Kingdom of Prussia
Frederick II
Imperialistic, Philosophical

Prussia led by Frederick is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from bernie14.

This mod requires Brave New World, and works best with Gazebo's Community Patch.



The Kingdom of Prussia begins with the conquest of the Old Prussians by the Teutonic Knights, a devout military order devoted to the spread of Catholicism and the suppression of paganism, who would found the Monastic State of the Teutonic Order. A conflict between the Teutons and the Kingdom of Poland would see Prussia divided in 1466 into Royal Prussia, to become a province of Poland, and the Duchy of Prussia, to become a fief to the Crown of Poland. Prussia would remain divided until 1618, when it would unionise with the Magraviate of Bradenburg, an important Principality within the Holy Roman Empire, which would thus conceive the Kingdom of Prussia.

The Kingdom would grow into a great power during the 18th and 19th centuries, especially so under the reign of King Frederick the Great, and would establish for itself a reputation for its exceptional military. Following the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte's French Empire, Prussia would be allocated by the Congress of Vienna a large section of North-Western Germany, and subsequently would grow into the North German Confederation. This Confederation would become the German Empire in 1871 and the Prussian identity would be supplanted by that of a German one. The Kingdom would formally come to an end in the early 20th century.
Frederick Diplo

Leaderscene by janboruta


Frederick II was King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern King. His most significant accomplishments during his reign included his military victories, his reorganization of Prussian armies, his patronage of the Arts and the Enlightenment in Prussia, and his final success against great odds in the Seven Years' War. Frederick was the last titled King in Prussia and declared himself King of Prussia after achieving full sovereignty for all historical Prussian lands. Prussia had greatly increased its territories and became a leading military power in Europe under his rule. He became known as Frederick the Great and was affectionately nicknamed Der Alte Fritz ("Old Fritz") by the Prussian people.

Dawn of Man

"Honour to you, O' brilliant and tactful Frederick the Great. You are the King of Prussia, a state conceived in piety and bloodshed, but elevated to the heights of power by her exceptional skill on the battlefield. Celebrated for your military genius and your adherence to the principles of the enlightenment, your victories against Austria and Poland would carve for Prussia a place amongst the great powers of Europe.

Most enlightened King, Prussia's military glory once more awaits. Can you march her soldiers into battle and return triumphant against all manner of foe? Can you make Prussia a bastion of liberty and good government? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "I am Frederick, commander of these forces and King of Prussia. I beckon your sense to join me as a friend; or your civility in doing with me battle, if that is what must be so."

Introduction: "Hail and honour to you, friend. I am Frederick, commander of these forces and King of Prussia. What compels you to seek my audience today?"

Defeat: "You are skilled in war, that much is clear to me. But what spirit compels you to tear asunder my Kingdom without a thought as to the art and people now lost to the ages?"

Defeat: "Perhaps I should have read Clauswitz more closely."

Unique Attributes

Prussia (Frederick)

Art by janboruta

Konigratzer March

Melee, Gun, and Mounted Units yield Goldenage Golden Age Points from combat, earning more as they level. Buildings and Wonders produce +50% more XP.


Art by janboruta

Landwehr (Rifleman)
  • +15% Strength Combat Strength when adjacent to an allied military unit
  • Bonus increased to 30% if adjacent to an allied Landwehr unit.

Art by janboruta

Death's Head Hussar (Cavalry)
  • 50% chance of automatically dealing 5 HP of damage to adjacent enemy units
  • Enemy units within two tiles have -10% Strength Combat Strength
  • Ignores enemy zones of control



Prussia can accumulate highly-experienced Units and plenty of Great Generals via their UA to achieve a Domination Victory. Build up infrastructure (including XP buildings) and Population until the Industrial Era, when you'll unlock both UUs, Artillery and the Military Academy. With all six General Slots filled, you can get an extra 30XP and 18 points towards a Great General. If you're so inclined, you can micromanage the Generals to only be assigned on the turn when the Unit finishes being built - this still gives them the extra XP while leaving six Citizens free to do whatever else (though you lose the Great General points). Units starting with 75XP will start with Level 4 Promotions (which includes a free Golden Age points from kills) and need just 25XP more to reach Level 5. This can be achieved with Brandenburg Gate and Autocracy's Total War. The UUs are pretty simple - the Landwehr can retreat from Ranged/City attacks if it starts next to its victim, and the Death's Head Hussar makes Cavalry the great supporting Unit it deserves to be.


Peace Theme War Theme
Prussia - Frederick the Great Peace02:37

Prussia - Frederick the Great Peace

March of the Eagles Soundtrack - Battle 502:56

March of the Eagles Soundtrack - Battle 5

"Credits" from the soundtrack of Napoleon: Total War. "Battle 5" from the soundtrack of March of the Eagles.

Mod Support

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

Events and Decisions

Empower the Junker Nobility
Our nobility have tended to this land for generations, and the Junkers, the young Lords of Prussia, have served our military well. In honour of their service, let us grant them greater privileges.
  • Player must must be Prussia
  • Must have researched Rifling/Flintlock.[1]
  • Must not have passed the 'Privilaged Peerage' Reform Reform.[2]
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 730 CultureIcon Culture.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrate.
  • Passes the 'Privilaged Peerage' Reform Reform for free.[3]
  • 4 Units become maintenance free.
  • Receive a small boost in Production Production toward Landwehrs whenever a new Citizen is born (even when a Landwehr isn't in the production queue).
Award the Pour le Mérite
It is upon the most distinguished soldiers and generals of our military that Prussia's security depends. To see that they are recognised for this service, let us award them the highest possible honour: the Pour le Mérite.
  • Player must be Prussia.
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Renaissance Era.
  • May not be enacted from the beginning of the Modern Era.
  • May only be enacted once per era.
  • 370 CultureIcon Culture.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate/Dignitary Dignitary.
  • Upgrades all current Great Generals into either a Mounted or a Gun Unit, each beginning with +30XP.

Potato War

In our present war with {1_CivDesc}, many soldiers have died to starvation, not battle. They have begun calling this the 'potato war.' Before long, we may sustain too many casaulties to sustain this war!
Option 1: Disaster! But we must push on.
  • 2 random Infantry Units are killed.
Option 2: Perhaps it is time to broker a peace.
  • 60% chance to broker peace with {1_CivDesc}.

Compilation of Clausewitz' 'On War'

The great works of General Carl von Clausewitz has finally been compiled into one. Clausewitz's essays and treatises on the art of war are an indispensable and praiseworthy ally to our military career.
Option 1:
  • All current Military Land Units gain 10 XP.

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now listening to your military marches and wearing your pickelhaubes. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 17
Last Updated: 12 October 2016

  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Art (Civ Icon, Leader Icon, Unique Component Icons, Leaderscene, Map).
  • bernie14: Graphics (UUs).[4]
  • Creative Assembly: Music (Peace).[5]
  • Andrea Waldetoft: Music (War).[6]

Notes and References

  1. Enlightenment Era
  2. Rise to Power: Sovereignty
  3. Rise to Power: Sovereignty
  4. french and german cavalry
  5. Napoleon: Total War OST Track 36: The End (Credits Music)
  6. March of the Eagles Soundtrack - Battle 5
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