Leptis was probably the first Phoenician trading colony in Tripolitania (8th century BC). It first came under the sovereignty of Carthage and then, after the conquest by Numidia, finally under Roman rule (46 BC).
In the Roman Empire, Leptis Magna gained great importance and prosperity as a trading centre for exotic animals from Africa.
During the conflicts between Pompey and Caesar, the city fought against Caesar and was punished after his victory with a tribute of 100,000 hectolitres of olive oil.
Hence the description - African oil for Caesar.
Your task as governor will be to build a flourishing and magnificent metropolis on the coast of Africa. Rome demands a lot, but due to the civil war you can only be provided with a mediocre starting chapter.
Defend yourselves against the Numidian barbarians, fight off the natives or proselytise them and supply Rome with the valuable oil of Tripolitania and other resources. The country is relatively dry, but due to its location on the river Lebda, the land is fertile in many places.
The sea and the bay also offer rich fishing grounds and trade routes can supply you with noble goods from other parts of the Roman Empire.
I love big maps where you get to plan out all your stuff. You can play the same map with different styles and still complete it.
Good exports to make some easy money, the giant pile of oil request can be done with some planning ahead since you are given a long time to fulfill it.
The wide barren center clear land makes it a bit too easy i think.
Map Design: 5
Same as above
Not much of a story reader but I like the oil story.
Posted on 08/01/22 @ 11:11 AM
Very Playable with many option on how to build your city.
I thought it was too easy and does not deserve the "very hard" tag. I was swimming in money from the moment I set up my main trade centers. Trading with natives added to my pile of money.
Additionally, there was no challenge in feeding the target population or providing it with the necessary goods. I had many acres of farmland still open when I hit the target population.
Nothing too fancy but I really like the overall design.
Map Design: 4
I like the long river and where you have placed the options for putting iron mines and marble queries.
Cool setting with the oil tribute!
I would like a more challenging version of this map with less space & farm land. Maybe less natives or less trade capacity too so you have to manage your income better.
Otherwise very cool map, thank you for uploading!