The mod may give you some bonuses against the animals. AND seems to only grant the free promotions when a unit has performed especially well in a fight--so if this mod enhances their performance against animals, I can see you getting free promotions easier. The "Field Promotions" feature of AND can be turned off in the BUG screen. You can get there by clicking on the bug-shaped icon in the upper left corner of your screen when playing AND. I hadn't noticed the documentation about Subdue Animals interfering with some AND features, but I happened upon one that was a deal-breaker for me, unfortunately. I can't seem to get the Equestrians Guild to function when the two are combined. I love having a chance to get a Horse resource in the early game, but frankly if I have to choose between that or having access to the Equestrian's Guild, I have to go with the latter. It was a hard decision to make though. My kids and I have really enjoyed hunting the animals in the early game, and we'll miss those features. Thanks DH for a great mod. If you ever get it to work with the Equestrian's Guild, we'll be really excited.