Hello, I've made three balance mods for Civilization V. The First one balances out the civilizations so they're more competitive and adds a third Unique Component to increase the diverse experience each Civ creates. There are numerous changes to UAs, UUs and UBs as well. There's a combat balancer that makes Mounted and Armored Units more valuable and Ranged and Siege Units have some penalties. The Full Change List is as below: Spoiler : Civilization Balance For All civs, combat has been changed: Ranged Units (except Bazookas and a few UUs) now have a penalty against cities, Mounted have a bonus against ranged, Siege have a penalty against Mounted (except H’wacha), and Gatling Guns, Machine Guns and Artillery have penalties against Armored Units. NOTE: BRAVE NEW WORLD CIVS HAVE SUKITRACT'S BRAVE NEW MAPS NOW! SMALL GRAPHICAL IMPROVEMENT. America UA Change: In addition to previous effects, Settlers now get +1 Movement and +1 Sight, and ignore terrain Costs. New Unique: Steel Mill (replaces Factory). In addition to normal Factory bonuses, it allows you to train Naval and Armor units faster and gives bonuses for Iron and Coal tiles worked by the City. Arabia New Unique: Ghazi (replaces Lancer). Stronger than a Lancer with no movement costs to Pillage. Assyria UA Change: In addition to previous effects, all units only pay 1 movement to move along River Tiles. New Unique: Royal Guard (replaces Spearman). Large combat bonus when attacking only (33 percent). Austria UA: Name changed to “Hapsburg Dynasty.” New Unique: Jaeger (replaces Rifleman). Has the Scouting and Survivalism Promotions normally reserved for Scouts, and earns promotions faster. Aztecs UA Change: Now called “Xochiyaoyotl”, kills produce Culture AND Faith New Unique: Eagle (replaces Spearman). Has greater sight and grants a combat bonus to nearby units. Babylon UA Change: Now called “Chaldean Scribes.” New Unique: Phalanx (replaces Spearman). Has double effectiveness against Mounted Units and takes less damage from Ranged attacks. Brazil UA Change: Name changed to “Order and Progress.” In addition to its previous effects, Plantations give +1 production. UU Change: Pracinhas are now cheaper than the infantry units they replace New Unique: Jesuit Church (replaces Garden). Doesn’t require a river to build, +2 Science in the city and +2 Faith. Also, for all civilizations, Lumber Mills can now be built on Jungle Tiles, making these tiles more productive without demolishing them (helps the Iroquois especially). Byzantium UA Change: Receive a Free Great Prophet after researching Theology New unique: Hippodrome (replaces Circus). Circus replacement with bonus faith and culture, but requires Horseback Riding and a source of Horse that can be worked by the City. Carthage UA Change: Instead of a Free Harbor, cities have a Free Lighthouse. Trading Posts have +1 Culture and +1 Gold. New Unique: Cothon (replaces Harbor). Adds bonus gold to sea trade routes and also improves City Defense, while providing an additional 15 XP for Naval Units trained in the city. Celts New Unique: Motte and Bailey Fort (UI). Provides a Defensive bonus and adjacent enemy units take damage at the end of their turn. Bonus Culture after researching Archaeology, Bonus Gold after researching Flight. China New Unique: War Junk (replaces Caravel). Has a unique promotion that grants it mobility and greater defensive strength. Promotion is NOT lost upon upgrading. Denmark UA Change: Name changed to “Wrath of the Norsemen.” In addition to old effects, 50% chance sea barbarian units will join your civilization New Unique: Longhouse (replaces Colosseum). Available upon researching Optics and costs less to build. Land units trained in the city get the Amphibious promotion. Egypt UA Change: Name changed to “Children of the Nile.” New Unique: Khopesh Swordsman (replaces swordsman). Does not require Iron, bonuses when fighting in deserts or open terrain that are not lost upon upgrading. England UA Change: Receive a free Great Admiral upon researching Compass. New Unique: Playhouse (replaces Zoo). Lower Maintenance Cost and +1 Gold for every 10 citizens in the city. Ethiopia New Unique: Oromo Warrior (replaces Musketman). Stronger and with the Shock I promotion. France UA Change: In addition to previous effects, receive a Free Great Writer upon researching Education and +1 gold from City Connections to the Capital. New Unique: Salon (replaces Amphitheatre). +10% bonus Science in the city. Germany New UA: Name “Teutonic Efficiency.” +3 of the corresponding yield from all Great Person Improvements (+3 culture from Citadels). Receive a free Great Engineer upon researching Machinery. -25% maintenance for Land Units. New Unique: Teutonic Knight (replaces Knight). Slower than Knight, but stronger and earns faith and gold from Kills. Greece New Unique: Agora (replaces Market). Bonus Gold from trade routes to the city for both civilizations. Huns UA changed: Now has own city list, no longer uses other civ city names. New Unique: Yurt (Replaces Circus). No resource requirement and cheaper to build. Inca New Unique: Chasqui (replaces Scout). +1 movement and bonus when fighting in hills. India UA change: Name changed to “Urban-Rural Dichotomy.” In addition to old effects, workers produce improvements 33% faster. New Unique: Sepoy (replaces Musketman). Cheaper and weaker than the unit it replaces, with a bonus when fighting damaged units. Indonesia New Unique: Kapal Jung (replaces Trireme). Slower than Trireme, but can enter and cross Ocean Tiles. Iroquois UA Change: In addition to old effects, start with knowledge of Archery. UU Change: Mohawk Warriors are now available by researching Trapping. Weaker than ordinary swordsmen, but stronger when fighting in Forests or Jungle. UB Change: Longhouse is now just like a Workshop with a bonus of +1 hammer for every forest tile worked by the city. New Unique: Rusher (replaces Musketman). Weaker but faster than regular musketmen with a bonus when fighting cities. Japan UU Change: Samurai is now as strong as a Musketman, and has promotions that make it earn Great General Points and Culture for kills. New Unique: Dojo (replaces Barracks). Bonus XP for land units trained in the city and +2 culture. Korea New Unique: Seowon (replaces University). Permits up to 3 scientist specialists instead of the usual 2. Maya New Unique: Obisdian Warrior (replaces Horseman). Slower than Horseman, but doesn’t require Horses nor is weak to Spearmen, and available upon researching Calendar. Mongolia UA Change: Now called “Terror of the Horde.” Free Khan upon researching Horseback Riding. New Unique: Ger (replaces Circus). The City MUST have a source of Horse, but if it does the Ger provides an additional Horse resource and makes Horse resources more productive. Morocco New Unique: Riad (replaces Garden). Has a greater Bonus to Great Person production and provides +4 Tourism once flight is researched. Netherlands UI change: Polders provide +2 Culture after researching Industrialization New Unique: Waag (replaces Bank). Provides bonus gold to the Netherlands from trade routes and greater espionage defense in the city. Ottomans UA Change: In addition to previous bonuses, -25% Unhappiness from number of cities. New Unique: Hamam (replaces Garden). Has a higher maintenance cost but also provides additional Faith and Happiness. Persia New Unique: Heavy Chariot (replaces Chariot Archer). Mounted Unit with bonuses in Open Terrain Poland New Unique: Uhlan (replaces Cavalry). Combat bonus against Melee and in Open Terrain Polynesia New Unique: Fishery (replaces Watermill). Requires Coast instead of River, is available with Animal Husbandry, has no maintenance cost and gives +1 Food for all Fish resources. Portugal New Unique: Bandeirante (replaces Musketman). Double move in Jungle and heals at the same rate in enemy and neutral territory as it does in Friendly territory. Penalty when attacking cities. Rome UU change: Ballista do not have to set up to fire New Unique: Forum (replaces Market). Provides a bonus 15% to great person generation in the city. Russia UA change: Doubles the amount of Coal as well as other resources. New Unique: Streltsky (replaces Musketman). Combat bonus when fighting in friendly territory. Shoshone New Unique: Tipi (New UI). Cannot be built next to each other. Must be built on Plains. +1 Food and Culture, bonus Culture and Faith on Bison resources. Siam New Unique: Scarecrow (replaces Rifleman). Bonus when fighting in National Territory Songhai New Unique: Sofa (replaces Crossbowman). Starts with the Medic I promotion and can move after attack. Slightly stronger when defending against Melee attack, but slightly weaker ranged attack. Spain Natural Wonders have been rebalanced as to yields, and Krakatoa, Great Barrier Reef and Gibraltar should spawn on or near larger land masses New Unique: Bull Ring (replaces Colosseum). Requires Chivalry to build it, however, provides a culture bonus as well as a gold bonus per source of Cow worked by the city. Sweden New Unique: Stave Church (replaces Temple). Quicker to build than a normal temple, with a small gold and happiness bonus. Venice UA Change: No Anger from city states for units trespassing in city-state territory. UU Change: Great Galleass cost reduce to the same price as a regular Galleass. UU Change: Merchants of Venice scale in the amount of gold and influence they provide per Era. New Unique: Canals (replaces Garden). Provides a strong city defense bonus and Tourism after researching Flight. Also available after researching Construction and makes it more likely city will generate a Great Merchant. Zulu UA Change: In addition to previous effects, 50 percent chance upon defeating a Barbarian in their camp that the barbarian will join your side. Civilization has a plains start bias. New Unique: Kraal (new UI). Defensive Bonus and +1 Production to Grassland and Plains tiles. +2 Gold, +1 Food if built on Cow or Bison Resources. Steam Link: HERE The Second Mod is to balance out Social Policies, particularly the first few. The goal is to make Piety, Honor, Liberty real choices along with Tradition, and improvements to Exploration and Commerce help get them on par with Patronage, Aesthetics and Rationalism. The Full change list is below Spoiler : Tradition Oligarchy: Instead of its old effect, Oligarchy provides +2 happiness and +2 gold from the Palace, and increases your capital’s Tourism output by 10 percent. Liberty Opener: +1 culture, +1 production in each city Representation: Each city founded increases the culture cost of social policies 33% less, and starts a Golden Age Republic: Instead of the old effect, now provides +2 Science per city Honor Discipline: In addition the combat bonus, can build Barracks and Walls in half the time Military Caste: In addition to the culture and happiness bonuses, garrisons don’t cost any maintenance and increase city attack by 50% Military Tradition: In addition to the experience modifier for combat, +4 happiness and +4 culture from the Heroic Epic. Professional Army: 50% discount to upgrade units, 50% discount to build Arsenals, Armories and Military Academies Piety Finisher: In addition to its old effect +1 Faith from all Great Works Religious Tolerance: In addition to old effect, +1 Happiness from Libraries, Universities and Public Schools Organized Religion: Instead of +1 Faith from Shrines and Temples, it’s now +1 for Shrines and +2 for Temples Reformation: Future Social Policies cost 10% less Mandate of Heaven: Now a 25% discount to purchases with faith, as well as +2 Faith from Constabularies and Police Stations Also, Missionaries and Inquisitors now cost less faith to recruit. Commerce The amount of gold and influence Great Merchants generate from city-state missions now scales with each new era Mercenary Army: Now in addition to the Landsknecht, you can recruit Swiss Guard and Foreign Legion in later eras. Exploration Great Admirals can provide a small Golden Age Finisher: Provides a Free Archaeologist as well Naval Tradition: In addition to its old effect, and +1 Food, +1 Production from Fishing Boats Treasure Fleets: In addition to its old effect, +3 gold from Customs Houses There is also a new unit called the Explorer that Scouts can upgrade to. Explorers have abilities that let them finish mapping out land areas. Steam Link: HERE The Final Mod is a Tech Tree mod that balances out the Tech Tree better and adds New Wonders, Panama Canal and Three Gorges Dam, and does some other balance fixes to wonders. Full change list is below Spoiler : New Wonders Panama Canal: Available with Steam Power, city must have a river, provides +2 trade routes and increases the distance and profitability of trade routes to the city. Three Gorges Dam: Free Hydro Plant and +25 production in the city (if Order has been adopted) Changes to Wonders Prora is deleted. Brandenburg Gate is the Fascist Wonder, and it has all the effects Prora had but no longer requires coast. Terracotta Army: In addition to the new units, gain a free Great General as well as a permanent experience bonus to troops trained in the city (folded in Brandenburg Gate’s old effects). Angkor Wat: In addition it its old effects, +1 Faith on Jungle and Marsh tiles National Visitor Center: Requires a Hotel in the city to be built National Intelligence Agency: Now provides 15 percent defense against espionage in the city where built as well as its old effects. Tech Tree Start with 6 Technologies available to Research, Fishing (new technology), Archery, Pottery, Mining, The Wheel, Animal Husbandry. Many changes throughout the tech tree to better balance. Railroad no longer a separate technology, its effects are given to Steam Power New technology – Chariot Warfare, requires the Wheel and Archery, can build Chariot Archers and the Circus Maximus. Chariot Warfare and Chivalry cost the same as techs of a previous tier, because they aren’t needed to research other techs. Steam Link: HERE In my opinion these three Mods really balance out Civ and make it a fuller game experience. I hope you will try them and like them.