Yes, yes and yes. Why not?
What do you think should be the focus of the next dlc for AoE2?
Japanese campaign should be added with Asian Dlc also with new factions and campaigns for them. Regards.
I dont think there gonna be more dlcs this year (maybe one on november or december), theyre making aom retold.
Sure, but there is a certain representation…
Yeah, could it be…
Yes, I think that the Alans will put them in at some point…
Because it would be hell trying to balance 100 civs…
I think they will put a dlc in June-July for AoE 3 and then there will be nothing else until AoM Retold comes out in October…
I think the Alans should be added in a future Caucasus expansion, alongside the Armenians, Georgians, and Kazars. The Alans themselves would be involved in several campaigns, both new and existing, but their campaign would be all about Goar, the leader of the Gaulic Alans during the last days of the Roman Empire.
Alans don’t have any major historical significance.
Actually, they do. They helped the Romans fight off various barbarian tribes. That’s pretty significant to me.
Did they have an empire?
No, but they had a kingdom. You wrongly assume that every civ in the game has had an empire. That is simply not true. Not having an empire is not a disqualifier for being in the game. Historical relevance is the real test, and the Alans were definitely relevant in multiple ways. Thus, they are a good fit.
Honestly, the argument that the Caucasus is not relevant at all to medieval history is one borne of ignorance and lack of knowledge.
They had a Caucasian kingdom and were one the constituent peoples of the Vandal kingdom of North Africa.
However, since when has that been an requisite? Many civs in the the game don’t fullfil it anyway.
According to Wikipedia, they couldn’t even protect themselves from nomadic raiders so they were forced to seek for Georgian or Byzantine help.
There is not even a notable history figure of Alania.
Just to name a few civs that didn’t really have empires:
They were still extremely relevant to Roman history. And that’s what the campaign can be based on.
Do some research next time before sounding ignorant.
I suggest you try to dig deeper that a quick look on wikipedia.
@Apocalypso4826 already gave you one. Even in wikipedia you can find more.
And this civ could also be included in several potential campaigns, especially those from either the Late Roman Empire or the Mongol conquests
And the Alans also helped the Georgians fight off the Seljuk Turks in the Battle of Didgori.
Anyone who claims they’re not historically relevant doesn’t know what they’re talking about.
And I don’t even know if that would an argument to rule them out considering we’ve had civs like the Celts since 1999. Ensemble made it very clear that they were thinking first and foremost about making fun civs, with historical relevance being secondary
Participation in campaigns should also be a factor, and the Alans have a ton of potential. If there was an Alexander Nevsky campaign for the Slavs, they’d even be there too. So yeah, they were super relevant to a bunch of civs in the game.
Is this game based on Roman history or history in general? The campaign you suggested isn’t even Medieval.
500 Alans, which is equivalent to a city garrison.
Then add Samis and Aboriginals because they are fun too.
historical significance being secondary doesn’t mean it’s absent