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[BNW] TPangolin's Recommended Civilization V Mods
Hey there, TPangolin here. I'm that dude who basically designs the civs Colonialist Legacies modpack alongside the help of a staggering amount of people.

Here is a list of my absolute favorite Civ V mods that include extremely polished Civilizations and minor alterations (nothing too major).

This packs is a great place to start if you want a list of good civs and mods to install. Keep in mind though that these are my personal favorite mods and I don't claim to hold any authority over what is good and what is bad.


Note: All mods here are designed to be played with BNW

(Header Image leader art done by Janboruta)
Items (49)
Krakatoa Fix
Created by Barathor
This mod fixes the placement requirements of Krakatoa to increase its chances of being a workable tile.

This one has bugged me for a while. In the default game, Krakatoa usually spawns out in the middle of the vast ocean and wastes a good natural wond...
Gibraltar and Reef Optimizations
Created by Barathor
Optimizes and fixes the Lua code used to find suitable locations for these natural wonders, which both require special methods.

- Prevents the Rock of Gibraltar from spawning on small islands; especially single-tile ones which may render it unworkable...
[BNW] Vietnam Civilization - Colonialist Legacies
In this you mod you'll play as the mighty Trung Sisters, heroines of Vietnam. Although ultimately you fell to the army of the Han invaders, though it took an army of one hundred thousand men to slay two women.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/OFyLJZf.png[/img] ...
[BNW] Mexican Civilization - Colonialist Legacies
In this mod you'll play as Benito Juárez - The Mexican president of Zapotec origin who not only resisted the French occupation of Mexico, but overthrew the Second Mexican Empire, restored the Republic and modernized the country. To say that this dude was...
[BNW] Inuit Civilization - Colonialist Legacies
In this mod you'll play as Ekeuhnick of the Inuit - a legendary character whose story is shrouded in the ancient past. Under Ekeuhnick's guidance, his people not only survived the harsh, barren and frozen landscape, but also became the modern Inuit peopl...
[BNW] Cree Civilization - Colonialist Legacies
In this mod you'll play as Poundmaker, a great Cree chief well honored for his wisdom in dealing with the Canadian government in the colonial era. Raised by the great Blackfoot chief Crowfoot, Poundmaker was also instrumental for bringing peace between th...
[BNW] Blackfoot Civilization - Colonialist Legacies
In this mod you'll play as Crowfoot, chief of the Blackfoot Indians! Born from within a time great of bloodshed, Crowfoot was a great warrior and gritty survivor, fighting more than a dozen great battles and overcoming many injuries. Yet he was most remem...
[BNW] Australia Civilization - Colonialist Legacies
In this mod you'll play as Henry Parkes - the father of Australian Federation and owner of quite frankly, a ravishing beard. His facial hair alone should be enough to warrant his inclusion in the base game!

[BNW] Canada Civilization - Colonialist Legacies
In this mod you'll play as Lester B. Pearson - war veteran, Nobel Peace Prize winner, respected leader and diplomatic superhero!


Please rate this mod up!

This is the Third mod in the Colonialist...
Music Changer
Created by Dr. Ben Dover
This very simple mod adds a button on the top right corner of the screen that allows you to skip the current music playing, thus avoiding going [ICON_HAPPINESS_3] crazy while having to listen to the songs you dislikes....
The Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Created by JFD
This mod adds the Grand Duchy of Lithuania under Gediminas to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


The Grand Duchy of Li
The Kingdom of Armenia (BNW)
Created by JFD
This mod adds the Kingdom of Armenia under Tiridates III to the game.


Please read the description before commenting!

The Kingdom of Armenia
  • The Illumina
Krajzen's Great Musicians Pack
Created by Krajzen
This mod adds 60 new Great Musicians - with audio of their hits! (each audio - around 30 seconds long) And while Firaxis has given us many Western Classic Composers, my mod adds not only classical music, but also Oriental music, jazz, Baba Yetu from Civil...
Quick Turns
Created by Krzyzyk
Intelligently toggles Quick Movement/Combat during AI turns, which results in significantly reduced time you will spend waiting and watching what the AI does instead of actually playing, especially in the late game. Only important AI unit actions, relevan...
[BNW] Argentina Civilization
Created by Leugi
Adds the Argentine Civilization to Brave New World, with Eva Perón as its Leader!. This mod features Custom Leader Music.
(BNW) Gran Colombia Civilization
Created by Leugi
Adds the Gran Colombia Civilization to Brave New World, with Simon Bolivar as its Leader!. This mod features Custom Leader Music.
Civ Names by Policies
Created by Lex
For BNW only.

If you are going to ask a questions about the mod algorithm, name specific, localization, etc., read the full description before.

Special thanks to SaintDaveUK for many additions to naming system.

Localizations. W...
Randomize City Names
Created by Nutzzz
Randomize City Names
for Civilization V [vanilla], Gods + Kings, and Brave New World
by Nutty

Randomizes city names within a civilization's list for every city except the capital. Also affects modded civilizations.

[ Random City Names, Ran...
Scottish Civilization (Robert the Bruce)
Created by Pouakai
An ancient kingdom in the north of the British isles, Scotland has been through many political and cultural changes over the years. Though it has been part of the United Kingdom for 300 years, it has retained its status as a cultural and industrial powerh...
Nazca Civilization
Created by Pouakai
Widely known for the enormous geoglyphs of animals and other designs which they created in the deserts of their empire, the Nazca culture existed for approximately 900 years in the high Andean deserts of what is now Southern Peru. From what little is know...
Polynesian Civilization Split
Created by Pouakai
Polynesia is the term for a cultural region in the Pacific Ocean spanning from the three extremities of Hawaii, Aotearoa / New Zealand and Rapa Nui (Easter Island), and including well over one thousand islands. These islands are full of vastly differing a...
Ayyubid Civilization
Created by Pouakai
The Ayyubid dynasty was a sultanate centred in Cairo between the 12th and 14th centuries. At its peak, it rules swathes of North Africa and the Middle East, from Sana'a to Tunis to Damascus. The dynasty was founded by Saladin, a man known throughout the w...
Created by Rob K
Adds time based graphs showing civilizations' score, gold, military power, etc., visual representation of global relationships and tons of extra info on each civ. To access the Info Addict screen, hit the scroll button underneath the turn indicator and se...
Unique Cultural Influence
Created by Ryoga
Each culture is unique, and their influence on other cultures is also unique.
If you think Arabia, Japan and Zulu aren't supposed to sell blue jeans and pop music, then this mod is for you.

With "Unique Cultural Influence" the effect of becoming "in...
TarcisioCM - Parthia
Created by TarcisioCM
Adds the Parthian Civilization under Mithridates I. Requires Brave New World.

Manual download here[dl.dropboxusercontent.com]

The Persian Horde:
Capital produces 3 Hors
Communitas Map
Created by Thalassicus
This map creates several continents and numerous offshore islands, with realistic climate and many advanced features. The goal is a middle ground between aesthetic realism and gameplay balance.
  • Islands reward naval exploration.
  • Ocean rift
Trading Posts Grow into Towns
Created by TofuSojo
As they are worked by citizens over time, Outdoor Markets grow into Trading Posts, Villages, and finally Towns yielding more gold as they grow, just like Cottages in Civ IV grew into Towns. The Towns are still improvements, not a new city. I loved this sy...
Kongo (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds Kongo to the base game.

The Kingdom of Kongo was an African kingdom located in west central Africa in what is now northern Angola, Cabinda, the Republic of the Congo, and the western portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At its g...
Kievan Rus' (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds Kievan Rus' to the base game.

Kievan Rus' was a medieval polity and historical precedent to the modern Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian peoples. Although a loose federation of independent principalities for most of its existence, it was ...
Historical Religions (BNW or GK)
Created by Tomatekh
This mod is compatible with both the Brave New World and the Gods and Kings expansions.

An edited down version of the mod which only includes religions which the official civs have a preference for (13 new religions) can be found here: [url=http://s...
The Sioux (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds the Sioux to the base game.

The Sioux are a Native American people in North America, traditionally belonging to the Great Sioux Nation or "Seven Council Fires". They can be subdivided into three major divisions based on dialect and culture:...
Mali (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds Mali to the base game.

One of the great centers of Islamic culture and wealth, Mali was one of sub-Saharan Africa's most influential empires. It owed much of its reputation to its situation as a major trading center, effectively controlling...
Caral - Norte Chico (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds Caral to the base game.

The Norte Chico culture, more formally referred to as the Caral-Supe Civilization, was a pre-Columbian culture that developed on the north-central coast of what is today Peru. It has been established as the oldest k...
Sukritact's Khmer Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Khmer Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


Great Barays of Angkor:
Choose between a Food and a Faith boost upon the completi
Sukritact's Tuscan Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Tuscan Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


Cradle of the Renaissance:
Receive a Great Person of the appropriate type when B
Sukritact's Phoenician Civilization
Created by sukritact
Phoenicia was an ancient Semitic civilization situated on the western, coastal part of the Fertile Crescent and centered on the coastline of modern Lebanon and Tartus Governorate in Syria. It was an enterprising maritime trading culture that spread across...
Sukritact's Burmese Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Burmese Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


Yama Zatdaw:
Receive (100 on Standard) Great Writer Points (GWP) when a city th
The Goths (BNW or GK)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds the Goths to the base game.

The Goths were an east European tribe of Scandinavian origins whose two branches, Visigoths and Ostrogoths, played a significant role in the fall of the Roman Empire. Although sharing common language, customs an...
The Buccaneers
Created by Pouakai
A name that struck fear into all within the Caribbean, the Buccaneers were the most feared pirates of the age of sail, plundering ports of friend and foe alike. They sought only bounty and glory, and frequently became the enemy of those who sought to use ...
[BNW] Afghanistan Civilization - Colonialist Legacies
In this mod you'll play as Mirwais Hotak, the much needed saviour of the Pashtun. The history of your people is one of bloodshed and oppression; the Pashtun have cried out for a saviour ever since the Greeks swarmed their borders, and thereafter major emp...
Sukritact's Chinookan Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Chinookan Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


The mod comes with native support for Events and Decisions, YNaEMP, Cultural Diversity, Piety and Pres...
MC's Gallic Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Gallic Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


Master Metalworkers:
May discover metal-based Luxury Resources when a Mine is co
Champa (Brave New World)
Created by Tomatekh
Adds Champa to the base game.

The Cham ruled a collection of Hindu kingdoms that controlled what is today central and southern Vietnam from approximately the 7th century through to 1832, although historical accounts place the direct predecessor ...
Sukritact's Sámi Civilization
Created by sukritact
This mod adds the Sámi Civilization to the game, available for anyone with Brave New World.


Siida Culture:
Founding cities reveals all tiles within its working radius. Citie
[BNW] Confederate States of America
Created by Kramer

This mod adds the Confederate States of America to the game, under the leadership of Jefferson Davis!

Rebel Yell: Infantry units receive a random, unique promotion upon entering combat for the first t...
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Ayylamao Apr 4 @ 8:37pm 
Will all of these work at the same time?
macapinlacc Jan 20 @ 1:17am 
makes sense
Colonialist Legacies | TPangolin  [author] Jan 20 @ 1:11am 
Because this is modular, people can pick and choose exactly what it is that they want.
macapinlacc Jan 19 @ 11:29pm 
Why do you have this and this
as seperate mods instead of the combined version by the same author?
pengbailu Jan 4 @ 5:14am 
several issues noted while using the pack (not necessarily direct result of the pack, but all other other mods in use were of a smaller scale):
1. no longer able to access the culture overviews via the icon to the right of the social policy icon.
2. after completing patronage tree and holding some 16+ city state allies, I've received military unit gifts of various kinds but never a great person; a massive shame considering the OPness afforded by some great persons within this pack.
Colonialist Legacies | TPangolin  [author] Nov 17, 2014 @ 8:25am 
Not really, sorry.
get 360 scarscoped Nov 17, 2014 @ 3:43am 
Subcribing to all doesn't work for me is there a way to do it manually but not one for one?
AnimalGenius Aug 30, 2014 @ 4:35pm 
how about the byzantine empire maybe? with constantine or something?
jimmycricket93 Aug 24, 2014 @ 7:35pm 
Hey Colonialist Legacies, I have a Civilization request for you to consider.
New Zealand.
Leader: Apirana Ngata
Unique Unit: Maori Battalion - Replaces infantry, -20% strength to nearby enemy units
Unique Improvement - Freezing works, all sheep tiles worked by player increase yield by +2 and happiness +1
Unique Ability: Work Boats can travel on ocean tiles without the required research.
Colonialist Legacies | TPangolin  [author] Aug 21, 2014 @ 2:14am 
You'll have to try the direct download method.