It looks like Tribunes are entirely optional appointments to me.Looks fantastic but I do have a small concern regarding the tribunes. There are 3 of them per legion. So if I have just 3 legions, that is 12 (3 legates and 9 tribunes) new jobs to fill. If these people will die and need to be replaced in regular intervals that is a LOT of new busywork for the player that does not sound particularly fun. Also potentially game breaking as there are barely enough people born to fill the existing offices not to mention new one. Would it not be possible to have the game generate the tribunes - young men with some talent for warfare who can, through the years of service develop their skills and potentially become generals/admirals one day or even enter the realm of politics/be adopted by a great family? That might be fun for role playing too.