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France led by Lafayette is a custom civilization by Zharques, with contributions from JFD, RawSasquatch, Vanadius, DuskJockey, Alga, and DarthKyofu.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Located in Western Europe, bordering six (or seven, depending upon how you count them) European countries and with coasts on the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, and the Mediterranean, France has long been one of the great political, military and cultural powers of the Western world.


Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War, was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830 and was known as the Hero of Two Worlds.

Dawn of Man[]

"Let the spirit of liberty guide you, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Commander of the National Guard, member of the Assembly of Notables and Estates-General, and the Hero of Two Worlds, France and the United States. You lived a life of glory and determination, always fighting for a fairer society. From the battlefield of the Brandywine and the winter at Valley Forge, to the years of captivity in Olmütz, your courage and determination has always been your greatest strength. Rarely wavering in your beliefs, you watched as the Age of Revolutions sprung around you. By never changing your position, throughout your life you went from a hero, to a dangerous radical, to a counter-revolutionary, and all the way back again, many times. You were a major figure of the Revolution of 1789, drafting the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, being the first commander of the National Guard, and protecting King Louis XVI on the Day of Daggers.


Art by RawSasquatch

Citizen Lafayette, your long and prosperous career has twisted and wound through many challenges. This new world contains even more. Can you navigate the treacheries of international politics to lead your people to a liberating glory? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Bonjour, welcome to the new bastion of liberty, France! I am Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette. I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I reflect."

Defeat: "I would never have drawn my sword in this cause if I could have conceived that thereby I was condeming my people to slavery."

Unique Attributes[]

France (Lafayette)

Art by RawSasquatch

Hero of Two Worlds

Enter a Goldenage Golden Age upon unlocking a new Social Policy Tree or Adopting a New Ideology. Units receive experience twice as quickly when fighting outside the continent of the Capital Capital.


Art by Alga

Fédéré (Rifleman)
  • +2 Moves Movement points when beginning their turn at full health if trained outside the Capital Capital.
  • +50% Strength Combat Strength during Goldenage Golden Ages.

Art by Alga

Political Society (Zoo)
  • Generates Great Writer Points based on the amount of Social Policies adopted.
  • During War, generates Great General Points instead.
City List
  1. Paris
  2. Versailles
  3. Marseille
  4. Pau
  5. Toulouse
  6. Orleans
  7. Bordeaux
  8. Nantes
  9. Angers
  10. Rennes
  11. Rouen
  12. Lyons
  13. Calais
  14. Amiens
  15. Dijon
  16. Troyes
  17. Strasbourg
  18. Metz
  19. Soissons
  20. Auch
  21. Valmy
  22. Montmédy
  23. Varennes
  24. Vizille
  25. Champ de Mars
  26. Grenoble
  27. Avignon
  28. Chavaniac
  29. Lèves
  30. Arras
  31. Riom
  32. Courpalay
  33. Ribemont
  34. Douai
  35. Yorktown
  36. Louisville
  37. Fayetteville
  38. Nivelles
  39. Barren Hill
  40. Brandywine Creek
Spy List
  • Georges
  • Adrienne
  • Hermione
  • Thomas
  • Nicolas
  • Isaac
  • René
  • Emmanuel
  • Charles
  • Auguste
France (Lafayette)



Peace Theme War Theme

Assassin's Creed Unity OST Vol.2 - Spies, Taxes, and the Third Estate (Track 12)


Assassin's Creed Unity OST Vol.2 - The Committee of One (Track 14)-2

'Spies, Taxes, and the Third Estate (Assassin's Creed Unity OST Vol.2)' 'The Committee of One (Assassin's Creed Unity OST Vol.2)'

Mod Support[]

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now hosting great revolutionary parades and touring the world to fight for liberty. I worry the rest of the world will succumb to the influence of your culture."

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 13 April 2023


  • Zharques: Design, Code (Core, Text
  • JFD: Code (Lua)
  • RawSasquatch: Art (Leaderscreen, Leader Icon)
  • Vanadius: Art (Map)
  • DuskJockey: Art (Leaderscreen, Leader Icon)
  • JakeWalrusWhale: Art (Civ Icon)
  • Alga: Art (UU/UB Icons)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Unit Flag)

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