Not really sure if anyone still plays this game or not, but I hope I can find someone to make a mod where your heroes in campaign aren't essential. As it stands if your heroes die even in one battle it is instant game over, even if your empire is vastly bigger than what the AI has left. Makes me want to park them in a corner and not use them, just to stop this from happening. Your leader re-spawns so why not the campaign heroes?
I would like the mod to let them re-spawn like leaders do, or maybe a new building where you have to buy them back for resources so you still get punished for letting them die.