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House Harkonnen
Vladimir Harkonnen
Start Bias
Avoid Grassland
req. mod

Traits req. mod
Industrious, Aggressive

House Harkonnen led by Vladimir Harkonnen is a custom civilization created by Mathetes tou Megalou Alexandrou.


Dawn of Man[]

House Harkonnen bows to your iron rule, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen! You are the great Baron of House Harkonnen. Your father, Dmitri Harkonnen gained wealth through commerce, and you too have continued your father's policies to enrich House Harkonnen. Although your plot to eliminate House Atreides backfired when the Muad'dib Paul Atreides survived your cooperative strike with House Corrino, you have no such feuds here to lead to your destruction.

Great Baron, the House Harkonnen obeys your cruel rule and will follow you to build a great house. Use your insight hidden beneath your violence and make House Harkonnen Great, O Baron Vladimir Harkonnen! Will you lead your House to prosperity instead of doom? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?


House Harkonnen is a production civilization that goes on the offensive, dealing great damage to its enemies.

Its bonus is a simple yet powerful one that incentivizes House Harkonnen to work luxury resources, giving them a bonus towards production and gold. With these two things, the House Harkonnen can go on the offensive, which is also rewarded with the gift of Slave units to improve needed tiles. Because of this, the House Harkonnen can ease unhappiness as long as its conquest efforts prioritize luxury resources that the Harkonnens do not have. With its veritable ability to quickly develop land tiles, the House Harkonnen can quickly gain an edge over many of its opponents.

In the late game, the House Harkonnen may continue its slow but devastating offensive with the aid of its mighty Devastators. While the Devastators are slower on the open terrain, they are not slowed down by rough terrain and rivers, making them ideal for such theaters.

Unique Trait and Components[]

House Harkonnen (Vladimir Harkonnen)[]

Calculated Brutality[]

Mathalx Vladimir Harkonnen Icon

From 1984 Dune Movie

  • +1 Production Production towards all Luxury resources.
  • Free Slave unit when capturing a city for the first time.

Devastator (Tank)[]

Mathalx Devastator Icon

Art Source from Westwood Studios

  • Slower: 4 Moves Moves instead of 5.
  • Ignores Terrain costs,
  • Strength stronger (70->95).
  • Gains 25% Bonus Combat Strength when attacking.
  • Unlocked at Atomic Fission
  • Never goes obsolete, and upgrades to the Giant Death Robot.
  • Requires 1 Oil Oil.

Slave Quarters (Workshop)[]

Mathalx Slave Quarters Icon

Art Source by HR Giger

  • Produces 1 Slave unit when built.
  • Does not cost maintenance.
  • Slaves are workers that work 100% faster, but only able to build up to 4 times (Chopping forests and Jungles also consumes charges).
City List
  1. Harko City
  2. Baathaas
  3. Barony
  4. Dmitry
  5. Giedi City
  6. Ysai
  7. Arrakeen
Spy List
  1. Piter de Vries
  2. Copec
  3. Gunseng
  4. Radnor
  5. Hayt
  6. Feyd-Rautha
  7. Czigo
  8. Rabban
  9. Pardee
Dialogue List
  • First Greetings


Mod Support[]


Slave Conscription
Woe to the conquered, so says a famous quote. However, you're the conqueror, and as such, you've earned the privilege of conscripting your conquered people to slave labor. An inhumane choice, but who cares as long as you're profiting off it?
  • Player must be Vladimir Harkonnen.
  • Player must have at least one Conquered city.
  • May be enacted once per era
  • 100 Gold per conquered city on Standard Speed.
  • 100 CultureIcon Culture
  • 1 Free Slave unit per conquered city. Slaves have a 20% chance being healthy.
  • Healthy Slaves are 4 times faster than a regular Worker (and twice as fast as a regular Slave), and may also be used to speed production.
Death Hand Initiative
Power comes from a barrel of a gun, and more powerful your gun the more power you wield. Invest in the Harkonnen's most iconic weapons, the Death Hand, and your enemies will tremble in fear.
  • Player must be Vladimir Harkonnen.
  • Player must have researched Advanced Ballistics
  • May be enacted only once per game.
  • 1000 Gold Gold on Standard Speed.
  • Guided Missiles produced by House Harkonnen becomes Death Hand, which are stronger and can travel longer distances.

Unique Cultural Influence[]


Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: March 26, 2017

  • Mathetes tou Alexandrou: LUA, XML
  • Westwood Studio: Peace and War Themes, Devastator Icon
  • Dune Movie (1984): DOM Image, Leader Scene, Leader Icon
  • HR Giger: Slave Quarters Icon
  • Unknown: Civilization Icon, Map Image
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