In the Bronze Age there is no one single leader who controls nations - just tribes jockeying for power within their nations. With that in mind, there are several sub-ethnic groups that can be mentioned:
- 1 Unit upgrades
- 2 Civilians
- 3 Peasant Dwellings
- 4 Mercenaries
Unlike Rise of Kings, cavalry as a rule don't upgrade to one another, except when they are replaced by a UU. Thus it is possible to see armies arrayed with Spearmen, Heavy Spearmen, and so forth
- Merchant, Armed Merchant
- Supply Wagon, Armed Supply Wagon
- Caravan, Armed Caravan
- Peasant Levy
- Skirmisher Levy
Mercenaries unlike Rise of Kings are not knockoffs of other factions' units: instead they are an additional low-grade unit that can be amassed quickly with sufficient money on hand. If you have cash it is better to recruit the mercenaries rather than your own which require two resources and more time, instead of just one.
Scythians are mostly horse-riding warriors. Ultimately the best ones, but they carry far less armour than mainstream Iranian units. By far and large, Scythians are available to many Near Eastern factions, particularly:
Scythian mercenaries include:
- Scythian Bowmen
- Scythian Warriors (armed with axes)
- Scythian Light Lancers
- Scythian Horse Archers
- Scythian Renegade Noble (axe cavalry)
Cimmerians are based off the Thracians, and can be found as mercenaries for Babylon and Assur.
- Cimmerian Axemen
- Cimmerian Hurlers
- Cimmerian Horsemen
- Cimmerian Renegade Noble (light charioteer, possibly melee)
Little is known about these people although it is suggested that Andronov style costume be used for them.
Hurrians are known for their cavalry and their spearmen, who are all lightly armoured. Hurrian scouts, while nothing special, are markedly faster to build like most mercenaries. Hurrians appear to be accessible to the Mitanni, Elamites, Lydians and Babylon.
- Hurrian Spearmen
- Hurrian Heavy Spearmen
- Hurrian Warlord (light charioteer)
KAssite units are mostly low-grade, being slingers and axemen, being trained faster than normal axemen or skirmishers. They eventually upgrade to other units. Kassites appear to be accessible solely to Elam and Babylon. Like many Near Eastern units they are dressed in Neo-Sumerian, pre-Iron Age style.
- Kassite Slingers
- Kassite Axemen
Guti are mostly skirmishers and bowmen, and have the ability of running faster than other factions' archers and javelineers. They probably upgrade to other units. Just which ones?
- Gutian Skirmishers
- Gutian Bowmen
- Gutian Spearmen
- Gutian Berserkers
Guti are usually recruitable only to Elam and Babylon.
Essentially spearmen, clubmen and bowmen recruited from non-Aryan tribes in India. No ramp cost, but no LOS either.
- Jungle Spearmen
- Jungle Clubmen
- Jungle Bowmen
- Jungle Hunters
These should be trainable to Bach Viet, Nubians, Zhou and Indians.
Hyksos, I suppose. The are bound to consist of:
- Semitic Axe Levies
- Semitic Spear Levy
- Semitic Skirmisher Levy
- Semitic Battle-Chief (a light chariot)
Most lilkely candidates are Phoenicians and Egyptians and Hebrews.
Trainable, usually for Hebrews and Babylonians
- Mercenary camel cavalry and
- Mercenary camel archers
- Arab mercenary skirmishers
- Arab mercenary clubmen.
- Mistophor Spearman (Myceanean)
- Mistophor Noble Spearman (Mycenaean long pike)
- Mistophor Hoplite
- Balkan horsemen, along with
- Balkan skirmishers,
- Balkan axemen and
- Balkan clubmen
These units are common for the Phrygians and Lydians.
See the Sea Peoples. Used mostly by Tartessian, Egyptian and Rasenna.
They sacrifice armour for attack, and are based off Hittites. Understandably they appear in Lydian, Mitanni and Hittite armies.
They appear to be spearmen, swordsmen and javelineers, and are usually associated with Egyptians.
- European Spearmen
- European Slingers
- European Archers
- European Hurlers
Used mostly by Rasenna, Celts and Germans.
Described as being clothed in skins and feathers. Trained by Zhou and Koreans. Most likely to be skirmishers, bowmen, crossbowmen and Spearmen.
clad in skins and unbound hair. Trained by Zhou and Shang.