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The Afsharids, led by Nader Shah, is a custom civilization mod by More Civilisations, with contributions from DJSHenniger, DuskJockey, DarthKyofu, JakeWalrusWhale, Alga, EmeraldRange, and Zharques.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Afsharids[]

Afsharid Iran was an Iranian empire established by the Turkoman Afshar tribe in Iran's north-eastern province of Khorasan. The ruling Afsharid dynasty was founded in 1736 by the brilliant military commander Nader Shah, who deposed the last member of the Safavid dynasty and proclaimed himself as the Shah of Iran and lasted most of the mid-to-late eighteenth century. During Nader's reign, Iran reached its greatest extent since the Sasanian Empire. At its height it controlled modern-day Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan Republic, parts of the North Caucasus, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan, and parts of Iraq, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Oman. After his death, most of his empire was divided between the Zands, Durranis, Georgians, and the Caucasian khanates, while Afsharid rule was confined to a small local state in Khorasan. Finally, the Afsharid dynasty was overthrown by Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar in 1796, who would establish a new native Iranian empire and restore Iranian suzerainty over several of the aforementioned regions.

Nader Shah[]

Nader Shah Afshar was the founder of the Afsharid dynasty of Iran and one of the most powerful rulers in Iranian history, ruling as shah of Iran from 1736 to 1747, when he was assassinated during a rebellion. He fought numerous campaigns throughout the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central and South Asia, such as the battles of Herat, Mihmandust, Murche-Khort, Agh-Darband, Yeghevard, Khyber Pass, Karnal and Kars. Because of his military genius, some historians have described him as the Napoleon of Persia, the Sword of Persia, or the Second Alexander. Nader idolized Genghis Khan and Timur, the previous conquerors from Central Asia. He imitated their military prowess and—especially later in his reign—their cruelty. His victories during his campaigns briefly made him West Asia's most powerful sovereign, ruling over what was arguably the most powerful empire in the world, but his empire and the dynasty he founded quickly disintegrated after he was assassinated in 1747.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail to you Nader Shah, Shahanshah, Sultan bar salatin-e-jahan, Napoleon of Persia, the Second Alexander. Of humble origins, your prowess as a superb military commander saw you rise from a herdsman’s son to an assistant to the governor, to shah Tahmasp II’s right hand man, to regent for Abbas III, to, finally, shah in your own right. Your brilliance as a military commander led to you reuniting all of Iran, capturing Delhi, and pushing into the Caucasus to see Iran at its greatest extent since the Sasanian Empire. You plundered an enormous amount of treasure for the Afsharids, seizing the Peacock Throne, the Koh-i-Noor and Darya-ye Noor on your plundering of Delhi

MC Afsharids Leaderscene

Art by Darth

Spectacular Nader Shah, you must once again draw from your military talent against overwhelming odds to regain your place as a renowned leader across the world. Revive your military, show your men the respect they once received from you, and march, once more, from one edge of your empire to the other. Stand strong in the face of enemies on all sides to forge a new empire. Can you rise from humble beginnings to be a true king of kings? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Who is that? Another petty ruler? I am willing to incorporate your lands into my might empire, but you must be willing to fight for me."

Defeat: "There is no war in paradise? How can there be any delights there?"

Attacked: "Have no doubt, I will find cause to one day break you."

Declaration of War: "I hope you are preparing your armies. I shall defeat you in hours."

Unique Attributes[]

The Afsharids (Nader Shah)
MC Afsharids 256

Art by Darth

Sword of Persia

Units temporarily receive additional Moves Movement following a declaration of war or capturing a city. Upgrading units provides a small burst of Science Science.

MC Jazayerchiha 256

Art by Alga

Jazayerchiha (Musketman)
  • +8% Strength Combat Strength (24 vs 26)
  • +10% Production Production cost (150 vs 165)
  • When starting a turn next to a mounted unit, both units receive +1 Moves Movement and +10% Strength Combat Strength
MC Savaran 256

Art by JakeWalrusWhale

Savaran e Saltanati (Knight)
  • +20% Strength Combat Strength when flanking
  • 25% Strength Combat Strength penalty when attacking cities (instead of 33%)
City List
  1. Mashhad
  2. Isfahan
  3. Damghan
  4. Hamadan
  5. Nahavand
  6. Kermanshah
  7. Shiraz
  8. Qazvin
  9. Tabriz
  10. Bandar-e-Bushehr
  11. Bushehr
  12. Tehran
  13. Resht
  14. Gulnabad
  15. Dastgerd
  16. Quchan
  17. Murche-Khort
  18. Zarghan
  19. Shirvan
  20. Sabzevar
  21. Zaveh
  22. Gonabad
  23. Zibad
  24. Dargaz
  25. Sangan
  26. Kfer Qal'eh
Spy List
  • Nadi
  • Mariyeh
  • Afari
  • Adeleh
  • Bahadur
  • Reza
  • Abbas
  • Adil
  • Ebrahim
  • Ardashir



Peace Theme War Theme
Escape From The Hell The Golden Age
World Music OFCL World Music OFCL

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Introduce the Naderi Coinage System
Our economy is suffering from the extensive military campaigns we conduct, despite the riches we find during our conquests. A new coin should be introduced: the Naderi! It would surely boost the economy greatly.
  • Player must be The Afsharids.
  • Must have at least {1_Gold} Gold Gold in your treasury.
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Renaissance Era.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • {2_Culture} CultureIcon Culture.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • +2 Gold Gold in all Cities.
  • Purchasing units with Gold Gold is 20% cheaper.
Reform the Afsharid Military
A serious reform of the military is necessary. More power should be in control of the Shahanshah and less in the hands of the local tribes. We should put the majority of the army under your direct command.
  • Player must be The Afsharids.
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Renaissance Era.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • {1_Gold} Gold Gold.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • -20% Gold Maintenance Cost for units.
  • Units gain experience 50% faster.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now wearing your four-peaked hats and adopting Ja'farism. I worry the rest of the world will succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 29 Jul 2022


  • DJSHenniger: Original Author, Text
  • Pouakai: Code
  • Zharques: Text
  • Darth: Art (Leaderscene and icon, civ icon)
  • JakeWalrusWhale: Art (UU icon)
  • Alga: Art (UU icon)
  • TarcisioCM: Art (Map)
  • EmeraldRange: Art (Unit models)
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