|May 7th - Toga Party!
|On Sunday evening, May 9, the Caesar III Olympics
will be announcing the winners of the first two games: TIBUR and TERGESTE. Visit the
to read all about it. At the time of the announcement, it's gonna be a party on the
Olympic site! Ladies get free drinks 'till Midnight, don't forget your TOGA!
Needless to say, reception for these two games is now
closed. Thank you to everyone who participated: over 60 games were submittted!
Abelius and Dragon2 have a long weekend ahead of them while they review all of
Downloads of the zip files for Week
2 of the games are now available on the Olympic site.
-- Only 5 Days
'till advance ticket sales for Star Wars Episode I
|May 5th - More
The two armies faced each other across the fields. The
commanders of both sides rode up and down the lines, calming the nerves of the soldiers.
The Celts scowled. The Romans polished their swords and shields.
Suddenly, a great cry arose from the barbarian army, and thousands of men charged across
no-man's-land towards the Romans. Yet the 12th legion seemed strangely unmoved,
despite the fact that they were outnumbered by at least 5 to 1 by the fearsome
barbarians. Their commander barked out an order "Iron Cross on the double!!"
and the cohorts of legionaries arranged themselves round the weaker javelin auxiliaries.
The Celt army smashed into the Roman shield wall. For a split second,
all was in the balance. Would the Roman formation break? Did the Celtic charge
contain enough power? Then came another order from the Roman commander, "Javelins...THROW!". Cries of anguish went up from the Celtic army as the Roman
javelins struck their targets. Men went down on both sides, but the Roman formation
still held. The swords slashed, the javelins flew and the clubs, erm...clubbed.
Suddenly, one of the Celtic chariots broke away from the body of the army and fled.
The rest of the army saw their leader fleeing, and themselves broke formation and
The Romans held the field. The losses had been terrible, but they had
saved Roman Britain. Hundreds of Celts lay dead on the field as the Roman cavalry
streamed past the weary legionaries, bent on pursuing the routed enemy. The Roman
commander was well pleased. "Congratulations, men. Thanks to your
tenacity and Terratheon's formation, we have carried the day!"
Well, the situation might have all been rather far-fetched, but the
tactics certainly aren't. It's one of the battle tactics recommended by Terratheon
in the General Forum today. So, if you want to be a true world-beater, then click
here to learn all the military secrets of C3! As they say over at Age of Empires Heaven..."See you on the
I'll be offline for the rest of the week until Monday,. so Angel Draco
will be temporarily taking over the news until then. If you find something that you
think should be mentioned here in the Caesar III Heaven Senate, then let him know!
-- Hmm...run out
of things to say today
Angel Reckless Rodent
|May 4th - Olympics
|The Caesar III Olympics will be entering its second week
soon, and the deadline for the return of games from week 1 is fast approaching. Abelius and Dragon2 have
been busy getting week 2's events ready for you to have a look at. So, if you're one
of the over 100 people who are taking part in the Olympics, then head
over here and take a look at what you'll be doing next week! Alternatively, if
you're just a casual player, have a look and try one of the cities unofficially - they're
sure to be a real challenge.
Over at Pharaoh Heaven, there's a bit of a special
announcement today. What is it? You'll already know if you've been to the
Caesar III Heaven forum. However, if you still don't know, then go to Pharaoh Heaven and find out!
-- Be sure to
check out the Britons Showcase
at Age of Kings Heaven!
Angel Reckless Rodent
|May 3rd - Loads of new
Roll up, roll up! Get your cities here!
'Ere, you...yeah, you. Want a real deal? Then come behind my stall and I'll do
you 3 for the price of 2.
Well, perhaps not exactly what went on in a Roman market, but Angel Draco has
set his stall out today and is offering a real bonanza for you! He's added 8 new
cities to the ever-expanding downloads section.
Of course, that means his inbox is now totally empty, so he's in need of some more
great stuff to post. So, if you've got a saved city that you're particularly proud
of, then please send
them to him.
But that's not all - forum regular Bob the Lethargic has made 3 new scenarios for you to check out. Beta-testing is
over, and they have been released to the public. They are Sargentum
- Hannibal's Excuse, Palmyra
Oasis - The Eastern Border, and Fort
Trasimine - A Soldier's Life. All well worth getting from the man himself,
Some people think that Caesar III doesn't have a military element to
speak of. However, that's not always the case, as we're currently discovering in the
Help, Wishes and Comments forum. There's an interesting exchange of ideas on the
best way to defeat an enemy in open battle. Check
it out here, and tell us your winning strategy!
-- So, if you're
a cavalry fan, we want to know about it!
Angel Reckless Rodent
|May 1st - What caused
Now all that stuff on the left might look real
impressive, but we all know that the Roman Empire didn't last forever. So, just what
was the cause of its downfall? Dodgy plumbing? A split between the eastern and
Western halves? Incompetent leaders? Or perhaps something completely
different? Well, now's the chance to have your say, as it's the subject of Abelius's
poll this week. So, if you want to tell the world what you think, pop over to Abelius's page and make your point
The new look has had some chance to settle down over in ancient Egypt. It seems that a huge
majority of you like it too, judging by the responses we've had to our poll there.
If you haven't checked it out yet, then please do
so now, and you can also find out about a couple of extra Pharaoh screenshots that I
Imperious Rex, Justice T, Ralphedelominius (try writing that when
you've had one too many;)) and the rest of the crew over at Gamestats are holding something of a celebration
today, since today marks the second anniversary of GS's inception. Hey, if you
remember that far back, you'll also know that Age
of Empires Heaven was the very first Gamestats affiliate...sooooo, their birthday
can't be too far off either.
-- 2 weeks to
AoEH's b'day, if I'm not mistaken...
Angel Reckless Rodent