This mod adds the Lakota as a selectable culture in the Industrial Era. No other cultures are replaced, and the mod does not change anything outside of this specific culture.
The Lakota are also part of my Culture Super Pack.
This mod is centered on pushing the player into a different playstyle. Please read the description below to see all of the effects of this culture.
The Lakota have their own Legacy Trait, Emblematic Quarter, and Emblematic Unit. Info below:
Legacy Trait: Dominion of the Great Plains (applies starting in the Contemporary Era; see Culture Trait below for more information): +10% Food, Industry, Money, and Science on all cities per unattached territory
Emblematic District: Council Fire: +3 Faith; +5 Influence per unattached territory; +5 Food, +5 Industry, +5 Money, and +3 Influence per adjacent Horses; May only be built in unattached territories; Must be bought out with Influence
Emblematic Unit: Mounted Rifles: Replaces the Dragoons; 44 Combat Strength (instead of 46 for the Dragoons) and 7 Movement (instead of 6 for the Dragoons); Ignores zones of control and may move after attacking; +5 Combat Strength when attacking; -5 Combat Strength when retaliating (damage to units attacking the Mounted Rifles is reduced); Must be bought for Influence in an unattached territory; Unlocks at Carbine (like the Dragoons)
Culture Trait (not passed on after advancing to another culture): Dominion of the Great Plains: +15% Food, Industry, Money, and Science in the Capital per unattached territory; -80 Stability per attached territory on all cities (this is in addition to the standard -20 Stability penalty from attached territories)
A note on how to use the Lakota: with a cost of 100 Stability per attached territory, you will probably have to unattach several territories to stave off a revolution. Though you will lose the yields from any districts in these territories, your capital will receive a large boost in every FIMS yield for every unattached territory in your empire. Build Council Fires in each unattached territory to reap large amounts of influence, which you can spend or save in order to gain last-minute fame from your Expansionist era stars when you're ready to leave the Industrial Era and reattach all the territories you previous detached from your cities. Once you've entered the Contemporary Era, the Stability cost of your attached territories will return to normal, and all your cities (not just your capital) will receive a boost to all FIMS yields for each unattached territory in your empire. Saving the re-attachment until the end of the Industrial Era will save your cities from major Stability penalties and ensure your capital has the highest yields it can get.
If you encounter bugs, please let me know! You can find me on Reddit, Steam, and Discord under the name uncle2fire.
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This mod is compatible with my other added culture mods EXCEPT FOR the Culture Super Pack. This mod has not been tested with any mods made by other creators.
Who are the Lakota?
One of the Sioux Nations, the Lakota have their homeland in the northern Great Plains. Starting in the early 18th century, the Lakota adopted the use of the horse as part of a tradition of buffalo hunting. Tensions with westward-travelling Americans began in the early 19th century with the Lewis and Clark expedition, and escalated eventually to a series of wars and punitive military expeditions by the United States during the last half of the 19th century. The Lakota were eventually forced onto several reservations throughout the upper Great Plains.