Monday, June 07, 2010

Scipii Campaign quick update.

Scipii Campaign part 1
Scipii Campaign Part 2
Scipii Campaign part 3
This is Scipii Campaign Part 4
Scipii Campaign Part 5 (Final Part)


Northern Front - Only one British town remains on mainland Europe and it will soon be mine. The German
Barbarians  tried to back-stab and grabbed one of my settlements in a sneak attack . I fully expected this and will make them regret it. After careful consideration I decided to cross the channel and eliminate the British completely from their home Island. They are no longer any threat but as I move into end game I need the provinces and three easily defended provinces are not to be sneered at.

Apparently I will need to hold 50 provinces and  capture Rome in order to win the game. I already hold 36 provinces and the Plebians have made noises that I would be welcome to capture Rome from the hated SPQR but I am trying to hold off. By sucking up to SPWR and complying promptly with every one of their demands I want to postpone the Roman civil war until I am within sight of the 50 provinces I need. Rome itself will not be hard to take because SPQRs armies are outdated and limited. The problem is the backlash from the other two Roman factions who will delight in sending armies full of Urban Cohorts (strongest Roman unit) to recapture my towns once the civil war starts. Of course the Senators are not dumb. While they publicly applaud my victories they know well that I have my eyes on the Rome itself and they look for an excuse to humiliate me. I fully expect that they will drum up some pretext to demand the death of my esteemed faction leader any day now even though he is Pontifex Maximus of the Senate. What they don't realise is that he is in his dotage, almost a hundred years old. If I do have to throw the old codger to the Senate wolves in order to buya few more seasons it will be no great loss.

In the meantime in the South I must push the stubborn Egyptian back inch by inch from the middle East. I had to fight at least four full battles to get my armies to the gates of Jerusalem but that ancient city is at last under siege.  In one bloody battle along the way 900 of my men were attacked by combined Egyptian armies massing over 1200 troops including the dreaded Chariots and the superb Pharaohs bowmen. In the ensuing battle the Egyptians lost over 900 men including both generals. My losses were 300 but that is still unacceptably high losses.

Scipii Campaign part 1
Scipii Campaign Part 2
Scipii Campaign part 3
This is Scipii Campaign Part 4
Scipii Campaign Part 5 (Final Part)

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