terracotta warrior in China. We have one of them and is a hand-to-hand unit. In the tomb there are also crossbowmen and chariot and horse.
Unit : Terracotta Warrior
Crossbowmen Terracotta Warrior
Chariot Terracotta Warrior
technology : Stone Armor
Like the Gaïa power
You an train Driad
Also on the map there is herperid tree (berry tree but when you harvest them they produce gold instead of food)
Herder of Colchid
Based on the story of Jason and the Argonauts
Appearance : georgian mountain village
Colchid warrior : human unit. A slinger (slinger was the weapon of the herder)
The trading post also produce golden sheep : when you harvest them them produce gold instead of food (there is also various golden sheep on the map)
Golden fleece : improve the harvest rate of the cattle and give you a little income a gold when you harvest them in addition of normal food.