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The Commonwealth Minutemen led by Preston Garvey is a custom civilization by RawSasquatch, with contributions from Arilasqueto.

This mod requires Brave New World.


Commonwealth Minutemen[]

The Commonwealth Minutemen are a volunteer civilian defense militia, described as citizen soldiers banding together to protect themselves and their communities. Similar to the Minutemen of the Revolutionary era, the modern day group is focused on defending the people of Massachusetts, at a minute's notice. The group first rose to prominence in 2180, when they defended Diamond City against a super mutant attack. The Minutemen then attempted to branch out to organize a provisional government with regional settlements. This effort was cut short when group members were murdered by the Institute's representative, a synth. Meanwhile, the group established its headquarters at Fort Independence in South Boston, referring to it as "the Castle."

The Minutemen continued in their goals of responding to requests for help from nearby settlements that were being attacked, lending their aid towards its defense. The overall faction was historically led by a general and individual contingents led by a colonel. The last Minutemen general, Joe Becker, died in 2282, but who should serve as successor was never agreed upon. After General Becker's death, rivalries between different groups began to cause infighting and disorganization.

The loss of stable leadership and internal squabbles began to erode the efficacy of the group, but the efforts of the Minutemen to respond to defense requests persisted. One such request was from the citizens of Quincy, who were being attacked by a mercenary group known as the Gunners. One group of Minutemen responded to Quincy's request, under the command of Colonel Ezra Hollis. Preston Garvey, a Minutemen member since the age of 17, was in this group and assisted with the efforts to barricade the town against future attacks. Hollis knew that they didn't have the numbers to hold the town against subsequent attacks, but repetitive requests for reinforcements from other Minutemen groups went unanswered.

Shortly thereafter, Clint, a ten year veteran of the Minutemen, arrived in Quincy not to provide reinforcements, but having defected to the Gunner side. Hollis refused to stand down and the Gunners attacked in force, overrunning the town's defenses, nearly wiping out the Minutemen. Colonel Hollis was killed, and the townsfolk were massacred for having resisted, with only a handful led to safety by Preston Garvey. From Quincy, the small contingent that survived the massacre headed to Jamaica Plains, and then Lexington to find shelter. Unable to settle there due to feral ghouls, they attempted to settle in Concord. By the time the group reaches that destination, Preston believes he is the last member of the Minutemen alive, dedicated to protecting the surviving group of civilians.

Preston Garvey[]

Preston Garvey is among the last of the Commonwealth Minutemen, a volunteer defense militia operating in the Commonwealth in 2287. He led a small group of refugees until meeting with the Sole Survivor, who assumed the role of General of the Minutemen and rebuilt the faction, with Garvey becoming a Senior Officer.

Dawn of Man[]

"Salutations to you, Preston Garvey, dedicated soldier of the Commonwealth Minutemen! A firm believer in the righteous cause the Minutemen pursued, you joined up at a young age to help make the Commonwealth a better place. However, as the years went by, the ranks began to dwindle as infighting and betrayal set upon the Minutemen like a disease. At Quincy, your fearless leader, Colonel Hollis, met his end, and fleeing the disastrous massacre, you believed yourself to be the last Minuteman left. As you wandered the wastes with a band of refugees, trying to find sanctuary, you found the Commonwealth's salvation in a new General, one who would rebuild the Minutemen back from the brink!


Art by RawSasquatch

Oh Preston, your leadership, though it be thrust upon you, shall bring the Minutemen to glory once more. Will you build a force that can protect the Commonwealth from those who would destroy it once more? And can you unite its people under the flag of liberty? Can you build a civilization to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "I don't know who you are, but welcome to the Commonwealth. We're the Minutemen, and so long as you leave the good people of the Commonwealth in peace, we can get along."

Defeat: "This is a dark day... but the Minutemen will bounce back. We always do."

Unique Attributes[]

Commonwealth Minutemen (Preston Garvey)

Art by RawSasquatch

United We Stand

Completing Quests provides more Influence Influence, and killing Barbarians provides Influence with all known City-States. Great Generals may be expended to peacefully annex City-States.


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Laser Musketman (Rifleman)
  • Generates more Great General points from combat.
  • Does not degrade Influence Influence while in City-State borders.
  • While in City-State borders, gains a Strength Combat boost (+15%).

Art by RawSasquatch

Recruitment Beacon (Broadcast Tower)
  • Does not require a Museum.
  • Upon construction, grants +1 Citizen Population and +1 Happy Happiness to its city. If the city's Population is below 6, an additional +2 of each are granted.
City List
  1. Fort Independence
  2. Sanctuary
  3. Tenpines Bluff
  4. Oberland Station
  5. Abernathy Farm
  6. Greygarden
  7. Quincy
  8. The Slog
  9. Finch Farm
  10. Nordhagen Beach
  11. Concord
  12. County Crossing
  13. Somerville Place
  14. Greentop Nursery
  15. Starlight Drive-In
  16. Jamaica Plain
  17. Red Rocket Truck Stop
  18. Sunshine Tidings
  19. Spectacle Island
  20. Hangman's Alley
  21. Kingsport Lighthouse
  22. Covenant
  23. Outpost Zimonja
  24. Murkwater
  25. Bunker Hill
  26. Taffington Boathouse
  27. Croup Manor
  28. Coastal Cottage
  29. Egret Tours Marina
  30. Diamond City
Spy List
  • Sarge
  • Becker
  • McGann
  • Shaw
  • Hollis
  • Nate
  • Nora
  • Sturges
  • Savoldi
  • Mama Murphy



Peace Theme War Theme
Liberty Lives, arranged by Inon Zur Enough is Enough, arranged by Inon Zur

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: 16 January 2022


  • Creator, Core, Art: Sasquatch (AKA Kramer)
  • Civ Icon: Arilasqueto
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