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Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 09 February 2011 10:58 EDT (US)         
Our grand empire has fallen on hard times. Once we ruled Our Sea and the lands beyond, now we can barely keep our capital of Ravenna safe from barbarian intrusion. The last few centuries since Diocletian’s division of the Roman empire have been hard indeed on the West.

We lost Gaul to the Franks, Hispana to the Visigoths, and abandoned Britannia to bring the legions home to defend Italia. A nice try, but it did not work. The Ostrogoths overran Italia and took our ancestral home- Rome- to be one of its cities. Not even the capital of their newfound kingdom, but a common burg in their eyes.

We too would have gone the way of Rome and become a barbarian enclave amidst the ruins of civilization, yet we did not. Valentinian tried to murder Aetius, who together with the Visigoths and Franks had driven the Huns from Gaul and back to the Windswept Plains which spawned them. Yet it was Valentinian and his cronies who perished in that ill-fated attempt, and Aetius who usurped the crown.

Since that time, we Romans have been blessed with a resurgence. The Aetian Dynasty is strong and its generals loyal- they will not turn on our emperor to rip the life out of what is left of the light which once shone across the whole Mediterranean! Aetius also gave heart to our legions, and to our citizens.

Rome lives on in Ravenna, but her destiny is perilous. We Romans need a strong warlord to guide our emperor, and bring us back to the heights from which we have fallen.

Are you that warlord? Assume the reins of power, and lead the Western Roman Empire from the brink of extinction back to its rightful place in the forefront of the World.

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Terikel Grayhair
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(id: Terikel706)
posted 20 June 2011 13:06 EDT (US)     251 / 258       
Sounds good.

Today was the anniversary of our Faction Leader's Greatest Moment.

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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 06-20-2011 @ 01:11 PM).]

GeneralKickAss
Legionary
posted 20 June 2011 23:31 EDT (US)     252 / 258       
Faction Symbol: Golden Roman Eagle surrounded by a wreath over a classic Legion Red field
Faction Leader: Imperator Romanum
Faction Heir: Princeps Senatus

Family Tree: Gaudentius Aetius (60) - Octavius Aetius & Julius Aetius (heehee)


Pre-Reforms Roster:
Infantry
Tier 2 - Vigiles
Tier 3 - Limitanei
Tier 4 - Comitatenses
Tier 4 - Legio Palatini (disguised auxilia palatini)
Tier 5 - Comitatus Praesentalis (plumatae)

Cavalry
Tier 3 - Legionary Cavalry - like vanilla Roman Cavalry
Tier 4 - Equites Sagitarii - light horse archers with swords
Tier 4 - Equites Palatini - good armour, shield-and-sword
Tier 5 - Scholares Candidati - General's Bodyguard
Tier 6 - (1 Exp) Equites Palatini

Missile
Tier 3 - Archers
Tier 4 - (1 Exp) Archers
Tier 5 - (2 Exp) Archers

* * *


Post-Reforms Roster:
Infantry
Tier 2 - Vigiles
Tier 3 - Milites Limitanei* (plumbata-throwing spearmen)
Tier 4 - Legionary Cohort*
Tier 4 - Legio Meridiem*/ Septentrionalis*/ Orientalis*/ Occidentalis*
Tier 4 - Legionary First Cohort*
Tier 5 - (1 Exp) Legionary Cohort
Tier 6 - Praetoriani Invicti*

Cavalry
Tier 3 - Equites Velitati* - medium jav cav with spears
Tier 3 - Legionary Cavalry - like vanilla Roman Cavalry
Tier 4 - Equites Sagittarii - light horse archers with swords
Tier 4 - Equites Palatini - good armour, shield-and-sword
Tier 5 - Scholares Extraordinarii* - combines heavy armour and powerful charge, spears
Tier 5 - Equites Singulares* - General's Bodyguard
Tier 6 - (1 Exp) Scholares Extraordinarii & Equites Palatini

Missile
Tier 3 - Archers
Tier 4 - (1 Exp) Archers
Tier 5 - (2 Exp) Archers
Tier 5 - Leves Armaturae* (Archer Auxilia reloaded)

Siege as they were in BI, Scorpions buffed up.

*new unit available after the Reforms.

Building summaries later.

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[This message has been edited by GeneralKickAss (edited 06-22-2011 @ 09:58 PM).]

Rinster
Legionary
posted 21 June 2011 10:51 EDT (US)     253 / 258       
That looks good to me, solid post-reforms roster and just enough pre-reforms so that they can survive to get to reforms

I really have nothing to say at this point.
Other than this.
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Drakontos
Legionary
posted 22 June 2011 08:59 EDT (US)     254 / 258       
Nixt!

Family tree will require some developing. But that can wait.

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Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 22 June 2011 10:50 EDT (US)     255 / 258       
Is that slang for "the following", or slang for "I disagree"?

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Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII
Drakontos
Legionary
posted 22 June 2011 13:40 EDT (US)     256 / 258       
That's Australian for 'next,' i.e. 'next faction.'

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GeneralKickAss
Legionary
posted 22 June 2011 22:02 EDT (US)     257 / 258       
Special Buildings:

Tier 3 - Paved Roads -> Cursus Publicus Station (5% happiness bonus)
Tier 4 - Highways -> Cursus Publicus Headquarters (5% happiness bonus, 5% to law)

The Cursus Publicus was founded under Augustus as the state-run post service for government dispatch relays.

Tier 6 - Rome - Castra Praetoria (recruitment of Praetoriani Invicti)

Like? I forget if that's all of them.

"The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for." -Homer
"You see, this is what happens when you don't follow instructions, GKA..." -Edorix
Guild of the Skalds, Order of the Silver Quill, Apprentice Storyteller
Battle of Ilipa, 206BC - XI TWH Egil Skallagrimson Award

The word dyslexia was invented by Nazis to piss off kids with dyslexia.
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 23 June 2011 07:46 EDT (US)     258 / 258       
Good enough for now.

CLosed.

May be reopened later if need be.

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|||||||||||||||| Listed on my page for your convenience and envy.|||||||||||||||||
Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII
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