Model of a Modern Major-General

Train all Units, across any number of playthrough.

Is it known what the precise requirements are for this achievement?

  • Do you actually need to train all units, or is it sufficient to being gifted them by City States, or via promotion via Ancient Ruins? (like the Helicopter Gunship I acquired in a recent game :p)
  • I would assume that paying for promotion of a unit counts as "training it" - Or do they need to be built new?
  • Do you need to cover all country-specific unique units, or is the equivalent default unit sufficient? Eg, do you need to train a Janissary, a Musketeer and a Minutemen, or is just training Musketman sufficient?

I notice that 0% of users on Steam have this achievement, so it's possible that it's bugged. Update: 0.1% now have the achievement, so it's apparently achievable.

  • Helicopter gunship in ancient ruins? That's nothing against the Barbarian Paratrooper that plopped out of nowhere near a camp I was cleaning up… ;)
    – deceze
    Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 12:45
  • In a late game they are not barbarians anymore, they are the Indigenous peoples ;)
    – Adj
    Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 13:34
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You need to build all the basic units, plus all the civilization Unique Units from the original release nations (no DLC). I'm sure the UUs are required as I popped mine on a Naresuan's Elephant.

It was a surprise to me, but the achievement logging has apparently been re-enabled at some point so you can check on your progress. Here's how (Hat tip to this CivFanatics forum post):

  1. Navigate to My Documents/My Games/Sid Meier's Civilization 5 (my path for Win 7)
  2. Open config.ini and change the LoggingEnabled line from 0 to 1
  3. Run the game and it will create a text file called "achievements_debug.log" in your Logs directory under that Civ 5 folder

Interesting note, the Spaceship parts are also tracked in this log, but I'm not sure if they're required or not for the achievement.


Building means constructing at a city or purchasing at a city, gifts and upgrades don't count. There was once a bug preventing Lancer from being recognized so people were not getting the achievement, but that has been fixed.

  • One of the recent patches has disabled the feature mentioned in the referenced forum post.
    – Mufasa
    Commented Sep 21, 2011 at 23:35
  • @Mufasa You're correct, I've updated my answer.
    – bwarner
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 0:31

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