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Antarctica led by Robert Scott is a custom civilization by Senshi, with contributions from Urdnot_Scott, JFD, TopHatPaladin, DarthKyofu, Sukritact, DJSHenninger and Danrell.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,000,000 square kilometres, it is the fifth-largest continent. For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages 1.9 km in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Robert Scott[]

Captain Robert Falcon Scott was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition of 1901–1904 and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition of 1910–1913. On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S and discovered the Antarctic Plateau, on which the South Pole is located. On the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, less than five weeks after Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott's party discovered plant fossils, proving Antarctica was once forested and joined to other continents. A planned meeting with supporting dog teams from the base camp failed, despite Scott's written instructions, and at a distance of 150 miles from their base camp and 11 miles from the next depot, Scott and his companions died.

Dawn of Man[]

"Good day to you, Robert Falcon Scott, heroic explorer of Antarctica! A proud and intrepid naval officer, you were chosen to lead the landmark Discovery Expedition, making large strides in both the scientific and geographical understanding of the great Southern Continent. It was on this expedition that you first sighted the sprawling Antarctic Plateau - the final step towards the goal of the South Pole. Just seven years later, you returned to your base at McMurdo Sound with the final target in sight, and you heroically led your expedition to the far reaches of the globe, planting your flag in the South Pole in 1912! Tragically, however, a rival explorer had reached the pole a mere five weeks before you, and your entire party perished on the dejected trip back. Nevertheless, your legacy as a brave and noble explorer remains sturdy and secure!

Robert scott LS

Art by Urdnot_Scott

Oh Captain Scott, your services are requested once more! Will you lead your men to victory in this hostile southern land? Will you forge an expedition to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Welcome to the rugged land of Antarctica! Here for the life of exploration and discovery, I presume? Jolly good! Just know you won't be first!"

Defeat: "Great God! This is an awful place to live anyway, I wouldn't stay around here for long if I were you."

Unique Attributes[]

Antarctica (Robert Scott)

Art by Senshi

Heroic Age of Exploration

Cities founded in Snow or Tundra gain additional Food Food equal to their Science Science yield. Snow and Tundra tiles grant Goldenage Golden Age points when acquired, and provide +1 Science Science during a Golden Age.


Art by Sukritact

Polar Explorer (Scout)
  • May move through Ice tiles
  • +1 Moves Movement when beginning a turn on Snow, Tundra or Ice
  • +1 Moves Movement when beginning a turn adjacent to a rival Recon unit
  • May be expended to construct a Research Station (after Scientific Theory)
  • Upgrades to Rifleman

Art by DJSHenninger

Research Station (Unique Improvement)
  • Unlocked at Scientific Theory
  • May only be constructed in Snow or Tundra tiles, and not adjacent to another Research Station.
  • +3 Science Science, +1 Production Production
  • One Specialist may be employed with no additional Food or Happiness costs for each Research Station worked by a City
City List
  1. McMurdo
  2. Amundsen-Scott
  3. Concordia
  4. Vostok
  5. Rothera
  6. Davis
  7. Troll
  8. Eduardo Frei
  9. Mirny
  10. Esperanza
  11. Scott
  12. Mawson
  13. Comandante Ferraz
  14. Belgrano
  15. Captain Prat
  16. Bellingshausen
  17. Dumont d'Urville
  18. Halley
  19. Artigas
  20. Arctowski
  21. Neumayer
  22. Showa
  23. King Sejong
  24. SANAE
  25. Vernadsky
  26. Maitri
  27. Great Wall
  28. New Swabia
Spy List
  • Roald
  • Ernest
  • Douglas
  • Carsten
  • Adrien
  • Fabian
  • Jean-Baptiste
  • Carl
  • James
  • MacReady


Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Antarctic Treaty
Antarctica has many unrecognised and conflicting claims over its territory, which could cause international strife. We should take any opportunity we can to create a treaty and establish Antarctica as a place of peace and research!
  • Player must be Antarctica.
  • The World Congress must have been Founded.
  • Must be at peace with all Civilizations.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • Immediate Declaration of Friendship with all bordering Civilizations
  • Gain one Delegate in the World Congress.
Develop Icebreaker Ships
In order to properly traverse the treacherous frozen waters of this Southern Continent, we must develop new ice-breaking technology or risk being cut off completely!
  • Player must be Antarctica.
  • Must have researched Astronomy.
  • Must have at least one Coastal City.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • Science Science equal to 25% of the cost of the last Naval technology.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • Existing and newly trained naval units may freely move through previously impassable terrain.
  • +1 Moves Movement for naval units.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

“Our people are now travelling further and further south for the express purpose of being furthest south. I worry the rest of the world will soon succumb to the influence of your culture.”

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 3 January 2019


  • Senshi: Concept, Design, Code, Art (Map, Civ Icon), Text
  • Urdnot_Scott: Concept, Art (Leaderscene)
  • JFD: Lua
  • TopHatPaladin: Lua, Decisions
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Civ Icon), Pedias
  • Sukritact: Art (Unit Icon)
  • DJSHenninger: Art (Unique Improvement Icons & Model)
  • Danrell: Unit Models
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