Re: random population type
I think that is mostly controlled by the age. If you start the game in late age then you would get more militia. If you start it in early age you should get more tribes.
But you also can SET the poptype on the map.
Its in the map editing manual in the dominions 3 /doc directory
Here is a quick reference list of the commands that can be used on a map.
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