by Angel Reckless Rodent
Aedile – Tingis
Tingis is a breath of fresh air after the last 2 – Numidians are easier to beat than Carthaginians. However, the prosperity required is higher than before, so you might encounter problems there.
Population 8000, Culture 40, Prosperity 45, Peace 50, Favour 55
- 118BC – 5 Pottery in 12 Months
- 115BC – 10 Pottery in 12 Months
- 112BC – 20 Pottery in 24 Months
- 110BC – 5 Furniture in 12 Months
- 109BC – 20 Pottery in 24 Months
- 106BC – 10 Furniture in 12 Months
- 104BC – 20 Pottery in 24 Months
- 117BC – 16 Natives from SSE
- 116BC – 16 Numidians from ESE
- 115BC – 32 Numidians from ENE
- 114BC – 22 Natives from SSE
- 112BC – 32 Numidians from ESE
- 109BC – 50 Numidians from SSE
- 106BC – 50 Numidians from ESE
- 104BC – 32 Natives from ESE
- 104BC – 32 Natives from SSE
- 102BC – 35 Numidians from ESE
- 102BC – 30 Numidians from ESE
- 99BC – Numidians
- 99BC – ?
The main problem here (if you can call it that) is that you need to import weapons if you want to train legionaries. However, the drain on resources which this will cause is somewhat diminished when you realise that you only need a maximum of 2 cohorts of legionaries – cavalry and javelins will easily deal with Natives and Numidians. Irrespective of what you import, you need to overproduce massively furniture (so that 25 can be traded each year) and pottery (so that you can trade 50 per year). If you do this, then the scenario will become profitable in the extreme.
Build your dock in the NNE of the map, since this is where the boats come from.
The prosperity will not cause any problems if you can get one or two luxury villas – you will be able to import the wine with no problem if you are maxing out your trading allowances, as mentioned above.
As far as the invasions are concerned, there’s not really anything to worry about – even the two invasions per year can be easily dealt with, as they are both usually pretty small.
Let’s move on to Lutetia.