Sergeant at Arms
Would you like to play against an underground " grass roots " revolution, like Mazdakism and Christianity, that progressively mid to late game infiltrates all cultures and eventually stands up like a ninth faction, triggering nobles' conversions, army desertions, defection of cities, etc ?As long as there is a feeling of pacing, that things in the world are happening that are exciting, developing, scary, thrilling ...something!! But its not ok to have none of that and just say - ok fight these Lords again and again and again and again and have a great time !!
Could play a bit like "whack a mole" to start with, but this is the atmosphere of Late Antiquity, culminating in the astonishing Muslim tsunami .........