- Apr 3, 2012
Maybe it is time to set up an early style guillotine?
if you could get away with it.
if you could get away with it.
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Good to see early Brits leading the way with regards to the booze cruise.
Dang. You beat me to it.Good to see early Brits leading the way with regards to the booze cruise.
well all of you who have been wanting a bit more robust approach to domestic politics will be delighted at the next two updates ... the first one just dips a toe in some very murky waters, but once you have a taste for these things it does lead onto harder stuff.Maybe it is time to set up an early style guillotine?
if you could get away with it.
aye, I loved that impression of a bunch of blokes in white chariots (I presume this is too early for white transit vans as such) heading for Calais. Fortunately this time all their proceeds were taken off before they escaped but Britain (& in particular Scotland) will play quite a role as we go forward.Good to see early Brits leading the way with regards to the booze cruise.
Very troubling if gripping stuff with the populists finally gaining control. Already there seems to be considerable problems following from this, and it is likely only going to get worse. To which I can only say, wonderful (for us readers, not so much for you!)!
well that really is the challenge, but don't forget the very real threat from the peated Picts and dangerous Dacians. But of your list it is EE that really worries me.Dang. You beat me to it.
The Populists are turning out to be, indeed, the bad news that was always forecast. Oh well, we'll bid adieu to the peaceful expansion of Roman 'protection' for a while, and instead we'll see what amount of infighting we can witness.
Now, let's just hope that none of the other powers (Egregious Egypt, the Slippery Seleucids or the Pestilent Pontics) don't scent the blood in the water and descend on the Roman Republic...
well I think I've managed a rubbish job at keeping them out of power (but this start date seems to encourage them a bit) and quite a neat job at avoiding civil war ... for a little whileNow we have the Populist in power ... that is nice I assume that the subtler ways to remove them did not work and that it is time to brace for impact and watch the nasty civil war that is brewing. It is almost sure that when it happens Rome will lose some provinces to the remaining powers that border them ...
Ah yes, it might seem that exiling someone is not physically or mentally dangerous, or habit-forming, but it opens the door to the heavier stuff. Exiling: the gateway drug that directly leads to assassination and sham judicial executions.well all of you who have been wanting a bit more robust approach to domestic politics will be delighted at the next two updates ... the first one just dips a toe in some very murky waters, but once you have a taste for these things it does lead onto harder stuff.
The fools! They allow the tyrannical Dacia to continue running amok, daring as she does to live peacefully!However, even though the Populists had lost the Consulship they were strong enough to block any further Roman expansion either on the Danube or in the East.
yep, one whiff of the extra-judicial stuff and next you know state sponsored murder just seems so logical ... Next upset is external, the one after ... ah well all will be revealed at a later stage.Ah yes, it might seem that exiling someone is not physically or mentally dangerous, or habit-forming, but it opens the door to the heavier stuff. Exiling: the gateway drug that directly leads to assassination and sham judicial executions.
It looks like you've effectively marginalized the Populists (and in just four short years - impressive), but using my finely honed reading-the-lines technique, it appears that not all is as it seems. I wonder if the next wave to rock the Republican boat will come from inside or outside?
glad you like it. I'm actually find the internal political elements the most fun to write. I think its because you have enough actual in-game events that the narrative is grounded in the game but at the same time there is plenty of scope to impose a logic and a flow. The external wars etc, I find its more a case of reporting pretty much what happened.Fascinating update. I really like the way you capture the internal conflict of the state. First rate.
Dacia will be dealt with, but first the not so lucid Seleucids pop their heads over the parapet and then the evil Picts threaten the core of the Republic ... and more people are sent on forced Mediterranean cruises.The fools! They allow the tyrannical Dacia to continue running amok, daring as she does to live peacefully!
As ever, great stuff, very much enjoying the constant political machinations. Very intrigued as to what the Populists will try next.
well at this stage, I did think it was under control, and Sulla's consulship allowed me to swat them some more. But there are surprises a plenty to come ...Just as it looks like the Populists are going to be smacked into place, you go ahead and say that it was "an illussion that was going to be shattered." Well goddamit!
well the lure of Dictatorship becomes very hard to resist as every time I think they are under control and their leader is an utter numpty, they regain strength. It makes for a very unstable period of game play (but very addictive too)In spite of all the good work done to contain the populist, all of the update reeks of too little ( otherwise you would punish the Dacians for their arrogance of being in their homeland ) and most likely too late to avoid some serious consequences. In fact I wonder if this wasn't worse if you look at the long term ...
Anyway, long live to Decius Sulla and that his consulship is not rudely interrupted by some populist mob
In terms of futility, this might be on par with Sisyphus pushing that rock up the mountain.In consequence, the 14th legion was dispatched to bring Roman civilisation to the far north.
You tease!What was really not expected is what happened next.
well we have yet to see how the Picts respond to this infusion of culture. My suspicion is the effete east coast picts with their strange gods of hibs and hearts and, shudder, parliaments ... may quite like the experience, perchance even looking for some form of Union in due time. The more robust, yet regrettably seldom sober, west coast ones may find the whole thing a bit of a stramash ... we shall see.In terms of futility, this might be on par with Sisyphus pushing that rock up the mountain.
Good war against the Seleucids, but wouldn't it have made more sense to try to connect your Syrian possessions with your Anatolian ones, instead of expanding into Armenia? I don't know the map well enough, but I'd wager that there's only one Mediterranean province separating your Levantine holdings from Asia Minor - Antioch?
teasing is over.You tease!
I'm guessing the Populists strike back in some fashion, they certainly need to having been decimated in recent years. War with the Seleucid's went very well, some nice gains made. Now though we can see the beginning of the downfall of the Roman Empire in your game; bothering to conquer the Picts can bring nothing but woe!
What the...? I see what you mean now about CK1 madness, Lentulus' sudden passing (a competent assassin? hah!) and then Piso's inexplicable rise to Consulship. How did he gain power? I have to confess I never played a great deal of EU:Rome but, again, how? Remarkable stuff. Well, Piso's term as Consul certainly promises to be interesting one anyway.This vacuum was filled by, of all people Gaius Piso. Meeting in a mostly empty Senate house, he was proclaimed Consul.