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The Basilikoi Paides is a unique building of the Macedonian civilization in Civilization VI. It is built in the Encampment district and replaces the Barracks.


The Basilikoi Paides provides all the same benefits as a Barracks, but it also affects Hetairoi and yields Civ6Science Science when military units are produced. With a strong economy and a Basilikoi Paides in each of their major cities, the Macedonians can continually grow their army and discover new technologies without needing to build or develop Campuses (aside from those in the cities they capture, of course).

Note that the Basilikoi Paides only grants Civ6Science Science upon units being produced. Purchasing, either with Civ6Gold Gold or Civ6Faith Faith, does not count.

Civilopedia entryEdit

The basilikoi paides (roughly “royal page school”) was a long-held tradition in Macedon, but Philip II transformed it into a powerful tool to advance the needs of both king and state. Macedon’s noble sons, as well as those the king deemed worthy, were admitted to the basilikoi paides—a prestigious manner of dealing with royal hostages. Philip spared no expense in hiring the finest tutors, including renowned philosopher Aristotle, who likened the basilikoi paides to a “school for generals.”

Indeed, beyond the arts of war and administration, the young pages were taught to honor and obey the king, to protect him with their lives, and to serve Macedon’s interests above all others. This helped forge national bonds that superseded familial ties, in turn reducing chances of rebellion among the nobility. Graduates were afforded a position of prominence within the hetairoi (Companion cavalry). Alexander continued the tradition after his father’s death.

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