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The Iberians
Map by Regalman
Map by Regalman
req. mod

Traits req. mod
Creative, Protective

The Iberians led by Indibilis is a custom civilization by TarcisioCM, with contributions from Janboruta, Sukritact, Leugi, Regalman, and KyteM.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The term Iberian, as used by the ancient authors, had two meanings. One, more general, referred to the whole of the population of the Iberian peninsula. The other, more restricted, with an ethnic sense, to the people living in the eastern and southern coasts of the Iberian peninsula, where by the 6th century BC they had absorbed cultural influences from Phoenicians and Greeks. This civilization covers the entirety of the peoples who inhabited the peninsula, such as the Ilergetes, the Lusitani, the Tartessian and many more.


Indibilis was king (Chieftain) of the Ilergetes, an ancient Iberian (pre-Roman) people of the Iberian Peninsula, together with his brother Mandonius. Polybius speaks of the brothers as the most influential and powerful of the Spanish chieftains in that time period. Indibilis fought with and against Carthaginians and Romans, alternating between the two as the situation seemed fit.

Dawn of Man[]

Hail Indibilis, king of the Ilergetes and powerful chieftain of Iberia. Together with your brother Mandonius you lead your people against Carthaginians and Romans, and any else who might try to tame the Iberian people. Although fierce and warlike with renowned mercenaries, the Iberians themselves were a reclused people, master sculptors and metal workers that peacefully traded their goods through the mediterranean and europe, until faced with foreign invasion. The Iberians, however, refused to yield to foreign forces and their resistance was lengthy, ferocious and bloody.

TcmIndibilis scene

Art by Janboruta

Mighty chieftain, after many years of war the Iberians are long vanquished, and your people assimilated by foreign powerhouses. They need now more than ever a powerful and bold leader to guide them to freedom. Will you rise up to their calls, and unite the Iberian tribes? Will you restore your lands and build an empire to stand the test of time?

Introduction: I am Indibilis, and together with my brother Mandonius I rule the Ilergetes. You are much welcomed into our lands; as long as you don't intend to stay.

Introduction: Hail there, fellow chieftain. I am Indibilis, king of these lands full of riches. I hope we may be friends, as long as you do not interfere with my people; we value freedom above all.

Defeat: You are a worthy leader; in another life, maybe, I would have followed you. But now, I ask you to take good care of my people.

Unique Attributes[]

The Iberians (Indibilis)

Art by Janboruta

Mediterranean Influence

Gain +1 Greatperson Great Artist point in the Capital city for every incoming Traderoute Trade Route of a different civilization. Gifted military units generate CultureIcon Culture for you and return to your control if you are at war with their new owner. 


Art by TarcisioCM

Sculptor Workshop (Stone Works)
  • Incoming trade routes grant +1 Gold Gold for both parties for every improved source of Stone, Marble, Iron, Silver or Gold
  • Requires at least one of the aforementioned resources near the city

Art by Leugi

  • Unlocked at Masonry
  • Must be built on hill tiles and not adjacent to another Oppidum
  • +1 CultureIcon Culture and grants +25% Strength Defense to units on the same tile
  • Units that pass through a Oppidum ignore terrain costs, may move after attacking and gain +33% Flanking Combat Strength bonus for one turn
City List
  1. Ilerda
  2. Tartessos
  3. Numantia
  4. Tarraco
  5. Bevipo
  6. Kartuba
  7. Edeta
  8. Toledo
  9. Sagunto
  10. Rhusadhir
  11. Carpia
  12. Termes
  13. Iplacea
  14. Salduie
  15. Bilbilis
  16. Veleia
  17. Caetaria
  18. Illiturgis
  19. Carteia
  20. Uxama Argaela
  21. Llívia
  22. Iaca
  23. Bolskan
  24. Cáparra
  25. Carissa
  26. Lebrija
  27. Hispalis
  28. Cádiz
  29. Osca
  30. Ponferrada
  31. Castulo
Spy List
  • Audax
  • Ditalcus
  • Minurus
  • Mandonius
  • Andobales
  • Egeria
  • Gauson
  • Corocotta
  • Lady of Elche
  • Busadines




Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

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

Events and Decisions[]

Adopt [Civilization] Sculpting Techniques[]

Through trade with [Civilization], our people have become familiarized with their goods and culture. If so we choose, we may adopt some of their techniques in our own sculptures and arts.


  • Player must be the Iberians
  • Must have a Trade Route with target civilization
  • May only be enacted once per era


  • 100 CultureIcon Culture per era
  • Magistrates Magistrates


  • Lose any previously adopted bonus
  • Every civilization is assigned a different random reward (Options listed below):
    • Sculptor Workshops yield +2 CultureIcon Culture
    • Sculptor Workshops generate +1 Happy Happiness
    • Sculptor Workshops yield +1 Production Production
    • Sculptor Workshops yield +5% Production Production
    • Sculptor Workshops yield +1 Gold Gold from incoming trade routes
    • Sculptor Workshops yield +2 Gold Gold
    • Sculptor Workshops yield +1 Gold Gold and 1 CultureIcon Culture
    • Sculptor Workshops maintenance increases by 1 Gold Gold and yields +3 CultureIcon Culture
    • Sculptor Workshops maintenance increases by 1 Gold Gold and yields +2 Production Production
    • Sculptor Workshops maintenance increases by 2 Gold Gold and yields +2 Happy Happiness
    • Sculptor Workshops maintenance increases by 2 Gold Gold and yields +10% Production Production
    • Sculptor Workshops maintenance increases by 2 Gold Gold and yields +2 CultureIcon Culture and +1 Production Production
    • Sculptor Workshops yield +1 Gold Gold and +1 Food Food
    • Sculptor Workshops maintenance increases by 1 Gold Gold and yields +2 Food Food
    • Sculptor Workshops yield +5% Gold Gold

Adopt the Toledo Steel[]

Our metal workers have invented a new, much more resistant form of iron called the Toledo Steel. Its fame has spread through the world as one of the most durable metals around, and we may choose to adopt it in our weapons.


  • Player must be the Iberians
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Classical Era
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • Must have a source of Iron


  • 250 CultureIcon Culture
  • 250 Gold Gold


  • Melee units gain the Toledo Steel promotion (If gifted, this unit generates gold to you. +15% Strength Combat Strength.)
  • +1 Production Production and CultureIcon Culture from sources of Iron Iron

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now buying your sculptures and watching your bullfights. 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: v 2
Last Updated: 27 February 2015

  • TarcisioCM: Author
  • Janboruta: Art (Indibilis)
  • Leugi: Oppidum model
  • Regalman: Map
  • KyteM: Dynamic Culture Overview
  • Omri Lahav: Music
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