How To Achieve Reconquista Who? – Sid Meier’s Civilization V

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How to get the achievement Reconquista Who? in Civ V


Reconquista Who? requires you win the Into The Renaissance scenario as the Almohad on Emperor or higher difficulty.
In this scenario you exploit the significant buff to naval unit movement and embarkation.
You will also take advantage of the Camel Archer, the Almohad unique unit.


  • Pick the historical map
  • Choose Emperor or higher difficulty.
  • (And don’t forget to pick Almohad!)



Capture Mecca & Settle Gibraltar


Turn 0

Embark your swordsman into the Atlantic.
Build a catapult.
Improve resources. Prioritise luxuries.
Unlock Commerce& Mercantilism. This will allow you to make discounted purchases.
Tech Civil Service.

Turn 1 – Turn 40+

Build/buy a second catapult embark and send it together with the rest of your army along the coast of North Africa until you get to present day Suez. Disembark and embark again into the Red Sea to get to Mecca.
(You will need to sign Open Borders with Saladin for this with Civil Service).
When your two catapults are in place and set up, declare war on Mecca.
Attack then make peace in the same turn, so your units don’t take damage.
Rinse, repeat until you capture Mecca.
Meanwhile built scouts in your cap.
You may need to send one scout to squat Gibraltar on the European side preventing Spain from settling it.
Patrol your scouts on the North African coast raiding any unescorted Spanish (or European) settlers.
Buy settlers and settle Gibralta like so:
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It is essential two things happen in the first act of the game:

  • You capture (and hold) Mecca.
  • You settle Gibralta.

If neither of these things happen then re-roll. (The map resources are randomised so you may well get a different outcome).


Build National College and Heroic Epic in Marrakesh.
Buy settlers and settle near coastal North Africa up to Tunisia.
(Apart from Gibraltar I recommend not settling on the coast but rather near coast. In other words, settle up to 3 tiles away from the coast. This is to block Europe settling any coastal cities on North Africa).
Build roads. (Or trade routes).
Beeline Education and tech Navigation.
Build/buy a fleet.
Then Chivalry.
Build/buy an army of Camel Archers from your cap.

Islamic Alliance

Befriend Suleiman.
Make (and renew) Defence Pact(s). And Research Agreements.
Your goal is to secure North West Africa and the Western Med.
Avoid any confrontations past Tunisia.


Holy war with Spain, avoiding any Atlantic confrontations (east of Gibraltar).
Sell Spanish cities to allies.
With the Almohad located on the western edge of the map, you have an opportunity to score Exploration VP. Prioritise capturing caravels to send west.
Allow Europeans to settle inland Africa.
Camel Archers can attack and move in the same turn. This allows them to uniquely attack a city then move away, making any inland city easy VP.
With an army of Camel Archers puppet inland African cities.
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