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Castilian Empire
Map by Viregel
Map by Viregel
Government req. mod
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Traits req. mod
Expansive, Spiritual
Map Labels Language req. mod
Alt. Leader For req. mod
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Spain (Carlos III) | Spain (Isabella) | Spain (Philip II)

Castile led by Isabella is a custom civilization mod by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from Regalman, Viregel, and Sukritact. This mod requires Spain (Philip II) which heavily modifies Isabella's Spain.

This mod requires Brave New World and the Spain and Inca DLC, and works best with Gazebo's Community Patch.



The Kingdom of Castile was a large and powerful state on the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the host of castles constructed in the region. It began as the County of Castile (Condado de Castilla), an eastern frontier lordship of the Kingdom of León in the 9th century. During the 10th century its counts increased their autonomy, but it was not until 1065 that it was separated from León and became a kingdom in its own right. Between 1072 and 1157 it was again united with León, and after 1230 this union became permanent. Throughout this period the Castilian kings made extensive conquests in the southern Iberia at the expense of the Islamic principalities. Castile and León, with their southern acquisitions, came to be known collectively as the Crown of Castile, a term that also came to encompass overseas expansion.


Isabella I was Queen of Castile and León for 30 years, and with her husband Ferdinand, laid the groundwork for the consolidation of Spain. For her role in the Spanish unification, patronage of Columbus' voyage to America, and ending of the Reconquista (recapturing) of the Iberian Peninsula, Isabella is regarded as one of the most beloved and important monarchs in the Spanish crown.

Under Isabella, Spain was united, the Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula concluded, and the power of the region centralized. She also laid the groundwork for the most dominant military machine in the next century (The Armada), reformed the Spanish church, and led the Spanish expansions into the new American colonies. Although many criticize her role in the Inquisition and in the persecution of Jews and Muslims, others are currently campaigning to have the late Queen canonized as a Saint in the Catholic Church. Regardless of her questionable acts persecuting others' religious beliefs, Isabella remains one of the most influential and significant monarchs of Spain.

Dawn of Man[]

Blessed Isabella, servant of God, holy queen of Castile and León! Your people greet and welcome you. You are the ruler of Spain, a beautiful and ancient country at the crossroads of the world between Europe and Africa, one shore on the Mediterranean and the other on the mighty Atlantic ocean. The Spanish are a multicultural people with roots in the Muslim and Christian worlds. A seafaring race, Spanish explorers found and conquered much of the New World, and, for many centuries, its gold and silver brought Spain unrivalled wealth and power, making the Spanish court the envy of the world.

O fair and virtuous Isabella! Will you rebuild the Spanish empire and show the world again the greatness of your people? Will you take up the mantle of the holy monarchy, and vanquish your foes under heaven’s watchful eyes? Your adoring subjects await your command! Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: God blesses those who deserve it. I am Isabel of Spain. (Dios bendiga a aquellos que lo merezcan. Soy Isabel de España.)

Defeat: Very well. This is undoubtedly the will of God. And I must accept it. (Muy bien. Esta es sin duda la voluntad de Dios. Y debo aceptarla.)

Unique Attributes[]

Castile (Isabella)

Art by Firaxis

Conquering cities of a foreign religion awards FaithIcon Faith and Gold Gold. Conquered cities begin with your main religion and cannot lose this religion whilst under your control.

Art by Janboruta

Jinete (Horseman)
  • Restores Hit Points and 2 Moves Movement after capturing a city following a different religion.
  • Flank attack bonus increased by 15%.
  • -25% Combat Penalty vs Cities (vs 33).

Art by Firaxis

Conquistador (Knight)
  • No penalty vs Cities.
  • +1 Sight.
  • Can embark with defense.
  • May found cities on other landmasses.
City List
  1. Toledo
  2. Leon
  3. Valladolid
  4. Burgos
  5. Oviedo
  6. Madrid
  7. Santiago
  8. Segovia
  9. Avila
  10. Bilbao
  11. Salamanca
  12. Santander
  13. Soria
  14. Badajoz
  15. Tordesillas
  16. Finisterre
  17. Calatrava
  18. Aguilar
  19. Zamora
  20. Cuenca
  21. Corunna
  22. Las Navas de Tolosa
  23. Murcia
  24. Cartagena
  25. Merida
  26. Toro
  27. Cordoba
  28. Seville
  29. Cadiz
  30. Alicante
  31. Ciudad Real
  32. Gijon
  33. Jaen
  34. Plasencia
  35. Camora
  36. Penafiel
  37. Caceres
  38. Siguenza
  39. Albacete
  40. Almagaro
Spy List
  • Rodrigo
  • Esmeralda
  • Leon
  • Mathilda
  • Ramona
  • Señor X
  • Topolino
  • Serpiente
  • Garcia
  • El Lobo
Conquistador Names
  • Hernan Cortes
  • Francisco Pizzaro
  • Francisco Coronado
  • Hernando de Soto
  • Pánfilo de Narváez
  • Francisco de Orellana
  • Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón
  • Vasco Nuñez de Balboa
  • Álvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca
  • Luis de Moscoso Alvarado
  • Juan Ponce de Leon
  • Juan Pardo
  • Juan de Oñate
  • Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada
  • Nuño de Guzmán
  • Bernal Díaz del Castillo
  • Inés de Suárez
  • María de Estrada
  • Pedro de Alvarado y Contreras
  • Alonso Fernández de Lugo
  • Miguel López de Legazpi
  • Bartolomeo Columbus
  • Pedro Gutiérrez de Valdivia
  • Álvaro de Mendaña y Neira
  • Isabel Barreto


Castile Icon


Mod Support[]

Events and Decisions[]

Form the Spanish Nation
Having united our people through faith and perserverance, we are now in a position to proclaim our once lost heritage - that of a Spanish Nation. In doing so, our people and our crown will be bound together for centuries to come.
  • Player must be Castile.
  • Must have at least 80% religious unity
  • Must have at least 5 cities.
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Medieval Era.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • FaithIcon Faith.
  • Gold Gold.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • A Goldenage Golden Age begins
  • +1 Happy Happiness for each City you own Connected to the Capital.
  • -15% Unhappiness in the Capital.
  • Become known as Spain.
Fund Columbus' Expedition
The explorer Christopher Columbus has repeatedly petitioned the courts of the land to finance an expedition to try and find new trade routes. Perhaps if we were to fund this voyage it would indeed bring us the wealth that he so claims.
  • Player must be Castile.
  • Must have researched Astronomy
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 500 Gold Gold.
  • 2 Caravels and a Great Admiral appear near the Capital.

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1 (as Spain (Philip II))
Last Updated: 28 September 2016


  • JFD: Coding, Design, Writing
  • Janboruta: Art, Graphics (re-texturing), Research.
  • Viregel: Art (Map).
  • Sukritact: Design (Decision).
  • Danrell: Graphics.
  • Whoward: Utilities.
  • Typhlomence: UniqueDiplomacyUtils.lua
  • Pierre Langer and Tilman Sillescu: Music.
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