Senatus Populusque Romanus Gameplay Information


The strengths of Rome are quite evident in the S.P.Q.R. faction. Serving as the direct response to the Senate's wishes, the S.P.Q.R is what gives Roman players missions initially. Of course, the goal of any good patrician family in Rome is to do nothing less than to completely overthrow the Senate. Even if they are not playable in the campaign, the S.P.Q.R. is still a force to be reckoned with as an enemy.

Overall Unit Summary:

The Senate and People of Rome find their power in their strictly disciplined infantry, as do the other Roman factions. Their auxiliary units are formidable as well, but cannot train the powerful cataphracts of the east or the strong elephants that other factions may employ. Their command structure and their control are what often carry the day.

Initial Imperial Campaign Cities:

Rome (Minor City)

Trainable Units:

Note that these units represent what can be trained if the needed buildings are present.

Peasants, Town Watch, Auxilia, Hastati, Triarii, Principes, Early Legionary Cohort, Praetorian Cohort, Urban Cohort, Arcani, Early Legionary First Cohort, Samnite Gladiator, Legionary First Cohort, Roman Archers, Velites, Light Auxilia, Archer Auxilia, Incendiary Pigs, Wardogs, Equites, Roman Cavalry, Legionary Cavalry, Praetorian Cavalry, Roman General, Armored Roman General, Cavalry Auxilia, Ballistas, Scorpions, Repeating Ballistas, Onagers, Heavy Onagers

Constructable Buildings:

Note that these buildings chains are not all that influence the ability to construct them. Population and existing buildings are also factor.

Building TypeTownLarge TownMinor CityLarge CityHuge City
Core BuildingGovernor's HouseGovernor's VillaGovernor's PalacePro-Consul's PalaceImperial Palace
WallsWooden PalisadeWooden WallStone WallLarge Stone WallEpic Stone Wall
BarracksBarracksMilitia BarracksLegion BarracksArmy BarracksUrban Barracks
Stables StablesCavalry StablesHippodromeCircus Maximus
Ranges Practice RangeArchery RangeCatapult RangeSiege Engineer
TradersTraderMarketForumGreat ForumCuria
Smithies BlacksmithArmoury Foundry
Ports PortShipwrightDockyard 
Water Supply SewersPublic BathsAqueductsCity Plumbing
FarmsLand ClearanceCommunal FarmingCrop RotationIrrigationLatifundia
RoadsRoadsPaved RoadsHighways 
Academies AcademyScriptoriumLudus Magna
Arenas ArenaAmphitheaterColiseum