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Afghanistan led by Ahmad Shah Durrani is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta[1], with contributions from Sukritact, Civitar, and SuperWaffle.

This mod requires Brave New World and works best with Gazebo's Community Patch.



The Central Asian region now known as Afghanistan has served as a focal point of trans-Eurasian trade for millennia Unfortunately, it has also been the site of conflict for as long of a time. Known as “The Graveyard of Empires,” Afghanistan's critical location has made it a sought-after territory, but one that has been successfully resistant to some imperial ventures. Ethnically and linguistically diverse. Afghanistan is a melting pot of cultures, resulting in a strong national literary tradition.

Ahmad Shah Durrani[]

Ahmad Shāh Durrani, also known as Ahmad Khan Abdali, was the founder of the Durrani Empire and is regarded as the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan. He began his career by enlisting as a young soldier in the military of the Afsharid kingdom and quickly rose to become a commander of the Abdali Regiment, a cavalry of four thousand Abdali Pashtun soldiers.

After the death of Nader Shah Afshar in 1747, Ahmad Shah Durrani was chosen as King of Afghanistan. Rallying his Afghan tribes and allies, he pushed east towards the Mughal and the Maratha empires of India, west towards the disintegrating Afsharid Empire of Persia, and north toward the Khanate of Bukhara. Within a few years, he extended his control from Khorasan in the west to Kashmir and North India in the east, and from the Amu Darya in the north to the Arabian Sea in the south.

Durrani's mausoleum is located at Kandahar, Afghanistan, adjacent to the Shrine of the Cloak in the center of the city. Afghans often refer to him as Ahmad Shāh Bābā ("Ahmad Shah the Father").

Dawn of Man[]

"Blessings, Ahmad Shah Durrani, father and founder of the Afghan Empire. Plagued by centuries of bloodshed and war, Afghanistan is a harsh but resilient nation. Caught between the great powers of India, Persia, and Russia, her people, talented poets and craftsmen, have been tested and tried by countless invasions and innumerous campaigns to tame her treacherous hinterlands. But through these trials, the Afghan people, in piety and in spirit, have survived and prospered.

O' pious Emperor, the foes that once posed threat to the Afghan nation emerge once more. Will you rise to defend her ways and to repulse those that would impregnate her? Will you foster great works of song and verse to honour her people? Will you build a civilisation that stands the test of time?"


Leaderscene by Janboruta

Introduction: "I welcome you to Afghanistan. Enter my kingdom softly."

Introduction: "I am Ahmad Shah Durrani, chosen father of Afghanistan. You would be foolish not to bow to me."

Defeat: "I would be buried in gaze of my Lord, and Afghanistan with me."

Defeat: "Afghanistan shall not submit willfully. Her resolve, now, lies before you."

Unique Attributes[]

Afghanistan (Ahmad Shah Durrani)

Art by Janboruta

Graveyard of Empires

Enemy Units in your borders take damage when in Hills or next to Mountains. This, and kills in Friendly Territory, produces Greatperson Great Writer Points.


Art by Sukritact

Jezailchi (Cavalry)
  • -4 Strength Combat Strength.
  • +1 Range.
  • +34 Ranged Combat.
  • +20% Attack in Hills.
  • +10% Strength Combat Strength in Friendly Territory.

Artist unknown

Divan (Caravansary)
  • 1 Greatwork Great Work of Writing slot.
  • Receive CultureIcon Culture when a new Tile is acquired, equal to the city's CultureIcon Culture.
City List
  1. Kandahar
  2. Kabul
  3. Herat
  4. Isfahhan
  5. Peshawar
  6. Balkh
  7. Jalalabad
  8. Samarkand
  9. Mazar-i-Sharif
  10. Lashkar Gar
  11. Taloquan
  12. Khost
  13. Sheberghan
  14. Ghazni
  15. Mundigak
  16. Kunduz
  17. Sar-e Pol
  18. Chaghcharan
  19. Farah
  20. Mihtarlam
  21. Pul-i-Alam
  22. Samangan
  23. Fayzabad
  24. Zaranj
  25. Asadabad
  26. Maymana
  27. Puli Khumri
  28. Maidan Shar
  29. Gardez
Spy List
  • Masjidi
  • Laila
  • Aroon
  • Samira
  • Behrooz
  • Zabiullah
  • Ramez
  • Pooya
  • Awrang
  • Lashkar



Peace Theme War Theme

Rise of Nations soundtrack - Morocco


Rise of Nations soundtrack - DesertWind

"Morocco" from the soundtrack of Rise of Nations. "Desert Wind" from the soundtrack of Rise of Nations.

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
True Alternative Leaders
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events and Decisions[]

Adopt the Pashtunwali
The Pashtunwali is the ethical code of our people, dictating the behaviours and customs of our society. To foster greater solidarity between us and them, we should adopt the Pashtunwali ourselves.
  • Player must be Afghanistan.
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Renaissance Era.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 200 CultureIcon Culture.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • Tiles cost 15% less CultureIcon Culture and Gold Gold.
Organize a Loya Jirga
In times of war, we look upon the tribes of Afghanistan to debate and discuss the path to resolution. Today, we call together a Loya Jirga and plan for victory.
  • Player must be Afghanistan.
  • Must have at least four cities.
  • Must be at war.
  • May only be enacted once per era.
  • 100 CultureIcon Culture per Era.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate/Dignitary Dignitary (with RtP).
  • Receive either Gold Gold, two free Military Units, or a Great General.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now reciting your poems and indulging in your Manti dumplings. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: 1
Last Updated: 30 June 2016

  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Artwork.
  • Regalman: Artwork.
  • Sukritact: Artwork.
  • Civitar and embryodead: Graphics.[2]
  • Duane Decker: Music.[3][4]


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