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Kingdom of France
Art by Janboruta
Art by Janboruta
Louis XIV
Government req. mod
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Traits req. mod
Creative, Industrious
Map Labels Language req. mod
Alt. Leader For req. mod
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France led by Louis XIV is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta[1], with contributions from bernie14.

This mod requires Brave New World. 



Modern France has its roots in ancient Gaul. In the 2nd century BC Rome intervened on the side of Massilia (Marseilles), a Greek colony founded in 600 BC, in its struggle against the barbarian tribes of the hinterland. The result was the formation, in 121 BC, of the Roman Provincia in what is now southern France; between 58 to 50 BC Julius Caesar seized the remainder. For more than four centuries Gaul enjoyed the benefits of Roman rule, and many ruins of aqueducts and bathhouses still dot the French landscape. After 395 AD the internal problems of the Empire encouraged barbarian penetration of Gaul. By 418, the Franks and Burgundians were established west of the Rhine, and the Visigoths had settled in Aquitaine. The period of the Merovingian and Carolingian Frankish dynasties (476-887) frames the Early Middle Ages.

Louis XIV[]

Born to King Louis XIII of France, Louis XIV was raised in the most opulent court in Europe. His every need was catered to, and he was given an excellent education, even if he was too lazy and spoiled to appreciate it. Louis XIII died when his son was five, and the regency passed to the queen mother, Anne of Austria. For the next 18 years she ruled France with the able assistance of Cardinal Mazarin, who may or may not have also been her lover, while Louis lived in pampered splendor.

Dawn of Man[]

Peoples the world over rejoice, for never before have they seen such a glorious and finely dressed monarch as you, O' Louis XIV, the Sun King of France. At five, you inherited the French throne - the most ancient and noble of the thrones of Europe - and for seventy-two years a modern state would be your design. Though a man of indulgence, your legal and cultural codes would form the basis of both Napoleon's Empire and the French Republics to come, and you would ultimately leave in your wake the most glorious century with which France has ever been blessed. 

Louis Diplo

Leaderscene by Janboruta

Your great majesty, the Kingdom of France is bereft of the glory that had once adorned it, and your people grieve for ages past. Can you restore the refinement and power of the Bourbon throne? Can you, with guile and excellence, restore the treasured crown of the divine kings? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "By the heavens, what is this unrefined thing that walks into my court so heedlessly? You stand before the King of France, the most beautiful, serene, and pious of all the Kings of this world. Oh, and humble."

Introduction: "I am Louis XIV, by the Grace of God, King of France and Navarre. No King has ever walked this earth to bear such a glorious shadow as mine. You must be blessed to witness the grandeur of my being. So, what gifts have you brought me?"

Defeat: "Oh my, what an uncouth barbarian you are! I am positively disturbed by your lack of concern for the beauty of this earth. The world over will weep for this loss."

Defeat: I did not think I should live forever.

Unique Attributes[]

France (Louis XIV)

Art by Janboruta

The Sun King

During We Love the King Day, the Capital Capital generates points towards your choice of cultural Greatperson Great Person equal to double the number of Wonders and Puppets in the empire. Greatwork Great Work theming bonus doubled in the Capital.


Art by Firaxis

Musketeer (Musketman)
  • +16% Strength Combat Strength (28 vs 24)

Art by Firaxis

  • Unlocked at Chivalry
  • Must be built adjacent to a Luxury Resource, but not adjacent to each other
  • +1 Gold Gold and +2 CultureIcon Culture
  • After researching Flight, yields increase to +3 Gold Gold and +3 CultureIcon Culture
  • When built, begins a 5-turn We Love the King Day in the Capital Capital
  • Cannot be removed once built
Changes to France (Napoleon)

Art by Firaxis

The Sun of Austerlitz

Gain a Great General at the outbreak of war with a major civilization. Expend Great Generals in occupied cities to instantly assimilate them into the empire.


Art by Janboruta

Imperial Guard (Rifleman(Line Infantry with EE))
  • +8% Strength Combat Strength (37 vs 34)
  • +16% Production Production cost (260 vs 225)
  • Starts with the Great Generals I promotion
  • If trained in a city with a Courthouse, begins with +20 Experience

Art by Janboruta

Chevau-Léger (Lancer)
  • +2 Moves Movement (6 vs 4)
  • +33% Strength Attack Strength when below 50% Health
City List
  1. Paris
  2. Versailles
  3. Orleans
  4. Lyon
  5. Troyes
  6. Tours
  7. Marseille
  8. Chartres
  9. Avignon
  10. Rouen
  11. Grenoble
  12. Dijon
  13. Amiens
  14. Cherbourg
  15. Poitiers
  16. Toulouse
  17. Bayonne
  18. Strasbourg
  19. Brest
  20. Bordeaux
  21. Rennes
  22. Nice
  23. Saint Etienne
  24. Nantes
  25. Reims
  26. Le Mans
  27. Montpellier
  28. Limoges
  29. Nancy
  30. Lille
  31. Caen
  32. Toulon
  33. Nîmes
  34. Le Havre
  35. Lourdes
  36. Carcassone
  37. Cannes
  38. Aix-En-Provence
  39. La Rochelle
  40. Bourges
  41. Calais
Spy List
  • Atos
  • Mme Pompadour
  • Marie Louise
  • Éponine
  • Richelieu
  • Grand Condé
  • Monte Cristo
  • D'Artagnan
  • Aramis
  • Portos



A buffed version of standard France, with the potential to make more Great Works, We Love the King Days and late expansion. Begin tall-Tradition/Aesthetics, beelining Wonders with more than one Great Work slot. Save the construction of Chateâux for when you have a few Great Work Wonders in the Capital, and perhaps a few Puppet Cities from a Crossbow assault - this way you'll gain a long chain of We Love the Sun King Days which produce more Cultural Great People to fill your Work slots. Towards the end of the game, after Ideologies, you should go on a conquering spree to gain more Chateâux/Puppet land.


Peace Theme War Theme

Louis XIV Bourbon France Peace


Louis XIV Bourbon France War

'La Marche pour la ceremonie des Turcs' by Jean-Baptiste Lully 'Ballet de la Nuit' by Jean-Baptiste Lully

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Hold a Masquerade Ball
What a fabulous evening to hold a ball! All our good friends and dear relatives shall be in attendance, as well as the finest and richest people that France has to offer. And we shall have them all wear silly things, so that they don't look as good as I. Not that they could! Hoh-hoh!
  • Player must be France (Louis XIV)
  • Must be in a Goldenage Golden Age
  • Must have at least two Châteaux
  • May only be enacted once per era
  • [# of Châteaux * 45] Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • The Capital begins celebrating 'We Love the King Day' for [# of Châteaux * 2] Turns
Create the Estates-General
Because of the size of our empire, it is difficult to know the needs of all our people. We should create the Estates-General to ensure that the concerns of all our subjects reach our court.
  • Player must be France (Louis XIV)
  • Must have completed at least 2 Social Policy trees
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 300 CultureIcon Culture
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates
  • -10% Social Policy cost


Jean-Baptiste Colbert, our Minister of Finances, has proposed that we adopt mercantilism as our prime economic policy. Privileging the interests of the state over the interests of merchants and traders, he argues, shall propel France's economy forward by centuries.
Option 1: We shall adopt the principles of mercantilism at once.
  • Gain the Mercantilism policy.
Option 2: We must do no wrong by our merchants.
  • Gain a free Greatperson Great Merchant.


The esteemed Marshal Vauban has innovated a means to improving the defense of France's borders. All it would require is a little bit of grease - and by this, we mean, of course, a heap of coin.
Option 1: The gold this would cost would be better spent on a new gown!
  • Nothing
Option 2: Very well. Put these plans into action straight away.
  • Lose [# of Forts * 233] Gold Gold
  • All Forts are upgraded into Citadels


Prime Minister List
  1. Cardinal Giulio Raimondo Mazzarino
  2. Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis
  3. Concino Concini
  4. Nicolas de Neufville, seigneur de Villeroy
  5. Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully
  6. Philippe d'Orléans
  7. Louis Henri
  8. Cardinal André-Hercule de Fleury
  9. Étienne François de Choiseul
  10. René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou
  11. Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, comte de Maurepas
  12. Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes
  13. Archbishop Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne
  14. Jacques Necker
  15. Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil
  16. Jacques Necker
  17. Armand Marc, comte de Montmorin
  18. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
  19. Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis
  20. Jean-Joseph, Marquis Dessolles
  21. Élie Decazes, duc de Glücksbierg and Decazes
  22. Jean-Baptiste de Villèle
  23. Jean Baptiste Gay
  24. Jules de Polignac
  25. Louis-Mathieu Molé

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now eating your cheese and wearing your perfumes. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 4
Last Updated: 9 October 2015


  • JFD: Code, Design, Writing
  • Janboruta: Art (Leaderscreen, Icons, Map)
  • bernie14: Graphics
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully: Music

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