This article is about ryanjames' mod. For Light in the East's mod, see Akkad (Sargon)

Akkadian Empire
Map by ryanjames
Start Bias
Akkad led by Sargon is a custom civilization by ryanjames.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Akkad was a multi-lingual Semitic Empire that existed from 2334BCE to 2154BCE. It is often viewed as the first stable Empire in human history, one that eventually coalesced into Assyria and Babylonia. It oversaw a Golden age of Mesopotamian history, aswell as a radical shift in relations between cities, language and culture.


Sargon the Great was a famous Akkadian warlord, often accredited with founding the first empire in human history, uniting all of Mesopotamia and beyond under his rule.

Dawn of Man


Art by DJSHenninger

Sargon the Great of Akkad, we prostrate ourselves infront of you! You are the Emperor of the Akkadians, the greatest people to ever arise along the Euraphrates and Tigris rivers. From the Empire's founding around 2300BCE, Akkad spread it's dominion across Mesopotamia, from Syria in the west to Elam in the east, a force like none of which the ancient world had ever seen! Thanks to the clever administration of the Niskum and history's first standing army, the Empire prospered for centuries under the guidance of Godlike Kings until the curses of war and famine tore your kingdom apart.

Magnificent Sargon of Akkad, you founded the first true Empire, a nation that would be looked upon with awe by the petty states of Assur and Babylon! However the slumber of Akkad is over, and it is time to reclaim your birthright as the Legitimate King of this Brave New World! Will you teach this world the art of Empire building, Sargon? Or will you take bow in hand to claim what is rightfully Akkad's? Can you build a civilization to stand the test of time?

Introduction: It seems there are lands I have not yet conquered. You stand before Sargon of Akkad, speak quickly or I may strike you down where you stand.

Introduction: I am Sargon the Great of the Akkadian Empire. I do so enjoy guests, do tell me about your homeland, what riches does it possess?

Introduction: Welcome to Akkad, I am Sargon the Great, and the lands you see before you are only a portion of my Kingdom.

Defeat: This is insufferable, how do you defy me what is rightfully mine? No matter, you have simply invoked the wrath of the Gods.

Defeat: I am honoured to know there is one in this world who's power surpass' my own.

Unique Attributes

Akkad (Sargon)
Sargon rj

Art by DJSHenninger

Conquest of the Four Quarters

+20% Gold Gold from City Connections. Niskum's Palaces in conquered cities have 2 Niskum Specialist Slots, boosting Food Food, Happy Happiness and Military Unit Production Production in the City.


Art by ryanjames

Sar Quassi (Composite Bowman)
  • Unlocked at The Wheel
  • +9% Ranged Strength (12 vs 11)
  • Starts with the Siege promotion
  • Upgrades to Trebuchet

Art by ryanjames

Niskum's Palace (Barracks)
  • No maintenance cost
  • Has 1 slot for a Niskum specialist (doubles in conquered cities)
City List
  1. Akkad
  2. Kish
  3. Mari
  4. Uruk
  5. Ebla
  6. Susa
  7. Uruk
  8. Nineveh
  9. Subartu
  10. Assur
  11. Nuzi
  12. Babylon
  13. Nippur
  14. Eshnunna
  15. Larsa
  16. Der
  17. Isin
Spy List
  • Naram Sin
  • Rimush
  • Manishtushu
  • Shar-kalli-shari
  • Dilgan
  • Shamas
  • Nin-Muk
  • Bahu
  • Tiskhu
  • Puabi


Akkad rj


Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Full Credits List

Mediafire Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 3
Last Updated: 29 June 2015

  • ryanjames: Author
  • DJSHenninger: DoM Screen, Icons, Lua, debugging, leader screen
  • Danrell: Sar Quassi skin
  • Total War: Rome II: Peace theme
  • Antti Martikainen: War theme

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