These are turbulent days for the roman people. After the death of their first dictator in a hundred years, and almost recovered from the devastation that decades of struggle, both abroad and internal, brought, Rome finds itself threatened in various fronts once again.
Iberia, one of Rome's most ancient provinces, is now nearly completely dominated by the rebel Quintus Sertorius and his iberian allies, and he is not about to content himself with it. Sertorius must be stoped at the price of having him nominated dictator, or even worse... king of Rome!
In the East, King Mithridates and his armies threatened to take over roman influence and power in Asia Minor for years, and now, after they have invaded, yet again, roman provinces and allies there, war against Pontus has been declared.
Parthia also threatens roman territories. The descendants of the Persians have expanded through the lands of Babylonia, Armenia and Arabia until they reached almost Rome's back door. Will the Parthians be willing to halt their expansion or will war follow?
And in Italy, who is this man that drives a horde of slaves, gladiators, and even freeman who have decided to join an army of rebels? Surely nothing more than rabble scum to be delt easily by Rome's armies...
5 - Legionary First Cohort
1 - Onagers, Ballistas, Scorpions
2 - Heavy Onagers, Repeating Ballistas
General, Aquilifer, Standard Bearer, Centurion.
Legionaries will only be recruitable in Italy. In the later game, however, some cities across the map will be able to expand and recruit them. But there will be few of them.
The Roman's siege weapons will be very powerfull. It will compensate to take ballistas and scorpions to the battlefield as they will cause a lot of punishment to the enemy.
To represent the Roman religion tolerance, a system of foreign temple construction will be available. You will be able to construct temples to the native gods, though not all the levels.
O xelin angellein Lakedaimoniois hoti tede
Keimetha tois keinon rhemasi peithomenoi.
[This message has been edited by neo_deus (edited 12-12-2009 @ 09:34 AM).]