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The Buccaneers led by Henry Morgan is a custom civilization by More Civilisations[1], with contributions from Leugi, Janboruta, JFD, Reedstilt, Viregel, and Andrew Holt.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Buccaneers[]

The buccaneers were pirates and privateers that sailed the Caribbean Sea and surrounding waters from the 1500s to the early 1800s. They preyed upon Spanish treasure ships laden with the gold and silver that the conquistadors had plundered from the former empires of Mesoamerica and the Andes, among other sources of colonial wealth. Some enjoyed the patronage of kings and colonial governors; others served no masters but their own wanton avarice. A diverse and disjointed lot, their ranks included French Corsairs, Dutch Sea Beggars, and English Sea Dogs. Black flags rose over strange tides to herald a pirate raid upon a hapless vessel or seaside town, and, in time, black flags sank to the depths to herald to end of the pirates’ reign, as national navies sought to make the seas safe for their merchants.

Henry Morgan[]

Sailing against England’s enemies for glory and gold as a privateer, Henry Morgan and his buccaneer fleet terrorized the Caribbean for over a decade. Morgan relied on determination, ruthlessness, and savvy to rise from humble beginnings to become one of the most feared and successful pirates of his day. Today Henry Morgan remains one of the most famous and iconic pirates to prey upon the Caribbean. Years of tensions between England and other European powers in the Caribbean allowed pirates like Morgan to flourish. Ranking among the ten wealthiest pirates, his success is not only measured in the treasure he plundered from his enemies; unlike so many pirates, Morgan evaded the hangman’s noose and lived to enjoy his wealth.

Dawn of Man[]

Ahoy, captain Henry Morgan! Your crew eagerly await your command! You were among the most feared pirates ever to set sail in the waters of the Caribbean, plundering Spanish trade routes and pillaging countless settlements, from Puerto Principe to Panama and from Mexico to Maracaibo. None escaped your wrath, for your actions knew no national boundaries, instilling fear into friend and foe alike despite your work for the English. It was this which would be your downfall, for you were betrayed and arrested by those whom benefited most from your buccaneering in order to please a former enemy. And yet, your legacy lives on.

Buccaneer Leaderhead

Leaderscene by Janboruta

Sir Henry Morgan, your men call your name! They wish for you to take up the mantle of captain once more, to lead them into battle at land and sea! Will you answer their call? Will you terrorise the seas once more, and all those who sail upon her? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: What have we here? A spineless landlubber not yet set sail a day in their life, or one worthy to cross swords with me aboard my limitless empire? Well? Speak.

Introduction: Behold, I am Henry Morgan. I am a captain of the Royal Navy, but I am loyal only to myself and to the life that I choose to live upon the seas.

Defeat: You think it a noble cause to rid the seas of my fleet, but you and I are not so different. Our differences lie merely in the use of our tongues. I am an honest man, and you are not.

Defeat: I go to Davy Jones' Locker with no remorse. I am but one man who has lived his life in pursuit of his share of the seas. There will come others.

Unique Attributes[]

The Buccaneers (Henry Morgan)

Art by Janboruta

Letter of Marque

Naval units can enter enemy territory without open borders, but may turn hostile if they end their turn on a tile owned by an enemy. Receive extra Gold Gold for each trade route pillaged, city captured or unit killed.


Art by Janboruta

Corsair (Privateer)
  • Receives a temporary combat boost after raiding a trade route (+1 Strength Combat Strength for five turns)
  • Starts with the Boarding Party I promotion
  • Has a Scurvy Immunity as promotion, making them immune to ocean attrition(With Exploration Continued Expanded)

Art by Sukritact

Rum Distillery
  • Unlocked at Machinery
  • Must be built on either Jungle, Marsh, or a Sugar resource
  • Provides +1 Food Food and +1 Gold Gold
  • If built on a Sugar resource, converts it to a source of Rum
  • After 40 turns of being worked, upgrades to a Vintage Distillery, which provides an additional +1 Food Food and +2 Gold Gold
City List
  1. Port Royal
  2. Tortuga
  3. Nassau
  4. Puerto Cabello
  5. Petit-Goave
  6. Leogane
  7. Campeche
  8. La Habana
  9. St. Kitts
  10. Nevis
  11. Florida Keys
  12. San Juan
  13. St. Eustatius
  14. Bridgetown
  15. Cartagena
  16. Portobello
  17. Kingston
  18. Curacao
  19. Maracaibo
  20. Port-au-Prince
  21. Belize
  22. Freeport
  23. Georgetown
  24. Cumana
  25. Ciudad del Carmen
  26. Nuevitas
  27. Cienfuegos
  28. Basse-Terre
  29. Fort-de-France
  30. Ciudad Guayana
Spy List
  • Gibbs
  • Barbossa
  • Bootstrap Bill
  • Gentleman Jocard
  • Captaine Chevalle
  • Edward Teague
  • Sao Feng
  • Miss Swann
  • Mistress Ching
  • Cutlass Liz



Play a usual Domination game, beginning the assaults with whatever new unit best suits or the situation. From the usual plundering, capturing and killing you'll earn a steady stream of Gold to push further. As for the first part of the UA, it can allow you a little more exploration potential. If you have a surplus of ships, say from the Corsair's Prize Ships, send them into foreign waters to effectively harass a Civ without Diplomatic penalty. The Rum distillery gives you access to a Unique Luxury - you may have trouble trading it with a bad Diplomatic reputation, but nonetheless the extra Happiness is useful. The tile yields get quite high too after 40 turns. The Corsair can reach Boarding Party III with a Barracks and Armoury makes it effective at capturing enemy Ships - keep the Unique Units/Powerful, and send the rest into non-hostile foreign waters.


Peace Theme War Theme

Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag Soundtrack - In This World or the One Below


Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag Soundtrack - Under the Black Flag

"In This World or the One Below" by Brian Tyler for the soundtrack of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. "Under the Black Flag" by Brian Tyler for the soundtrack of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Issue a Letter of Marque[]

Our men yearn to take to the seas in search of wealth and glory! We should consider issuing additional legal permits for budding captains to ensure they pose no threat to our own endeavors.


  • Player must be the Buccaneers
  • Must have researched Optics
  • May only be enacted once per era


  • Naval unit cost X 10 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate


  • Provides 2 new ships
  • Naval units gained via issuing Letters of Marque have +1 Moves Movement.

Provide Rum Rations[]

Our Rum is the pride of the nation, and is rumored to have numerous health benefits. Providing each of our sailors with a daily ration would go far to improve morale and our the ability of our sailors at sea!


  • Player must be the Buccaneers
  • Player must have researched Navigation (Exploration with EE)
  • Player must have at least one source of Rum
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates
  • 500 Gold Gold


  • Naval units trained in a city with a source of Rum have +10% Combat Strength.
  • Rum Distilleries and Vintage Distilleries provide +1 Production Production.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now stealing treasure ships and plundering port cities! I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Civfanatics Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 20 June 2018


  • Pouakai: XML, text 
  • Sukritact: Rum icon and Lua 
  • Janboruta: All other art 
  • Leugi: Models 
  • JFD: XML, Lua, troubleshooting, text 
  • Reedstilt: Civ and Leader civilopedias 
  • Viregel: Rum civilopedia

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