Yeah, I would also greatly prefer it over pikemen -> lancer. In the vanilla Civ5 pikemen upgraded to musketmen while lancers were standalone unit. But they were useless. So Firaxis decided on a brilliant move to link them with anti - mounted line so we have infantry upgrading into cavalry, field artillery and helicopters It is awful to upgrade experienced medieval/ancient infantry to such useless cavalry unit, especially for Zulu, Persia and Celts. On the other hand, it is awful for civs with Lancer units - Poland, Ottoman, Sweden - that they have to wait till atomic era (!!!) to upgrade their unique units. And what between cuirasseur and helicopters? I would simply upgrade Cavalry to Landships. Armor units are usually considered as 'modern cavalry'. The only reason to leave them would be IMHO to make them 2/3 range non direct fire ranged unit with high combat strenght (no bonus to cities). So they would be actually dangerous against tanks while remaining useful for other purposes. Well, for me it seems to be too complicated, the same as for the current anti cav line Much better solution - I have even seen a mod like this - is a conversion of 'ranged cavalry' promotions into 'cavalry promotions'. Cool idea. I think it would be too much - the entire concept of city bombardment is strange and makes wars more static than they were in the history, shouldn't be buffed more.