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The Zaporozhian Host led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky is a custom civilization by RawSasquatch, with contributions from DuskJockey, Zharques, DarthKyofu, and Arilasqueto.

This mod requires Brave New World.


Zaporozhian Host[]

The Cossack Hetmanate, also known as the Zaporizhian Host, was a Ukrainian Cossack state in the region of what is today Central Ukraine between 1648 and 1764. The Hetmanate was founded by the Hetman of Zaporizhian Host Bohdan Khmelnytsky during the Uprising of 1648–57. Establishment of vassal relations with the Tsardom of Russia in the Treaty of Pereyaslav of 1654 is considered a benchmark of the Cossack Hetmanate in Soviet, Ukrainian, and Russian historiography. The second Pereyaslav Council in 1659 further restricted the independence of the Hetmanate. After a failed attempt to break the union with Russia by Ivan Mazepa in 1708, the whole area was included into the Government of Kiev and Cossack autonomy was severely restricted. Catherine II of Russia officially abolished the institute of the Hetman in 1764.

Bohdan Khmelnytsky[]

Bohdan Khmelnytsky was a Ukrainian military commander and Hetman of the Zaporozhian Host, which was then under the suzerainty of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. He led an uprising against the Commonwealth and its magnates that resulted in the creation of an independent Ukrainian Cossack state. In 1654, he concluded the Treaty of Pereyaslav with the Russian Tsar and allied the Cossack Hetmanate with Tsardom of Russia, thus placing central Ukraine under Russian control.

Dawn of Man[]

"Hail, brave Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Hetman of the Zaporizhian Host. A Ukrainian, you were born in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and after being captured by the Ottoman Empire, you were loyal to the Commonwealth, being a registered Cossack. However, after the weak king refused to intervene after your property and wife were lost to a powerful magnate in the Czapliński Affair, you did not give up. You fought for your rights and, seeking help with your Cossack allies after your Polish ones refused to act, you went to war with the Commonwealth, for the good of all Cossacks. Seeking foreign help, you allied with the Tatars, who proved to be unreliable, and thus, you made one of the most consequential decisions of your lifetime, to side with Moscow. The alliance was uneasy, and often you struggled with the relationship, however, it left your people with far much autonomy.


Art by RawSasquatch

Hetman Khmelnytsky, once again your people are under attack from an outside power who seeks to exploit your people. Take up arms in the face of overwhelming odds once again, face down former allies who would see harm upon your people. Can you secure the territorial independence of your state? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Let the host welcome you. I am Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Hetman of the Cossacks."

Defeat: "I already did more than was thought possible before. While I lay down my weapon, I have sparked a creed in my people."

Unique Attributes[]

Zaporozhia (Bohdan Khmelnytsky)

Art by RawSasquatch

Free Men of the Wild Fields

Mounted and Naval Units earn XP from Combat faster, and while in foreign territory, or on a tile containing a Trade Route, generate Gold Gold per turn based on their Level.


Art by RawSasquatch

Serdyuk (Musketman)
  • Receives the same benefits from Free Men of the Wild Fields that Mounted and Naval units do.
  • While on or adjacent to a friendly Great Person, gains a Strength Combat boost (+10%).

Art by RawSasquatch

Hetman (Great General)
  • +2 Moves Moves (4 vs 2).
  • May enter enemy territory without Open Borders and allows adjacent units to do the same.
  • Provides a small lump sum of CultureIcon Culture when a friendly unit levels up in its vicinity.
City List
  1. Chyhyryn
  2. Kyiv
  3. Chortomlyk
  4. Korsun
  5. Poltava
  6. Chernihiv
  7. Bratslav
  8. Lubny
  9. Pereiaslav
  10. Uman'
  11. Kodak
  12. Hadiach
  13. Cherkasy
  14. Kaniv
  15. Vinnytsia
  16. Myrhorod
  17. Kropyvna
  18. Nizhyn
  19. Ovruch
  20. Starodub
  21. Kal'nyk
  22. Konotop
  23. Pryluky
  24. Pavoloch
  25. Bila Tserkva
  26. Chausy
  27. Batih
  28. Baturyn
  29. Dryzhypole
  30. Subotiv
Spy List
  • Ivan
  • Yurii
  • Pavlo
  • Petro
  • Demian
  • Skoropadsky
  • Mazepa
  • Horpyna
  • Bohun
  • Doniec
Zaporizhzhia (Bohdan Khmelnytsky)



Peace Theme War Theme
Żegnaj Miła Poseł To Swięta Rzecz, arranged by Krzesimir Dębski, With Fire and Sword OST Atak Kozaków, arranged by Krzesimir Dębski, With Fire and Sword OST

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: 2 Mar 2022


  • Creator, Core, Art: Sasquatch (AKA Kramer)
  • Lua: DuskJockey
  • Pedias, DOM, Dialogue: Zharques
  • Civ Icon: DarthKyofu and Arilasqueto
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