Interesting. I was thinking, rather than removing the lancer (I get that, I dislike its fantasy anti-cavalry role), adding the horse archer in the medieval era could complete two separate mounted branches, one ranged and one melee: chariot archer > horse archer > reiter (>gatling gun) horseman > knight > lancer > cavalry Early gun cavalry got close, fired once and retreated. A 3 move, 1 range unit with low base strength could work without being overpowered. Furthermore I echo the voices saying replacing the musketman is unnecessarily disruptive. The history of firearms had so many stages that a ranged unit can be found to coexist with it. Cheap thoughts. Great work!