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For the Sixteen Nation Project Wilhelm Tell, see Switzerland (Wilhelm Tell).

The Swiss led by Wilhelm Tell are a custom civilization by Alga, with contributons from DarthKyofu, DuskJockey, JFD, and Zharques.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Swiss[]

The Old Swiss Confederacy began as a late medieval alliance between the communities of the valleys in the Central Alps, at the time part of the Holy Roman Empire, to facilitate the management of common interests such as free trade and to ensure the peace along the important trade routes through the mountains. The Hohenstaufen emperors had granted these valleys reichsfrei status in the early 13th century. As reichsfrei regions, the cantons (or regions) of Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden were under the direct authority of the emperor without any intermediate liege lords and thus were largely autonomous.

Wilhelm Tell[]

William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. According to the legend, Tell was an expert marksman with the crossbow who assassinated Albrecht Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of the Austrian dukes of the House of Habsburg positioned in Altdorf, in the canton of Uri. Tell's defiance and tyrannicide encouraged the population to open rebellion and a pact against the foreign rulers with neighbouring Schwyz and Unterwalden, marking the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy.

Dawn of Man[]

"Let the overtures tell of your great deeds, oh Wilhelm Tell, first Eidgenosse, folk legend, expert marksman, and he whose defiance and tyrannicide set the people of the old Swiss Confederacy free. The legends say you were born in Bürglen, Uri. Growing up to become a strong man, you grew to become disillusioned with the Habsburg emperors of Austria attempted domination of Uri and vowed to act. Becoming one of the conspirators of Werner Stauffacher, you resisted the Austrian Vogt of Altdorf, Albrecht Gessler. On your journey to the eventual assassination of Gessler, you partook in misadventures, including your famous splitting of the apple on your son’s head by a shot from your crossbow, your imprisonment, and escape from the Tellsplatte. Your assassination of Gessler led to a rebellion, which led to the formation of the Old Swiss Confederacy. Brave to the end, legend says you continued to fight the Austrians, and died trying to save a child from drowning.

Agla UrschweizTell Diplo

Art by DarthKyofu

Oh Wilhelm Tell, your people once again crave the daring, bravery and strength. You must awaken from your cave at the Rigi. But beware, the world has changed; new challenges must be conquered, and if you are to live up to your legend, you must once again rise to fight those who would seek to destroy you. Can you live up to the expectations of your people? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Hail and honour to you, friend. I am Wilhelm Tell, hero of the simple folk and saviour of its freedom."

Defeat: "You might have won, but are you interested in a bet involving apples and crossbows?"

Unique Attributes[]

The Swiss (Wilhelm Tell)
Agla Urschweiz WilhelmIcon

Art by DarthKyofu

Rütli Oath

In Times of War you gain Units trained from friendly and allied Citystate City-States. Units fighting in foreign territory gain double the XP, while enemy units take damage when on hills, forests or near mountains in your territory.

Agla Urschweiz Reisläufer

Art by DarthKyofu

Reisläufer (Pikeman)
  • +15% Strength Combat Strength when fighting in Rough Terrain.
  • Defeating enemy units generates Gold Gold equal to their Strength Combat Strength.
Agla Urschweiz Saumery

Art by DarthKyofu

Saumery (Caravansary)
  • Land Traderoute Trade Routes originating from this city yield +1 Gold Gold and gain a +5% range increase for every Mountain within the city's borders.
City List
  1. Schwyz
  2. Altdorf
  3. Stans
  4. Sarnen
  5. Freienbach
  6. Einsiedeln
  7. Küssnacht
  8. Arth
  9. Schübelbach
  10. Ingenbohl
  11. Lachen
  12. Wollerau
  13. Attendorf
  14. Feusisberg
  15. Galgenen
  16. Wangen
  17. Muotathal
  18. Steinen
  19. Reichenburg
  20. Tuggen
  21. Sattel
  22. Homo
  23. Andermatt
  24. Attinghausen
  25. Bauen
  26. Bürglen
  27. Erstfekd
  28. Flüelen
  29. Göschenen
  30. Gurtnellen
  31. Realp
  32. Sisikon
  33. Wassen
Spy List
  • Werner
  • Loris
  • Reto
  • Utz
  • Urs
  • Verena
  • Regula
  • Dorli
  • Fadri
  • Beat


Switzerland (Wilhelm Tell)


Peace Theme War Theme

The Swiss - Wilhelm Tell - Peace


The Swiss - Wilhelm Tell - War

Unknown. Unknown.

Mod Support[]

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

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 26 December 2021


  • Alga: Creator, SQL, Text, Design
  • DarthKyofu: Art (LS, Icon Alphas)
  • DuskJockey: Art (Map and Civ Icon)
  • JFD: Code (Lua)
  • Zharques: DoM Text
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