I love the idea and have myself been thinking of starting development on a mod such as this. Firstly, do you have any experience doing something like this? If so, perhaps we could work together. I have done quite a bit of modding for games in the past and have been looking for a new project.
Here are some brainstorming ideas I have come up with:
**//CONCEPT ONE: Roman//
S.P.Q.R (Roman Legion)**
Sagittari (for Archer) - Bowmen
Milite (for Knight) - Standard Legionnaire (heavy infantry)
Varangian Mercenary (for Man at Arms) - Light Infantry
Centurion (for Vanguard) - Act as Spearmen.
Skudjonez (for Archer) - Bowmen
Jugundiz (for Man at Arms) - Light Skirmishers
Frowo (for Knight) - Standard Heavy Infantry
Speudogordoz (for Vanguard) - Spearmen
**//CONCEPT TWO: Spartan//
Psiloi (for Man at Arms)
Hoplite (for Vanguard)
Toxotai (for Archer)
Chelone (for Knight)
Parthian (for Man at Arms)
Sassanid (for Knight)
Immortal (for Vanguard)
Sythian (for Archer)
Of course, I would like to stay as historically correct but still remain the variations of weapons to distinguish classes. The biggest difficulties will be the creation of large, detailed maps. Ideas and comments, anyone?