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Assyria led by Tiglath-Pileser III is a custom civilization by JFD, with contributions from DarthKyofu, Sukritact, DMS, Grant, Zharques, Danrell, Whoward, mikeburnfire, and SeelingCat.

This mod requires Brave New World. It is part of the Civ V 10th Anniversary Collection.

Overview[]

Assyria[]

The many ancient kingdoms of Assyria, long since swept into the dust of history, were at various times among the most prosperous and powerful of any on Earth. Centered in the heart of Mesopotamia (modern northern Iraq), Assyria was founded by Semitic descendants of Akkadian and Sumerian refugees following the collapse of the Akkadian Empire c. 2154 BC, whose languages and customs slowly coalesced into two distinct Mesopotamian peoples: the Assyrians in the north and Babylonians in the south. Despite a number of initial attempts at forming an independent kingdom, the Assyrians were continually thwarted by the expansion of their neighbors, particularly Babylon. Eventually, commencing with the near-legendary Tudiya, Assyrian kings succeeded in establishing a great empire - and on more than one occasion Assyria was the most powerful state in the region. However, Assyria also continued to suffer at the hands of neighboring rivals, and by the late 6th century BC, the empire was no more.

Tiglath-Pileser III[]

Tiglath-Pileser III was one of the most successful rulers of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Prior to his seizing power, Assyria had been politically and militarily weak, for its northern neighbour, Urartu, dominated the states controlling its principal trade routes to the Mediterranean and to the Iranian plateau. In the spring of 745 bc a rebellion against the weak king Ashur-nirari V, a son of Adad-nirari III, brought a new ruler, who was then governor of Calah, to power. This new ruler assumed the throne name of Tiglath-pileser. Tiglath-pileser III was an intelligent and vigorus king, reorganising a number of military and civilian administrative apparatus to be more effient, such as rearranging territorial governorships by subdividing the larger provinces that had tended to strive for independence. He had these appointments report directly to him, as to be able to check the efficiency of the empire. But it was in his military campaigns that Tiglath-Pileser proved to be one of the most competent leaders of Assyrian history. He first moved eastward against Zamua (modern Sulaymānīyah), then north against the Medes. Both were brought back under control of the adjacent provincial governors. He followed this by waging war against Nabonassar, native king of Babylonia, and the Urartian ruler Sarduri II and his neo-Hittite and Aramaean allies, defeating all. These conquests were possible due to his refomation of the military, as he had professionalised the army through an efficient intelligence system, as well as the use of conquered enemies within his army. Along with his policy of forced mass resettlement, he systematically conquered nearly all of the known world. He died in 727 BC, but not before he had made Israel his subject, making the Levant under Assyrian hegemony. His conquests will not soon be forgotten.

Dawn of Man[]

"Acclaim be upon you, O' mighty Tiglath-Pileser III, King of the Four Corners of the World and of Assyria. As King, you would become Assyria's greatest conqueror. Subduing all of Babylonia, Urartu, Medes, the Neo-Hittites, Syria, and Phoenicia, yours would be the legacy of an empire of empires. With keen administrative skill, so too did you subject your conquests to reform, integrating your conquered peoples into your armies and scattering any resistance to your rule. Truly were you a king to be both feared and awed.

JFDAssyriaTiglathPileserIII Diplo

Art by DMS

Acclaim be upon you, O' mighty Tiglath-Pileser III, King of the Four Corners of the World and of Assyria. As King, you would become Assyria's greatest conqueror. Subduing all of Babylonia, Urartu, Medes, the Neo-Hittites, Syria, and Phoenicia, yours would be the legacy of an empire of empires. With keen administrative skill, so too did you subject your conquests to reform, integrating your conquered peoples into your armies and scattering any resistance to your rule. Truly were you a king to be both feared and awed."

Introduction: "Why does someone enter my court? I am Tiglath-Pilester III, mighty King of the Universe. It is customary to bow in fear and awe before me."

Defeat: "To dust then. May the gods look upon my reign with mercy."

Unique Attributes[]

Assyria (Tiglath-Pileser III)
JFDTiglathIcon

Art by DarthKyofu

Inscriptions of Tiglath-Pileser

Adopting CultureIcon Social Policies reduces Resistance Resistance, heals Units, and damages enemy Cities. Monuments and Military Buildings grant CultureIcon Culture when constructed, doubling in conquered cities and tripling in former Capital Capitals.

JFDItu'uIcon

Art by DarthKyofu

Itu'u (Archer)
  • Obsoletes later at Machinery instead of Construction.
  • Receive a free Itu'u everytime a Courthouse is constructed.
  • No Gold Gold Maintenance.
Siegetower

Art by Firaxis

Siege Tower (Catapult)
  • Grants a 50% combat bonus vs cities to units within 2 tiles
  • Starts with the Cover I promotion
  • +70% Strength Combat Strength (12 vs 7)
  • +1 Sight
  • May only melee attack cities
Changes to Assyria (Ashurbanipal)
JFDQurubutiIcon

Art by Grant

Qurubuti (Swordsman) (replaces the Siege Tower)
  • Initimidates (-15% Strength Combat Strength) nearby enemy units whilst beginning its turn garrisoned in the Capital Capital or a former Capital Capital.
  • Does not require Iron Iron to be trained.
City List
  1. Nimrud
  2. Assur
  3. Nineveh
  4. Dur-Sharrukin
  5. Kar-Tukulti-Ninurta
  6. Babylon
  7. Gozan
  8. Harran
  9. Harbe
  10. Nisibis
  11. Marqash
  12. Arpad
  13. Tarsisi
  14. Ecbatana
  15. Tushpa
  16. Sam-al
  17. Karkar
  18. Kish
  19. Nippur
  20. Damascus
  21. Sidon
  22. Qatni
  23. Jerusalem
  24. Aevad
  25. Dumah
  26. Anatho
  27. Tadmor
  28. Raphia
  29. Sela
  30. Hit
  31. Arrapha
  32. Dunnu-sha-Uzibi
Spy List
  • Belassunu
  • Pulu
  • Onnes
  • Rezin
  • Shamshi-ilu
  • Zakkur
  • Arbaces
  • Ninus
  • Zariqum
  • Semiramis

Strategy[]

Assyria (Tiglath-Pileser III)

Music[]

Peace Theme War Theme
"Campaign" from the soundtrack of Chariots of War. "Front End" from the soundtrack of Chariots of War.

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Yes
Yes
Community Balance Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ethnic Units
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Map Labels
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Unique Cultural Influence
Yes
Wish for the World
No
YnAEMP
Yes

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 6
Last Updated: 27 September 2020
  • JFD: Author, Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Civ Icon; Unique Unit Icon (Itu'u)), Research (Cities)
  • DMS: Art (Leaderscene)
  • Grant: Art (Unique Unit Icon (Qurubuti))
  • Sukritact: Art (Map)
  • Zharques: Research (Cities), Pedias (Leader)
  • Danrell: Graphics (Unit Models)
  • Whoward: Utilities (PlotIterators.lua)
  • Mikeburnfire: Pedias (Unique Unit (Qurubuti))
  • SeelingCat: Pedias (Unique Unit (Itu'u))


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Day 4
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Day 5
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