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The Lusitanians led by Viriathus is a custom civilization mod by DMS, with contributions from DarthKyofu.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Lusitanians[]

The Lusitanians (or Latin: Lusitani) were an Indo-European people living in the west of the Iberian Peninsula prior the conquest by the Roman Republic. It is uncertain to what extent the Lusitani were Celticized, though they may have been related to the Celtic Lusones of northeastern Iberia. They first clashed with the Romans in 194 BC and joined the Celtiberians in a war against the Roman presence that lasted until 179 BC. War broke out again in 153 BC, and under the leadership of Viriathus, an excellent strategist who managed to unite many Celtiberian tribes against the Romans, the Lusitani inflicted a series of defeats (c. 147–c. 139) on Roman troops from their military camp on the Hill of Venus (Sierra S. Vincente in Spain). After Viriathus was assassinated by his aides at Roman instigation, the Lusitanians were subdued. The name Lusitania was given to a Roman province later established (27 BC) in central Portugal.


Viriathus was the leader of the Lusitani in their war with Rome. In 150 Viriathus escaped the Roman massacre and enslavement of Lusitani who had surrendered peacefully. Viriathus continued to fight in the resistance and rose to become the leader of the tribesmen. From 147 to 142 BCE, Viriathus won one victory after another against the Romans. However, Viriathus was unable to match Rome's vast resources and became worn down by attrition. In 139 BCE Viriathus renewed peace negotiations but was betrayed and murdered by close friends. One of Rome's most successful and charismatic foes, Viriathus became Portugal's first national hero.

Dawn of Man[]

Welcome Viriathus, fierce and brave leader of the Lusitanian tribes. With your guidance and limitless courage, your people rose against the ever-expanding Roman Empire, claiming victory after victory in protection of your rightful homeland. With a hatred born from bearing witness to a gruesome massacre where thousands of your countrymen was slaughtered by a Roman Army after having been promised safety, you gathered the Lusitanian and neighbouring tribes and went on a campaign that lasted for ten years and saw the death of at least 3 roman commanders by your hand.


Leaderscreen by DMS

Come, oh fearless Viriathus, the Iberian peninsula is once again under threat. Can you guide your warriors to victory against their would-be oppessors and reforge your proud nation? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "You have come to disturb our humble way of life?! This is the lands of the Lusitanians and we welcome strangers with fire. Now, begone or be dead."

Defeat: " Finally I may ride with Epona. Thank you."

Unique Attributes[]

Lusitanians (Viriathus)

Art by DMS

The Fiery War

Units trained during 'We Love The King Days' ignore Terrain Movement Penalties. Cities receive a burst of Production Production whenever an Enemy Unit is killed nearby.


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Falarica Thrower (Composite Bowman)
  • +25% Strength Combat Strength Vs. Siege Units.
  • May Moves Move after attacking.

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Pedra Formosa (Stone Works)
  • City must be on a Hill.
  • Provides Happy Happiness and Production Production.
  • Starts a 'We Love The King Day' whenever a National Wonder is constructed in the Empire.
City List
  1. Olisippo
  2. Oxthrakai
  3. Ebora
  4. Alanobricae
  5. Ercobriga
  6. Lamecum
  7. Aranni
  8. Elaneobriga
  9. Longobriga
  10. Moron
  11. Burrulobriga
  12. Britas
  13. Equabonna
  14. Vipasca
  15. Malateca
  16. Alis Ubo
  17. Lemos
  18. Ardila
  19. Auaron
  20. Caeilobricoi
  21. Calle
  22. Londobris
  23. Mundobriga
  24. Lacobriga
  25. Hierabrica
  26. Bracara
  27. Axabrica
  28. Caetobrix
  29. Meribriga
  30. Cantippo
  31. Tuntobriga
  32. Etobrico
  33. Mirobriga
  34. Uxonoba
  35. Jurumegna
  36. Anobrega
  37. Conimbriga
Spy List
  • Punicus
  • Cesarus
  • Caucenus
  • Nabia
  • Tautalus
  • Ambon
  • Tagus
  • Bandua
  • Trebaruna
  • Epona


IconPNG Lusitanians

Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 4 April 2020


  • DMS: Code, Research, Text, Design, Mod Support, Art
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Civ Icon)

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