ThunderTitan wrote:2. No, it simply means that Lord Haart was a TWIN.
Wow, a soap opera staple as an argument, that's lame even by your standards...
Might and Magic X:
Sheltem: Corak never told you what really happened to your father..
Kastore: He told me enough! He told me you killed him!
Sheltem: No, I am your father.
Kastore: No... no, that's not true! That's impossible!
Sheltem: Search your feelings, you know it to be true!
Kastore: NOOOOOOO!!!!!! *grabs a blaster and shoots nearby Necromancer*
Now, seriously, come on, this whole idea about Sandro, Crag Hack, Gem, Lord Haart etc, being separate characters in different games is a complete ass pull and has absolutely no canonical information to support it whatsoever.
As for recruitable heroes from HoMM 1-2, most of them are just filling out the roster, just like in HoMM 3-4 there are different characters from different places that could be hired in Taverns (for instance, you can hire Dungeon heroes when fighting against Nighon in RoE, or hire Sandro before his release from Deyjan prison), only here heroes are also from different planets. So, basically nearly all of those heroes didn't appear on Enroth and didn't take part in the First War of Enrothian Succession and the Succession Wars, but some of them are different (from their M&M I-V counterparts) characters with same names, which applies to those who were part of the story in later games: Yog, Falagar, Crag Hack, Sandro, Gem, Luna and a few more.