What would you like from Mantic to let historical miniatures find a place in Kings of War?
I think that this is the idea for the Kingdoms of Men list (Rhordia for old GW Empire minis) and should be the primary function of the KoM list.
How well does it do though? Can the list be designed better with that end in mind?
Is one list that offers a broad range of troop types and leaves the theme to you the way to do it; I think so, do you?
I think the list is missing some things, but covers most troop types that it needs to.
The main thing it’s missing is mixed formations, as used by Persians, Assyrians, Warring States Chinese, India, Alexander (after invading India) and Medieval armies.
Cavalry that can charge and shoot and charge is missing too, although chariots might do.
Both of those are notoriously difficult to balance though.
Other things to include? I think things that need new rules and/or are relatively rare don’t need to be there; like war wagons or unique troops.