[Gameplay] - Let Spartans start with a Champion.
The Kushites start their games with an healer, the Mauryas with an elephant. The Spartans were known for their superior hoplites; this patch gives them one champion infantry at game start, to make them feel a bit different from other factions. It won't suddenly make them win games, although it could help a bit defending against very early raids.
Somewhat relevant forum threads: https://wildfiregames.com/forum/topic/35419-differentiating-civs-spartans/ and https://wildfiregames.com/forum/topic/22868-rethinking-the-meta-with-sparta-a-historical-approach/?tab=comments#comment-338125.