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Historical Battle of Chaeronea

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Game Version: Rome: Total War 1.5
Battle description:

The Battle of Chaeronea, 86 B.C. King Mithradates IV of Pontus is at war with the Republic of Rome. He intends to stop the Roman advance by eliminating Roman presence in Greece. He has sent his general Archelaos with a large army to defeat the Roman commander, Lucius Sulla. After weeks of blockade in Athens, Sulla moved his army up near Mt. Parnasus, with Archelaos behind him. Due to a lack of supply, he has been forced to the plains of Boateia, where the Pontic Cavalry will be favored. However, Sulla has selected a rocky terrain, which will undoubtedly cause great confusion to the Pontic chariots and cavalry, and has artillery left from the siege of Athens. He has also set up earthworks to protect his troops.

Outnumbering the Roman troops 3 to 1, will the forces of Archelaos defeat Sulla, or will Roman discipline carry the day?


Installation Instructions

Copy and paste the contents of the download folder (BattleofChaeronea and BattleofChaeroneM) into your Rome Total War Directory:

My Computer\Program Files\Activision\Rome Total War\Data\world\maps\battle\custom

This will allow you to play the Historic Battle of Chaeronea, commanding the Roman Armies
of Lucius Cornelius Sulla against the Mithradatic (Pontic) force under Archelaos. I have made it my every endevour to give the same feel of the historical battle that took place
in 86 B.C. between the Roman and Pontic armies, in Boeatia, Greece.

I hope you enjoy it!

Also, if you want the best playability of it, download my 'professional armies' mod, in
which units have more morale, chariots are powerful, Elephants are stronger, and elite units are elite. Useless units like slingers and skirmishers are also addressed in the patch; slingers have much more range and skirmishers can now hide anywhere, plus both unit types have less upkeep. In that same download I have included a more balanced Imperial Campaign. The 'Professional Armies'
mod has its own installation instructions with it.

Download Link:


(just copy and paste it into your internet toolbar, and hit enter, and it is available for download).

Best of regards,

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Afterbite Great map, wiped out most of the enemy in under 5 minutes..
File Author
Thanks! I tried to make it as historical as I saw possible.

The Romans only had 12 men missing while Pontus had lost over 100,000 men. Of course, this may be exaggerated on the part of the Romans, knowing the boasting of the ancients, but they often did record rather accurately events that occurred, and one fact is for sure, that the Romans did indeed wipe out a great deal of the Pontic army.

If you try my Professional Armies Mod, the battle will last you about 15 minutes, and you may just survive with 5 divisions; maybe even just 200 soldiers (if on Very Hard Difficulty). I have not actually tried it on the original game, although that could be a realistic portrayal of the battle's playout.

I may make more historical battles if there is an audience for it.

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