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The Gothic Kingdoms
Map by Janboruta
Map by Janboruta
Start Bias

Arianism (HR)

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Traits req. mod
Aggressive, Charismatic
Map Labels Language req. mod
Magical Girl req. mod

The Goths led by Alaric is a custom civilization by Tomatekh[1], with contributions from Janbourta.

This mod requires Brave New World or Gods and Kings.


The Goths[]

The Goths were an east European tribe of Scandinavian origins whose two branches, Visigoths and Ostrogoths, played a significant role in the fall of the Roman Empire. Although sharing common language, customs and beliefs, the Visigoths and Ostrogoths followed divergent paths and each founded a medieval kingdom.


Alaric I was the King of the Visigoths from AD 395 - 410. He is most famous for his sack of Rome in AD 410, which marked a decisive event in the decline of the Roman Empire.

Dawn of Man[]


Art by Janboruta

Hail Alaric, King of the Visigoths, Sacker of Rome, your people shout your name and raise their swords to you! From the shores of Scandinavia your people came and spread across Europe. In the East, the Ostrogoths successfully revolted against the Huns. In the West, the Visigoths conquered Iberia. Even the eternal city fell before your might! Yet, you also possessed the heart and wisdom of a true leader. You forced the senate to free the slaves and treated her citizens with kindness. You paid homage to their gods and let all worship as they might. However - divided, conquered, forgotten - the legacy of the Goths has faded with the passage of time.

Mighty King, once again the glories of civilization stand before you. New cities have emerged, their towers scraping the very heavens themselves. The noble blood of your people cries out to you! Will you claim these newfound riches as your own? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Hail, warrior! I am Alaric of the Goths. That's quite a magnificent city you have there. Mind if I "visit"..."

Introduction: "Another one? Far greater countries than yours have fallen before me. The thicker the hay, the easier it is mowed."

Defeat: "My blood may stain your sword, but remember that even the greatest cities eventually fall."

Defeat: "In death, even the rivers change their course. What legacy shall you leave?"

Unique Attributes:[]

The Goths (Alaric)

Art by Firaxis

Sacker of Rome

Non-mounted land military units may use enemy roads before the Industrial Era. Capturing a foreign Capital Capital triggers a Goldenage Golden Age.


Art by Firaxis

Gadrauht (Swordsman)
  • Heals double when pillaging a non-road Improvement
  • Starts with the Drill I promotion

Art by Firaxis

Hov (Stable)
  • +1 FaithIcon Faith from Horses Horse, Sheep, Cattle 
  • +10% Production Land Unit Production (instead of +15% Mounted Unit Production Production)
  • -10% Production Production Cost
City List
  1. Arheimar
  2. Gothiscandza
  3. Reccopolis
  4. Victoriacum
  5. Lucgo id est Luceo
  6. Ologicus
  7. Baiyara
  8. Novae
  9. Narbo
  10. Tyras
  11. Olbia
  12. Turda
  13. Apulon
  14. Oium
  15. Tyrin
  16. Skupi
  17. Oescus
  18. Verona
  19. Sirmum
  20. Singidunum
  21. Pavia
  22. Tarragona
  23. Saragossa
  24. Malaga
  25. Palencia
  26. Nursia
  27. Fervir
  28. Hallin
  29. Heruler
  30. Bergio
  31. Theustes
  32. Viminacium
  33. Remesiana
  34. Ratiaria
  35. Marcianopolis
  36. Tomi
  37. Istros
  38. Eunixi
  39. Taetel
  40. Rugi
  41. Arochi
  42. Ranii
  43. Nicopolis ad Istrum
  44. Toulouse
  45. Ravenna
  46. Toletum
  47. Corduba
Spy List
  • Ailwin
  • Baldric
  • Gamel
  • Masci
  • Savaric
  • Isolda
  • Estrilda
  • Sabelina
  • Sybilla
  • Golda



A straightforward early Domination Civ. Use of enemy Roads will give you more flexibility attacking Cities, allowing meatshields to run away to recover, and allowing Ranged and Siege Units to move in and fire on the same turn. Gadrauht soak damage especially well, by healing double when Pillaging, and by starting with Drill I - meaning you can acquire Cover I with just a Barracks. Bring along a Worker with your Gadrauht so it can repeatedly repair Pillaged Tiles. The Hov will help to produce your core Ranged/Melee army, and yield small amounts of Faith to use for purchasing Buildings or Units.

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Free the Slaves![]

At long last we have captured the Eternal City and all of its riches are ours by right! Yet, for all their civilization, our enemies had enslaved thousands of our people. It is time to force the city's senate to free these slaves and restore our people.


  • Player must be the Goths
  • Must own the original Capital Capital of at least 1 other Civilization
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates


  • Captured Cities produce no Resistance
  • A "We Love the King Day" is triggered in your Capital Capital

Convert the Goths[]

A missionary from the Eastern Empire has approached our camps. He has translated their sacred text into our native tongue and urges us to adopt their creed.


  • Player must be the Goths
  • Followers of a foreign founded Religion must be present in at least 1 of your Cities
  • May only be enacted before the Industrial Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 33 FaithIcon Faith
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate


  • Missionaries gain +1 Moves Movement
  • Religious Units cost 15% less FaithIcon Faith

Gothic Expansion[]

Event Gothic Expanse

Gothic Expansion Event Image

Our civilization is flourishing and many of our kinsmen are looking to settle new lands. We must choose where to lead our people. If we go west, we may find work as imperial mercenaries. Steppe nomads control the east, but, if we persevere, we may be able to found our own kingdom.

Option 1: Become the Visigoths

  • The Gold Gold cost of upgrading military units will be reduced by 15%

Option 2: Become the Ostrogoths

  • +8% Production Production when constructing Buildings

Note: Either choice renames the civilization in diplomatic screens. The specific options are disabled if TarcisioCM's Visigoths and/or Ostrogoths are in the game, respectively.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

Children are running around kicking sandcastles and toy towers as their parents claim descent from the "Noble Goths". I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture.

Full Credits List[]

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Steam Workshop
Latest Version: BNW v. 69
Last Updated: 17 May 2016

  • Janboruta: Leader, Map, DoM graphics
  • Firaxis: Base assets (UU, UB, UA, Leader icon, and 'Alaric' image) adapted from the Firaxis "1066" DLC and "Fall of Rome" scenarios
  • JTitan: Alternate UU graphic
  • Andreas Waldetoft: Music from Crusader Kings II
  • [KOR]SJKHR: Korean translation
  • Andrew Holt: DoM voiceover
  • Tomatekh: All code and art otherwise not listed

Notes and References[]

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