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  • #61
    Originally posted by captainsennef View Post
    "Senators, Sire,

    it is with great satisfaction that I observe that the planning phase of the Parthian War seems to proceed so well. My earlier concerns about our war efforts being constrained by our financial means seems to be taken care of by the generosity of our colleagues."

    "There is however one point where my concern still stands: to ensure lasting domestic support for this war. I have asked for a Senatorial hearing of the generals in order to have the Senate fully involved and thus the popular support ensured.
    The young emperor however, in an unprecedented move, seems to intend to bypass the Senate by letting the generals report directly to the emperor, who will inform the Senate in his own good time. The emperor justifies this move for which he has no authority by invoking fear of enemy spies."

    RAISES HIS VOICE:

    "Senators, this will simply not do!

    Are Roman Senators content to let themselves, for the first time in the history of this city, be reduced to puppets?!! By Jove, We are the Senate of Rome!! Are we so excited by the prospect of a war that we allow to be suspend our sacred duties?!
    Not only has the emperor, who was selected by this Senate, no authority to bypass the Senate in this way, although that alone should be enough to oppose this usurpation.

    It also endangers the war effort by turning this war into a one-man show. As long as the war goes well there will not be a problem; but the moment the war gets tough, this burden should be carried collectively, by the Senate and the emperor and not by one man: the emperor alone!"

    "Now I'm sure that the Emperor in his youthful enthusiasm has been motivated to suggest these measures with the best intentions for Rome. It is however the Senate's sacred duty to safeguard the interests of Rome to the best of our abilities. To allow the emperor to sidetrack the Senate for the only reason that there is a war going on is tantamount to walking away from our duties in days of peril for Rome.
    Senate and Emperor together are responsible for this war!''

    Plinius
    Roman Senator
    I agree with gaining the people's support with this war, but we also need a general ready to act immediately when the ok is given (or if the Parthians decide to attack further into Roman territory). We need the element of surprise in this war more than anything.

    My only concern is that we may lose the chance for a surprise attack by waiting for the people's consent. And we do have to consider the people in Armenia who would definitely want us to attack right away and run the Parthians out of the province.
    "Let arms yield rank to the toga of peace." -Cicero

    "People complain about official corruption, but that's nothing compared with our criminal waste of time." -From Ikiru

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    • #62
      Emperor, I have been retraining my men to fight like a true Roman Legio again, they now show me the vigour and stamina for fighting any force the Parthians wish to throw on us.

      My men has heard troubling news for some time. please Emperor, Legio VII will fight any that you shall deem as enemies of Rome. Do not allow the politicians to compromise our success and safety with their petty struggle for political power. The people on the street will not easily forget, nor ever forgive those who take to power when the blood of their sons dries up underneath the feet of our enemies.

      Legio VII stand ready for any dispatches the Good Emperor sends our way!


      ROMA VICTA!
      "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
      Ernest Hemingway.

      In english "silence" means yelling louder than everyone else.

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      • #63
        Now this shouldn't be me, but you should introduce a new character into teh game as, ah, a counterintelligence and like special inspector dude to basically do a Marcus Tarquinus on the senate and such.

        And how you gonna raise those 2000 man calvary formations as last I checked each legion had 150 legionary Calvary and under 500 auxila Calvary.

        Some really wise dude in rome with a beard that looks suspiciously like Falco

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        • #64
          Here is something to Consider, How soon can an army be in Armenia? With what reserves? how big is the parthian army and its reserves? and where will the battle be?
          Life is Expensive Bullets are cheap anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.Me
          I'm not lying I'm Just Improving the truth

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          • #65
            Originally posted by salinator View Post
            !!!!
            "Decorum, Sire, decorum!
            You seem to forget that you're dealing with the Senate of Rome, not peddling fish at the market.

            That's better.

            Now, rather than trying to follow all sort of dark ways, leading only to misunderstanding, strife and intrigue; you would have done better to follow the most simple, transparent and time tested method to safeguard Rome's interests: involve the Senate.
            I'm not in the habit of repeating myself in my speeches, so I'll vary, but the point remains the same as it is too important to miss:
            Senate and Emperor together will win this war!''

            Plinius
            Roman Senator
            BoRG

            You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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            • #66
              Attention, Attention !!!!

              April 15th 82 A.D.

              Gameturn 5 A has now officially started !!!!

              The first movements in the campaign have been made...

              I will now move the Parthian army accordingly.

              I will need the Roman movements on my desk within two days from now
              and no, BUTS or IF'S !!!

              I will be very strict on this...

              It will end at noon on wednesday the 5th of november L.A. time, 8 PM London time and 9 PM Brussels time !!!!



              Greets,
              FATE
              Last edited by Stratego; 03 Nov 08, 15:14.
              Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

              It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

              Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

              BORG

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              • #67


                Originally posted by captainsennef View Post
                "Decorum, Sire, decorum!
                You seem to forget that you're dealing with the Senate of Rome, not peddling fish at the market.

                That's better.

                Plinius
                Roman Senator
                Who is Senator Plinius who thinks he may address the Emperor in this way! Does Senator Plinius forget who he is? Senator Plinius seems to be getting rather bold these days. Why is that? And why when there is a war on our hands does Senator Plinius waste our time on the Senate floor by giving a speach about how he doesn't like the way I speak when addressing the Senate and the Emperor. Are petty things and mere squabbles more important to Senator Plinius than our war effort?

                Titus Macedonius
                Last edited by Commodore_1812; 04 Nov 08, 08:43.

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                • #68
                  Dispatch for the Senate

                  Senators,
                  I beg to report that i have ordered a cavalry detachment of 500 to move towards the town of Edessa, they met a force of 2,000 Parthian cataphracts, which appear to be the vanguard of the Parthian army, a skirmish ensued and our cavalry caused nigh on 300 casualties to the enemy, our losses amounted to around 100. The cavalry have succeeded in their mission i tasked them with by locating the enemy and the cavalry now have withdrawn back to our lines. The IV legion is now on standby.

                  General Paulus
                  Last edited by Post Captain; 03 Nov 08, 16:01.
                  Never Fear the Event

                  Admiral Lord Nelson

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                  • #69
                    Well done General Paulus! Not only have you located an enemy army, but your men have done well this day!

                    Senator Titus

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                    • #70
                      A clear victory in the skirmish, but no matter how small this is already a huge boost in moral for all Romans. Myself, and Legio VII salute you General Paulus for the good news thus far.
                      "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
                      Ernest Hemingway.

                      In english "silence" means yelling louder than everyone else.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Commodore_1812 View Post
                        Who is Senator Plinius who thinks he may address the Emperor in this way! Does Senator Plinius forget who he is? Senator Plinius seems to be getting rather bold these days. Why is that? And why when there is a war on our hands does Senator Plinius waste our time on the Senate floor by giving a speach about how he doesn't like the way I speak when addressing the Senate and the Emperor. Are petty things and mere squabbles more important to Senator Plinius than our war effort?
                        Titus Macedonius
                        Senator,

                        as a neophyte, perhaps I should point out to you that here in the Senate of Rome is the only place where the emperor is treated as among equals and not among sycophants, lest he becomes complacent.
                        Otherwise I agree with your remark that we should look outside too as there is a war to attend to. In this vein I would like to congratulate general Paulus with the succesful opening skirmishes of this war. May Nike continue to accompany all his rendezvous with the enemy.

                        Plinius,
                        Roman Senator
                        Last edited by Colonel Sennef; 04 Nov 08, 14:32.
                        BoRG

                        You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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                        • #72
                          I implore the Emperor to order General Paulus to begin the march towards the enemy's army.

                          And, General Paulus, congratulations on your small, yet important victory!

                          -Senator Honorious

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                          • #73
                            Hey, one thing

                            Where is Falco's body,

                            Cause if the parthians took it, they would trumpet it to high heaven as Falco was, for his gonvernorial faults, one of romes most brilliant generals and without equal on the battle field.

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                            • #74
                              You were escorted to Rome and commited suicide/was executed, but you did get an honorable funeral...so stop asking about it.

                              If I'm wrong, someone who isn't as confused as me please post what happened.

                              -Alexander AKA Senator Honorious

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                              • #75
                                Now, falco was on the armenian border after the dirty dozen mission hanging out with my dozen and some of my armenian peeps

                                Now, they sent 8 cavlerymen to arrest me without a order from the emperor, basicly a few senators and marcus tarquinus sent them to arrest me.

                                So I killed those 8 men with my dozen and a couple dozen armenians, then gathered all the armenian men and soldiers of fortune and alans and the odd sythian or too and rode into enemy territory looking for a fight and went out of contact

                                Ok, so then apparently some fighting happened and me and my men got holed up in a hill fort and my last message said I was charging the parthians to try to break out. Then I supposedly died and went out of contact.

                                BUT Falco's body was never recovered by the parthians and if the fort was encirceld my the parthians and he was trying to break out, logically, the parthians would recover the body, and they would trumphet the fact that they vasquished the great General Falco, as, governorial skills aside, Falco was second to none on the battle feild,

                                So......................

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