Broken Star is a scenario for Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword.
The scenario begins with Russia in a civil war. There are 8 playable civilizations, with the United Nations and a rebel group as two other unplayable civilizations. New units and promotions are available. There are 10 unarmed nukes on the map, guarded by the U.N. forces. One victory condition is possession of 7 of the 10 nukes or by possession of 4 armed nukes. When you acquire an unarmed nuke it takes 25 turns to arm it.
Each of the eight playable civilizations are Russian military districts, with the same unique units (Medium-Range Missile and Research Institute) but with different leaders. There is another new feature in which you can buy mercenaries from other countries and experience in this scenario.
|Civilization||Leader||Leader traits||Starting technologies|
|North Caucasus Military District||Mikhail Oblonsky (Peter)||Spiritual, Creative||?, ?|
|Moscow Military District||Matvey Jablontsev (Napoleon)||Aggressive, Spiritual||Hunting, Mining|
|Northern Military District||Yuri Urakov (De Gaulle)||Aggressive, Creative||?, ?|
|Volga Military District||Zoya Tabunova (Victoria)||Spiritual, Imperialistic||?, ?|
|Urals Military District||Yulia Ibatova (Catherine)||Expansive, Imperialistic||?, ?|
|Siberian Military District||Daniil Karbarov (Stalin)||Aggressive, Expansive||Hunting, Mining|
|Trans-Baikal Military District||Nikkolai Dolbnya (Bismarck)||Spiritual, Expansive||Hunting, Mining|
|Far East Military District||Oksana Edunova (Boudica)||Aggressive. Imperialistic||?, ?|
The United Nations (which controls ten nukes on the map) and a rebel group are two unplayable civilizations in this scenario.
- The Russian military districts in this scenario are based on Russia's military districts according to the Decree of the President of Russia № 900 (as of July 27, 1998). However, the Leningrad Military District and the Kaliningrad Special Region are replaced with the Northern Military District and the Trans-Baikal Military District (which also existed until it was disbanded and amalgamated with the Siberian Military District on December 1, 1998).
- The nukes that can be captured from the UN are unique in that they will immediately raze cities, as would happen in a real nuclear attack.