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The Kassites led by Kurigalzu I is a custom civilization by DuskJockey, with contributions from Klisz and DMS.

This mod requires the Babylon DLC and Brave New World. It is part of the Civ V 10th Anniversary Collection.


The Kassites[]

The Kassites were people of the ancient Near East who controlled Babylonia after the fall of the Old Babylonian Empire c. 1531 BC and until c. 1155 BC. They gained control of Babylonia after the Hittite sack of the city in 1595 BC (i.e. 1531 BC per the short chronology), and established a dynasty based first in Babylon and later in Dur-Kurigalzu. The Kassites were members of a small military aristocracy but were efficient rulers and not locally unpopular, and their 500-year reign laid an essential groundwork for the development of subsequent Babylonian culture. The chariot and the horse, which the Kassites worshipped, first came into use in Babylonia at this time.

Kurigalzu I[]

Kurigalzu I was the 17th king of the Kassite dynasty that ruled over Babylon, and was responsible for one of the most extensive and widespread building programs for which evidence has survived in Babylonia.

Dawn of Man[]

"Blessings of Shuqamuna and Shumalia be upon you, O Kurigalzu I, King of Babylon and of the Kassites! The Kassites are an ancient people, who came to power in Babylon after its spoliation by the Hittites. Conquering what had once been the lands of the Sumerians, the Kassites brought together Babylonia's scattered city-states, and bound them together to form a strong, prosperous empire not seen since the days of godlike Hammurabi. With your diplomatic acumen and strength of arms, you would restore fair Babylon's place of pride among the nations with diplomacy and conquest, keeping her whole for centuries to come.

KurigalzuI Scene

Art by DMS

Exalted Kurigalzu, he who restored Anu to his divine sanctuary, your dynasty and your legacy are once more called on by gods and men to rule and to conquer. O how they long to see Karduniash's walls to rise once more! Will your chariots descend from the Zagros into fertile Mesopotamia once more? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "I am Kurigalzu, shepherd of the Kassite people and king over the lands before you. Tell me, from which corner of the earth do you hail?"

Defeat: "In one swift stroke, my flocks have been scattered. May the gods be merciful in their judgment of my reign."

Unique Attributes[]

The Kassites (Kurigalzu I)

Art by DMS

Shepherd of the Peoples
  • Embassies with your empire provide +5% Production Building Production, in order of cities owned.
  • Pastures yield FaithIcon Faith when worked.

Art by DuskJockey

Sakrumash (Chariot Archer)
  • Classed as a melee unit instead of ranged.
  • Gains additional Experience when trained based on the FaithIcon Faith output of the city that trained it.

Art by Klisz

  • Unlocked at Mathematics.
  • Must be placed on flat land, and not adjacent to another Kudurru.
  • Yields +2 FaithIcon Faith.
  • Claims all adjacent resources when built.
City List
  1. Dur-Kurigalzu
  2. Karduniash
  3. Nippur
  4. Sippar
  5. Larsa
  6. Susa
  7. Isin
  8. Kish
  9. Girsu
  10. Ur
  11. Sugagu
  12. Hanigalbat
  13. Shaknana
  14. Hudadu
  15. Padan
  16. Malgu
  17. Tamakku
  18. Dilmun
Spy List
  • Anusan
  • Sherzi
  • Bauninsheg
  • Nintuga
  • Gemekala
  • Dari
  • Sheshkala
  • Lusili
  • Alad
  • Zimu



Focuses: Diplomacy, Expansion, Religion Victory Types: Any


Peace Theme War Theme
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"Babylon by Derek and Brandon Fiechter "Hittite Chariots" by Derek and Brandon Fiechter

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Additional Achievements[]

Restoration of Babylon

  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as Kurigalzu I's Kassites.


  • As Kurigalzu I's Kassites, have a Sakrumash earn the Medic II promotion.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now worshipping horses and using giant stones for trivial contracts. I plan to tell my pen pal all about the harmful the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 23 September 2020

  • DuskJockey: Design, code, art
  • DMS: Art
  • Klisz: Original mod, design
  • Danrell: Unit model

10th Anniversary Collection [edit]
Day 1
America (James Madison)Egypt (Senusret III)Holy Roman Empire (Frederick II)Aztecs (Itzcoatl)England (Henry V)Umayyads (Al-Walid I)Mycenae (Agamemnon)Jin (Sima Yan)France (Jeanne d'Arc)
Day 2
Sassanids (Shapur II)Japan (Shigeru Yoshida)Lanna (Mangrai)SenecaRussia (Elisabeth)Ottomans (Orhan)Mughals (Aurangzeb)Rome (Trajan)Songhai (Sonni Ali)
Day 3
Golden Horde (Öz Beg Khan) • Kassites (Kurigalzu I) • Māori (Potatau Te Wherowhero) • Goguryeo (Gwanggaeto) • Spain (Isabella II) • Denmark-Norway (Frederick II) • Inca (Tupac Yupanqui)
Day 4
Sweden (Christina) • Carthage (Mago)White Huns (Toramana)Ethiopia (Iyasu I)Mayans (Lady Xoc)Trebizond (Alexios II)Austria (Karl Renner)The Isles (Somerled)Anglo-Dutch (William III)
Day 5
Venice (Domenico Selvo)Zulu (Cetshwayo)Medang (Rakai Pikatan)Poland-Lithuania (Tadeusz Kosciuszko)Brazil (Medici)Portugal (Sebastiao de Carvalho)The Idrisids (Idris I)Assyria (Tiglath-Pileser III)Shoshone (Washakie)
DuskJockey's Mods [edit]
Africa/Middle East
BaliDai VietGoguryeoIgorotJapan (Shigeru Yoshida)KazakhsKorea (Gojong)MajapahitMongolia (Sorghaghtani)MyanmarOtomoPhilippines (Aguinaldo)Philippines (Magsaysay)Philippines (Quezon)SanadaSillaSouthern ZhouSukhothaiTakayamaTagalogs
America (Grant)Brazil (Juscelino Kubitschek)CanadaChickasawChoctawPanama
AlbaArgosBritonsBulgariaByzantiumCarantaniaDal RiataHoly SeeIcelandKartliLiechtensteinLithuaniaPisaPoland (Jadwiga)Portugal (Sebastião de Carvalho)San MarinoSpain (Isabella II)Sweden (Christina)ThebesTuscanyVatican City
Gameplay Mods
Beliefs Revised