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The Avars led by Bayan I are a custom civilization mod by Grant, with contributions from TopHatPaladin and Regalman.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Avars[]

The Pannonian Avars were an alliance of several groups of Eurasian nomads of unknown origins; they are probably best known for their invasions and destruction in the Avar–Byzantine wars from 568 to 626. They established the Avar Khaganate, which spanned the Pannonian Basin and considerable areas of Central and Eastern Europe from the late 6th to the early 9th century.

Bayan I[]

Bayan I reigned as the first khagan of the Avar Khaganate between 562 and 602. As the Göktürk Empire expanded westwards on the Eurasian Steppe during the 6th century, peoples such as the Avars (also known as the Pseudo-Avars, Obri, Abaroi and Varchonites) and the Bulgars migrated into Central Europe and the Balkans. Bayan I led the Avars (along with some Bulgars) into Pannonia, where they established their khaganate from 568.

Dawn of Man[]

"The plains bow before you, Khagan Bayan, master of the Avar Horde! Your people once led the mighty Rouran Khaganate, before the upstart Bumin Qaghan and his tribe, the Ashina Gokturks, cast them onto the desolate Pontic steppe. Once you had established supremacy over the remnants of another mighty empire, the Huns, you began to look west, to fertile plains; the plains of Pannonia. But for your horses to feed, you had to cross the mighty Carpathian mountains, and crush the Gepids and Heruls who had lingered for centuries. Through tacit alliances and sheer will you made this dream a reality; by the end of the century, the Avar Khaganate was the largest Horde in Europe, and would become the last one to survive.

Avar Diplo

Leaderscreen by Grant

Bayan, your descendents forget you. Another tribe, the Magyars, supplanted their ways and tricked them into abandoning their memories. But as they now falter, a door opens for you. Will you march over the mountains and reconquer the plains? Will you raid them for every last piece of your rightful wealth? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Unique Attributes[]

The Avars (Bayan I)

Art by Grant

Solitudo Avarorum

Whilst in a DoF or a Defensive Pact, defeating units in enemy territory rewards Gold Gold, while defeating units in friendly territory rewards Goldenage Golden Age Points. Spending Gold Gold increases Production Production towards Cultural Buildings.


Art by Grant

Szalu-Aula (Horseman)
  • +1 Moves Movement.
  • Starts with the City Plunder Promotion.
  • Conquering a city with an Szalu-Aula converts any barbarian, Citystate City-State or Defensive Pact ally unit to your empire in the city radius.

Art by Grant

  • Unlocked at Horseback Riding.
  • Rewards Strength to stationed friendly units and saps the Strength of nearby enemy units, increased per unimproved Forest tile within city limits.
City List
  1. Zamárdi
  2. Anhialo
  3. Sirmium
  4. Partiscon
  5. Singidunum
  6. Viminacium
  7. Kölked
  8. Keszthely
  9. Drizipara
  10. Sopianae
  11. Dévényújfalu
  12. Melantias
  13. Zaldapa
  14. Nemesvarbóki
  15. Fenékpuszta
  16. Szarvas
  17. Tiszafüred
  18. Huruzi
  19. Hatvan
  20. Alisca
  21. Zánka
  22. Apahida
  23. Idiminium
  24. Oktabon
  25. Tarjánpuszta
  26. Rákóczifalva
  27. Petőháza
  28. Ozora
  29. Nyárhíd
  30. Igar
  31. Pelso
  32. Szabadbattyán
  33. Timok
  34. Ratiaria
  35. Ad Novas
  36. Ad Nonum
  37. Cirpi
  38. Dygetoi
  39. Etzi
  40. Varchunni
Spy List
  • Bookolabras
  • Butaul
  • Buyla
  • Kandik
  • Kuber
  • Canizauci
  • Kapkan
  • Kazrig
  • Kajd
  • Unguimeri



Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 28 September 2020


  • TopHatPaladin: (button lua)
  • Regalman: (map)
  • Voljuin: (Hring model)
  • mikeburnfire: (Hring model)
  • Danrell: (Szalu-Aula model)
  • Grant: (all else)

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