...and he had never played the game before. He was using the House of Julii and trying to attack Patavium, the Gallic settlement in northeast Italy, but he couldn't move his army far enough to lay siege, so he decided to build a fort.
I told him to move his army up as close to the Alps as possible so that if the Gauls tried to attack him they'd be going uphill.
And Lo & Behold, on the next turn his general got an Intrepid Explorer in his retinue! He increased movement points by 10% and added +1 line of sight to the general on the campaign map.
I have been playing RTW for several months, and I have never come across an Intrepid Explorer before. Apparently you get them by building forts in the Alps.
Has anyone else ever found one of these in their retinue?
"Cowardice and stupidity are vices which,
disgraceful as they are in private to those who have them,
are when found in a general the greatest of public calamities."
- Polybius of Megalopolis