I've liked this idea for a long time, it's something you could add to BattleDawn for an extra way to outplay people and I'll go ahead and explain.
Imagine at the beginning of each round, every colony starts off with a "Hero." This unit could do anything the community decides such as maybe simply having high stats, but I thoroughly enjoy the idea of him increasing all the damage your units output by a percentage whenever he takes part in a fight. Since each colony only gets one, you'd have to be careful with which part of the map you send him to.
I also like the idea of "if this 'Hero' dies (while fighting in a location not at your colony), he dies for good and you do not get another one".
what do yah think?