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Saxony (Frederick Augustus I)

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Electorate of Saxony
Map by Janboruta
Frederick Augustus I
Religious Intolerance
Creative, Industrious
Map Labels Language
Magical Girl
Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth

Saxony led by Frederick Augustus I is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta[1], with contributions from bernie14[2].

This mod requires Brave New World.



Saxony has a long history as a duchy, an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire (the Electorate of Saxony), and finally as a kingdom (the Kingdom of Saxony). In 1918, after Germany's defeat in World War I, its monarchy was overthrown and a republican form of government was established under the current name. The state was broken up into smaller units during communist rule (1949–1989), but was re-established on 3 October 1990 on the reunification of East and West Germany.

Frederick Augustus I

Frederick Augustus I 'the Strong' was the Elector of Saxony, Imperial Vicar, and became King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (as Augustus II). In order to be elected King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Augustus converted to Roman Catholicism.

As Elector of Saxony, he is perhaps best remembered as a patron of the arts and architecture. He established the Saxon capital of Dresden as a major cultural centre, attracting artists from across Europe to his court. Augustus also amassed an impressive art collection and built lavish baroque palaces in Dresden and Warsaw.

As King of Poland, his reign was successful. He led the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Great Northern War, which led to the Russian Empire strengthening its influence with the Commonwealth. He achieved internal reforms with his admired wit that led to an enlightenment among Poland at the time, he bolstered royal power in the Commonwealth. Known as being an intellectual he protected to Jagiellonian illuminated order and was on the winning end of the Great Northern War.

Dawn of Man

"Welcome, Frederick Augustus I, elector of Saxony. You lead one of the cultural centres of Europe. Saxony is a modest country, with a wealth of art and architecture to its name. Elector to the Holy Roman Empire, Saxony rose to prominence during the 16th century, as home to the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century, you joined Saxony in union with the Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania, and embarked upon great projects which would make Dresden the envy of artists the world over. Even today, the legacy of your endeavours persist, and Saxony remains one of the most culturally autonomous states in Germany.

Leaderscene by Janboruta

Strong and noble king, the great halls of Dresden's Palaces thirst for culture and enlightenment. Can you fill your cities with great works and monuments? Can you defend her sovereign territory and usher in a new golden age? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Greetings and welcome, I am Frederick Augustus I of Saxony. I beckon you to join me in tour of my magnificant palaces."

Introduction: "Welcome to Saxony. I am Frederick Augustus I. Would you join me in a friendly game of fox-tossing, perhaps?"

Defeat: "Treat my great palaces well, and I shall hold no ill-will against your victory here, today."

Unique Attributes

Saxony (Frederick Augustus I)
Art by Janboruta
Jewel of Europe

50% of Tourism.png Tourism contributes directly toward Production.png Wonder Production. Free Greatperson.png Great Artist with each National Wonder.

Art by Janboruta
Carabinier Guard (Cavalry (Cuirasser with EE))
  • +1 Strength.png Combat Strength when garrisoned for each National Wonder in the city
  • Gains Strength.png Defensive Bonuses from terrain
Art by Janboruta
Kunsthaus (Museum (Gallery with EE))
  • Has 3 Greatwork.png Great Workof Art slots (vs 2) (2 Greatwork.png Great Work of Art slots vs 1 with EE)
  • Unlocked at Architecture (Humanism with EE )
City List
  1. Dresden
  2. Leipzig
  3. Wittenberg
  4. Plauen
  5. Freiberg
  6. Chemnitz
  7. Meissen
  8. Zwickau
  9. Naumburg
  10. Torgau
  11. Zittau
  12. Querfurt
  13. Wurzen
  14. Colditz
  15. Bischofswerda
  16. Bautzen
  17. Grossenhain
  18. Merseburg
  19. Weissenfels
  20. Waldheim
  21. Borna
  22. Grimma
  23. Guben
  24. Gorlitz
  25. Gotha
  26. Coburg
  27. Weimar
  28. Jena
  29. Altenburg
  30. Hildburghausen
  31. Hubertusburg
  32. Riesa
  33. Kamenz
  34. Altrandstadt
  35. Mittweida
  36. Frankenberg
  37. Dobeln
  38. Oschatz
  39. Rossbach
Spy List
  1. Johann Georg
  2. Friederike
  3. Henriette Rénard
  4. Wilhelmine
  5. Fatima
  6. Anna Karolina
  7. Fredericka Alexandrine
  8. Augusta Constantia
  9. Maria Anna Katharina
  10. Hermann Maurice


Saxony's UA means you can make wonders easier if you go for a Cultural Victory, and ideally that's what you want to go for. Every National Wonder gives a free Great Artist in addition. The Carabinier Guard gets an additional defense for each National Wonder. An extra bonus to the unit is it gains Defensive Bonuses from terrain. The Kunsthaus gives you an additional Great Work of Art slot in addition to the previous two. Lastly the building is available early at Architecture. The building and UA is the main thing pushing you for the Cultural Victory. The Carabinier Guard is really only for defensive purposes. As with any cultural victory go for the Aesthetic Tree, build the Guilds, and maybe pass the law in  the World Congress. In no time you'll have your enemies in awe of the Jewel of Europe.

JFD SaxonyAtlas 256.png


Peace Theme War Theme
"Beggars and Kings" from the soundtrack of Anno 1701. "Battle 1" 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

The secret to the manufactory of fine porcelain has thus far evaded sculptors for centuries. But that is because they did not have the proper funding. With our wealth put to their aide, we shall no doubt discover the mysteries to making porcelain before long.


  • Player must be Saxony
  • Must have researched Chemistry
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 900 Gold.png Gold


  • Receive +2 sources of Porcelain

Found the Order of the White Eagle

It gives us the greatest pleasure to formally acknowledge those of our realm who are of the highest order. Henceforth, these men and women shall be known as Knights of the Order of the White Eagle.


  • Player must be Saxony
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Renaissance/Enlightenment Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 500 CultureIcon.png Culture
  • 1 Magistrates.png Magistrate


  • Receive Goldenage.png Golden Age Points whenever a Greatperson.png Great Person is born

Animal Tossing

It is time to test our strength, and to engage in the annual animal tossing competition. No doubt we shall make short work of our fellow competitors and, in doing so, impress upon the people.

Option 1: Let us test our strength by tossing (random small animal)

  • All cities begin celebrating 'We Love the King Day' for 5 turns

Option 2: We shall show our strength by tossing (random medium animal)

  • 60% chance that all cities begin celebrating 'We Love the King Day' for 10 turns

Option 3: Today, we show our strength by tossing (random large animal)

  • 20% chance that all cities begin celebrating 'We Love the King Day' for 25 turns

Bastard Child

The insatiable power of our loins have once again produced an offspring. The child, a {1_Gender}, is quite {2_Quality}. We must decide whether to acknowledge them as a bastard or otherwise to deny them.

Option 1: We shall acknowledge this one.

  • Gain a free Magistrates.png Magistrate (if boy)/Dignitary.png Dignitary (if girl)

Option 2: We shall acknowledge this one.

  • Lose 15% of your Goldenage.png Golden Age Progress
  • Gain 70 CultureIcon.png Culture


  1. Bernhard August von Lindenau
  2. Julius Traugott Jakob von Könneritz
  3. Alexander Karl Hermann Braun
  4. Gustav Friedrich Held
  5. Ferdinand Zschinsky
  6. Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust
  7. Johann Paul von Falkenstein
  8. Richard Freiherr von Friesen
  9. Georg Friedrich Alfred Graf von Fabrice
  10. Karl Friedrich Wilhelm von Gerber
  11. Julius Hans von Tümmel
  12. Heinrich Rudolf Schurig
  13. Karl Georg Levin von Metzsch-Reichenbach
  14. Konrad Wilhelm Rüger
  15. Victor Alexander von Otto
  16. Max Clemens Lothar Freiherr von Hausen
  17. Heinrich Gustav Beck
  18. Rudolf Heinze
  19. Richard Lipinski
  20. Georg Gradnauer
  21. Wilhelm Buck
  22. Erich Zeigner
  23. Alfred Karl Fellisch
  24. Max Heldt
  25. Wilhelm Bünger
Political Parties
  1. German Centre Party (Conservatives)
  2. Nazi Party (Fascists)
  3. Junkers (Nobility)
  4. Social Democratic Party (Socialists)

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now buying your fine porcelain and exploring your ore mountains! 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 1
Last Updated: 5 December 2015

  • JFD: Author
  • Janboruta: Artwork
  • zwei833: Graphics
  • bernie14: Graphics[2]
  • Tilman Sillescu: Peace Theme[3]
  • Andreas Waldetoft: War Theme[4]

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