You are absolutely right, Loaf Warden. The Vikings were not a civ as such, but rather the name given to the traders and warriors that sailed out to trade and/or fight. However, Civ is not historically correct in many other means, so I guess we have to live with this small mistake too. Civ is supposed to sell and I think a civ called the Vikings sells more than the Scandinavians or the Norse. The UU is the berserker, as some has pointed out. I have no idea where that name comes from. I guess it will replace the swordsman. Many have suggested that the Viking UU should replace the warrior, but they fail to remember that the Vikings ruled the battlefields hundreds of years after the Roman Legions. A warrior-type unit would simply be obsolete by that time. Btw I really liked your idea of the Viking UU being a looting unit! Another idea is to give the Berserker the ability to attack directly out of the boat, like the Marines. Personally I think the Viking UU should have been a naval unit. E.g. a longboat that is able to traverse ocean squares and replaces the caravel. I guess the Vikings will be expansionistic and commercial. These are perhaps the two least attractive special abilities, but they are historically correct.