Near the year 0, Rome has great trouble. You will build a city in Mediolaum II, a city with excellent trade and ressources. Plan your defenses carefully as Hannibal will probably decimate your troops. If he loses, he will abandon attacking you. But, it isn't over there. You must achieve high rating and population while surviving pit floods, mine collapsing, change of Emperor... Good Luck!
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Empire Area: Mediolanum Rank: Proconsul Goals to Win: Culture: 70, Prosperity: 25, Peace: 100, Favor: 100, Population: 10,000
This is a very strong scenario that nicely combines economy management, city-building, and significant military operations to keep its governor hopping. I admit, I was turned off by the title, since I was afraid this was going to be another unimaginative situation with nothing more to expect than tons of armies pouring in. Far from it. The author has done some imaginative planning of his attacks, lulling you into complacency, then taking you by surprise. The invasions build at a good pace.
His map also has lots of interesting features to it, which makes the city planning a real pleasure. My one complaint: The culminating (or, I guess "ultimate") battle with the Carthaginians is quite difficult to deal with until you know it's coming, and then you plan for it by making unrealistic choices (I'm trying not to give too much away here). Suffice it to say the author makes you choose between farmland and walls (nice touch, that), but all you have to do is delay the choice until Hannibal has had his day. Then there's nothing to do but sit around and tinker with your city...
Still, this is a scenario I recommend strongly. A good download you won't regret spending many hours with.