Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meier's Civilization V

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The Timurids (Brave New World)
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Aug 3, 2012 @ 2:14pm
Jun 2, 2016 @ 3:33pm
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The Timurids (Brave New World)

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Adds the Timurids to the base game.

The Timurid or Gurkani Empire was a Persianate, Turco-Mongol empire which conquered and ruled over modern-day Iran, Afghanistan, much of Central Asia, as well as parts of contemporary Pakistan, India, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and the Caucasus. It was founded by Timur, popularized in the West as Tamerlane the Great, who would emerge during his lifetime as the most powerful ruler of the Muslim world. Timur's armies were ferocious, feared throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe. Independent scholars estimate that his military campaigns caused the deaths of as many as 17 million people (amounting to about 5% of the then world population). On the other hand, Timur is also recognized as a great patron of the arts. By adopting the Persian courtly culture and importing conquered artists to his capital in Samarqand, Timur revolutionized Middle Eastern architecture and fostered the literary evolution of the Chagatai language. Samarqand and Herat were also recognized as the centers of Islamic scholarship at the time. Although traditional Persian identity would be re-established in the area with the arrival of the Safavids, the Timurid dynasty would continue in India as the direct predecessor of the Mughal Empire.

This is an update to my Gods and Kings mod which can be found here: The Timurids (Gods and Kings).


- This civilization requires the Brave New World expansion.
- Updates will most likely break saves. Do not update unless you are ready to start a new game.
- The City-State of Samarqand is replaced with Sana'a.


Leader: Timur

UA: Jewel of the East: After capturing your first City the yields of your Palace are increased by +1. Captured Buildings will also be constructed in your Capital if not already present.

UU: Tumen: Replaces Lancer. Earns Gold from defeating enemy Units or attacking Cities. -25% vs. Cities (instead of -33%). No resource requirement.

UB: Maydan: Replaces University. Reduces the effectiveness of enemy Spies by 20%. -20% Production Cost.


- Timur leader graphic and DoM by Janboruta
- Art for the Tumen created by danrell and adapted from his Civ V China unit pack[].
- Art icons for the UB adapted from the Firaxis ' Into the Renaissance Scenario.
- Temporary Tumen icon (until I can find time to make my own) borrowed from Moriboe's excellent Khazar mod and made by Janboruta.
- A big thanks to FramedArchitect and Moriboe for helping me sort out some of the lua (especially for the GK version).
- War music by Firaxis from the Crossroads of the World Civ IV scenario, Peace music by Loreena McKennitt.
- Invisible Building SQL, Lua, XML by Thalassicus, trystero49, and Irkalla.
- Thanks to Leugi for the Sound file XML and tutorial.
- All code and art otherwise not listed created by Tomatekh (primary author).


The previous version of the mod (v.70) can be found here:

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Tomatekh  [author] Feb 17 @ 9:24pm 
Sadly, the two games are too different, so there's no way to transfer a mod. It'd have to be made from scratch for VI.
Eleganto Feb 15 @ 8:02pm 
sorry to hear that was hoping to play for my ancestors in civ vi. is it possible to transfer mod from civ 5?
Tomatekh  [author] Feb 15 @ 7:05am 
Unfortunately, I don't have the same amount of free time to mod for Civ VI like I did with V, so I'm not able to make any civs for it at the moment.
Eleganto Feb 14 @ 9:49pm 
Hi Toma will u make this for CIV VI
Samork Aug 25, 2018 @ 2:44am 
Great Turkic leader and commander Timur! <3
The World is a Sandbox Dec 17, 2017 @ 1:34am 
It has served me well to stay clear of Civ mods that have brief mentions of bugs in the Comments sections. They will likely break your game (learned the hard way). But it's only fair to turn it around: I've played with this mod forever and with all kinds of set-ups (Community Balance Patch, etc). Never had a problem. Recommend.
[WOLF] ManyaK Jun 23, 2017 @ 9:16am 
Tomatekh  [author] Aug 15, 2016 @ 3:03pm 
Hey everyone!

You might be interested in checking out Leugi's new Olmec civilization for BNW!
Tomatekh  [author] May 11, 2016 @ 12:54pm 
Hey, everyone!

I’ve just updated my Benin (BNW) mod with new art by the amazing Janboruta! Please check it out!
Tomatekh  [author] May 8, 2016 @ 9:55am 
Hey everyone, I’ve released a new civ for Brave New World:

Shang (Brave New World)