Sid Meier's Civilization V/France

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France is one of the great empires of Europe, known for its flourishing culture and powerful military. It is led by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Consul and Emperor of France whose military remained undefeated against other strong European nations before his downfall against Russia. The French civilization revolved around a simple strategy: expand and conquer. Its Unique Ability promotes settling lots of cities early on, while its Unique Units have straightforward upgrades built for taking over enemy territory.

AI Traits[edit]


Unique Components[edit]

Unique Ability[edit]

  • Ancien Régime - Each city gets +2 Culture. Expires after discovering Steam Power.

Unique Units[edit]


  • Cost: 150 Production
  • Type: Gunpowder (Melee)
  • Combat Strength: 28
  • Movement Points: 2
  • Prerequisites: Gunpowder technology
  • Obsolete with: Rifling technology
  • Upgrades into: Rifleman
  • Replaces Musketman
  • Higher combat strength

Foreign Legion[edit]

  • Cost: 320 Production
  • Type: Gunpowder (Melee)
  • Combat Strength: 50
  • Movement Points: 2
  • Prerequisites: Replaceable Parts technology
  • Obsolete with: Plastics
  • Upgrades into: Infantry
  • Replaces Great War Infantry
  • 20% combat bonus in foreign territory

Playing France[edit]

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