*** Note: This is a .sav game file - load it and play it as a saved game and not as a new map.***
Masada II - Through Roman Eyes
"I don't want to hear excuses. I want those damned Jews kicked off my mountain and crucified!"
Vespian is furious. Jerusalem has fallen. But the remains of the Jewish Revolt in Judea have moved into the abandoned mountaintop fortress of Masada and refuse to surrender. Vespian has decided that you must use the Roman legions in Judea and retake the fortress. He gives you until 83 AD (11 years) in which to accomplish this task and to rebuild the mountaintop.
He will judge your city building like any other Roman governor. But he also expects quick results. His demands for farm produce will reflect this. And I don't think the Jewish rebels are going to commit suicide this time.
Since you are not a true Roman governor, certain buildings are beyond the capabilities of your military engineers. Therefore Coliseums, Lion Pits, Chariot Makers, and Hippodrome are not available.
Your engineers have built four military camps, the circumvallation walls around Masada, and the West ramp for the assault on the fortress. Three javelin and two infantry forts and three barracks have been built but are not up to full strength.
Our engineers will continue to search but it looks like the rebels control the only clean water available. They definitely control the only farming areas and you must supply your own food. Can you repeat history by retaking and then rebuilding the city while gaining Vespian's approval?
Hard Procurator Level - Saved Game City - Desert Scenario with a time limit
Starting funds: 3493 dinarii with 2000 bailout loan from Caesar available
Highest Housing Level: Large Insulae (due to lack of third entertainment type)
TargetsTo Win - Population 4000 / Culture 50 / Prosperity 35 / Peace 20 / Favor 75
Situation at Game Start - Population 1128 / Culture 30 / Prosperity 04 / Peace 02 / Favor 51
This is not a redo of the Masada original but a whole new scenario with amore historically accurate map.