Colonia Narbo Martius - updated with MORTAL version as an option
Posted on 06/06/21 @ 03:10 PM (updated 06/15/21)
The year is 118 BC and the senate has entrusted one of the most tedious provinces to be assigned to you. You will travel to Galia Transalpina, where your task will be to set up a large prosperous city, which will serve as a crossroads to reach the Roman province of Hispania. The site of the city is entirely covered in vast hills and valleys, so your biggest challange will be to overcome getting your people source of fresh water and food supplies. The natives in this province have a history of several uprisings and they are expected to still oppose our colonisation efforts. Main threat comes of course from Galia, where several chieftains along the border are already preparing for war. You shall however, have plenty of time to prepare your legions because there are many trading outposts in the mountains between Gaul, so you will have amble warnings as they are stormed in the event of an invasion. The senate has recently made sure, with new political reforms, that prices of food and several other commodities are comparable in the whole republic so expect trade margins to be poor. The people of Rome will demand that you send food and other necessities often, as the number of urban poor is increasing each passing year. Do not fail the republic and may Mars, patron of your city watch over you.
- map is a save file intended to be played as such
- expect start to be slow going
- as usual several buildings and lucrativity amenities are disabled
- try to limit initial spending as getting source of income can be hard at the beginning. Trade wheat to Rome, as its least expensive trade route
- no military academy is slightly offset by only two invasion points
- aquaduct system and warehouse logistics are key here
ADDED ANOTHER VERSION
-EX is extreme version intended for best of players who want extreme chalange
-MORTAL is for rest of us. Do not be ashamed for it. It provides additional starting funds, better prices, lessens the scale of events and unlocks military academy.
Scenario Is Augustus and Julius compatible but not balanced specificaly with those in mind.
P.S. I'd be very interested in completed scenarios, which includes my previous maps. I read every comment and try to take into consideration all feedback.
If there is significant interest, i will update all my maps with MORTAL option.