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    Nice update Mett. Good to see Remus do well in the city, I guess he couldn’t and still can’t hold it for long, but brining fear and terror to Gaul is just as well as capturing a city. Now they will understand that the Romans can hit them whenever and wherever. That might lower their spirit to fight or at least it should give Remus a chance to focus on the Franks for a time while the Goths are shocked and unable to take any offensive action.
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    Hmm, Remus as the main character in one of Shakespeare's histories. I'd like to read that.

    Remus' tactics may be brutal but, as the saying goes, desperate times call for desperate measures. A bit cliched, sure, but still true. Especially considering the brutal nature of the times. Europe on the brink of the Dark Ages had little use for sentimentality or misplaced compassion. There is no question that Remus is doing well harassing the Goths but unfortunately that is all he's doing. He's still going to need more men and I'm wondering where he's going to get them from. Fighting a guerilla war is very different from trying to hold and control territory, which is what the Romans (or Romano-Guals, if you wish) will eventually have to do in Gual.

    And I think you've convinced me to by the King Arthur soundtrack, Mett.
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    Guys; look at the screenshot. Most of the gallic provinces were unfortified. In game terms, Mett has racked up quite a lot of warscore by running around with 500 cavalry and taking 4-5 unfortified provs. He now can exact revenge at the negotiating table with the AI; taking this city is probably the last straw for the enemy AI, which is why it is also the climax for Remus.
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    I couldn't stop humming "The roof, the roof is on fire" while reading the last chapter!
    It's good to see that Rome still has som fight in her in the form of Remus
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    I've read the whole AAR in one day now, brilliant work. Now it's time for Remus to start leading great armies towards great victories!

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    aww. What a barbarian that Remus, burning such beautifull buildings


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    And the war goes on! Remus is learning new tactitcs (Burn bab, burn!) Te Visigoths will come to the negotiating table very soon, I suspect. How's the frankish front?

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    Outstanding update, Mett.

    Act of war, not savage, not barbaric, just plain old bloody war. But, as we have seen, a war thrust upon our hero, thus it's a "no holds barred" type of war.

    I have to agree with stnylan, the ramifications of Remus' raid and his use of fire will make the Goths a tad bit miffed with Remus and the Gallics and I agree that they won't let this go without some form of retribution.

    However, game wise, I also agree with Fulcrumvale, this might just bring the bad guys to the peace talks, with them on their knees. Good chance Remus might get some breathing room... for a little while at least.
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    Recently I have been ripping old cedar shakes off my house and while doing so I noticed a few hornets landing and crawling into a small crack. So I walk over and bang on the spot a couple of times because... well to see what would happen and suddenly all hell breaks loose! As the hornets by the score boiled out of that crack I ran as fast as my spindly legs could go for the safety of my house. At this time I would recommend the same to Remus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storey
    Recently I have been ripping old cedar shakes off my house and while doing so I noticed a few hornets landing and crawling into a small crack. So I walk over and bang on the spot a couple of times because... well to see what would happen and suddenly all hell breaks loose! As the hornets by the score boiled out of that crack I ran as fast as my spindly legs could go for the safety of my house. At this time I would recommend the same to Remus.

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    Originally Posted by Storey
    Recently I have been ripping old cedar shakes off my house and while doing so I noticed a few hornets landing and crawling into a small crack. So I walk over and bang on the spot a couple of times because... well to see what would happen and suddenly all hell breaks loose! As the hornets by the score boiled out of that crack I ran as fast as my spindly legs could go for the safety of my house.

    At this time I would recommend the same to Remus.

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    Ah, Joe, what a amusing way of explaining the situation Remus is about to find himself in. Also reminds of what we all get to look forward to as we reach the position of our elders (well, not my elders 'cause I'm not really that far behind you, which in of itself is quite scary!).

    Oh, and as boehm asked, did you make it away safely?
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    The Temple of Mercury is a pagan temple unused for nigh on a century. It's not going to be in that great a shape. Burning a a bunch of Goths is not likely to warm them towards Remus.

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    Mett! Fabulous work..Ive just been catching up with Remus' exploits.. awesome tone and mood as always, very vivid stuff!
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    Bohem, Draco, Fortunately the door was only twenty feet away so I was only stung once before scrambling into my house. Two of the buggers managed to follow me inside but with much flailing of arms and mashing of teeth I was able to over power the little suckers and made them scream for mercy. Yep I squashed them real good. I felt a little guilty about it afterward. I mean I did bang on their hiding place with a hammer after all. That moment of compassion passed and I bought a can of Hornet spray and gassed the little suckers. The survivors moved to a tree in the garden and started building a new nest. Remind me to tell you sometime about the midnight raid I executed to remove a nest the size of a beach ball and the unfortunate result of discovering the shortcomings of my evil plan. In other words why it’s not a good idea to run around in the dark in a garden with a lot of knee high rocks.

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    I can't wait to here that story, Storey! The midnight raid on the wasp nest.
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    Update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulcrumvale
    Update?

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    Ditto ...ditto!!
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    Greetings all, I wanted to pass on my apologies for not having posted recently. This training class at work goes into the night and it's been extended two weeks thus far. It's hard sitting in my cube, dreams of Selenus and Sicily in my head, with no fruition.

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    Funny, I almost bumped this to the top earlier this morning. Good to know it's still mulling around in your head. Let's hope life allows time enough to get it on the page. We are all looking forward to it.
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