The year is 210 BC and the second Punic war betveen Carthage and Roman Republic is in full swing. Your task is going to be taking control of two mountain passes, that lead down from the Alps into Galia Cisalpina and surrounding area. Other cities in Hispania are getting attacked by Carthaginians but with the Alps as a defensive barrier you have little to fear from them. Republics other cities are in dire need of marble so expect its demand to be trending up, if you able to jump on the market fast enough you could support your city by marble alone. Your city has little to fear from the Carthaginian menace, but the cities position will be highly defensible. Just in case make sure that you prepare a garrison force and if you spot any Carthaginian scouts, delay them as long as possible and use the rugged terrain to your advantage. May Jupiter favor you Governor.
-use only legionary forts and defensive works (walls and towers)
-do not miss any deadlines for requests
-This map was made for a streamer @bewaretheblobbber, thanks for the suggestion and help making it. Map can be played Augustus or Julius.
-check out my run on this map here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-cDKrvOu0E&t=12691s
-Map got an update 23.02.2022 - Nerfed fishing and made some of the lowlands more rugged with water and cliffs so players use the intended high ground more.
What a nice map!
I had little struggle until I had my patricians pay taxes, then the financial situation granted me to achieve the goals.
Thank you for creating this map, had lot of fun playing!
marekvazny File Author
Posted on 02/20/22 @ 12:53 PM
Ave exiaraiser, i'm glad you liked the map. I will be updating this one with some water to make low ground less usable soon. Since you struggled with economy a bit did you play with Augustus or Julius? With Julius there should be plenty of money to be made. With Augustus you might need to get little more creative because of the the levy. I had to use marble exports by sea to keep myself afloat. Other than that feel free to try my other maps as well and thanks for leaving a comment.
[Edited on 02/21/22 @ 10:07 AM]
Posted on 02/21/22 @ 04:54 AM
I play Augustus 1.4.1. Among all versions it's the one I prefer.
My struggle was that I did the wrong math about wages. Farms and wharfs, importing olives and wines, building every single service for patricians kicked my economy so bad.
I am currently playing your Colonia Julia Equestris. Amazing!
marekvazny File Author
Posted on 02/21/22 @ 10:17 AM
Then it makes sense, with Augustus the economy can feel stretched especially when you dont have clay or timber locally to make insuelae easily for taxes to offset levy on the towers and forts and temples. I hope you enjoy Colonia Julia Equestris i had fun with it myself even though its not very hard in my opinion. Please consider uploading completed cities as well if you find the time to do it and even leave a review. The more there are the better accuracy of the rating over-all will be.