I’ve been thinking about a vision for AoE4.
I think that logically the next timeset would be 1800-1920 (i.e. Republican Era - WW1).
I put all the info in the following pptx:
Page 2 is the tech tree (which I guess is the best to look at).
This is still a very premature idea as it does not include naval units. Also the civs are not worked out properly. Nonetheless, it encompasses a lot of the game.
One of the main new features is the interaction with the terrain:
o As units walk over it, it will create roads.
o There are units that can make trenches and wires
o There are tanks that can cross wires, but not trenches
o There are a few air units (not too strong but expensive) that can obviously cross all terrain
I tried to make sure to keep balance in mind: every unit has a counter unit.
In case you’re bored, please take a look at it and share your thoughts!