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The Floridas led by Gregor MacGregor is a custom civilization mod by JakeWalrusWhale, with contributions from Leugi, Zharques, DarthKyofu, and Hoop_Thrower.


This mod requires Brave New World.

Overview[]

The Floridas[]

The Republic of the Floridas was a short-lived attempt, from June to December 1817, to establish an independent Florida comprised of East Florida and West Florida, then Spanish territory. It was led by Gregor MacGregor, a Scottish military adventurer, and he was joined by French adventurer and soldier of fortune Louis-Michel Aury and by the Scot Richard Ambrister, whose execution by General Andrew Jackson shortly thereafter provoked an international incident. MacGregor conquered Amelia Island, the only territory the country consisted of, and raised the Green Cross of Florida flag over the Spanish Fort San Carlos.

Gregor MacGregor[]

Gregor MacGregor was a Scottish soldier, adventurer, and confidence trickster, known for his plots and ploys in the Americas. From the Clan Gregor, MacGregor was an officer in the British Army from 1803 to 1810; he served in the Peninsular War. He joined the republican side in the Venezuelan War of Independence in 1812, quickly became a general and, over the next four years, operated against the Spanish on behalf of both Venezuela and its neighbour New Granada. His successes included a difficult month-long fighting retreat through northern Venezuela in 1816. He captured Amelia Island in 1817 under a mandate from revolutionary agents to conquer Florida from the Spanish, and there proclaimed a short-lived "Republic of the Floridas". On his return to Britain in 1821, MacGregor claimed that King George Frederic Augustus of the Mosquito Coast in the Gulf of Honduras had created him Cazique of Poyais, which he described as a developed colony with a community of British settlers.

Dawn of Man[]

There are none like you, oh Gregor MacGregor, Scottish adventurer, revolutionary leader of the Republic of the Floridas, Cazique of Poyais, Member of the Die-Hards, Hannibal of modern Carthage, and Xenophon of the Americas. After service in the British and Portuguese armies, you sought glory in the New World, serving the governments of both Venezuela and New Grenada. The Republic of the Floridas was a glorious conquest… except it was a failure. Your personal Caziquedom of Poyais saw hundreds migrate to the new world… only to find that the capital was little more than a pile of rubble, despite the currency and military uniform designs.

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Art by Leugi

Spectacular Gregor MacGregor, you have been entrusted with the task of making the Republic of the Floridas a success. You must forget past failures, you must instead strive to build a legitimate Republic, founded on revolutionary ideals. You must use all your skills, both honorable and underhanded, to build the Republic beyond Amelia Island. It will not be an easy task, but you have the men, the skills, and the equipment. Can you leave the past behind and redeem yourself in the eyes of the old and new worlds? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "My name is Gregor MacGregor, and you look like the perfect soldier who would join me in my conquest of the Floridas! Do you wish to fight by side and reap the rewards?"

Defeat: "It is no matter, I have already sold this republic and I am ready for my next adventure!"

Unique Attributes[]

The Floridas (Gregor MacGregor)
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Either Hell or Amelia

During war, armies have no maintenance cost, and cities cannot stagnate or starve. During peace, luxury resources provide 50% more Happy Happiness.

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Green Cross Militia (Musketman)
  • Starts with +50% Strength Combat Strength, and permanently loses Strength Combat Strength for each battle fought.
  • Gains Gold Gold every battle, the amount decreasing with each battle fought.
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Scrip Vendor (Great Merchant)
  • Can be expended to sell "Scrips" to foreign cities, providing massive amounts of Gold Gold in return for being denounced.
  • If expended to sell "Scrips" to a Citystate City-state, you lose Influence Influence instead.
  • Gold Gold amount from "Scrips" increases for the less farms the Floridas have.
City List
  1. Fernandina
  2. Fort San Carlos
  3. St. Augustine
  4. Pensacola
  5. Fernandina Beach
  6. Jacksonville
  7. St. Marks
  8. Mobile
  9. Baton Rouge
  10. St. Francisville
  11. Biloxi
  12. Amelia Island
  13. Tiger
  14. San Marcos
  15. Little Tiger
  16. Martins Island
  17. St. Marys
  18. Fort Barrancas
  19. St. Johns
  20. Fort George
  21. Fort Caroline
  22. Fort San Francisco de Pupo
  23. Fort Bute
  24. Fort Charlotte
Spy List
  • Richard
  • Louis-Michel
  • Jared
  • Ruggles
  • George
  • Juan
  • Thomas
  • Josefa
  • Frederic
  • Michael
The Floridas

Strategy[]

Music[]

Peace Theme War Theme
"Moliendo Café (Instrumental)" by Alfredo Portillo. "Moliendo Café" by the Orquesta Sinfónica Venezuela.

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Yes
Yes
Community Balance Patch
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Ethnic Units
No
No
Yes
Map Labels
No
Yes
Unknown
Unique Cultural Influence
Yes
YnAEMP
Yes

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now getting free land and are scamming people out of their money. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 1 April 2023

 

 
  • JakeWalrusWhale- Art (Map; UU, UGP, Civ, and Leader Icons; Unit Alphas; DoM Image), Code, Text (Diplomacy Responses; City List; Spy Names; Misc), Design, Research
  • Leugi- Art (Leaderscene)
  • Zharques- Text (DoM; Pedias)
  • DarthKyofu- TSL
  • Hoop_Thrower- Finding music
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