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Alba led by Alexander III is a custom civilization mod by DuskJockey, with contributions from grant, Lordie_Staven, JFD, Viregel, and danrell.

This mod requires Brave New World.



With a history dating back to the Roman occupation of Britain, Scotland has long been renowned as a cultural stronghold in the north of Europe. Early in its history, the Pictish Confederation spanned almost the entire region, with the Gaels of Ireland coming later to inhabit the west coast. After years of war, the nation was consolidated into the Kingdom of Alba, overwhelmingly the among the most powerful kingdoms in the British Isles. Facing invasion from England, the Scottish Wars of Independence were triggered, and continue to live on in the memory of many romanticists in modern-day Scotland. In later years, the crowns of the often-feuding nations of Scotland and England were made into one, forming the United Kingdom.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Scotland became known for its industry and technological growth, attracting immigrants from all over the world to come and work in places such as the shipbuilding region of the Clyde. During both world wars, Scotland participated fully, and though it took many losses, it came through as a major fighting force, renowned to this day. During later political regimes of the 20th century, movements such as Thatcherism were unpopular among many Scots, sparking Scotland’s independence movement. With the coming of the SNP to power in 2007, a referendum on Scottish independence was scheduled for the 18th of September 2014.

Alexander III[]

Alexander III was the last major ruler from the house of Dunkeld, and who consolidated royal power in Scotland. He left his kingdom independent, united, and prosperous, and his reign was viewed as a golden age by Scots caught up in the long, bloody conflict with England after his death.

Dawn of Man[]

"A thousand welcomes to you, Alaxandair mac Alaxandair, third of your name, King of Scots and ruler over Scotland. For centuries, the Picts and the Scots fought jealously to keep hold over their highly-coveted lands. Following years of civil unrest, it was by the actions of your father, whose campaigns you continued, that the people gained a renewed determination into standing against foreign encroachment upon the realm. But your achievements would be far greater than these: not only did you repel the Norwegian invaders in 1263 AD, but you also obtained for Scotland the Western Isles in the Treaty of Perth. Not only did you ease tensions with the rebels in Galloway, you brought them back entirely within the Scottish fold. With these great exertions of energy, the kingdom of the Scots would know a golden age.


Art by Grant

O' ferocious King Alexander, hostile forces land once more upon Alba's shores. Can you lead your people to glories that only you know? Can you ensure that the Lion Rampant flies once again all across the land? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Good morrow, stranger, and welcome to the land of the Scots! I am her king; Alexander, third of my name. What business do you have here?"

Defeat: "You can take our land, you can take our lives, but you cannot take our honor. Your day will come!"

Unique Attributes[]

Alba (Alexander III)

Art by Grant

Treaty of Perth
  • Making peace with a major civilization triggers a Goldenage Golden Age, which is extended for each city gained in the preceding war.
  • Defensive buildings spawn a combat unit when completed during a Goldenage Golden Age.

Art by Grant

Gaisgeach (Swordsman)
  • Begins with the Amphibious promotion.
  • Yields +1 Production Production for each level earned when garrisoned in a City constructing Buildings.

Art by Grant

Lymphad (Galleass)
  • Trained 25% faster during Goldenage Golden Ages
  • Gains +2 Moves Movement points when beginning its turn in friendly territory.
City List
  1. Perth
  2. Edinburgh
  3. Stirling
  4. Dunfermline
  5. Arbroath
  6. Aberdeen
  7. Berwick
  8. Dumfries
  9. Dundee
  10. Montrose
  11. Linlithgow
  12. Elgin
  13. Inverkeithing
  14. St Andrews
  15. Canongate
  16. Tain
  17. Inverness
  18. Kinghorn
  19. Ayr
  20. Dingwall
  21. Dumbarton
  22. Forfar
  23. Rutherglen
  24. Nairn
  25. Cullen
  26. Brechin
  27. Kelso
  28. Stornoway
  29. Sagada
  30. Crail
  31. Glasgow
  32. Largoward
Spy List
  • Ruaridh
  • Mhairi
  • Struan
  • Eilidh
  • Mungo
  • Niamh
  • Aenghus
  • Evie
  • Graighor
  • Ulrich


Peace Theme War Theme
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"The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond", performed by the Aardvark String Quartet "The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond", performed by the Drums and Pipes of Leanisch
DuskJockey Alba icon

Mod Support[]

Additional Achievements[]

Idris Alba

  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as Alba.

Greatest Love of All

  • As Alba, be declared friends with Alexander I of Russia and Alexander of Greece/Macedon.
Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 2 January 2020


  • DuskJockey: Design, code, art
  • Lordie: Design, code
  • Grant: Art
  • Danrell: Unit model
  • JFD: Useful bits of code
  • Viregel: Civilopedia entry
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