The year is 221 Bc, Hannibal has been named chief of the armies of the Carthagian Empire; or what's left of it! Is goal is to invade from the south-East coast of Hispania and march his way toward Rome. Your city; wich you must build will stand in is way. It must be ready to confront his armies; wich by some reports are described as dissassembled and sporadique. They will hit you in small numbers at first to occupie your forces, but will increase by size and frequency. Indeed he has recruited all the roving bands and the left-over armies WE have defeted ! You are the gateway to his plan, and you only have a certain amount of time before some of his troops arrives. Reports indicates that because of the sheer size of his main troops, it will take some time before they reach you. To help in the building of your city; many cities in the Empire have been instructed to trade with you, and to provide the best they have to offer. Build up your army quickly ; as for your defences; we do not know wich side of the river bank his main troops will disembarque.So you must figure it out by youself. Of course you will be ask to supply certain goods from your surplus; you still have obligations towards the Empire. Good luck, may the Gods be with you!