About the retinue units, will they work like nameless inventory items or will they have events and etc? Will they just be represented as the character art you already posted or will they also have their own ragdolls(for events and etc)? I also wonder if they add to the consumption of food, have their own wages and such.
the camp followers only have specific costs and requirements to unlock, after that they have no upkeep. They do not appear on the tactical map, their role is supporting your warband outside of combat. That’s the big difference to your normal mercenaries.
Also probably not the best time to make requests, but have you looked into being able to add the dog armor to the wolf?
I’ll check in on that, no promises though :)