After playing a game last night and getting a commander bonus, I had an idea that I would like to share. I really liked this idea so Im posting it here... I think it would be way fun for animals to have an effect on units. I dont propose to change anything they can currently do for cities like the dancing bear. Basically the idea is that every captured unit can be added to another unit like commander units. Only the ranger/assassin line could get these upgrades (exception Doviello). Each animal has a specific bonus: Bear's strength= +40% strength Lion's fury= +1 attack wolf hunter's pack= +1 first strike Tiger's stealth= grants hidden in forests/jungles Rampaging Gorrilla= Fear promotion Trampling Elephant= Collateral damage Griffon Rider= Flying + 60% withdrawl chance When a unit has all these upgrades, the unit can lose all promotions and upgrade to a beastmaster. Half of the upgrades could upgrade the unit to a ranger. The exception to the ranger tech line is that the Doviello can use animals to upgrade all their units. Their scouts(/hunters ect.) start out with and get a free subdue animal promotion. Friendly animals randomly spawn within the doviello borders (Relatively rare spawn. - griffons, elephants, and gorrilla's do not spawn in doviello lands). This would give the Doviello more flavor and fit within their culture as wildmen.