The Protectors is a stand-alone mod of the game Warlords Battlecry 3 (i.e. it can be run without having the original game installed - 100% free full mod). It is an improved RTS/RPG game with new campaigns, quests, terrain, units, items, heroes, modding features and more. Beta versions available for download!
I like the hero changes you made, but that's about it.
I really dislike the changes on the races. I dislike that some units are only accessible through the campaign. The races are too simple and have up to 5 units max.
The hero system is good, but the gameplay goes far beyond that.
I understand that the mod is not complete yet, but I dislike the way you are trying to balance the game and simplify the strategy part.
I've been a huge fan of Warlords Battlecry II and III. The protectors is a mod for WBC III which brings some nice ideas to the original game such as an improved hero leveling-system, balance changes (in the first skirmish I played to try this mod out, I ran into barbarian war hounds which were strong and pretty useful, compared to their weaksauce-version in WBC III) and the re-introduction of bronze and zinman-mode.
The new perk system brings an interesting twist to alter your playstyle. You can, for example, choose to produce units faster but for a higher cost (and vice versa).
I haven't tried the chapters yet, so I won't comment on that.