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Italy led by Umberto I is a custom civilization by JFD, with contributions from Alga, DarthKyofu, Gatoutak, Bernie14, and Whoward.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The Kingdom of Italy was a state founded in 1861 when King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia was proclaimed King of Italy. The state was founded as a result of the unification of Italy under the influence of the Kingdom of Sardinia, which was its legal predecessor state. It existed until 1946 when the Italians opted for a republican constitution.

Umberto I[]

Born 14 March 1844, Umberto received the rank of captain on his fourteenth birthday. He held a series of military commands beginning in October 1862 and saw action at Custoza against Austria in 1866. He married his cousin Margherita, daughter of Ferdinand, the duke of Genoa, on 22 April 1863. Umberto became king of Italy when his father, Victor Emmanuel II, died on 9 January 1878. Departing from his father's example, he ignored the legacy of the House of Savoy and took the title Umberto I rather than Umberto IV. Just ten months after he assumed the throne, the anarchist Giovanni Passanante tried to stab him (17 November 1878). Umberto escaped unscathed, but twenty-two years later another anarchist succeeded in killing him.

King Umberto inherited the challenges of establishing the infrastructure, laws, and institutions for the newly united Italian state and of securing its place among the powers of Europe. Political factionalism and the strains of economic modernization produced increasing tension and tumult during his reign. To popularize the monarchy, Umberto traveled widely in Italy, and he regularly visited the sites of earthquakes, floods, and epidemics to comfort the victims. His efforts to connect with the people earned him the label "the good king." But Umberto did not limit his duties to ceremony. He played a role in turning Italy away from France and toward an alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary, using his personal ties with fellow monarchs to smooth the way. He also encouraged Italy's imperialist ambitions in Africa.

Dawn of Man[]

"Newly united, Italy looks to their future in you, Umberto I. Ascending to her nascent throne in 1878, you quickly took to the challenge of entering Italy onto the world stage. Threatened by hostile France, you entered into the Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary; forcing the world to recognise yours as one of the great powers of Europe. With allies newly forged, you could thus turn your attention to Italy's greatest ambition: in East Africa, and you would go on to oversee her rise as one of history's great empires.

JFD ItalyUmbertoI Diplo

Art by DarthKyofu and JFD

Good King Umberto, Italy has struggled hard to find her place in Europe. It falls upon you now to be a beacon of both unity and ambition. Can you reawaken Italy's dormant ambitions to secure a mediterranean empire? Can you elevate Italy's place amongst the great powers of Europe? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Hail. I am Umberto I, king of Italy. We are a small nation, it is true, but in due time we will show our worth. For now, treat with me as you would any other great power."

Defeat: "Centuries will not go so quietly extinguished. Italy will one day re-unite in the name of undoing this injustice."

Unique Attributes[]

Italy (Umberto I)
JFD ItalyUmbertoI

Art by DarthKyofu

First-born Colonies

You and your partner train Settler Units 10% faster for having an Open Borders arrangement (up to 100%). Harbours and Seaports constructed in cities on a foreign continent/colonies[1] expand city borders and grant a free Worker Unit.

JFD ItalyRegioEsercito

Art by Alga

Regio Esercito (Rifleman (Line Infantry with EE))
  • When trained in a city on your home continent, begins with the March Promotion.
  • When trained in a city on a foreign continent/colony[1], begins with the Blitz promotion instead.
JFD ItalyCaioDuilio

Art by Alga

Caio Duilio Class (Ironclad)
  • Requires twice as much Coal Coal (2 vs 1).
  • -50% Production Production cost (125 vs 250).
  • +50% Strength Combat Strength when fighting against other Ironclads.
City List
  1. Rome
  2. Naples
  3. Milan
  4. Turin
  5. Palermo
  6. Modena
  7. Venice
  8. Brescia
  9. Genoa
  10. Vicenza
  11. Florence
  12. Prato
  13. Bologna
  14. Bari
  15. Catania
  16. Verona
  17. Parma
  18. Livorno
  19. Cagliari
  20. Foggia
  21. Salerno
  22. Forli
  23. Pisa
  24. Asti
  25. Messina
  26. Trieste
  27. Padua
  28. Siracusa
  29. Ferrara
  30. Novara
  31. Rimini
  32. Taranto
  33. Perugia
  34. Latina
  35. Bergamo
  36. Pescara
  37. Monza
  38. Sassari
  39. Terni
  40. Vittoria
Spy List
  • Humbert
  • Missimo
  • Victor
  • Mathilde
  • Margherita
  • Adelaide
  • Benedetto
  • Giovanni
  • Franscesco
  • Luigi


Italy (Umberto I)


Peace Theme War Theme
"An Age Of Reason" from the soundtrack of Empire Total War. "The Fields Of War" from the soundtrack of Napoleon Total War.

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World
Colony List
  1. Tripoli
  2. Bengasi
  3. Asmara
  4. Mogadiscio
  5. Addis Ababa
  6. Valona
  7. Tirana
  8. Rhodes
  9. Zara

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 16 June 2021
  • JFD: Author, Art (Leaderscene) Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • Alga: Art (Unique Icons)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Civ Icon; Leaderscene)
  • Gatoutak: Art (Map)
  • Bernie14: Graphics (Unit Model)
  • Whoward: Utilities (PlotIterators.lua)
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