Swedish Empire
KarlXIISwedenMap 512
Map by Viregel
Karl XII
Religious Intolerance
Aggressive, Expansive
Map Labels Language
Magical Girl
Ulrika Eleonora
Sweden led by Karl XII[1] is a custom civilization mod by JFD and Janboruta[2], with contributions from Viregel.

This mod requires Brave New World. Using this mod gives Gustavus Adolphus' Sweden a new unique unit. 



The Kingdom of Sweden, found in Northern Europe, joins Denmark and Norway in forming the region known as Scandinavia. A progressive and economically powerful nation in the present-day, Sweden's early history was chronicled in the Norse Sagas, within which the first records of their legendary kings appeared. Although there is no precise date associated with the kingdom's formation, over time the loosely collaborated Viking chiefdoms gave way to a united Swedish people. Reaching the height of military and political power in the 17th century, Sweden reached its zenith under the stalwart leadership of revered king and general Gustavus Adolphus.

Karl XII

The last King of Sweden during the Great Power Era, Karl XII ascended to the Swedish throne aged just fifteen, after the untimely death of his father. Soon after he became king, a three-part coalition sided against him, headed by the rising power to the east, Russia. One of the most capable commanders in Europe at the time, Karl subdued two of the coalition’s members before heading for Russia. Winning battle after battle, Karl appeared to be unstopable - up until the Battle of Poltava, which resulted in not only Swedish defeat, but the destruction of the Swedish Empire. Demoralised, the Swedish Army headed home and planned an invasion of Norway. However, Karl was shot and killed while sieging Fredriksten Fortress, ending any chance of Sweden reestablishing dominance.

Dawn of Man

Hail Karl XII, warrior-King of Sweden and her last great viking. Although inheriting your throne at the age of 15, you would spend a lifetime proving your worth on the battlefield. Disregarded for your youth and inexperience, in the year 1700 you managed to defeat the armies of the triple alliance of Denmark-Norway, Saxony-Poland-Lithuania, and Russia. Although your subsequent march on Moscow would ultimately fail, your military legacy has endured, and you remain one of Sweden's most exceptional monarchs.

KarlXII Diplo

Leaderscene by Janboruta

O' formidable commander, the great armies of the Swedish Empire march forth to ready her defense. Can you lead her forces into the fray, leading her soldiers to glory and strength? Can you build a civilization that stands the test of time?

Introduction: "Well met, commander. I am Karl XII, King of Sweden. If we should never become enemies, then this, our first meeting, shall also be our last."

Introduction: "Hail, commander. I am the King of Sweden, Karl XII. I invite you to inspect my armies along my side, and then perhaps you shall see her as an example."

Introduction: "Hail, noble emperor, I am Karl XII, but the humble King of Sweden. I expect that, together, we shall either make stalwart friends or formidable enemies." (with Peter the Great)

Defeat: "With these partings words, I share with you but one wisdom: fear nothing."

Unique Attributes

Sweden (Karl XII)
JFD SwedenKarlAtlas 256

Art by Janboruta


50% of Food Food is stored after growth to be spent on hurrying Military Units. Citadels created by Sweden in Tundra or Snow Tiles yield +2 Food Food.


Art by Firaxis

Carolean (Rifleman)
  • Starts with the March promotion
  • +15% Attack bonus in Tundra
  • -10% Defense penalty in Snow
  • Immunity to Snow attrition (ExCE)
JFD SwedenKarlAtlas 256 - Copy (2)

Art by Janboruta

War Academy (Military Academy)
  • +20 Experience (vs 15)
  • Generates 20 points toward Great Generals whenever a new unit is produced
  • Unlocked at Metallurgy
Changes to Sweden (Gustavus Adolphus)
JFD SwedenKarlAtlas 256 - Copy (2) - Copy

Art by Janboruta

Regal Ship (Frigate) (replaces the Carolean)
  • Heals nearby Land Units for 10 damage each turn
  • +20% Strength Combat Strength in Coast
City List
  1. Stockholm
  2. Gothenburg
  3. Malmö
  4. Sundsval
  5. Riga
  6. Uppsala
  7. Turku
  8. Lund
  9. Narva
  10. Vasa
  11. Helsingborg
  12. Västerås
  13. Reval
  14. Sigtuna
  15. Norrköping
  16. Gävle
  17. Eskilstuna
  18. Karlstad
  19. Halmstad
  20. Helsingfors
  21. Växjö
  22. Luleå
  23. Falun
  24. Tumba
  25. Karlskronar
  26. Upplands Väsby
  27. Östersund
  28. Trollhättan
  29. Kalmar
  30. Landskrona
  31. Nyköping
  32. Karlskoga
  33. Visby
Spy List
  1. Sven
  2. Joakim
  3. Gustav
  4. Nils
  5. Stefan
  6. Ulrika
  7. Hedvig
  8. Sibylla
  9. Estelle
  10. Elsa




Peace Theme War Theme
Europa Universalis IV Soundtrack - Kings in the North03:12

Europa Universalis IV Soundtrack - Kings in the North

Europa Universalis IV Soundtrack - Ride Forth Victoriously03:36

Europa Universalis IV Soundtrack - Ride Forth Victoriously

'Kings in the North' by from the soundtrack of EUIV. 'Ride Forth Victoriously' from the soundtrack of EUIV.

Mod Support

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

Events & Decisions

Encourage Military Sciences

War is, of course, the greatest lubricant for progress, and so, in this age where war is fought not only by soldiers but also by scientists and engineers, let us see that the military sciences are amply supported by the gold in our treasury.


  • Player must be Sweden (Karl XII)
  • Must have researched Military Science
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 900 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrates


  • +2 Science Science from every Barracks, Armory, and Military Academy

Establish the Octal System

There are serious flaws in the application of our current numerical system when it comes to matters of war. Not accurately enough does it calculate the supplies that we both use and need. That is why we shall therefore employ the octal system.


  • Player must be Sweden (Karl XII)
  • Must have researched Military Science
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 400 Science Science
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates


  • 5 Units are maintenance free
  • May support 25% more units

The Anjala Conspiracy

It has been revealed to us that a group of disgruntled officers are conspiring against our current war efforts. Secretly, they have been in contact with our enemies, leaking crucial information and undermining our favourable position in this war.

Option 1: Perhaps we can negotiate with the traitors.

  • Lose 120 Goldenage Golden Age Points
  • 60% chance you gain two free Great Generals

Option 2: Execute the traitors!

  • Gain 67 Goldenage Golden Age Points

Note: The Goldenage Golden Age reward increases with the number of wars you are fighting.

Note: This event can only fire from the beginning of the Renaissance Era and whilst you are at war.

Temptation for Reprieve

Our rule over Sweden is a tireless one, and without reprieve we should expect an early grave. To prevent this, we have been offered some advice: our court chaplain has suggested that we take prayer, our chancellor has suggested that we take to the bed of a sultry maiden/twink, and our good friend has suggested that we take to drink.

Option 1: No rest for the weary.

  • Lose 75 Goldenage Golden Age Points
  • All Military Land Units gain 5 XP

Option 2: Perhaps we shall find our answers in God.

  • All Military Land Units lose 5 XP
  • Gain 65 FaithIcon Faith (or 15 Piety Piety)

Option 3: Perhaps sex would do us well.

  • All Military Land Units lose 5 XP
  • Gain 100 Goldenage Golden Age Points

Option 4: Perhaps a drink or two would do no harm.

  • All Military Land Units lose 5 XP
  • All cities celebrate 'We Love the King Day' for 5 turns

Note: This event will only fire if you have conquered the capital of a major civilization.

Note: This event can only fire from the beginning of the Renaissance Era.

Claims & Colonies

Colony List
  1. Christiansborg
  2. Carlusborg
  3. Annamabo
  4. Batensteyn
  5. Taccorari
  6. Apollonia

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now abstaining from alcohol and sex, and living the lives of hardened soldiers. We're worried the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List

Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 30 October 2015

  • JFD: Coding, Design, Writing
  • Janboruta: Art (Leader Icon, War Academy Icon, Regalskepp Icon, Leaderscene)
  • Viregel: Art (Map), Research (Pedia/City-List)
  • Nutty and JustATourist: Graphics (Regal Ship)[3]
  • Andreas Waldeloft: Music[4][5]
  • Typhlomence: UniqueDiplomacyUtils.lua[6]
  • Whoward: PlotIterators.lua[7]
  • Pazyryk: Table Saver Loader[8]
  • DarkScythe: TSL Serializer[9]

Notes and References

  1. Empire of Sweden (Karl XII)
  2. JFD (and Janboruta's) Civilizations
  3. Galleon Reskins
  4. Kings in the North
  5. Ride Forth Victoriously
  6. Lua for Unique Diplomacy Entries
  7. Border and Area plot iterators
  8. TableSaverLoader, for persisting Lua table data through game save/load
  9. TSL Serializer | Add-on for TableSaverLoader
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