- Feb 13, 2006
It does appear that there are other Loyalist Legions in Rome and Umbria. Are they a real threat? Where is the Loyalist fleet(s) - if you know?
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Thanks! It is a very interesting period. I did quite a bit of period research for the game, and found it fascinating.Capibara said:Great to see you start a Rome AAR, specially, as you said, since you're the author of the guide. It's also an interesting period to play in. Good luck!
Forgot about that research bug. I'll try upgrading to 1.2 tonight, or so... I agree it should be exciting. As I mentioned, Comagoosie has a similar setup, but I was surprised no one seems to have started with the 705 scenario before me (Comagoosie started in 696, I think...)!rasmus40 said:This is a very exciting scenario, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do with the rebels.
I'll be following this one for sure.
Be sure to fix the research bug before you play too far in the game.
Thanks!Yoshino said:Wow! Roman civil war AAR!
I can't wait to next update.
I think there's some randomness in the initial stats, except perhaps for historic characters. Actually, from my research, Mark Antony didn't strike me as that stellar a general. Nor as a very likeable guy, either. Thanks!Encarta98 said:This should be very interesting - was thinking of playing this scenario next myself!
One thing though - some of the starting character stats seem quite strange! 18 year old Salvidienus Rufus is more popular than Caesar? Mark Antony has mediocre martial stat (6) and mediocre charisma (6)? Much like Hannibal not being a particularly good general in the 2nd Punic War scenario. Obviously there could be much debate about the 'real life stats' of historical figures, but it seems a strange decision if only from a game perspective!
Nonetheless, good luck! (though I am a Republican at heart )
Great to have you along! Thank you!rhynoclemmis said:Got no time to read this right now, but I expect the same Rensslaer quality-work I'm used to. Subscribed!
I'm very interested to get to really try it out, too. Much of my previous play has been either infantry centered, or in earlier scenarios.English Patriot said:I'm very interested to see how a cavalry centred Rome army will work out!
Half of me wonders if that was designed, because after all... he DID just switch sides! In fact, he's the archetype for the general getting too big for his britches, and revolting against the civil authority! I trust his loyalty will improve with time...Alexey Romanov said:And Caesar is only 50% loyal! Will he switch sides soon?
Thanks! Great to see you, Lewis!stnylan said:It will be good to see what you can do with Caesar.
I think it will be a BEAR of a war! And doubtless will provide many of the challenges and cliffhangers I enjoy playing, and you enjoy reading about!Lord E said:Nice starts. It shall be interesting to read a Roman AAR from you and the Roman Civil War scenario is very cool and gives you a lot of challenges and I think it will be a hard war. Still I am sure Caesar will do well so this shall be very interesting to follow
Nikolai! Great to have you along! If I recall, you used to have a Turkish hat, yes? Wow. Back in the day! lolNikolai said:Looking forward to the ride, Rensslaer.
Most welcome! You're doing great work, and I'm hoping to be able to keep up with it! Yes, the quote is as iconic as it is controversial. It sounds like something he would say, though...comagoosie said:*blushing* thanks for the recommendation *end blushing*
Great setup with an awesome quote, can't have caesar's civil war without that.
Good luck, I haven't played this scenario, so let's see how things turn out!
I actually watched the first season (for the 1st time) as part of my research for the game. Quite well done, I thought! I had to fend the librarians off, as it took me a while to find time to watch, and they were scratching at my door... Someone reminded me later I could have just used Netflix...WhisperingDeath said:After recently re-watching some of the Rome miniseries from HBO I am psyched to see this scenario. Hopefully you will have a Lucius Vorenus in the XIII Legion! Subscribed!
Indeed, though I am quite sure I'll be scrambling from one life-or-death struggle to the next far more often, in these early days, than I have any opportunity to take land...stnylan said:You will certainly want to take as much land as quickly as possible to boost your logistics.
I just might! Though I think the historical Pompey was nimbler than the AI! Patrician, Welcome! I'm honored!The Patrician said:I wonder if you'll end up having to chase the loyalist forces all across the Mediteranian as in real life.
Me too!English Patriot said:A very auspicious victory indeed! I hope you can exploit it!
Yeah, that was a nice start, all right! Pray it keeps up!comagoosie said:What a battle. You roll a 9 + 2 = 11 and they get a 0. Things are looking up, let's keep it that way.
Thanks, ComradeOm! I'm honored to hear you say that. I shall endeavour to deliver!ComradeOm said:Ah, I learned a lot from Sforza!!! and I'm again making notes of strategies. So here I am hoping that its going to be a long and testing war!
I'm curious what will happen there, too! I'm not positive, conceptually, that I will play this AAR beyond the end of the civil war, and so I cannot guarantee Octavius will grow up to be featured... That said, this may still be a long war, and you may well see him!Enewald said:It seems that Pompeius has put some resistance up... it will be funny to see what happens to the young Octavinian.
The old famous Caesarian alliance...
I shall follow.
No Veni, vidi, vici coming?
I'm not ALL that far into the game/story, but to date I've not seen any Roman ships. Not that I'm looking for them. And, yes, there are a startling number of legions out there!WhisperingDeath said:It does appear that there are other Loyalist Legions in Rome and Umbria. Are they a real threat? Where is the Loyalist fleet(s) - if you know?
Excellent, GhostWriter! Glad to have you along on any project!GhostWriter said:i'm in ! !
Thanks! I'll need your well-wishes!Count Lake said:I'm excited to see your success so far, cross that Rubicon and destroy the Loyalists!
Yeah, well... This IS a little crazy! I'll try to keep up with them all, though!spl said:Keeping yourself busy with AARs I see
Great! Glad to have you along.LOka said:nice one! will be watching this
This is almost what I fear! Yes, this may be a long war.Lord E said:Now that was a very nice first battle, but I fear this might actually be trick. The Senate and Pompeius has sent forward a smaller force to make you believe that they have few forces left and then as you march on Rome confident on victory they will march in behind your lines and encircle your forces… or it might be that the Senate actually are fighting badly and that it will be a quick victory in Italy. As for the rest of the empire I am thinking the war might turn out to last for a long time indeed…
Excellent! So what's your opinion on the accuracy of the "The die is cast" quote, based on your readings? Not that he would necessarily write the same as he spoke. On the other hand, in important situations, it would seem to be his personality to carefully craft what he had to say...Olaus Petrus said:There's no way I'm going to miss this, since I like your writing style and I also happen to like Caesar, whose writings are inspiring and written in eloquent Latin.
Well.... You may get your wish!Lord_Robertus said:Long live Pompey Magnus! Death to the Upstart general Caesar!
I hadn't actually noticed that. I need to tweak my message settings, clearly. Well, that should help, indeed!llacheu said:Note that Rome should be kept pretty busy on its eastern flank too (war against Pontus in the message log), so this should indirectly profit Caesar. It seems Caesar's luck is still holding on
Glad to see this, Vann! I think you've missed some great stuff over in Sforza, I think because it was too far along before you saw... Happy to see you here!Vann the Red said:In on the relative ground floor. Will Renss sell another game to me? Will he start getting commissions on the sales? Vann
Thank you, Berrie! I appreciate that!Berrrie said:Knowing the author's excellent work on "Sforza", I will surely follow this AAR!
Good luck and conquer them all!