This mod adds the Merina 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 Merina are also part of my Africa Culture Pack and my Culture Super Pack.
The Merina have their own Legacy Trait, Emblematic Quarter, and Emblematic Unit. Info below:
Legacy Trait: Anti-Colonial Holdout: +30 War Support when starting a war; +5 War Support when winning a battle (when you win a battle, you will gain 13 War Support instead of 8); -3 War Support on your opponent when losing a battle (when you lose a battle, your opponent will gain 5 War Support instead of 8)
Emblematic District: Protected Forest: +35 Fortification; +15 Fortification on adjacent districts; +6 Combat Strength to units on or adjacent to the Protected Forest; Increased Movement cost for enemy units adjacent to the Protected Forest; -5 Pollution; -10 Stability; Must be built on a Forest tile
Emblematic Unit: Local Auxiliaries: Replaces the Line Infantry; 44 Combat Strength (instead of 47 for the Line Infantry); Produced two at a time (when you build one, a second will spawn); Unlocks at Military Coordination (instead of Line Formation, like the Line Infantry)
If you encounter bugs, please let me know! You can find me on Reddit, Steam, and Discord under the name uncle2fire.
Check out my other culture additions:
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 Merina?
One of the last large African states to succumb to European expansionism, the Merina controlled most of Madagascar until a French invasion at the end of the 19th century. The Merina were able to resist French colonial ambitions for so long thanks to shrewd diplomacy and difficult terrain.