THIS WEEKS CIV:
What is Civ of the Week?
What is Civ of the Week?
Civ of the Week is a “project” aiming at bringing you a new, fresh, exotic, and most of all, random, civ every 1-2 weeks, from all corners of the globe, from the Vietnamese to the Mittanni to the Iraqis.
Each civilization will be available in vanilla and warlords, and will feature full civilopedia text entires, 1-2 leaders, a UU, a UB, audio, and full graphics.
Because of the quick speed at which the civs are produced, they may not be as high quality as other well-planned custom civs, but hopefully, the civs will be playable at a decently enjoyable level.
The purpose of Civ of the Week, then, is two-fold:
1. To bring you random civs that would probably not have been chosen as civilizations first of all, and to provide a new, more exotic, more interesting experience in choosing civilizations.
2. To promote more knowledge of lesser-known peoples, cultures, and histories.
Otherwise, then, enjoy!
Statistics and Information for:
To install, simply put the folder in the zip in your mod folder. BOTH A VANILLA AND WARLORDS VERSION ARE INCLUDED IN THE ZIP! MAKE SURE YOU PICK THE RIGHT ONE!
This week’s civ is:
Name: Anglo-Saxon Empire
Description: The Anglo-Saxons were one of the many Germanic tribes that existed in the north of Europe around the decline of the Roman Empire. After the Roman Empire collapsed, the Romano-British, the last vestiges of Roman civilization in Britain, hired the Anglo-Saxons as mercenaries. However, sooner or later, the Anglo-Saxons turned on their masters and formed their own states.
The Anglo-Saxons came to dominate most of modern-day England, though they were at constant battle with the Welsh, the Scots, and the survivors of the Romano-British. They had about seven kingdoms at a time, known the heptarchy. The most powerful of these constantly switched back and forth. However, by the early 800s, the clear power of the Anglo-Saxons was the Kingdom of Wessex.
During this time, the pagan beliefs of the Anglo-Saxons was slowly being replaced by Christianity, either in Celtic form or Roman form.
Anyhow, in the mid-800s, the ruler of Wessex, Alfred the Great, rose to such power that (though he didn’t do it technically) he in one way or another was seen as the first true English king. A great learner, thinker, and wise ruler, he was humane, capable, and decent in an age of brutality and barbarism. He even accepted his old enemies, the Danes, into his kingdom, and made them the equals to the Anglo-Saxons.
The Anglo-Saxon kingdom on England toiled on, one way or another, under the constant threat of Viking raids and invasions. However, it was a descendant of the Vikings, William Duke of Normandy (in France), who would finally vanquish them. In 1066, William launched an invasion of England that proved successful; he killed the last Anglo-Saxon king and took the English throne for himself. Thus ended the Anglo-Saxons as a political entity, although some of the Anglo-Saxon warriors escaped and became mercenaries in Europe, eventually finding their way into the Byzantine Varangian Guard.
Alfred the Great (Philosophical, Creative) Favorite Civic: Vassalage
Huscarl (Replaces Maceman): -15 cost, +1 First strike, + 1 Chance First Strike
Chapel (Replaces Theatre): +25% GPP
- HROCHland for the originally Denmark Medieval Temple
- Head Serf for the originally Gothic Huscarl
- Charcoal and White, Rabbit for their tutorials
- FOR THE WARLORDS VERISON: THE WARLORDS VERSION MAY HAVE BUGS AND ISSUES I AM NOT AWARE OF. PLEASE REPORT ANY THAT YOU SEE.
- A PATCH FOR VIETNAM (WARLORDS) IS NOW AVAILABLE TO FIX A BUG REPORTED BY LegendaryKite. It is attached at the very bottom of this post.
WARNING: FOR THE WARLORDS VERSION, AS I DO NOT HAVE WARLORDS, THERE MAY BE SOME BUGS OR LITTLE ISSUES. IF ANY ARE FOUND, PLEASE REPORT THEM.