I want the small military camp and fishing village on the banks of the Danube to be expanded into the district capital of the Raetia province.
I entrust you with this important task.
The Helvetii resident there will not be very happy about our increased activity in the region. As far as we know, the people there form a steadily growing army who have sworn not to give up their territory without resistance.
So react early and decisively with a strong expansion of our defense forces.
I will also meet you with a few demands, which, however, should not present any difficulty, since the region is rich in mineral resources, fertile soil and usable trees.
Don't fail. Rome needs a strong border with the wild Germanic north. Rome relies on you and your qualities as a Roman governor.
This was the very first map I created and I wasn't sure whether I did a good job with setting the difficulty... I have to say, I was a bit restrained when programming the level of complexity for the enemy numbers and the various events happening throughout the game.
I included the .svx file only for immersion purposes. It just includes a very small hobble village with a small fishing industry and a single Fort to expand the city from. But going straight for the map file is totally ok ;)
My main focus was on immersion: The map largely corresponds to actual occurrences during the period around the founding of Augsburg (Augusta Videlicum) by Emperor Augustus.
The time span of the game includes a number of realistic events from the corresponding period between 15BC and approx. 35 AD (within the limits and possibilities of the game of course)
Not long after the actual founding of the city in 15 BC, in a territory not far from the Limes that divided the wild Germanic north from the civilized roman empire, a natural disaster happened around the year 0 in the form of a torrential flood that swept away the first Roman settlements (represented by a small earthquake at a strategically important point of the map).
The so-called Varus Battle in the Teutoburg Forest is also implemented, where three legions of Rome were killed. In the second half of 9 AD, three Roman legions including auxiliary troops and entourage under Publius Quinctilius Varus suffered a crushing defeat in Germania against a Germanic army led by Arminius, a prince of the Cherusci. (In the game this is represented by the Emperor's demand for a large defense force that leaves the hometown almost defenseless). -> maybe YOU can win the battle of the Teutoburg Forest ;)
And last but not least, the death of Emperor Augustus in the year 29 AD is implemented, as a result of which a small civil war broke out in the empire and led to strong fluctuations in the prices of food and weapons.
All in all I think this map is a very doable assignment and is suitable for players that completed the first view campaigns of the base game and like a similar challenge.
You don't need the Augustus Mod to play the map. Have fun :)