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Royal Hungarian Empire
Map by Urdnot
Map by Urdnot
Elizabeth Bathory
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Royal Hungary led by Elizabeth Bathory is a custom civilization mod by JFD, with contributions from Leugi, Sas, Senshi, DuskJockey, and Urdnot.

This mod requires Brave New World.


Royal Hungary[]

In the first years after his accession, Ferdinand still hoped to bring the whole kingdom under his rule. He respected its constitution and its institutions and convoked the Diet regularly. But his hopes faded, and, after his succession to the imperial crown in 1558, Royal Hungary became no more than a small outlying annex of his mighty dominions. As it was also an exposed one, without the resources to defend itself, Ferdinand and his successor, Maximilian II, organized a chain of fortresses that stood opposite a similar chain of fortifications organized by Ottomans on their side of the frontier. Many of the larger Habsburg fortresses were garrisoned mostly by German and other Western mercenaries and the smaller ones by Hungarian troops who, not being paid regularly, usually lived off the land. This chain of Habsburg fortresses was complemented by a defensive deployment, the Military Frontier, inhabited by Serb and Vlach refugees from the Balkans and administered from Vienna. The Hungarians complained that they were being ruled and exploited as a subject people by foreigners, while Vienna looked on them as truculent rebels. Matters grew worse when Maximilian was succeeded by the mentally unbalanced Rudolf II, whose advisers hated Hungary and its traditions; and a religious conflict supervened on the constitutional dispute, for in the preceding half century the Reformation had swept over Hungary.

Elizabeth Bathory[]

The world into which Elizabeth Bathory was born in 1560 was riven by political turbulence and war. The lands known today as Rumania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Croatia were a battleground between the warlords of Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Vast armies ravaged the military frontier of Transylvania as Christian king and Muslim sultan vengefully played the various Balkan princes as pawns in a dirty diplomatic game. Plague visited the land with its skeletal grip, and human life was cheap. Elizabeth's land of Hungary had fallen into a marked state of decline. King Louis II (Lajos II) and nearly all his government and nobility had been massacred by the Ottoman Turks at the battle of Mohacs in 1526. The capital, Budapest, and most of the country, thereafter fell under the Ottoman sway. Feudal lords reasserted local power over those Hungarian areas which had not been conquered and reigned as they willed. The rulers of Transylvania maintained a tenuous independence by siding with the Christian Holy Roman emperor or the Muslim sultan of the Turks as the fortunes of life and war dictated.

Dawn of Man[]

"The stories of your horrors precede you, O' terrible and fearsome Countess Elizabeth. Born into the noble House of Bathory, the infamy of your crimes need no introduction. And yet, you also stood as a stalwart defender of your family's estates against the Ottoman Turks. Whatsover the truth of the murders charged against you, yours is a bloody legacy from a tumultuous and equally bloody period in Hungary's history.

JFD RoyalHungaryBathory Diplo

Art by Leugi

Elizabeth Bathory, the Tigress of Csejthe, Blood Countess - foreign enemies once more threaten to invade your homelands. Can you raise up the defense and protect your family's ancient holdings? Can you put down the malfeasances of those lesser nobles that would jeopardize your office? Can you build a civilization to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "I bid you welcome, traveller. I am Elizabeth Bathory. Pay no heed to the idle talk you may have heard about me. Yes, I am beautiful. But it is a beauty sustained by an all-natural recipe."

Defeat: "You will not have my head."

Unique Attributes[]

Royal Hungary (Elizabeth Bathory)
JFD RoyalHungaryBathory Leader

Art by Leugi

Tigress of Csejthe

Cities connected to the Capital suffer no Food Food penalties from Unhappiness Excess Unhappiness. Stagnant or starving cities contribute Food Food to the Capital Capital until their status returns to normal.

JFD RoyalHungaryBathory Unit

Art by Sas

Székely Guardsman (Musketman)
  • -33% Strength Combat Strength (16 vs 24).
  • In your territory, may move after attacking and attack twice if there are two enemy units nearby, thrice if there are three.
JFD RoyalHungaryBathory Building

Art by Sas

Noble Finishing School (Garden)
  • Unlocked at Education.
  • Requires a Castle instead of Fresh Water.
  • +1 CultureIcon Culture.
  • +10% Food Food carried over after a new Citizen is born.
City List
  1. Csejte
  2. Kassa
  3. Komárom
  4. Győr
  5. Nagykanizsa
  6. Varasd
  7. Károlyváros
  8. Eperjes
  9. Ungvár
  10. Trencsén
  11. Pozsony
  12. Tatabánya
  13. Szombathely
  14. Zabrag
  15. Nagybánya
  16. Szatmárnémeti
  17. Besztercebánya
  18. Turócszentmárton
  19. Sopron
  20. Veszprém
  21. Eger
  22. Nagyszombat
  23. Eperjes
  24. Nyitra
  25. Zalaegerszeg
Spy List
  • Andrew
  • Christopher
  • Maria
  • Sophia
  • Stephen
  • Gabriel
  • Stephen
  • Ficzko
  • Balthasar
  • Griselda
Royal Hungary



Peace Theme War Theme

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: 31 Oct 2020


  • JFD: Author, Coding, Design, Research, Writing
  • DuskJockey: Art (Civ Icon), Research (Cities)
  • Leugi: Art (Leaderscene)
  • Sas: Art (Civ Icon; Unique Icons), Research (Cities)
  • Senshi: Art (Civ Icon)
  • Urdnot: Art (Map)
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