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British Empire
Map by Janboruta
Map by Janboruta
Start Bias

Anglicanism (HR)

Government req. mod
req. mod

Traits req. mod
Expansive, Financial
Alt. Leader For req. mod
Alternate Leader of:



Great Britain led by Victoria is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from Viregel.

This mod requires Brave New World and works best with Gazebo's Community Patch.


Great Britain[]

The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom. It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established by England between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power. By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world's population at the time. The empire covered more than 33,700,000 km2 (13,012,000 sq mi), almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area.[3][4] As a result, its political, legal, linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread. At the peak of its power, the phrase "the empire on which the sun never sets" was often used to describe the British Empire, because its expanse around the globe meant that the sun was always shining on at least one of its territories.


Victoria diplo

Leaderscene by Janboruta

Victoria served as English monarch for 64 years - the longest reign in English history. She took the throne at 18, after the death of her uncle, King William IV. At 20 she married Prince Albert, to whom she bore nine children. The couple was very much in love and co-ruled for twenty years. She and Albert were quite interested in science, and in 1851 they inspired the hugely successful Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace, the proceeds going to establish a number of public museums, including the Albert and Victoria museum; which remains one of the world's finest museums even today.

Dawn of Man[]

y the Grace of God, we bow to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, sovereign and protector of the British Empire! Taking the throne at 18, you would serve Great Britain as one of her longest and most prestigious monarchs. You oversaw the spread of its empire across the globe, and its rapid transformation into an industrial power. As Queen, you maintained yourself with dignity and modesty, and you would embolden the fondness of your subjects to their great nation, leaving in your wake an age of resounding pride.

Most gracious Queen, long has Great Britain yearned for the power and prestige that it once knew. Can you bear your duty as sovereign of the empire upon which the sun is forever shining? Can you bring glory and greatness to the hearts of your subjects across the globe? Can you build a civilization that stands the test of time?

Introduction: We are Victoria, sovereign and protector of the British Empire. We would venture to welcome you to Our Court, in the hopes that Our interests can be best served in the most civil manner agreeable.

Introduction: Good day to you, We are Victoria, ruler of the British Empire. We would have you dine with Us this evening, so clean yourself up. We would not have ruffians in Our palace.

Defeat: We are most quiet and calm in the face of this disaster. It has humbled Us to the deepest of Our heart.

Unique Attributes[]

Great Britain (Victoria)

Art by Janboruta

Sun Never Sets

Gain Gold Gold when settling; amount is greater the further from your Capital. Cities on other continents/Colonies[1] contribute 10% of their Science Science and Production Production to your Capital.


Art by Janboruta

First-Rate (Frigate)
  • +30 Production Production Cost.
  • +3 Strength Combat Strength
  • +5 Strength Ranged Strength
  • +1 Sight.
  • +20% Strength Defense for adjacent Naval Units

Art by Janboruta

Redcoat (Rifleman)
  • Ignores Terrain Cost.
  • Can move through foreign lands without Open Borders.
  • Offsets Production Production penalties from Unhappiness when garrisoned.
Changes to England (Elizabeth I)

Art by Janboruta

Playhouse (Zoo) (replaces the Ship-of-the-Line)
  • The first three Playhouses constructed come with a pre-built Greatwork Great Work of Writing; others thereafter still come with a Great Work of Writing slot.
  • No maintenance cost.



Great Britain compensates for two of wide play's main weaknesses: Science and Gold. Extra income from the founding of your core Cities contributes greatly to rush-buying Libraries/Archers. Settle as much as your Happiness allows to gain more and more Gold and Science. The Ship-of-the-Line is the same borderline-overkill Frigate as Vanilla, making you unchallenged for several Eras. The Redcoat's high level of mobility will be useful in offense and defense, and they can be garrisoned in Cities to keep Production high in momentary unhappiness from too much conquering. Starting with Ship-of-the-Lines and it broad Production base, the British Empire should aim for Domination.


Peace Theme War Theme

The British Empire - Queen Victoria Peace


The British Empire - Queen Victoria War

"Buckingham Palace" from the soundtrack of Victoria II. "?" by Two Steps From Hell.

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Assume Control of the East India Company
The once honourable East India Company has become obsolete. It is run by a mob of prehensile slumlords that have no respect for the Crown and deny its due wealth. It is time that Her Majesty's Government step in and assume command, turning the Company once more into a profitable and dignified institution of the empire.
  • Player must be Great Britain.
  • Must have built the East India Company National Wonder.
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Industrial Era.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • -2 Gold Gold from the East India Company.
  • 3 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • +1 Happy Happiness, +2 CultureIcon Culture, and +2 Production Production from the East India Company.
Institute Westminster Parliament
Ours is an ancient Parliament, full of customs and traditions that have stood the test of time. It is as much a reflection of our culture as it is a link between our gracious Queen and Her subjects. Only too fitting then should it be that the sovereign oversee it's opening.
  • Player must be Great Britain.
  • Must have a Government.[2]
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Medieval Era.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • Gold Gold equal to your next Social Policy.
  • 1/2[3] Magistrates Magistrate.
  • 1 free Social Policy/1 free Political Reform[4] .
  • Gain a lump sum of CultureIcon Culture whenever the Legislature is reshuffled.

Charge of the Light Brigade[]

A set of misinterpreted orders has led a unit of our cavalry to charge through a valley full of enemy guns. Our cavalry is now respected worldwide, however, our officers are not.

Option 1: We should invest in our brave mounted soldiers.

  • Lose (number of Mounted Units x15) Gold Gold
  • All Mounted Units receive 10XP

Option 2: We need to improve our officer corps.

  • Lose 200 Gold Gold
  • Receive a Military Academy in the Capital Capital

Option 3: This proves Cavalry are a thing of the past.

  • Lose (number of Mounted Units x100) Gold Gold
  • All current Mounted Units are upgraded into Landships

Note: event will only fire during or after the Industrial Era, whilst at War.

Jubilee Celebrations[]

Yet another Jubilee celebration has stirred the hearts of our subjects! They rejoice throughout the land for the continuation of our long reign, and pray for many more to come. God save the Queen!

Option 1: We are amused.

  • All cities begin celebrating 'We Love the King Day' for 10 turns


Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now drinking your tea and following your royal weddings and systems of peerage. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

CivFanatics Homepage
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 5
Last Updated: 27 December 2016

  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Art (Leaderscene, Civ Icon, Leader Icon, Unique Component Icons, Map).
  • Viregel: Research (City List)
  • SuperWaffle247: Research (First-Rate Pedia)
  • Sukritact: Utilities (MCIS)[5]
  • Andreas Waldetoft: Music[6]
  • Two Steps from Hell: Music

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