Chinese_Unification: Civ4 Warlords Mod now updated to Beyond the Sword 3.19
Uploaded on 29 April 2016
Author: FIRAXIS Games (Jon Shafer)
Platyping: Text Reader (CTRL-F12: displays the help text in a scrollable screen. Useful when encountering a huge army!)
Despite its place as one of the world's oldest civilizations, China has never seen a common ruler. The year is 450 BC and a fragmented nation seeks a powerful leader to unite the people and bring glory to East Asia. Commonly referred to as the 'Warring States' period, this era saw a flourishing of culture as well as war - it would not be for another 2,200 years in the Napoleonic Wars that the world would see nations bring such massive armies of millions of men into battle.
A number of changes took place during this time that would shape China and the rest of the world far into the future. A number of philosophies and religions developed, including Daoism, Confucianism and Legalism. Sun Tzu wrote his masterpiece, The Art of War, outlining the road to victory in battle. Society and political organizations were reformed with government offices being given out based on merit rather than family ties. Massive public works projects yielded the fields necessary to feed the largest population in the world while in the north what would become known as the Great Wall was under construction. Still, China was not brought together by cultural or engineering achievements, but through warfare. There was a shift towards massive infantry armies, mounted soldiers, crossbows and the logistical methods required to field the largest armies ever seen. In the end, it was the state with the biggest and best army that was able to defeat all of its rivals.
The seven Chinese powers which have a shot at victory at the start of the Warring States period are the Qin, Qi, Chu, Yan, Han, Zhao and Wei. Each of them seeks to unify China by any means necessary. While war is the direct route to success, winning through diplomacy is also possible. Should the only surviving civilizations - if any - be among your allies or vassals you will be first to ever take the name: Emperor of China.
Unzip in BtS/Mods folder (Charlemagne, etc).
Load BtS, then the Mod or double-click directly on the file Chinese_Unification.CivBeyondSwordWBSave in the PrivateMaps folder.
Note that there is an underscore in the name of the Mod.