Idea: Reskinning factions for more theme-correctness
I am wondering how difficult it would be to reskin each faction to make them appear more (somewhat) more historical. European factions for the most part wouldn't need a whole lot of this. But Saracens, China, etc, should look different. Example, I'd give China long coats of lammelar, Saracens Lammelar Corselets and Assyrian caps, or turbans. Saracens in he imperial age would have either the famous Disk plate or plates of steel on the chest, with mail shirt and leg guards. well I'm open to any ideas. Not necessarily strictly accurate, but it gets the theme of the civilization better.