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The Principality of Elba led by Napoleon is an April Fools custom civilization by PorkBean, with contributions from DuskJockey and Firaxis.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The Principality of Elba was the political entity established after the initial defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, which was granted to him following his abdication. As Sovereign, Napleon set about modernizing the island by reforming construction, mining, agriculture, and addressing various social issues such as the collection of refuse and the quality of the latrines in Portoferraio. The Principality would persist until Napoleon's escape from Elba in 1815.


It is virtually impossible to overstate the military genius of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Early on Napoleon displayed both his military brilliance and his ability to navigate the perilous political landscape of Revolutionary France, where one false step could cost you your head - literally. By 1794 he was a brigadier-general, and by 1795 he was appointed command of the French Army of the Interior. He was 25 years of age. Over the next few years Napoleon led French armies to major victories over various continental foes, including the extremely powerful Austrians.

Capitalizing on his success and his growing popularity with the citizens and the army, in 1800 he overthrew the government and appointed himself "First Consul." Five years later he would crown himself "Emperor and Consul for Life," displaying his fine contempt for the democratic roots of the Revolution that brought him to power.

Dawn of Man[]

Long life and triumph to you, Sovereign of Elba, Napoleon I - reluctant ruler of the Elban people. Elba lies in the backwaters of Europe, having enjoyed a brief mention in the Argonautica and little else for almost 2000 years. After your disastrous Russian vacation in 1812, the subsequent Treaty of Fontainebleau exiled you to the island as its sovereign ruler. Upon your arrival you dedicated yourself earnestly to the revitalization of your new domain, employing firemen, organizing garbage collection, and even overseeing the development of new latrines in the capital.

Scene Napoleon Elba

Leaderscene by PorkBean

Emperor Napoleon, this is no place for a legendary commander such as yourself! The time is ripe for your return to the world stage - all that remains is for you to choose a throne. Emperor, will you ride once more against your foes? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: Welcome. I am Napoleon, of Fr... ah, of Elba.

Introduction: Greetings. I am Napoleon, Sovereign of Elba. For now.

Defeat: Able was I, ere I saw Elba.

Unique Attributes[]

Elba (Napoleon)
Napoleon Elba Icon

Art by PorkBean

Hundred Days

Double Strength Combat Strength when at war with the first Civilization you meet. Civilizations targeted by your declaration of war will be joined by their Declared Friends.

Old Guard Icon

Art by PorkBean

Old Guard (Rifleman)
  • Double Gold Gold maintenance cost
  • +25% Strength Combat Strength for each concurrent war
Latrine Icon

Art by PorkBean

Latrine (Aqueduct)
  • +1 Happy Happiness
  • Excess Food Food is carried over as CultureIcon Culture
City List
  1. Portoferraio
  2. Campo
  3. Capoliveri
  4. Marciana
  5. Porto Azzuro
  6. Rio
  7. Procchio
  8. Capo d'Arco
  9. Bagno-Sprizze
  10. Cavo
  11. Bonalaccia-Filetto
  12. Palazzo
  13. Carpani
  14. Siaggia di Cavoli
  15. Aia
  16. Redinoce
  17. Chiessi
  18. Colle d'Orano
  19. Sant'Andrea
  20. Scaglieri
  21. Pomonte
  22. Biodola
  23. Fetovaia
  24. San Martino
  25. Lacona
  26. Magazzini
  27. Naregno
  28. Morcone
  29. San Giovanni
  30. Pareti
Spy List
  • Antoine
  • Henri-Gatien
  • Giuseppe
  • Guillaume-Joseph
  • Pierre
  • Paoli
  • Louis-Nicolas
  • Claude
  • Jean
  • Idris


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Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 1 April 2021

  • PorkBean: Design, Code, Text
  • DuskJockey: Map

Notes and References[]

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