Duchy of Normandy
JFD NormandyMap 512
Map by Janboruta
William I
Religious Intolerance
Aggressive, Protective
Map Labels Language
Magical Girl
Matilda of Flanders
Normandy led by William I is a custom civilization mod by JFD and Janboruta[1], with contributions from Andreas Waldeloft.

This mod requires Brave New World. 



The Duchy of Normandy, formed in the region of France known as Rouen, was originally colonized by the Vikings of Scandinavia in the late 9th century AD. Formally created by the signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte in 911, King Charles III of France would concede the territory to the Viking leader Rollo, creating the foundations of what came to be known as Normandy. William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy, would serve as its most famous leader, capturing the throne of England in 1066.

William I

William I, usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the style William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066. The rest of his life was marked by struggles to consolidate his hold over England and his continental lands and by difficulties with his eldest son.

Dawn of Man

WilliamTheConqueror Diplo

Art by Firaxis and Janboruta

Hail to thee, great Duke William! Your people are a proud and noble race; hailing from their beginnings as Viking warriors, the Normans quickly established themselves as a persevering and formidable culture. Taking for themselves a land of their own in France, the Normans would spread their martial and cultural influence across Europe and the Mediterranean. With conquests in Southern Italy, Northern Africa, and the Levant, the might and piety of the Normans would know no match and, with you, Duke, at its stead, history would weave Normandy's boldest claim; for that of the throne of England, of which it would take, and change forever.

Noble William, who took Excalibur and seized the ancient throne of the Britons, it is time to lay claim to the lands that are rightfully yours. Can you inspire the martial glory of your people once more? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Hail, I am William, Duke of Normandy and King of England. Bring not misfortune to my court and we shall be fond allies. Bring misfortune, and may God watch over you."

Introduction: "Welcome to my court, I am the Duke of Normandy. What brings you here today?"

Introduction (to England or Anglo-Saxons): "You are the one who sits upon my throne. I am William, Duke of Normandy, and future King of England." 

Defeat: "Your victory humbles me; to the victor goes the spoils and I shall stand in your way no more."

Defeat: "I am proud to have to been bested by such a worthy foe. Take my words and you shall prosper: never accept what can be gained by giving in; only conquer."

Defeat (to England or Anglo-Saxons): "My invasion of England has thus failed, and you retain what is rightfully mine. So it goes." 

Unique Attributes

Normandy (William I)

Art by Firaxis

Bayeux Tapestry

Courthouses are immediately produced in captured cities if you possess the original owner's Capital Capital. Receive a free Castle in every city conquered.


Art by Janboruta

Chevalier (Knight)
  • Begins with the Cover I and II promotions
  • No penalty vs cities

Art by Firaxis

Motte and Bailey
  • Unlocked at Engineering
  • May be used in place of a Pasture to improve Cattle, Horse, and Sheep, also increasing their Gold Gold output
  • +50% Strength Defensive Strength for any unit stationed on this tile
  • Deals 5 damage to enemy units ending their turn in an adjacent tile
City List
  1. Rouen
  2. Caen
  3. Saint-Lô
  4. La Havre
  5. Dieppe
  6. Cherborg
  7. Bayeux
  8. Argentan
  9. Évreux
  10. Alençon
  11. Saint-Valery
  12. Falaise
  13. Mont-Saint-Michel
  14. Beaumont
  15. Domfort
  16. Brionne
  17. Coutances
  18. Exmes
  19. Bessin
  20. Avranches
  21. Fécamp
  22. Lillebonne
  23. Lisieux
  24. Vernon
  25. Bernay
  26. Cabourg
  27. Louviers
  28. Bolbec
  29. Deauville
  30. Elbeuf
  31. Yvetot
  32. Le Grand-Quevilly
  33. Mont-Saint-Aignan
  34. Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray
  35. Le Petit-Quevilly
  36. Tourlaville
Spy List
  • Rufus
  • Chevalier
  • Norman
  • William
  • Robert
  • Roger
  • Rainulf
  • Hugh
  • Bernard
  • Sybilla




Peace Theme War Theme
Crusader Kings II Soundtrack - A Simple Song for Commoners

Crusader Kings II Soundtrack - A Simple Song for Commoners

Medieval 2 - Total War Soundtrack - Destiny

Medieval 2 - Total War Soundtrack - Destiny

'A Simple Song for Commoners' by Andreas Waldeloft 'Destiny' by Jeff van Dyck

Mod Support

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events & Decisions

Compile the Domesday Book

Our conquests have afforded us an untapped wealth. Let us commission a great survey of all men and their holdings in this realm, and ensure that we are accorded our due.


  • Player must be Normandy
  • Must have captured at least one capital from a major civilization
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Medieval Era
  • May only be enacted once per game



  • Each Courthouse increases Gold Gold output by 15%

Confirm Norman Aristocracy

Our enemies in this realm are no doubt many. We must therefore confirm the installation of nobles and clerks of Norman stock to see our newfound dominion in these lands respected.


  • Player must be Normandy
  • Must have captured at least one capital from a major civilization
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Medieval Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • [200 * # of Castles] Gold Gold
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates


  • Cities with a Castle are in Resistance for 50% less time

Revolt of the Earls

A noble's revolt has broken out in the city of [City], opposing our claim to the throne of [City].

Option 1: We must crush this revolt!

  • 3 enemy Knights appear near the city of [City]

Option 2: I'm sure we can earn their trust.

  • Lose 500 Gold Gold
  • 20% chance that 2 enemy Knights appear near the city of [City]

Note: This event cannot fire outside of the Medieval Era.

Note: This event cannot fire unless you have captured at least one capital from a major civilization.

Bayeux Tapestry

Our dear wife has suggested to us that we patronize the construction of a great tapestry, depicting the victory of the Norman armies against the armies of our defeated foes.

Option 1: Very well. Have it begun at once.

  • Lose [200 * current era] Gold Gold
  • Gain the Bayeux Tapestry in your Capital Capital
Bayeux Tapestry
  • +2 CultureIcon Culture
  • +10 Experience for Melee, Ranged, and Mounted units

Option 2: A waste of coin.

  • Nothing

Note: This event cannot fire unless you have captured at least one capital from a major civilization.

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now constructing great tapestries and speaking French. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List

Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 6 December 2015

  • JFD: Coding, Design, Writing
  • Janboruta: Art (Leader Icon, ANZAC Icon, Leaderscene)
  • Firaxis: Art (Leaderscene, Leader Icon, Motte and Bailey Icon), Research (City List, Pedia)
  • Danrell: Graphics (Chevalier)[2]
  • Andreas Waldeloft: Music[3]
  • Jeff van Dyck: Music[4]
  • Typhlomence: UniqueDiplomacyUtils.lua[5]

Notes and References

  1. JFD (and Janboruta's) Civilizations
  2. Civ5 Ancient Unit Pack 16 : England
  3. Crusader Kings II Soundtrack - A Simple Song for Commoners
  4. Medieval 2 : Total War Soundtrack - Destiny
  5. Lua for Unique Diplomacy Entries
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