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The Ottomans, led by Orhan, are a custom civilization mod by More Civilisations, with contributions from Lime, Alga, RawSasquatch, EmeraldRange and Darth.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Ottomans[]

The Ottoman Empire was born in Anatolia (in modern Turkey) at the start of the 13th century. It expanded into three continents and thrived for some six centuries. Many Americans know very little about the Ottoman Empire (it occupies the blind spot Americans have for pretty much everything between Greece and China). This is a great pity, for the Ottoman Empire was vast, powerful, and extremely interesting.


Orhan, also called Orhan Ghazi or Orkhan, was the second ruler of the Ottoman dynasty which had been founded by his father, Osman I. Orhan’s reign (1324–60) marked the beginning of Ottoman expansion into the Balkans. Under Orhan’s leadership, the small Ottoman principality in northwestern Anatolia continued to attract Ghazis (warriors for the Islamic faith) from surrounding Turkish emirates fighting against Byzantium. In 1324 the Byzantine town of Brusa (later Bursa) fell to the Ottomans, followed by Nicaea (modern İznik) in 1331 and Nicomedia (modern İzmit) in 1337.

Dawn of Man[]

Greetings, Orhan - proud Bey of the Ottoman people! Since the dawn of time, your people have roamed the steppes of Eurasia, dispelling the illusions of all those who dared to think they could subjugate them. When the time was right, your forebears struck like wolves on the fold, establishing themselves in the heart of Anatolia and slowly forming many small states. But your father was not content with this, envisioning a kingdom that would stretch across continents and oceans - successor to Rome and envy of the world.

MC Ottoman Leaderscene

Art by Lime

Great Orhan, this dream now falls to you. The Ottoman people look to you to fulfil your Father's dream, and to take them into a new golden age at the forefront of Anatolia. Will you heed their call, making the Ottoman Empire a power on three continents and beyond? Will you stop at nothing, staring down empires and kingdoms for your people? Can you build a civilisation to stand the test of time?.

Introduction: "Let it be known that we are the Ottomans, and we shall soon rule all that which the sun touches. Submit now or feel our wrath."

Introduction: "Hail, stranger! I am Orhan, Bey of the Ottoman people! Pray that we do not wish to adopt your lands as ours."

Defeat: "This is not the end, my prophecy will be fulfiled."

Defeat: "What is this? Defeat? It is an odd sensation. I don't like it."

Attacked: "You dare to threaten us? History shall tell of the scale of your misjudgement."

Declaration of War: "Just as God envisioned, your lands shall soon be ours. Prepare for war, or just surrender and save us the trouble."

Unique Attributes[]

The Ottomans (Orhan)
MC Orhan 256

Art by TopHatPaladin

Akhi Brotherhoods

Cities receive +1 free Citizen Population while garrisoned, and workers build +50% faster while stacked with military units. Units have +20% Strength Combat Strength when fighting within two tiles of a foreign unit at war with a common enemy.

MC Yaya 256

Art by RawSasquatch

Yaya (Longswordsman)
  • Pillaging does not cost Moves Movement.
  • May move after attacking.
MC Timariot 256

Art by Alga

Timariot (Knight)
  • Provides Farms with +1 Food Food and +1 Gold Gold while stationed on the tile.
  • Yields doubled if the tile is worked by a conquered city.
City List
  1. Sogut
  2. Bursa
  3. Eskisehir
  4. Iznik
  5. Izmit
  6. Bergama
  7. Bolu
  8. Ankara
  9. Balikesir
  10. Canakkale
  11. Rodoscuk
  12. Bandirma
  13. Candarli
  14. Mudanya
  15. Kocaeli
  16. Uskudar
  17. Karesi
  18. Silivri
  19. Biga
  20. Pelekanon
  21. Cimpe
  22. Sarkoy
  23. Darica
  24. Yenisehir
  25. Sakarya
  26. Duzce
  27. Bilecik
  28. Beypazari
  29. Inegol
  30. Orhangazi
Spy List
  • Ibrahim
  • Bayezid
  • Sokollu
  • Mahmut
  • Uveys
  • Roxelana
  • Safiye
  • Hafsa
  • Kosem
  • Nurbanu
Ottomans (Orhan)



Peace Theme War Theme
Unknown from the Magnificent Century soundtrack Fahir Atakoglu
Unknown from the Magnificent Century soundtrack Fahir Atakoglu

Mod Support[]

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

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now wearing fezzes and absorbing beyliks! 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: 22 Sep 2020


  • Pouakai: Design, Code, Text
  • Lime: Art (Leaderscene and map)
  • TopHatPaladin: Art (Leader icon), Lua
  • RawSasquatch: Art (Yaya icon)
  • Alga: Art (Timariot icon)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Civ icon)
  • EmeraldRange: Art (Unit models)
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
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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
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