Ave! Son of the Roman Republic. You, as Procurator, are ordered to establish a Roman garrison in Macedonian territory. The Roman Senate believes that a first strike policy is needed to deal with the Macedonian king, Philip V who supports Hannibal's war against Rome. War with Macedonia is a real possibility. Your mission is to attract and draw Macedonian forces into your area. You will, no doubt, be unwelcome there. By engaging their massive forces, and we do hope you will be victorious most of the time, you will have weakened them enough to allow swift all out victories for our larger forces that may be deployed elsewhere in their realm. Do not feel that this will be suicidal for you, after all we feel that you are our most capable candidate who can see this through. If not there is always a vacant position in our galley ships or iron mines. By Rome's order our allies will provide your garrison with food. Limit your housing to tents or shacks. This is an army not a patrician's paradise. Keep in mind that trade is also vital to your survival and not just the swing of the sword. You may trade with whom ever you wish, even with the Greeks. Coins clanging is sweeter than swords clashing. Set up your forts immediately and place towers at strategic points. We do not need to instruct you on this matter but your success in battle depends on cutting down your enemy before they get to you. This region is rugged and it may take your legions some time to position themselves at various hotspots. I have seen this place before. May the gods shower you with blessings. I now take leave of you and immerse myself in the bath. Senator Abcedeus.