Turkish Empire
JFD TurksMehmedMap 512
Map by Regalman
Mehmed II


Alternate Leader of:

The Ottomans

MehmedII Diplo

Leaderscene by Janboruta

The Turks led by Mehmed II is a custom civilization mod by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from Leugi, and Regalman.

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


The Turks

The Ottoman Empire was born in Anatolia, or Asia-Minor (in modern Turkey) at the start of the 13th century upon the settlement of the Turkish tribes known in English as the Ottomans. It expanded into three continents and thrived for some six centuries. The empire eventually conquered lands from modern-day Azerbaijan to Algeria and The Horn of Africa to the walls of Vienna. The Ottoman Empire was vast, powerful, and an extremely interesting case of east meets west.

Mehmed II

Mehmed II, also known as el-Fatih ("the Conqueror") was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1451 - 1481 AD. He is best known for capturing the city of Constantinople, turning it into the new Ottoman capital and destroying the Byzantine Empire in the process. Mehmed was born in Edirne, which was then the capital of the Ottoman state, in 1432. He was fascinated by military matters from an early age; by the time that he reached maturity and ascended to the position of sultan (in 1451), Mehmed was prepared to begin the attack upon the city of Constantinople.

Dawn of Man

Great conquests to you, young Sultan, Mehmed II. Though hailed for your architectural works, you are most famous for your conquest of Constantinople in 1453. Overwhelming the Byzantines with your superior arms, you sought to consolidate the power of the Turks through the conquest of the Balkans. Though your empire was stilled by the powers of Vlad the Impaler and Stefan of Moldavia, your annexation of the Byzantine Empire single-handedly defined the end of an era, paving the way for both Ottoman and Muslim influence in Europe for centuries to come.

Great Sultan, the armies of the Ottoman Turks stand once more hungry for power and glory. Can you lead them to conquer empires once thought impenetrable? Can you raise your banner atop the palaces of fallen emperors? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "I am the Sultan of the Turks, Mehmed the Conqueror. Stand not in my path, and you shall not have to see for why I am named as such."

Introduction: "I am Mehmed II, Sultan of the Turks. If like I you are well-versed in war, then we shall have little use for talk."

Defeat: "I am not ashamed of my defeat; knowing that I was once victorious is enough."

Defeat: "My loyal soldiers will fight on. You have not yet won."

Unique Attributes

The Turks (Mehmed II)

Art by Janboruta

Tribute In Blood

Receive a free Infantry Unit upon capturing an enemy city for the first time. Military Land Units yield +1 Happy Happiness when garrisoned.


Art by Janboruta

Great Bombard (Cannon)
  • Unlocked at Gunpowder
  • -20% Strength Combat Strength (11 vs 14)
  • +28% Production Production cost (237 vs 185)
  • +1 Range (3 vs 2)
  • +350% Combat bonus vs Cities (vs 200%)

Art by Firaxis

Janissary (Musketman)
  • Combat bonus when attacking
  • Heals damage when it destroys a unit
Changes to The Ottomans (Suleiman)

Art by Firaxis


Internal Trade Routes produce 33% more Food Food and Production Production. Puppets connected via Internal Trade Route yields +2 Gold Gold and an additional +2 FaithIcon Faith if following a different religion than your capital.


Art by Firaxis

Sipahi (Lancer)
  • +1 Sight and +1 Moves Movement
  • No movement cost to pillage
  • +25% Strength Combat bonus vs Gunpowder units
  • Upgrades to Cavalry
  • +8% Production Production cost (200 vs 185)

Art by Firaxis

Hammam (Garden)
  • +1 Happy Happiness
  • 10% of Food Food is carried over after a new Citizen is born


JFD TurksMehmedAtlas 256-0

The Turks are a Domination-Focused Civ based on land warfare with a reliance on gunpowder units. After Gunpowder, you can get a free gunpowder unit after conquering an enemy city, gaining a new melee unit for to capture even more cities, allowing you to gain momentum in your military campaigns, so beeline for Gunpowder once you get close to the Renaissance era. His UA can also instantly upgrade units for free once you researched the technology of the unit, allowing you to save thousands of gold to be spent towards buildings, purchasing tiles, buying city-states, or more units. Lastly, each land unit yields 1 Happiness when garrisoned, working well with Honor's Military Caste, which can slightly help keep up with the Happiness penalties after conquering cities. Gunpowder unlocks the Janissary, a gunpowder melee unit that can heal itself after killing an enemy unit, making it a very potent offensive unit for your conquests. The Grand Bombard is a powerful siege unit available earlier than the Cannon, giving you the advantage in siege warfare, which pairs well with your Janissary units, at the cost of it being more expensive than the Trebuchet or the Cannon.


Peace Theme War Theme
Medieval 2 Crusades Campaign - Dry Well01:52

Medieval 2 Crusades Campaign - Dry Well

Medieval II- Total War Soundtrack - Crack Your Head With a Tabla04:26

Medieval II- Total War Soundtrack - Crack Your Head With a Tabla

'Dry Well' from the soundtrack of Medieval 2 Total War. 'Crack Your Head With a Tabla' from the soundtrack of Medieval 2 Total War.

Mod Support

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

Events & Decisions

Become a Gunpowder Empire
All our generals agree; gunpowder will revolutionize warfare. In order to ensure the Turkish war machine remains the greatest, it is paramount that we commission for our army, muskets and bombards, and train our soldiers in their use, beginning our transition into a Gunpowder Empire.
  • Player must be the Turks.
  • Must have researched Physics.
  • May only be enacted once per game.
  • 500 Gold Gold.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • Gain the Gunpowder technology.
  • Two free Musketmen and a free Bombard appear at you Capital Capital.
Found the Enderun Academy
As the world changes, so too do our enemies adapt to our advanced technologies, and it becomes not enough to possess a larger or more advanced military. We must, then, face our enemies with soldiers trained in military enlightenment.
  • layer must be the Turks.
  • Your Capital must have a military garrison of at least level 3.
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Renaissance Era.
  • May only be enacted once per era.
  • 700 Gold Gold.
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • Establishes the Enderun Academy in the Capital Capital.

Merchant's Patronage

A daring merchant from the city-state of [City-State] has approached us with an opportunity for the financing of a Turkish navy. They believe that the Turkish empire is a magnet for economic prosperity, and that patronizing her conquests would be of great benefit to merchants the world over.

Option 1: We most readily accept.

  • Gain 3 Naval Units

Option 2: We'll take no assistance.

  • Gain 133 CultureIcon Culture

Re-Population Efforts

With our capture of the former capital city of the [Civilization], [City], our chief ministers have proposed that we invest in an effort to see the city re-populated with Turks.

Option 1: Excellent! I shall invest lucratively. In fact, it shall become my new capital!

  • Lose 464 Gold Gold
  • Your Capital Capital loses 3 Population
  • [City] gains 3 Population
  • [City] becomes your new Capital Capital

Option 2: A good plan. I shall invest cautiously.

  • Lose 226 Gold Gold
  • Your Capital Capital loses 2 Population
  • [City] gains 2 Population

Option 3: A ridiculous plan. The ministers are lucky to have their heads.

  • Nothing

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

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now writing in Diwani script and displaying decorative carpets in their homes. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 3
Last Updated: 23 December 2016

  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Art (Civ Icon, Leader Icon, Unique Unit Icon, Leaderscene).
  • Leugi: Graphics (Great Bombard).
  • Regalman: Art (Map).
  • Jeff van Dyke: Music.[1][2]
  • Typhlomence: UniqueDiplomacyUtils.lua[3]

Notes and References

  1. Medieval 2 Crusades Campaign - Dry Well
  2. Medieval II: Total War Soundtrack - Crack Your Head With a Tabla
  3. Lua for Unique Diplomacy Entries
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