CIVILIZATION VI – First Look: Macedon

CIVILIZATION VI – First Look: Macedon


Alexander leads Macedon in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. He had conquered most of the known world in less than a dozen years, and died young. His legacy was the lasting influence of Hellenistic culture through the Near East, and greater contact between East and West. Macedon’s unique ability is called “Hellenistic Fusion.” Every time a city is conquered, Macedon gets a bonus based on the kind of Districts that are present within a city. Macedon’s unique unit is the Hypaspist. These swordsmen replacements get extra combat strength when besieging Districts, and get extra support bonuses. The Basilikoi Paides is Macedon’s unique building. It yields science when a non-civilian unit is trained in the city and gives additional bonuses when training certain military units. Alexander’s abilities are focused on conquest. His ability “To the World’s End” means Macedon incurs less war weariness, so they can stay at war longer. He also gives Macedon the Hetairoi, a speedy Heavy Cavalry replacement for the Horseman, which comes with a free promotion. Alexander’s ability makes it easier to stay at war with your enemies, and your early unique units will let you roll from conquest to conquest. Capturing cities will give extra bonuses based on the Districts within them, allowing you to focus on conquest while not falling behind in other areas. The Basilikoi Paides will continue to yield science as long as you keep putting armies in the field. Will your name become synonymous with conquest? How will you lead Macedon in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI?

100 thoughts on “CIVILIZATION VI – First Look: Macedon

  1. I may not be right but I would think Alexander's Hetairoi should be the swordsmen and Macedon's unit to be the cav. The term "Hetairoi" were the mercs Alexander used for his conquest, and later the same term were used for foreign imperial guards of the Eastern Roman Empire (Before the Varangian guards). The Macedonian hetairoi should just be a general term for the non-Greek units of the Macedonian army, but as infantry is the most generic thing you would imagine it makes sense the hetairoi is made an infantry instead of a cav.

    I mean I can understand it sort of that the hetairoi is just another name for companion cav that civ kept calling them so they might wanna sound a bit different, but then why are you giving this almost not "macedonian style" at all infantry to the civ? Macedon is a lot more famous for pikes, peltasts, and cav (Pikes and peltasts is mainly for everyone with hellenic culture too but still, Macedon had good pikes and in hellas people use hoplites), and they are also famous for their cav because Thesally which is basically the Macedonian area produces good horses. And also because of the companion cav legacy they have a slightly more "serious" approach on actual fighting cav instead of scouting which is what other hellenic factions used cav for.

    TLDR:
    Alexander's leader ability Hetairoi should be the infantry
    The Macedonian unique unit should be cav or pikes

  2. I hate early powerhouses focused on conquest, it's just cheap. Similar to Attila in the previous game, they start with all the advantages and their neighbours will sure fall.

  3. "A king must live a grander life than any other’s, and stoke his people’s feelings of admiration! He who is worthy of all heroes’ envy, and he who leads their way, is king! Therefore, the king is not alone. For his will equals that of all his followers together!"

  4. OOOOOHHH careful 2k …you are walking on a very thin ice here…almost PISSED OFF alot of greeks and bulgarians… 😀

  5. Man this civ is op.That cav is too strong in multiplayer.I had 170 score as Aztec my foe was 80 score Macedon he steamrolled me.

  6. THERE IS NO UNIT "BASILIKOI PAIDES"!!!!! I am Greek and i can surely read this "basilikoi paides", means "royal guys"….except that in Greek "oi"= i and "ai"= e, also "b" = mp and not v….so if you need to spell in English "Βασιλικοι Παιδες" you make it sounds like "Mπασιλικοη Πεηδες"…..IT SHOULD BE "VASILIKI PEDES"!!!!!!!!!

  7. HI ALL….FOR THOSE WHO ARE CONFUSED ABOUT THE MACEDON ISSUE.. MACEDON WAS IN PRESENT DAY GREECE AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN PART OF GREECE.. DO NOT CONFUSE YOURSELVES WITH THE COUNTRY THAT CALLS ITSELF FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA AS THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ANCIENT GREEK KINGDOM OF MACEDON SINCE THEY SPEAK A WESTERN BULGARIAN DIALECT ALONG WITH SERBO-BULGARIAN TRADITIONS.. IF YOUR UNSURE ABOUT THIS, GO TO GOOGLE AND TYPE IN 'WHERE IS ANCIENT MACEDON' AND IT WILL TELL YOU. OR BETTER YET TYPE IN WHERE WAS ALEXANDER THE GREAT BORN AND IT WILL CLEARLY TELL YOU HE WAS BORN IN THE CITY OF PELLA,REGION OF MACEDON,COUNTRY GREECE THE PEOPLE OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA ARE A SLAVIC PEOPLE AND HAVE NAMED THE AREA THAT THEY INHABIT AFTER THE GREEK KINGDOM BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO CREATE A NATION SINCE THEIR COUNTRY IS MADE UP OF SLAVS BEING BULGARIANS AND SERBS, ALBANIANS FROMW HAT YOU CAN SEE WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THEIR COUNTRY NOW, VLACHS,TURKS AND SOME ROMANI PEOPLE.. SO BASICALLY THEY ADOPTED THE NAME OF THE COUNTRY WHERE AS THE GREEKS INHERITED IT BECAUSE THEY PRODUCED GREEK KINGS SUCH PHILLIP AND HIS SON ALEXANDER.. SAYING THINGS LIKE 'GREECE AND MACEDONIA' IS LIKE SAYING GREECE AND ATHENS THEY ARE THE SAME THING AND ARE PART OF THAT COUNTRY LOL.. PEACE

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  9. I feel like the gave us the basic civs with one unit replacement, one tile improvement, and one unique ability. then they release new ones and literally pile on a crap ton of stuff so they are ridiculously broken.

  10. Since developers are so focused on Balkan's peninsula and the Middle East it would be great to add Serbia and Ottomans

  11. Why you don't call that civilization Greece(Alexander) or Greece(Pericles) and Greece(Gorgo) become Athens and Sparta?

  12. Is his second trait Land-coveter, where if you have at least one city he covets your lands for the rest of the game?

  13. How many Macedonians got triggered reading all these comments saying that Macedon is just another Greek civ and Alexander is just another Greek leader?

  14. Disappointed that the Unique Unit isn't Companion Cavalry .-. … they were the crux of his army, the hammer to his anvil.

  15. 0:20 Macedon unique ability is Hellinistic fusion i build my 1st city with them (capital) the default name was skopje WTF are you on drags?

  16. Sid Meier's Civilization… Yo…CIV. Ok 2 things.. FIRST, Ive been playing civ for years, from civ 3 all the way to now, and civ 6…. Wow omg what are you people doing ?! Its like some people (who should fired) said "hey, how about we take out all the things about the civ 5s realistic design and leader movements.. And for civ 6, we go back to the civ 4 design of cartoons … cuz Ya know , kids wont play if it looks too real "….civ 6 makes you feel like a kid , in a bad way. AND WE ALL KNOW IM RIGHT. ( if you have civ 5, look at the fish and wales. Now look at the wales in civ 6 ) TRASH!!! Why do i feel like im playing a civ app ? GET THE CIV 5 DESIGN TEAM BACK NOW !! SECOND , you civ people always have the balls to make America a civ. now you have Astralia, but evey game , no Canada! Wtf ?! Do you hate Canada? Like you have all the biggest civs in land mass. Russia, China, brazil , India, the US … But you cut out Canada. (Tbh i think you do it so the U.S has space to expand in the real earth map ) Lol oh but you need 2 Greeses.. And whatever the fuck scythia is…. JUST ADD CANADA, AND MORE AFRICAN CIVS… AND IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO 2 LEADERS PER CIV, HAVE ONE THAT WAS MORE EVIL, AND ONE THAT WAS MORE GOOD. THAT WOULD ADD TO THE GAME. But other than all that ^ the new things in the civ 6 game play is better than civ 5. just make civ 6 look like civ 5, You dont need a buch of movement and colour to keep my attention , im not 10 years old….

  17. Wow alexander is back this guy is either my best ally or my worst enemy. Once he and i basically conquered the world and i declared war on him and he won every single battle like real life

  18. You couldn't give Macedom a female leader, so you made Alexander look like one! At least make him look like hercules from the Disney cartoon!

  19. Time for these Skopjan propagandists to learn some history. Macedonia was and is Greek. It was located in Greece, Pella. Alexander's mother was Olumpiada. Also Alexander studied in ancient Stagira with Aristotelis. The Macedons spoke Greek believed in Greeks gods and of course Alexander had participated in the Olympics where only Greeks where allowed to participate. There is NO historical evidence that says Skopja is Macedon! Macedons was a Greek tribe and kingdom just like the Athenian,Spartan etc, located where now Thessaloniki is (by the way Thessaloniki was also Alexanders sister) and conquered what now is Skopja,Turkey,Egypt etc…. Its like if you try to prove that Egyptians are Macedonias… These Skopjan scums are trying to steal a history that doesn't belong to them. Its crime against national history and everyone should take part!!!

  20. I couldn't tell but did they do the thing some of the other Civ games did where he has two different colored eyes? (Its not important but it's interesting to me)

  21. Wonder how devs make decisions. Ok we can add a civ that actually contributed to the world culture and development or we can add 3rd greek leader and call him Macedonia, just for LOLs, add native-americans just for pol and African leaders for the same reason. No Byzantines, no Bulgaria, No Turks, No Maya, no Carthage, Portugal, Huns…

  22. Its ironic that their ability to maintain more resistance to weariness is fiction, in history the men, tired of marching on endlessly actually loss morale and were disgruntled with alexander not stopping his myriad conquests

  23. Shame shame shame… Alexander the great comes from Macedonia and Macedonia is Greek!!! Alexander was the ruler of the Greek nation!!! I play Civ from my 12 years, now i'm 39, dedicated to civ, can't believe you fell into this trap. I'm really disappointed in you…

  24. Macedonia is not Greece not even in this Game for all the morons who do not understand basic history in Gayreece!! 😀

  25. Civilizations like Macedon Arabia Persia are some of the greatest known to man these must be in the game at launch not as dlcs dlcs should be for lesser known civilizations

  26. OH THIS KID. Every single game that I play with Macedon AI it is the same. It would denounce and declare war on EVERYONE and peaces out 70% of the time and in almost every turn this kid denounces me even IF I have a good army. It's like their main goal is to piss off both humans and the AI. You have no chance of friending this child but if you do, hold on to it as much as you can. This AI also tends to get farther than most of their rivals. God, playing with the Macedon AI is like playing with a nine year old child with anger issues.

  27. The soundtrack for Macedon is full of Serbo-Bulgarian songs go dislike. MAKEDONIA IS GREECE. ΕΣΤΙΝ ΟΥΝ ΕΛΛΑΣ ΚΑΙ Η ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑ.

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