"I have summoned you to discuss the grave matter facing Rome. Due to the draught of recent years and the turmoil in Egypt, our food supplies are quickly depleting. Prices of food-stuff are on the rise across the empire. To avoid disaster, we will build a chain of farming colonies in Africa."
"I am sending you to Caesarea where you will establish a prosperous trading city that supplies food to the empire. Caesarea should be the distribution center in this campaign, I hope you can make the city desirable enough to attract our richest merchants to settle."
"The province is rich in farming lands, and there are a few abandoned mines in the mountains by unfrequented side-roads. Unfortunately, we have a shortage of skilled craftsmen, you will have to import the finished goods you may need."
"Some of the locals are relatively friendly, and may become valuable trading partners. Other tribes, and the Numidian raiders roaming the area, are however posing a military threat. You cannot build defensive fortifications on the treacherous sand, and you have no weapons to arm legionaries. Use auxiliary forces instead to support your farming operations."
"I have faith in your governmental skills to found our African trading capital and save Rome from the disaster of famine."
Saved game scenario - Based on Caesarea but with fine-tuned raw materials
No weapons, no legionaries
No walls, no towers
This scenario is intended to test your skills in managing long-range food transport and building high-level patrician housing. Military challenge is present, but moderate.
Population goal: 5000
Culture goal: 70
Prosperity goal: 90
Peace goal: 60
Favor goal: 80
Thank you for playing and rating my map DDR Jake. For some reason, this is the most downloaded of my maps. I am flattered by the perfect scores you gave and I am happy that my design intentions worked so well for you.
In my economically oriented scenarios, I tend to keep the military challenge moderate towards the end, to let the player focus on perfecting the city. If you want a tough military challenge, I recommend my Tingis Battle scenario.