In this mission you will follow our Consul Gneo Pompeo, gone to Spain to fight the rebel general Quinto Sertorio, and old Caio Mario's friend escaped to Spain after Mario defeat.
You will build a city in southern spanish coasts to refuel Pompeo's army. Of sure celtics and gauls tribes in your area will form an alliance with Sertorio to reject Republic forces out of Spain.
You will resist at the siege and build a medium city worthy of best Rome architets.
Good luck and shields up!
Senatus Populusque Romanus
Following history, Pompeo Campaign versus Quinto Sertorio starts by 80 bc to 72 bc, so you will expect big attacks in this period. You can't build towers, take care of your legionaries, you will need them over all! Ah last military thing, you have to import weapons hehehe
About building you have a lot of space and ground for farms, you can also fishing. Trade are good and look at price changes! Isn't a military scenario only, the Senatus will require many things!
This one will haunt you in ur nightmares unless u finish it. Once u finish it you arise from your dark cave and amaze at what you have accomplished! It is without a strain of doubt the hardest map i ever played. Will I play it again??? Oh hell yeah!!! This sets the standards so high that you feel everything else lacking. Even the mission of Lindum in Main Career Scenario as pale....Salutation my friend for creating this.
NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED. this is the real thing! brace your selves the Spainards are coming! The balance you need to seek is the import vs ur exports. Since you need weapons and marble only in the beginning refrain from importing both at the same time. The economy will go into a death spiral if you try to push things too much! take it easy. get 1000Dn then place a fort. dont be too much in debt. IF Caesar sends his armies it will be very hard to beat (not impossible though) however it is the least of ur concerns.
The creator of this beauty probably was having a bad day and decided to make the most difficult map ever. kudos bro! ur the man i loved this one!
Map Design: 5
I didnt use a hidden city here. I stood my ground however i chose well where to fight. The choke points are to be quickly identified and walled off. There should be ofc one opening in the north and to the south which leads right into the "lion's mouth" ;) if you know what i mean!
Nothing in the world prepared me for this map and sure as hell the instructions didnt. More warnings to the player would help. Caesar basically is screwing with you here.
I noticed a bug here. Soldier comes from training from barrack+Academy and comes to fort, then disappears! This has happened as my legions were never filling up. This is disastrous for 2 reasons--- (1) you need to quickly replenish lost men if you want to keep fighting and (2) Weapons are expensive!!!! I want my money back if soldiers disappear!
Make lots of lion houses and run loops of roads leading to Colosseum and Amphitheaters! I mean lots and lots! If not and the closed formation of the enemies hit ur square legions they will cut through academy trained troops too! You will not get enough time to recoup from it.
DONT BUILD TOO MANY GLADIATOR TRAINING SCHOOLS AS THERE IS A REVOLT AND WILL WRECK YOUR WHOLE CITY. Depend on the lion tamers.
This game and this review is dedicated to the brave lion tamers and unknown gladiators and soldiers who fell in the line of duty defending with their last ounce of strength this great city. As long as this game remains and one of us plays.....you shall be remembered.