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Louis Charles Delescluze
Hotel de Ville
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The Paris Commune led by Louis de Buade is a custom civilization mod by ExplosiveWatermelon, with contributions from Coiot, Bernie14, and zwei833.



The Paris Commune was as simple as the name suggests- it was a revolutionary commune in Paris from the month of March into late May. It was a small, organized resistance to the French Republic's government at the time, and ushered forth many progressive policies. However, the most that can be said about the Commune is what it would inspire- the later movements of Marxism and further Communism were inspired directly by the Paris Commune.

Louis Charles Delescluze[]

There isn't too much to say about Louis Charles Delescluze. He was born in Dreux in Northern France before studying Law in Paris, and was actually a Republican who partook in the overthrow of the Bourbon Monarchy. However, a year of revolutionary activitgy would later land him in several key positions within the Paris Commune, where he effectively acted as leader, although there was no official position. Although the Commune had early success, it was quickly beaten back by the Republican forces, and Delescluze faced his death at the top of a barricade on Place Chateau d'Eau. Although there was still a struggling resistance, Delescluze's death marked the beginning of the end of the Paris Commune.

Dawn of Man[]


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To arms, stalwart Louis Charles Delescluze! Though the tyranny of the government of France may put you down, the people of France- nay, the world- have their eyes on you! For who else could it have been to lead the common peoples of Paris in conflict against the might of the Republic? You took the commune’s cause in your eyes, and nestled it dearly within your heart- it was only your death on the barricade at Place Chateau-d’Eau that signified the end of the commune. Yet still, people fought, even to their own massacre at the Communards’ wall.

Now, it is time once again for you to lead your comrades to the streets. Your people need a voice, and lungs to give their anger life! Can you push back against the Republican rule once more? Can you defend the streets of Paris as you did in life and death? Can you build a Civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Good morning. My name is Louis Charles Delescluze, and while I represent the peoples of the commune, I would hardly say I lead them. In any case, what sort of business are you interested in?"

Introduction: "Oh? I wasn't expecting visitors at this time of day. My name is Louis Charles Delescluze, representative of the communards. Have you heard about us in the papers?"

Defeat: "If you desire that the generous amount of blood which has flowed like water shall not have been in vain, please treat the citizenry of my commune with great respect. May you hope we never meet again."

Unique Attributes[]

Paris (Louis Charles Delescluze)

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Le Cri du Peuple

Constructing Courthouses and Economic Buildings grants Great Writer points in the Capital. Units receive an extra +1 Movement for every City you're Razing.


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Fédéré (Gatling Gun)
  • Receives +20% Combat Strength when fighting near a Great Work you've created.
  • Can Barricade itself on a tile, granting +50% defense and healing adjacent allied Units while stationary.

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Pétroleuse (Great General)
  • Can be expended near an enemy City to destroy all defensive buildings, dealing damage for every layer of defense destroyed.
City List
  1. Hotel de Ville
  2. Butte-Montmartre
  3. Popincourt
  4. Louvre
  5. Bourse
  6. Ménilmontant
  7. Butte-Chaumont
  8. Palais-Bourbon
  9. Élysée
  10. Vaugirard
  11. Passy
  12. Entrepôt
  13. Reuilly
  14. Opéra
  15. Luxembourg
  16. Temple
  17. Panthéon
  18. Gobelins
  19. Observatoire
  20. Batignolles-Monceau
  21. Marseille
  22. Belle-Île
  23. Lyon
  24. Saint-Étienne
  25. Besançon
  26. Toulouse
  27. Narbonne
  28. Limoges
  29. Le Creusot
  30. Versailles
Spy List
  • Jaroslaw
  • Theophile
  • Jules
  • Henri
  • Adrien
  • Louise
  • Anne-Marie
  • Céleste
  • Josephine
  • Octavie




Peace Theme War Theme
'I Dreamed a Dream' by Claude-Michel Schonberg, cover by KaraokeJoeful 'Do You Hear the People Sing?' by Claude-Michel Schonberg

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 22 October 2022

  • Explosive Watermelon: Lead Author, Design, Code, Art
  • Coiot: Art
  • Bernie14: Unit Model
  • zwei833: Unit Model (edited by ExplosiveWatermelon)
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