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Tuscany led by Matilda is a custom civilization mod by DuskJockey, with contributions from DarthKyofu and Zharques

This mod requires Brave New World, and replaces the city-state of Florence with Mantua.



The history of Tuscany goes far back into prehistory to the Etruscans, before the establishment of the Roman Republic. Over the course of the region's history Tuscany would influence and become influenced by Roman imperialism, the beauty of the Renaissance, independent rule, the far reach of Napoleon; eventually becoming part of the Italian Republic in the nineteenth century.


With independence and conviction, Matilda, countess of Tuscany, led an unusual life for a woman of medieval days. Her military, financial, cultural, and, above all, spiritual support were instrumental in strengthening the power of the Church, especially the papacy, at a crucial time of conflict between the Church and the state known as the Investiture Controversy.

Dawn of Man[]

"Let glory be upon you, Matilda of Canossa, Margravine of Tuscany, Vicereine of Italy, and Imperial Vicar. As the last member of the Attonids, you brought the spiritual and political domains of the noble house of Canossa to the greatest of heights, leaving behind the Terre Matildiche, a fabled patrimony which Popes and nobles would fight over in the centuries to come. Throughout your life, you showed your devotion to your faith and the Papacy, culminating in the Investiture Controversy, where you showed your dedication to the Church by giving over your domains to the Pope in defiance of King Henry IV, your cousin, the same king who had stood barefoot in the snow during the Humiliation of Canossa. You were a consistent patron of churches and hospitals, especially those loyal to the Gregorian reforms.

Matilda Scene

Art by DuskJockey

Matilda, your people clamor for your return. A crisis of faith has gripped the good populace, and now, more than ever, they look to your leadership, your devotion, and your resolve for inspiration. The time has come to renew you concordat with faith, and to lead your people to a new era, one where sword and crosier each have their place. Will you defend your people and see them blossom in a new age? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Greetings. I am Matilda, lady of Canossa, of Tuscany, and of Italy. We here follow God and his vicar, and will not tolerate insubordination toward either."

Defeat: "Of two things I am certain: that there is a Lord in heaven greater in dignity than either of us, and that your actions today displease him."

Unique Attributes[]

Tuscany (Matilda)

Art by DuskJockey

La Gran Contessa
  • Defensive Buildings provide +5% Production Production towards FaithIcon Faith Buildings, and vice versa.
  • Gain +1 Influence Influence with neutral city-states for every two of these Buildings in your Capital Capital.

Art by DuskJockey

Guastatore (Pikeman)
  • Has lower base Strength Combat Strength.
  • May move after pillaging, and will claim pillaged Improvements for your civilization if the tile is next to your borders.

Art by DuskJockey

Rocca (Castle)
  • Provides -33% border expansion cost while trading with a City-State, and +5% Food Food if that City-State is of your main religion.
City List
  1. Canossa
  2. Florence
  3. Pisa
  4. Siena
  5. Lucca
  6. Arezzo
  7. Prato
  8. Grosseto
  9. San Gimignano
  10. Fiesole
  11. Pietrasanta
  12. Reggio Emilia
  13. Pistoia
  14. Modena
  15. Parma
  16. Carrara
  17. Fidenza
  18. Carpi
  19. Pienza
  20. Volterra
  21. Ferrara
  22. Comacchio
  23. Livorno
  24. Bergamo
  25. Cortona
  26. Brescio
  27. Montepulciano
  28. Viareggio
  29. Lecco
  30. Tirano
  31. Pitiano
  32. Varsi
  33. Castiglion Fiorentino
  34. Schia
  35. Lucignano
  36. Sansepolcro
  37. Certaldo
  38. Orbetello
  39. Piombino
  40. Castelfranco Emilia
Spy List
  • Azzo
  • Guelfo
  • Tedaldo
  • Suppo
  • Berengario
  • Idelgarda
  • Prangarda
  • Bertilla
  • Giuditta
  • Richilda


Focuses: City-States, Expansion, Production

Victory Types: Any



Peace Theme War Theme
[[1]] [[2]]
"Medieval Castle" by Derek and Brandon Fiechter "Castle of Ruins" by Derek and Brandon Fiechter

Mod Support[]

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

Additional Achievements[]

Give a Dog a Bone

  • Win the game on any difficulty setting as Matilda's Tuscany.

Waltzing Matilda

  • As Matilda's Tuscany, control the most Great Works of Music out of any player upon entering the Modern era.

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now reading your poetry and walking barefoot through your pilgrimage trails! 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 1
Last Updated: 25 May 2021
  • DuskJockey: Design, code, art, text
  • DarthKyofu: Art
  • danrell: Unit model
  • Zharques: Text
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