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After watching a few preview plays of Total War Troy, especially with Paris, I saw a simple, but intriguing feature.
In Troy you can recruit some mythical units by conquering special regions and then building special buildings within these settlements. You then have a certain number of the mythical units you can recruit into your armies, depending on the building level.
I think this feature, which is honestly very basic, is a great way to include smaller faction or special unit versions or mercenaries to the main game similar to mythical units in Troy. Example: Instead of implementing Halflings as a full faction on their own, special buildings like the cauldron the empire can build in the moot already, can unlock a certain number of Halfling units the empire or other human/dwarfen factions might use.
Varying races types might have their own selection of buildings and thus units. And these buildings might add additional boni to your faction, showing that the minor faction is contributing to your overall empire.
E.g. Humans and dwarfs may recruit a capped number of halfling units in the moot. Additionally the Halfling buildings might add boni to public order and produce special trade goods, which the empire moot landmark already does.
The List for examples is endless. Imperial dwarfs could be recruited by empire and dwarfen factions in special cities, e.g. Nuln. Or order factions might get Amazon units from a special building in the culchan fields, if the province were to show up on the Mortal Empires Map. Greenskins might get Fire Kobolds, Arabyian mercenaries might be open for almost anyone, Kurgan units may come for Norsca and Warriors of Chaos (if they were allowed to settle somewhere), etc. etc.
What do you think of such a feature? Not its plausibility but just whether you would like to see something like this in the game.