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Kingdom of Scotland
James VI and I
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Anglicanism (HR)

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Financial, Philosophical

Scotland led by James VI[1] is a custom civilization by JFD and Janbourta[2], with contributions from bernie14 and Viregel.

This mod requires Brave New World.



With a history dating back to the Roman occupation of Britain, Scotland has long been renowned as a cultural stronghold in the north of Europe. Early in its history, the Pictish Confederation spanned almost the entire region, with the Gaels of Ireland coming later to inhabit the west coast. After years of war, the nation was consolidated into the Kingdom of Alba, overwhelmingly the among the most powerful kingdoms in the British Isles. Facing invasion from England, the Scottish Wars of Independence were triggered, and continue to live on in the memory of many romanticists in modern-day Scotland. In later years, the crowns of the often-feuding nations of Scotland and England were made into one, forming the United Kingdom.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Scotland became known for its industry and technological growth, attracting immigrants from all over the world to come and work in places such as the shipbuilding region of the Clyde. During both world wars, Scotland participated fully, and though it took many losses, it came through as a major fighting force, renowned to this day. During later political regimes of the 20th century, movements such as Thatcherism were unpopular among many Scots, sparking Scotland’s independence movement. With the coming of the SNP to power in 2007, a referendum on Scottish independence was scheduled for the 18th of September 2014.

James VI[]

Though he was once hailed by scholars as the “wisest fool in Christendom”, James was far from stupid. His reputation today is stained by acts perceived as lazy or unregal, but in truth, he was a scholar king, hence his ability to govern the crowns of England and Scotland at the same time, with massive prosperity within the colonies. His pursuits in American colonisation - the city Jamestown, named after him - gives James even more of a good legacy. James’ reign started in the latter stages of the Medieval era, more or less all the stereotypes associated with it appearing then. However, by James’ death, there would be few willing to argue that the world, or at least James’ union of Scotland and England, was a Renaissance nation, with new technology paving the way to conquest. The advent of gunpowder into Europe lead to James leading the way for the Union’s American expeditions - heroes such as Sir Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh certainly helped to boost James’ figure, though the traditional courtroom family quickly fell out of use over the course of James’ rule.

Dawn of Man

James diplo

Leaderscene by janboruta

Introduction: "I am James VI, christened as by God King of Scotland. I am a staunch believer in my divine right to serve as both judge and judged on behalf of my people, before God. Can you say the same?"

Introduction: "Welcome to my humble court. I am James VI of Scotland. In the eyes of God, we are but two equal servants, and I pray that you have embraced this truth as a blessing."

Defeat: "You dealt this great kingdom a mighty blow, and I go now in despair."

Unique Attributes[]

Scotland (James VI)

Art by janboruta

Reulis and Cautelis

Earn Goldenage Golden Age points whenever a Greatperson Great Person is born. Each Engineer, Merchant, and Scientist specialist generates points towards Greatperson Great Writers during Goldenage Golden Ages.


Art by janboruta

Highlander (Rifleman(Line Infantry with EE))
  • Double movement in Hills.
  • +7XP for every Greatwork Great Work of Writing in the city in which it was trained (max 30XP).

Art by janboruta

College (University)
  • Has a slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Writing, which when filled increases the length of Goldenage Golden Ages by 10% (max. 40%).
City List
  1. Edinburgh
  2. Glasgow
  3. Stirling
  4. Aberdeen
  5. Dundee
  6. Inverness
  7. Perth
  8. Dunfermline
  9. Kilmarnock
  10. Dumfries
  11. Lanark
  12. Dumbarton
  13. Falkirk
  14. Arbroath
  15. Linlithgow
  16. Kirkcaldy
  17. Forfar
  18. Saint Andrews
  19. Tain
  20. Linwood
  21. Ayr
  22. Wick
  23. Thurso
  24. Stranraer
  25. Portree
  26. Melrose
  27. Berwick
  28. Oban
  29. Ullapool
  30. Aviemore
  31. Malaig
  32. Dornoch
  33. Lerwick
Spy List
  1. Sean
  2. James
  3. Robert
  4. Charlie
  5. Alex
  6. Nicola
  7. Mary
  8. Flora
  9. Kate
  10. Liz



A tall Civ revolving around a dynamic of Golden Ages, Writers and Specialists. Grow your Cities and rush to Education as usual, picking up Writer's Guild and Great People modifiers on the way. Fill all Scientist/Writer slots. Make sure Writings go into Colleges, not Amphitheaters, to extend Golden Age length. With more Great People, you enjoy more frequent and longer Golden Ages. During these Golden Ages, assign many Engineer and Merchant Specialists too for more Great Writers, which makes yet more Golden Ages (and longer too with the College bonus!) Once you hit a stride, it's hard to stop advancing forward because the mechanics are self-sustaining. The Highlander can gain up to 30XP from Writings, but you require four Slots - your Capital can get this from an Amphitheater, College, and Globe Theater or National + Heroic Epics. Freedom is strongly recommended - Civil Society, Universal Suffrage and New Deal all bolstering your Specialist focus.


Peace Theme War Theme

Scotland - James VI Peace


Scotland - James VI War

"The Highland Wanderer" by Andreas Waldetoft "Battleground" by Pierre Langer and Tilman Sillescu.

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Translate Holy Scriptures
Members of the clergy have discovered a number of serious faults with our current translation of our holy book. We should therefore sponsor the transcription of a new one, and ensure that it conforms more closely to the teachings of our religion.
  • Player must be Scotland
  • Must have a majority religion (or State Religion with Piety and Prestige)
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 120 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • Two free Missionaries appear
  • 70 FaithIcon Faith (or 25 Piety Piety)
Found the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Our empire has seen many learned men enter the ranks of our history; many of them at the patronage of our court. Let us patronise, now, a Royal Society that will serve to draw many more scholars to our capital.
  • Player must be Scotland
  • Must have at least one Scientist specialist in the Capital Capital
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Renaissance Era
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • 400 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • Founds the Royal Society of Edinburgh in your Capital Capital (Increases Greatperson Great People generation by 20% in all cities)

Gunpowder Treason Plot

A plot involving gunpowder to have us assassinated has been foiled! The plot involved a group of conspirators discontent with our religious policies, who aimed to have us ousted to suit their own selfish ends. A number of plotters perished in an effort to flee the capital, but the remainder shall be sentenced to death for their treason. The people will rejoice that their sovereign is safe.
Option 1: Thank God the plot was foiled in time.
  • All cities begin celebrating 'We Love the King Day' for 5 turns

The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith, economic and moral philosopher, has conceived his greatest work yet: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. The book offers a unique insight into the inner workings of the economy, and examines such topics as the division of labour, productivity, and the free market. It will surely lend to us crucial knowledge in how to prosper our nation.
Option 1: Fascinating!
  • Gain a free Greatperson Great Merchant

Wild Haggis appears!

By the Gods! A fabled Wild Haggis - the most fearsome beast to roam the Scottish highlands - has appeared before us whilst out on a stroll through the countryside. Scholars had disparaged us for believing in such a creature - but behold! Evidence before our very eyes. We must make haste to capture it!
Option 1: We must run clockwise after it!
  • Amends the lies told by the Civilopedia.
Option 2: We must run anti-clockwise after it!
  • Amends the lies told by the Civilopedia.
Option 3: This is absurd! Clearly it is one of our scribes playing a joke upon us.
  • A few adorable kittens weep.

Exploration Continued Expanded[]

Colony List
  1. Darien
  2. Jamestown
  3. Sydney
  4. Gibraltar
  5. Nelson
  6. Freetown
  7. Plymouth
  8. Roanoke
  9. St. George
  10. St. John
  11. Salem
  12. Boston
  13. Windsor
  14. Abidjan
  15. Libreville
  16. Saybrook
  17. Providence
  18. Cape Town
  19. Accra
  20. Lagos
  21. Victoria
  22. Mombasa
  23. Maseru
  24. Wellington
  25. Natal
  26. Pretoria
  27. Bloemfontein
  28. Codrington
  29. Kuching
  30. Rangoon
  31. Colombo
  32. Stanley
  33. Jesselton
  34. Singapore
  35. Sandakan

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now drinking your whiskey and donning your kilts. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Artwork, Research.
  • bernie14: Graphics (Highlander).
  • Viregel: Research (Civilopedia, CitySpy-List).
  • Andrea Waldetoft: The Highland Wanderer (Peace Theme).
  • Pierre Langer and Tilman Sillescu: Battleground (War Theme).

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