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The Comandante General is a unique type of GreatPerson6 Great Person available only to the Gran Colombian civilization (when led by Simón Bolívar) in Civilization VI. It cannot be trained or purchased, but is earned for free every time the game enters a new era.

  • Attributes:
    • +5 Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength and +1 Civ6Movement Movement to owned land units within 2 tiles, irrespective of era. Both the Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength and Civ6Movement Movement bonus can stack with those of a Great General.
    • Cannot directly engage with enemy units; flees to the owner's nearest city if an enemy military unit enters its tile.

Comandantes GeneralesEdit

Name Bonus Ability
José Antonio Páez Grants +4 Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength to Cavalry class units within 2 tiles.
Gregor MacGregor Grants 1 promotion level to a military land unit and Civ6Gold Gold equal to 50% of the purchase cost of the unit.
Antonio Nariño Increase TradeRoute6 Trade Route capacity by 1. Grants a Trader unit in the nearest city.
José Félix Ribas Enemy units within 2 tiles lose 30 HP.
Rafael Urdaneta All land combat units within 2 tiles regain all Movement and attack capability.
Santiago Mariño +4 Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength to all Melee and Anti-Cavalry units within two tiles.
Manuel Piar +7 Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength to a unit.
Mariano Montilla Units within 2 tiles gain +4 Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength vs. District Defenses.
Francisco de Paula Santander Gives a Random Civic.

R&F-Only GS-Only Gives a Governor (Civ6) Governor Title.

Antonio Jose de Sucre Instantly creates the strongest unit you can build. This unit receives a free promotion.

GS-Only Instantly creates the strongest unit you can build. This unit receives a free promotion. This unit requires no resource maintenance.


The Comandante General is essentially a more versatile version of the Great General; therefore, most of the tips given for the latter unit will also apply for the former. However, Comandantes Generales have one distinct advantage over their counterparts – their military knowledge is not limited by era! As such, retiring a Comandante General as time passes in-game is not strictly necessary. That said, the retirement effect of each Comandante General is also quite powerful, so do not hesitate to retire one if you really need the boost. Similar to Great Generals, passive abilities of multiple Comandantes Generales do not stack with one another, but passive abilities of one Comandante General do stack with those of a Great General. If you manage to earn an early Great General, your unit can boast a +2 Civ6Movement Movement bonus on top of a +10 Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength bonus as early as the Classical Era.

By earning the first Comandante General at the start of the Classical Era, Gran Colombia will earn +4 Era Score, making it slightly easier to avoid a Dark Age going into the Medieval Era.

Civilopedia entryEdit

Gran Colombia’s history is marked by resistance, and this resistance was led by a series of brilliant military commanders. From José de St Martín to José María Córdova, Francisco de Paula Santander to José Antonio Páez, to Simón Bolívar, “El Libertador,” himself, Latin American military leaders shaped the course of South America’s history.

As an example of their daring, during the liberation of New Granada, Bolívar led his 3,000 troops through swollen rainy-season rivers and up the flanks of the icy Andes, a move that would be nearly suicidal for another general. But Bolívar came down from the heights, outflanking the Spanish and cutting off reinforcements. Bogotá – the Spanish colonial capital – fell just days later.


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