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The Duchy of Burgundy led by Charles I the Bold is a custom civilization by Alga, with contributons from JFD, ???.

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Charles I[]

Charles I (10th November 1433 to 5th January 1477) was Duke of Burgundy from 1467 to 1477. Charles's main objective was to be crowned king by turning the growing Burgundian State into a territorially continuous kingdom. He declared himself and his lands independent, bought Upper Alsace and conquered Zutphen, Guelders and Lorraine, uniting at last Burgundian northern and southern possessions. This caused the enmity of several European powers and triggered the Burgundian Wars.

Charles's early death at the Battle of Nancy at the hands of Swiss mercenaries fighting for René II, Duke of Lorraine, was of great consequence in European history. The Burgundian domains, long wedged between the Kingdom of France and the Habsburg Empire, were divided, but the precise disposition of the vast and disparate territorial possessions involved was disputed among the European powers for centuries.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail, Duke Charles I the Bold of Burgundy, Grand Duke of the West and Knight of the Golden Fleece. It was during rule that you and the people of Burgundy sought to throw off the yoke of the King of France and become an independent kingdom. To this end, you built upon the acquyour father, Philip the Good purchased the territory of Upper Alsace, and made war in the War of the Public Weal, eventually conquering Zutphen, Guelders and Lorraine, finally unifying the northern and southern possessions of Burgundy. You supported your military might by employing rigid discipline, augmented your forces with foreign mercenaries, and implementing an independent judicial system, leading to a splendid but less extravagant court. But success breeds jealousy and your enemies joined forces in the Burgundian Wars. After defeats at Grandson and Morat, you were slain at Nancy, and with you, an independent essentially Burgundy died and the House of Valois-Burgundy was left ruined.


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Oh bold and brilliant Charles, you must once again build Burgundy into an independent state, free from the influence and interference of others. You must stand firm, face your enemies, and build your once great state and court once more. Can you unify your lands and defeat all your jealous enemies? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Hmph? Another curious and envious ruler from lower rank, to visit me? Charles I, the Bold and his glorious machine and war. Maybe you can learn a few tricks from my Grace."

Defeat: "I have no business with you."

Unique Attributes[]

Burgundy (Charles I)
Agla Burgundy Charles I Leader Icon

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Guns of Odruik

Gunpowder units receive +10% Strength Strength against a city for every second level promoted. Siege units costs 50% less Gold gold.

Agla Burgundy Charles I Hand-Gunner

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Hand-Gunner  (Musketman)
  • +25% Attack against fortified units
  • tronger next to other Units, even more if is a Canon (15 and 30).
Agla Burgundy Charles I Chastel

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Chastel (Castle)
  • +1 Science for every 5 Defense Strength the city has.
  • Boosts Gunpowder and Siege Unit Production Production.
City List
  1. Dijon
  2. Autun
  3. Nancy
  4. Beaune
  5. Amiens
  6. Nevers
  7. Arras
  8. Ypres
  9. Antwerp
  10. Breda
  11. Bethune
  12. Therouanne
  13. Brussels
  14. Courtrai
  15. Mechelen
  16. Bruges
  17. Namur
  18. Boulogne
  19. Valenciennes
  20. Rethel
  21. Vezelay
  22. Ghent
  23. Amsterdam
  24. Delft
  25. Luxembourg
  26. The Hague
  27. Leiden
  28. Limbourg
  29. Nancy
  30. Luxeuil
  31. Verdun
  32. Bergen op Zoom
  33. Middelburg
  34. Metz
  35. Aalst
  36. Clairvaux
  37. Chalon
  38. Poligny
Spy List
  • Colette
  • Adelaide
  • Yolande
  • Joan
  • Constance
  • Hugues
  • Jean-Philippe
  • Larousse
  • Nicephore
  • Bernard
Burgundy (Charles I)



Peace Theme War Theme
Unknown. Unknown.

Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 7 May 2023


  • Alga: Creator
  • JFD: ?
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