- Feb 11, 2012
Hello, everybody! In this AAR, I intend to play through my favorite AGEOD game that I own, Alea Jacta Est.
For those who are unfamiliar with AJE, it is similar to AGEOD titles, but is set in Antiquity, with a focus on Rome and its civil wars. The game got several expansions, adding the rise of Rome, the Punic Wars, the Cantabrian Wars, the Parthian Wars, and Spartacus' slave revolt.
My intent is to carry this AAR forward through Roman history, playing though each scenario as the Romans, or, in the case of the civil wars, the victor among the Roman sides. I'm not that good at the game, however, so I will be playing on the lowest difficulty, as well as making the AI play with the same rules as myself. As I play more, maybe I'll try against a harder AI, but right now I make plenty of mistakes as is, and a harder AI would just kick me to the curb should I try fighting it.
That being said, I am changing the settings from how I usually play. I usually have the AI set to Cautious, which usually makes the AI armies sit and chill as I am given free reign to go pillage their lands, unless the AI has a massive advantage over me locally, from what it is supposed to know.
Unfortunately, I did forget to change the settings for the first scenario, so you will get an idea on how a cautious very easy AI acts.
I'm not sure how much tutorial I will give in my playthroughs, though I will try and clarify on anything you guys have questions about, if you ask. I can't profess to know everything about this game, so those who are veterans of the game will probably find themselves facepalming half-way through.
The first update will be my next post, as I want to keep this as a table of contents, so without further ado, let's begin.
Table of Contents
The Third Samnite War(298 BC-294 BC):
- Part I (May 298 BC - May 298 BC)
- Part II (May 298 BC - March 297 BC)
- Part III (April 297 BC - April 295BC)
- Part IV (April 295 BC - March 294 BC)