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Eswatini led by Labotsibeni Mdluli is a custom civilization mod by DuskJockey, with contributions from DMS, Chrisy15, and DarthKyofu.

This mod requires Brave New World. It is part of the 12 Days of Africa event.



The Kingdom of Eswatini is a landlocked country in the eastern flank of South Africa, where it adjoins Mozambique. It is also notable for being one of the last absolute monarchies in the world.

Labotsibeni Mdluli[]

As queen mother and regent of the Kingdom of Swaziland (now known as Eswatini), Labotsibeni laMdluli transcended the usual powers allowed to women in her society, grasped the benefits of Western influence, and helped lay the foundations for her country as a nation state. Labotsibeni Mdluli was born in Swaziland to the northern Mdluli clan, which was distinguished for its skill in military intelligence. She was born while her father, Matsanjana Mdluli, was at war in a dispute with chief Tsibeni of the baPedi. Despite the circumstances of her birth, she lived a life dedicated to preventing war, but would be linked to her father's former adversary through her name, Labotsibeni.

Queen Labotsibeni died in Embekelweni, then the Swazi national capital. She was given the name Gwamile, 'The Indomitable One', by her Swazi subjects in recognition of her ability to contain colonial encroachment and to defend Swazi independence and culture.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail, Labotsibeni Mdluli, queen mother of Eswatini! Truly do the clouds and the rain arrive at your command! You lead a proud and storied people. The Swazi arrived in the lands near South Africa in the 17th century, carving out a magnificent kingdom in the midst of the African wilds. Though the Swazis succumbed to foreign rule after the Boer wars, their warrior spirit remained undiminished. You championed the cause of freedom for your nation, laying the foundation for the reclamation of lands lost by your forebears and bringing modernity to a much oppressed people.


Art by DMS

Indomitable Labotsibeni, your children struggle without their great mother. Can you seize the reins of leadership and defend the Swazi patrimony against foreign encroachment? Can you bring the blessed rains to your lands and steer the Swazis to the future? Can you create a civilization to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Hail, foreigner, and welcome to Eswatini. I, Labotsibeni, her queen, extend my greeting."

Defeat: "Long may your lands swelter and your peoples starve for this abominable act."

Unique Attributes[]

Eswatini (Labotsibeni Mdluli)

Art by DMS

Fortress of Africa
  • During a 'We Love the King' Day, tile purchases are up to 60% cheaper for each unit trained in the city.
  • Earn Greatperson Great General points whenever a city expands.

Art by DuskJockey

Ngwenyama (Great General)
  • Triggers a 'We Love the King' Day in the Capital Capital when born.
  • Grants adjacent melee units the ability to perform a ranged attack before engaging.

Art by DuskJockey

Royal Kraal (Stable)
  • Has no bonus toward mounted units.
  • Yields +1 CultureIcon Culture for each Horses Horse, Sheep, and Cattle resource in its city, increasing to +2 if the city is training a Unit.
City List
  1. Mbabane
  2. Lobamba
  3. Big Bend
  4. Malkerns
  5. Nhlagano
  6. Hluti
  7. Simunye
  8. Siteki
  9. Piggs Peak
  10. Manzini
  11. Vuvulane
  12. Mpaka
  13. Kwaluseni
  14. Mhlambanyatsi
  15. Mondi
  16. Tabankulu
  17. Hlatinkulu
  18. Bulembu
  19. Kubuta
  20. Tjaneni
  21. Sidvokodvo
  22. Lavumisa
  23. Ngwenya
  24. Nsoko
  25. Mankayane
Spy List
  • Dumsane
  • Butana
  • Benkovski
  • Simanga
  • Musa
  • Jonathan
  • Qinishile
  • Gladys
  • Ntfombi
  • Temalangeni


IconPNG Eswatini

Eswatini is one of those Civs that just thrives by hyperfocusing aggression. Equal parts highly expansionistic and relentlessly militaristic, the UU being a Great General makes going Honor early on a semi-viable strategy (especially given the rather excellent bonus of giving adjacent melee units the bonus from the Impi), and there’s plenty of ways to generate Great Generals with the UA. It’s also a wholly viable aggressive Tradition Civilization. All you know is that you’ll want to be pummeling your enemies into submission, because there’s not much to do other than that. So, as always, the best pick for this battering ram is Autocracy.


Peace Theme War Theme

African Skies - Stephan J Anderson


Music Earthquake (Drums Percussion)

"African Skies", by Stephen J. Anderson "Earthquake", by Andries de Haan

Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 10 September 2019


  • DuskJockey: Design, code, art
  • Chrisy15: C15 Iterator pack, code
  • DMS: Art
  • Darthstarkiller: Art
  • Sukritact: Modular City Info Stack
  • Stephen J. Anderson: Music
  • Andries de Haan: Music
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