Ave Consul! I hope you enjoyed your brief respite in Roma, though it appears it will not last for long. Caesar has appointed me, his proconsul for Roma, to explain to you his ambitions for a powerful new capital in the heart of Gaul.
A proper capital is long overdue in that province, ever since Gaius Julius Caesar conquered it from the Gauls over 50 years ago. You are to build a major city, trading centre and fortification on the River Seine. Both banks of the river are covered in marsh, and while they might be suitable sites for farming, they do not provide much stability for large buildings or even for bridges. However, there is a ford across the river near a certain island, and that area is suitable for bridge construction. I assume you will need this information, since adequate farming sites are lacking on the east side of the
river, and room for a prosperous is a little tight on the west.
This location is sparsely inhabited by the Parisii, some Gallic clan, I presume, so deal with them properly. More importantly, due to the aforementioned ford and island crossing, many Gallic tribes frequent the area, and will be quite disappointed to see Romans occupying the easiest way across the river. It seems that many tribes are attempting to head west, but you must keep vigilant in all directions. You would be wise to prepare your defenses.
I hope my first publicly shared map is adequate for those few Caesar III fans that are not only still playing, but are willing to have a look at player-made maps and give a little critique.
I myself am a long-time Caesar III player, and I have a habit of dropping games and then picking them up again, this game included.
I went through two iterations of this map, having lost my first play-through. I changed the map a bit, then won my second round in around 25 years. I made some tweaks and here we are. Hope you enjoy.
really had a good time playing this map. appreciate all the time and thought put into the building of this map - the most challenging part was the lack of starting funds and loans once you run into debt. The trade routes available are extremely profitable but setting the industry up in the first place is quite a challenge not withstanding the numerous invasion and lack of space :) superb!!!