This mod is dedicated to bringing all sorts of ancient-warfare related tools and machinery to the Minecraft world.


Basic Features

  • Forge/FML based mod, for greater mod compatibility.
  • Open source. Source will be available for view/download/contributions.
  • Supports localizations.
  • Built in team system for PVP support.
  • NEI Plugin available.
  • Integrated BuildCraft support.
  • Most vehicle/npc/ammunition stats customizable through config files.
  • User configurable world-gen settings.
  • User driven structure system, add/edit/modify structures to suit your liking.

Vehicle System

  • 100+ vehicle types currently available
  • 50+ Ammo types (everything from pebbles to rockets)
  • Land, Sea, and Air vehicles are available
  • Varying ranks of vehicle for different performance levels on the same model
  • Vehicles have unique stats and use different ammo types
  • Multiple ammo types available per-vehicle
  • Special-Function Vehicles are available (item transport, battering ram)
  • Server-based movement system for reliable and predictable motion handling.
  • Much improved aim system including mouse-look based aim.
  • Much improved aim of NPCs while on vehicles using new trajectory system.

NPC System

  • Custom path-finding engine to more fully accommodate mod-blocks and ladders.
  • Custom AI System — Fuzzy logic priority based system
  • Custom Targeting System — MMORPG derived ‘threat list’ based targeting system
  • Configurable AI Targeting — Select the targets for any/all NPCs through config file
  • Configurable Entity Aggro Settings — Select the targets that will become aggro versus NPCs via config
  • Combat and civilian NPCs are available
  • Food based Upkeep system provides a ‘fuel’ balance mechanism (values configurable via config file)
  • Courier NPC provides an alternative to tube networks for item and inventory manipulation.
  • Configurable performance options in config file
  • 40+ NPC types currently available

Research System

  • 60+ Research goals currently.
  • Research is required to unlock crafting for most items in Ancient Warfare
  • Researcher NPC available to aid in automating your researching.

Civics System (logistics and automation)

  • Resource gathering system for most resources (mining, vanilla farming and breedable animals, vanilla tree types)
  • Bulk storage available through the Warehouse Civic multiblock structure.
  • Most civics require NPCs to work at them in order to function
  • Fully supports sided inventories for automation and interface with other mods


  • Extra machines to aid in automation
  • Fully support sided inventories with rotation, where applicable


  • Multiple specialized crafting stations
  • Crafting can be fully automated with the use of NPCs
  • Sided inventory support

Team System

  • 15 user configurable teams and 1 default team for new players
  • Teams have a rank and admin system available
  • Always-accessible in-game GUI for viewing team members/ranks and admin control for team admins
  • Team alliances are available
  • Team system is integrated into vehicles, NPCs, gates, civics, and crafting as a authorization system
  • Team system is integrated into NPC AI aggro and targeting


  • Template based structure generation for both world-gen and in-game use.
  • Scan in-game structures and export them to a ready-to-use template.
  • Copy your favorite vanilla redstone designs to easily share with others
  • Supports scanning of some vanilla entities as well as all Ancient Warfare entity types (vehicles, NPCs, gates
  • Advanced template options to support dynamic block selection (e.g. change on biome, randomly, select from list)
  • User-configurable structure world-gen — add your own templates, or edit the included default ones to suit your own vision.
  • Configurable world-gen site-validation parameters — ensure the buildings fit into the landscape exactly as you want.
  • Full vanilla block support, including rotation
  • Supports mod-blocks for any ‘normal’ block types, but does not support rotation. Custom mod-block rotation mapping is being investigated.
  • Supports scanning of some vanilla entities as well as all Ancient Warfare entity types (vehicles, npcs, gates
  • Construct buildings from templates in survival mode with the aid of NPCs

Reinforced Blocks

  • Reinforced versions of vanilla construction blocks that help protect your fortresses during a siege.
  • Explosion resistant — requires multiple TNT sized explosions to destroy
  • Variable harvest time — enemy team players harvest blocks as if they were obsidian, friendly players harvest as if they were stone brick


Siege Engines, Structures. (Iron gates and bridges not shown)

Ancient Warfare Mod

Mod Showcase:

How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
  • Enjoy the mod.

Mod Download Links:

Older versions:

For 1.5.2

For 1.6.4

Ancient Warfare Mod

Ancient Warfare Mod NEI Plugin

For 1.7.10

Instruction Manual

Credits: Shadowmage4513