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León led by Ferdinand I is a custom civilization by JFD, with contributions from COF, Sukritact, and senshidenshi.

This mod requires Brave New World.



León was a medieval Spanish kingdom. Leon proper included the cities of León, Salamanca, and Zamora—the adjacent areas of Vallodolid and Palencia being disputed with Castile, originally its eastern frontier. The kings of Leon ruled Galicia, Asturias, and much of the county of Portugal before Portugal gained independence about 1139.

Ferdinand I[]

Ferdinand I, called the Great (el Magno), was the Count of Castile from his uncle's death in 1029 and the King of León after defeating his brother-in-law in 1037. According to tradition, he was the first to have himself crowned Emperor of Spain (1056), and his heirs carried on the tradition. He was a younger son of Sancho III of Navarre and Muniadona of Castile, and by his father's will recognised the supremacy of his eldest brother, García Sánchez III of Navarre. While Ferdinand inaugurated the rule of the Navarrese Jiménez dynasty over western Spain, his rise to preeminence among the Christian rulers of the peninsula shifted the locus of power and culture westward after more than a century of Leonese decline. Nevertheless, "[t]he internal consolidation of the realm of León–Castilla under Fernando el Magno and [his queen] Sancha (1037–1065) is a history that remains to be researched and written."

Dawn of Man[]

"Great and formidable Ferdinand I, King of León, the Empire of Spain is yours for the taking. In the early years of the 10th century, León was a rising power. Her Christian princes rallied the northern counties against the Muslim states in the south, and León would come to dominate amongst Spain's noble kingdoms. As Count of Castile and then King of León, your triumphs over both Christian lord and Muslim emir alike would win you the respect and awe of your peers. It was thus by your military and diplomatic triumphs that you would be hailed as the first Emperor of Spain.

JFD FerdinandI Diplo

Art by COF

El magnus, the prestige of your dominion was unmatched, but Spain has once more been broken into petty and bickering kingdoms. Can you take up the throne and reunite Spain's noble territories? Can you subject all lords - no matter their faith - beneath the formidable power of your crown? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Do you know how to bow? Then good. I am Ferdinand I, Emperor of All Hispania, though you may know me better as the king of León... Now is the part when you bow."

Defeat: "You have triumphed over León. You have the right to call yourself her king."

Unique Attributes[]

León (Ferdinand I)

Art by JFD

Emperor of All Hispania

Great General generation is doubled when fighting in Citystate City-State borders. Allied and Puppeted Citystate City-States provide Gold Gold per half their Citizen Population


Art by Sukritact

Infanzón (Great General)
  • Citystate City-States captured within two tiles of an Infanzón gain +1 Citizen Population and yield Influence Influence over all other known Citystate City-States based on the size of the city captured
  • +1 Horses Horses when spawned

Art by Sukritact

Peones (Spearman)
  • -36% Strength Combat Strength (7 vs 11)
  • -36% Production Production Cost (36 vs 56)
  • +25% Strength Combat Strength on Flanking attacks for adjacent Mounted units
City List
  1. León
  2. Oviedo
  3. Astorga
  4. Dueñas
  5. Benavente
  6. Burbia
  7. Mayorga
  8. Saldaña
  9. Zamora
  10. Bembibre
  11. La Robla
  12. Segovia
  13. Guardo
  14. Salamanca
  15. Valladolid
  16. Tordesillas
  17. Aranda de Duero
  18. Palencia
  19. Gormaz
  20. Sahagun
  21. Valderas
  22. Torrelobatón
  23. Aviados
  24. Cornatel
  25. Sarracín
  26. Torremormojón
  27. Turégano
  28. Benevívere
Spy List
  • Lope
  • Nepotian
  • Silo
  • Favila
  • Munia
  • Muniadona
  • Alfonso
  • Fruela
  • Ramiro
  • Bermudo
  • Pelagius
  • Ordoño
Infanzón List
  • Alfonso Ramírez
  • Banu Gómez
  • Fernando Bermúdez de Cea
  • Bermudo Núñez
  • Francesc de Castellví i de Vic
  • Rodrigo of Castile
  • Álvaro Contreras y Carvajal
  • Eylo
  • Fernando Díaz
  • Fernando Pérez de Traba
  • Froila Muñoz
  • García Gómez
  • Gutierre Fernández
  • Hermenegildo Alóitez
  • Hernando Joanes de Monroy
  • Rodrigo Alfonso de León
  • Rodrigo Muñoz
  • Pedro Núñez de Guzmán
  • Munio Núñez
  • Gonzalo Téllez


Peace Theme War Theme
"Spanish Theme" from the soundtrack of American Conquest Fight Back. "Spanish Battle Theme" from the soundtrack of Medieval II: Total War.

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Form the Hispanic Empire
Our subjects and allies have taken to calling us the Emperor of Spain, for so great is our dominion and so just our reign. It would do much for our legitimacy if we would to formally accept such a title.
  • Must have at least 4 of any of City-State Allies and Puppeted City-States.
  • Must be at peace.
  • May only be enacted once per era.
  • 3_Num FaithIcon Faith.
  • 4_Num Gold Gold.
  • 4 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • Civilization becomes known as Hispania.
  • A Goldenage Golden Age begins.
  • Gain 20 Influence Influence over all currently Allied City-States.
  • Puppeted City-States begin celebrating a We Love the King Day.
  • Note: The Gold Gold cost increases with each City-State you would gain Influence over.
  • Note: The FaithIcon Faith cost increases with each Puppeted city you have.
Institute the Repoblación
The wars we have waged in the name of peace and unity has left our lands barren and devastated. We must institute an effort to repopulate these lands if they are to become prosperous once more.
  • Must control at least one conquered city over 5 Population.
  • Must control at least one conquered city under 5 Population.
  • Must be at Peace.
  • May only be enacted once per era.
  • All conquered cities over 5 Population lose 1 Citizen Citizen.
  • 4_Num Magistrates Magistrates.
  • All conquered cities under 5 Population receive 1 Citizen Citizen.
  • Note: The Magistrates Magistrates cost increases with each city that stands to gain a Citizen.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

“Our people are now visiting your royal tombs and eating your churros with chocolate! We're worried the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture.”

Full Credits List[]

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Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 20 January 2019


  • JFD: Author, Art (Leaderscene, Unit Flag), Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • COF: Art (Leaderscene)
  • Danrell: Graphics (Unit Model)
  • OCP: Research (City-List)
  • Senshidenshi: Art (Map)
  • Sukritact: Art (Unit Icons)
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