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Macedon, led by Alexander, is a custom civilisation mod by More Civilisations. More specifically, it features contributions by Pouakai, Janboruta, JFD, Tomatekh, Wolfdog, DarthKyofu, GPuzzle,, einayim, and CharlatanAlley.

This civilisation is part of the Greek Civilisation Split, and requires the Brave New World expansion pack.



From its roots as a petty kingdom in the foothills of the Balkans, the Kingdom of Macedon rose to prominence as the hegemon of a vast empire, spanning from Southeastern Europe to the gates of India. Its rise was the result of the brilliant efforts of two leaders: Philip II, who subordinated the bickering polities of the Balkans and Greece under his will, and his son Alexander, who used this base of power to conquer to the reaches of the Classical world. After Alexander’s death, the Macedonian Empire splintered into a number of successor states, but the Kingdom of Macedon itself managed to maintain its power in Northern Greece until its defeat and conquest by the rising power of Rome.


Alexander the Macedonian is unquestionably one of the great warlords of all time. In 17 short years he marched his army to victory after victory across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, conquering every civilization he could reach. This extraordinary man (and his father before him) conquered Greece, the Balkans, Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, Persia, and Asia as far east as Afghanistan. His empire did not long survive Alexander's death - it was simply too large for any mere mortal to hold - and it was divided between a number of Alexander's generals. But Alexander's conquests allowed Hellenic culture to spread across most of the known world, and Greek would become the language of culture, art and science for centuries to come. With the exception perhaps of one or two religious leaders, no single man has had such a great effect upon western civilization as did Alexander the Great.

Dawn of Man[]

May the blessings of the gods be upon you, oh great king Alexander, son of Zeus! You rule the great Kingdom of Macedon, the most powerful empire in the world! In a mere fraction of a lifetime, you led your armies to victory upon victory, destroyed the villainous Persians, and in the process forged an empire from Illyria to the Indus Valley. Art and literature, philosophy and science, all flourished within your kingdom, spreading the Hellenic culture across the known world. Under your rule, Macedon dominated the Old World, both militarily and culturally! Alas, this would not last. Your vast empire was torn apart from within following your tragic death, divided amongst your generals into their own personal holdings.

Alexander, your soldiers stand ready to march upon the world once more, to bring the great Greek culture to millions and to bring you everlasting glory! Are you ready to accept your destiny, King Alexander? Will you lead your people to triumph and eternal greatness? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: Hello stranger! I am Alexandros, son of kings and grandson of the gods! (Χαῖρε ξένε. Ἀλέξανδρος εἰμὶ, υἱός τῶν ἀνάκτων καὶ ἔκγονος τῶν θεῶν!)

Defeat: You have somehow become my undoing! What kind of beast are you? (ἀπολέσας με πως ει! ποῖος θήρ ει?)

Unique Attributes[]

Macedon (Alexander)

Art by Firaxis

Hellenistic Age

Units get +1 Moves movement while on enemy territory and Great Generals may be expended to start a Goldenage Golden Age. During Goldenage Golden Ages conquered cities generate +2 CultureIcon Culture.


Art by Firaxis

Hetairoi (Horseman)
  • +16% Strength Combat Strength (14 vs 12)
  • +1 Moves Movement
  • Starts with the Great Generals I promotion

Art by Janboruta

Phalangitai (Pikeman)
  • Unlocks at Philosophy.
  • Stronger against other spear units.
  • May force other units to withdraw when adjacent to other spear units.
City List
  1. Pella
  2. Veroia
  3. Thessalonica
  4. Aigai
  5. Philippi
  6. Kassandreia
  7. Herakleia
  8. Philippopolis
  9. Therma
  10. Pydna
  11. Dion
  12. Larissa
  13. Methone
  14. Olynthus
  15. Cynoscephalae
  16. Maroneia
  17. Pherai
  18. Antigoneia
  19. Pergamon
  20. Sardes
  21. Ikonion
  22. Ankyra
  23. Gordion
  24. Tarsus
  25. Side
  26. Cyrene
  27. Nikephorion
  28. Alexandria
  29. Bucephala
Spy List
  • Jason
  • Helena
  • Alexa
  • Cletus
  • Kassandra
  • Andres
  • Desdemona
  • Anthea
  • Aeneas
  • Leander




Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Develop the Phalanx Formation
War never changes, but tactics do. The old hoplite formation is obsolete and no longer fit for the fields of battle. We should make use of the sarissa pike and instruct our warriors to wield it with skill and in unison.
  • Player must be Macedon
  • Must have at least 5 Spearmen
  • Must have researched Iron Working
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 400 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • All Spearmen are instantly upgraded to Phalangitai and gain the "Phalanx" Promotion
Hellenise the Empire
Our Hellenic culture is clearly superior to that of these barbarians we’ve just conquered. We should spread our culture to our new conquests and demonstrate its supremacy!
  • Player must be Athens.
  • Must have at least one conquered city
  • Must have a majority religion / state religion
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 50 Gold Gold per captured city.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates
  • Courthouses will provide +2 Goldenage Golden Age points
  • Conquered Cities following your Religion will provide an additional +2 CultureIcon Culture

Eleusinian Mysteries

A mysterious new cult has appeared in your capital. Their secretive practices are causing some concerns amongst outsiders, who are requesting you take action.
Option 1: We will outlaw the cult and punish those who participate!
  • Your Religion loses 2 followers in your Capital Capital
  • A 'We Love the King Day' is triggered in your Capital Capital
Option 2: We must allow them to practice their religion in peace.
  • 1 turn of Resistance Resistance in your Capital Capital

Olympic Games

The greatest sporting competition in all of Greece is nearly upon us. The Olympic Games promise glory and honour for the champions and their nations. We must decide our level of involvement in this year's games.
Option 1: Sponsor an athlete!
  • Lose {1_iCost} Gold Gold
  • 25% chance to suffer 1 turn of Resistance Anarchy
  • 75% chance to enter a Goldenage Golden Age
Option 2: Send an envoy!
  • Lose {1_iCost} Gold Gold
  • Your Capital Capital celebrates a 'We Love the King Day'
Option 3: We will not participate this time
  • No effect

Mount Olympus

Your citizens are flocking to the city of {1_CityDesc}, due to a rapidly spreading belief that a nearby mountain is home to the pantheon of gods.
Option 1: Adopt the belief into our dogma!
  • +3 FaithIcon Faith in the city, Trade Routes with the city produce +1 FaithIcon Faith.
Option 2: Let them believe what they want, the pilgrims are good for the economy!
  • +3 Gold Gold in the city, Trade Routes with the city produce +1 Gold Gold.


The women of {1_iName} have gathered together to honour Demeter in the time honoured tradition of Thesmophoria, hoping to garner the blessing of the goddess and ensure a bountiful harvest.
Option 1: Let us hope that their actions please Demeter!
  • +25% Food Growth in {1_iName} for 10 turns

Cities in Development[]

Colony List
  1. Alexandria
  2. Alexandria
  3. Alexandria
  4. Alexandria
  5. Alexandria
  6. Alexandria
  7. Alexandria
  8. Alexandria
  9. Alexandria
  10. Alexandria
  11. Alexandria
  12. Alexandria
  13. Alexandria
  14. Alexandria
  15. Alexandria

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now weilding sarissa and conquering vast swathes of land! I am worried the rest of the world will soon yield to the eerie ways of your empire."

Full Credits List[]

Greek Civilisation Split
Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 6 July 2016

  • Pouakai: Base Code.
  • Janboruta: Art (UU icon).
  • JFD: Lua.
  • Tomatekh: Lua (E&D).
  • Wolfdog: Unit Model.
  • einayim: Text (Civilopedias).
  • DarthKyofu: Text (Civilopedias), TSL Values.
  • GPuzzle: Lua.
  • CharlatanAlley: Dawn of Man voiceover

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