Certain units are currently only available through events. And some of them I fully agree with. Conquistadors, native mercs, and Royal Artillery, would all theoretically be limited in source. However, any individual/entity with enough money could commission or buy a man o war, or contract hessian (or similar) mercenaries. Could we not add these to buy list in Europe, just at a proportionately higher price? If a Ship of the line costs 6k, your first ManoWar could cost 25k. But it doesnt seem realistic that you /cant/ buy it. The colonies /could/ have dumped massive resources into buying or building Capital warships, it just wasnt very cost effective. But I've had games exceeding 200k gold just sitting prior to WoI. Surely I could afford the best?