Civilization 6: Rise And Fall's New Georgia Civ Revealed

Check out Georgia's unique abilities, units, and structure.

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Now Playing: Civilization VI: Rise and Fall - First Look: Georgia

Civilization VI's Rise and Fall expansion is coming out in about a month, and today Firaxis revealed that Georgia will be a new playable civilization included in the DLC. As with all civs, Georgia will have a unique unit, structure, and abilities.

The civilization's leader is Tamar, who reigned as Queen of Georgia in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. In real life, she helped unify a divided kingdom and strengthen a national culture, and she is canonized in the Georgian Orthodox Church.

In the game, she has the Glory of the World, Kingdom, and Faith ability, which allows her to declare a Protectorate War after the Theology Civic is attained. Troops gain bonus Faith after such a war is declared, and the entire civilization gains bonuses as they spread the religion. Finally, Envoys sent to a city-state of the majority religion have double the effect.

Georgia's unique unit is the Khevsureti, a warrior dressed in chainmail and wielding sword, axe, and buckler. The shield has a cross on it, and it's darkly colored to keep the warrior hidden in the night. The Khevsureti get a Combat Strength bonus and also incur no movement penalty on hills. Its unique building, meanwhile, is called the Tsikhe, which is a replacement for Renaissance Walls. It raises outer defense levels, grants Faith, and has a lower production cost than the walls.

Finally, Georgia's civ ability is called Strength in Unity, which gives a bonus for Dedications. When you make a Dedication as a Golden Moment begins, you receive its Normal Age bonus toward increasing the Era Score as well as its Golden Age bonus.

Rise and Fall launches on February 8 for PC, and it comes with seven other Civilizations. Among the others are the Cree, Mongolia, and the Netherlands. The expansion will also change the late game and add a Loyalty system, new types of alliances, Governors, and more.

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Firaxis: And the next major civilization is...

*** Canadians politely prepare for ongoing disappointment ***

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@barbarossa213: Not sure what you're talking about. They announced the Cree. People have been clamoring for more indigenous civilizations as well as a Canadian one - well, the Cree are both!

Real talk though, I don't think modern Canada would make a good civ. There's a lack of a cool gimmick factor you can throw in compared to older civs with more turbulent histories, excluding native peoples. I suppose we'd make a good peace/culture civ if they were to try hard enough to come up with game mechanics. Maple resources, hockey entertainment centers, bonuses to diplomacy?

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@Yurdle: Lol. True, and true. You forgot the unique "Mountie" unit though. I suppose its special ability is that it has zero attack/defense, but it suppresses civil unrest. That would explain why Canada is so quiet and polite, (from an outsider's perspective). I don't think Canadians will ever lose that stereotype. Still, it's better than the Arizonan stereotype within the United States though. They think we're a combination of angry, elderly, racist, gun-wielding lizard people. We tend to go along with it so that people don't move here lol.

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Wow Georgia..... what next ? Luxemburg ?

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I was going to say something similar.

"An exciting new civilization is coming to Civ VI: Tibet!"

Sooo excited.....

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@Abberon: "Dominate the world by... um... not dominating! Convince all other nations to be nice, and stuff!"

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Change the course of history - minimally! Carve yourself a side-note if you're lucky - or potentially be forgotten altogether!

Play as the Merina, Ryukyu or as the legendary County of Foix!