This is all just a wish list and me thinking aloud really…
Well I think Denmark and Sweden would be most important, then maybe Norway. I’d be happy with Norway in, but of the three, Norway is the least important I would say, having generally been the poorest and weakest historically (sorry the ugliness of that sentence!). However as I say, I’d be more than happy to have Norway in.
I would have Canute as the leader
Possibly Imperialist or Aggressive and Organised or Financial, with Christianity as his favoured religion. I’m not sure about a favoured civic, I suppose being a monarch then perhaps Hereditary Rule, though that seems a tad boring…
I would go with the Viking Berzerker, seems a fine enough unit and the graphics are there for it. Or a Longship, this could perhaps replace the Trireme, but carry 2 units. Or it could replace the Galley and have strength 3. Or perhaps replace the Galley, and have an extra movement (providing the Danish UB doesn’t give an extra movement like the Viking UB does, 2 extra moves seems a bit much to me)
Denmark has rather led the way on wind power, so I would suggest Windturbine for their UB. This could replace the Coal Plant, and simply not create any pollution, or replace the Hydro Plant, but can be built anywhere, regardless of the presence of rivers.
In addition, for cities, at the end of the Danish cities there could be one or two from the Faeroes, Iceland and Greenland, all current, or former, Danish possessions, and a way of getting a little more geography/history in, e.g.
Reykjavík, Tórshavn, Akureyri, Skálholt, Godthåb
There is already a Swedish civ,
though I’m not sure it, or any of it’s parts (LH, UU, etc…
are still available…
Gustavus Adolphus would be my choice for leader.
Aggressive I think would be a good trait for him, alongside Organised. Christianity would be his favoured religion, and for a favourite civic probably Nationalism
Replaces Musketman, builds 25% faster perhaps, or simply an extra strength?
Possibly Riksbank, to replace the Bank. The Riksbank is the oldest central bank in the world,
I’m not sure what the specific advantage would be though, maybe something “generic” like +10% research?
The Swedish city list, at the end, could perhaps also have the Swedish names for some Finnish cities and/or some of the "viking" settlements in Russia and the Ukraine that are on the Viking city list, Konugard, Holmgard, etc... since they will have more of a connection to Sweden than Denmark or Norway.
There is a cool LH here,
Quite an aggressive man, so I’d recommend that as a trait of his, and otherwise…? Charismatic perhaps? I think he was a pagan, so he wouldn’t have a favoured religion, and favourite civic? He seems to have cracked down quite brutally on those who opposed his wars at home, so maybe Police State?
Either Berzerker or Longship. I’m not sure which of these would be more suitable for Norway and which for Denmark (though there are some very fine preserved Longships in Denmark, so that might swing it I guess).
Same as Viking UB?
And for cities, it could include a couple from Greenland and beyond, Erik the Red was born in Norway, so perhaps after the Norwegian cities,
Brattahlid/Eystribygd, Vestribyggd, Vinland (the first two being the Old Norse for the Eastern and Western Settlements).
With these extra North Atlantic settlement names, quite a few could probably go in either the Norwegian or Danish city lists mind you.
There is an interesting thread here on the relative merits of the Vikings vs. Denmark (by a Dane I presume!)