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Western Rome led by Majorian is a custom civilization mod by Grant.

This mod requires Brave New World.


Western Rome[]

The Western Roman Empire comprises the western provinces of the Roman Empire at any time during which they were administered by a separate independent Imperial court; in particular, this term is used in historiography to describe the period from 395 to 476, where there were separate coequal courts dividing the governance of the empire in the Western and the Eastern provinces, with a distinct imperial succession in the separate courts. The terms Western Roman Empire and Eastern Roman Empire were coined in modern times to describe political entities that were de facto independent; contemporary Romans did not consider the Empire to have been split into two separate empires but viewed it as a single polity governed by two separate imperial courts as an administrative expediency. The Western Roman Empire collapsed in 476, and the Western imperial court in Ravenna was formally dissolved by Justinian in 554. The Eastern imperial court survived until the fall of Constantinople in 1453.


Majorian (Julius Valerius Maiorianus) was the western Roman emperor from 457 to 461. A prominent general of the Roman army, Majorian deposed Emperor Avitus in 457 and succeeded him. Majorian was the last emperor to make a concerted effort to restore the Western Roman Empire with its own forces. Possessing little more than Italy, Dalmatia, and some territory in northern Gaul, Majorian campaigned rigorously for three years against the Empire's enemies. His successors until the fall of the Empire, in 476/480, were actually instruments of their barbarian generals, or emperors chosen and controlled by the Eastern Roman court. After defeating a Vandal attack on Italy, Majorian launched a campaign against the Visigothic Kingdom in southern Gaul. Defeating king Theodoric II at the Battle of Arelate, Majorian forced the Goths to abandon their possessions in Septimania and Hispania and return to federate status immediately. Majorian then attacked the Burgundian Kingdom, defeating them at the Siege of Lugdunum, expelling them from the Rhone valley and reducing them to federate status.

In 460, Majorian left Gaul to consolidate his hold on Hispania. His generals launched a campaign against the Suebic Kingdom in northwest Hispania, defeating them at the battles of Lucus Augusti and Scallabis and reducing them to federate status as well. His fleet for his planned campaign to recover Africa from the Vandals was destroyed due to treachery. Majorian sought to reform the imperial administration in order to make it more efficient and just. The powerful general Ricimer deposed and killed Majorian, who had become unpopular with the senatorial aristocracy because of his reforms.

To historian Edward Gibbon, Majorian "presents the welcome discovery of a great and heroic character, such as sometimes arise, in a degenerate age, to vindicate the honour of the human species"

Dawn of Man[]

Julius Valerius Maiorianus! The days of Caesar and Octavian far outshone the straits which you were mired in. Yet, as if they commanded you, you sought to rage against the dying of the light, to reduce these upstart barbarian kings to the lowly vassals and federates that they deserve to be. You saw the twin evils; sin and ignorance, run rampant, and you tried your every effort to eradicate them. In four short years, you battled the Western Empire out of isolated Italy and northern Gaul and back into Hispania, back into Septimania, and back into the Mediterranean. It was only the treachery of the Vandals that stopped you sweeping across Africa. In a throughly dark and degenerate age, you struck out, and raised the banner of Christ towards victory.


Leaderscreen by Grant

Great Emperor! The time is right for your name to bring terror into barbarians once again. This time, you will have learned from the mistakes which under great pressure you sadly made. This time, you will have the chance to forge an empire greater than Aetius, or Trajan, or Augustus, ever could. Can you wear the purple once again? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Welcome, ambassador. You stand before an Emperor who has restored the sancitity of his throne. Surely you have not traveled so far just to spite my prescence? Would you not rather pay tribute?."

Defeat: "Rome has fallen, but then again it has for centuries in any case. Like Christ will return for the day of judgement, so shall I, commanding the legionaries of heaven."

Unique Attributes[]

Western Rome (Majorian)

Art by Grant

Defensor Civitatis

Increases in City Strength, excepting Population Growth, will contribute to the generation of Greatperson Great People. Earn FaithIcon Faith and Influence Influence toward all Citystate City-States from victories in former and city-state territory.


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Navis Lusoria (Trireme)
  • Begins with Moves Movement depending on Citystate City-State alliances.
  • Units trained in a City after a Navis Lusoria will pay no Moves Movement penalty crossing rivers or marshes.

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Vicarius (Inquisitor)
  • While stationed in a city, unit Production Production is boosted and the unit gains Strength Combat Strength dependent on the number of Religion Followers in the city.
  • Can merge with a Greatperson Great Person after entering allied territory or territory formerly owned by Western Rome.
City List
  1. Ravenna
  2. Rome
  3. Mediolanum
  4. Neapolis
  5. Aquileia
  6. Salona
  7. Florentia
  8. Placentia
  9. Verona
  10. Spoleum
  11. Suessiones
  12. Rhegium
  13. Syracusae
  14. Panormus
  15. Caralis
  16. Aquae Sextae
  17. Narbo
  18. Barcino
  19. Carthago Nova
  20. Eburodunum
  21. Tarentum
  22. Palma
  23. Hispalis
  24. Emerita Augusta
  25. Pax Iulia
  26. Caesaraugusta
  27. Avaricum
  28. Lutetium
  29. Rotomagnus
  30. Massila
  31. Genua
  32. Virunum
  33. Narona
  34. Beneventum
  35. Valentia
  36. Lilybaeum
  37. Turonum
  38. Augustobona
  39. Arelate
Spy List
  • Sidonius Apollinaris
  • Aegidius
  • Nepotianus
  • Paulus
  • Marcellius
  • Suniericus
  • Caecina Basilius
  • Gennadius Avenius
  • Claudianus Mamertus
  • Faustus
Vicarius List
  • Sidonius Apollinaris
  • Arcadius Apollinaris
  • Arbogast
  • Faustus of Riez
  • Aegidius Syragius
  • Agrippinus
  • Arcadius Placidus
  • Genoveva
  • Lupicinus
  • Flavius Sigisvultus
  • Agricola
  • Parthenius
  • Agroecius
  • Patiens
  • Nepotianus
  • Suniericus
  • Arborius
  • Marcellinus
  • Anthemiolus
  • Hermians
  • Everdingus
  • Thorisarius


Western Rome

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 2
Last Updated: 20 April 2021


  • Grant: Code, Research, Art, Text, Design, Mod Support
  • Total War Attila: Music
  • Art sources
  • Regensburg University (Department for Ancient History): Art sources

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