Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

SPQR Gameturn 9 !!!

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Antonious was declared an outlaw when he fleed Rome He lost his title and became an outlaw and will be treated by such by the government and military and now I am glad to hear by the people also.

    -Gaius
    Life is Expensive Bullets are cheap anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.Me
    I'm not lying I'm Just Improving the truth

    Comment


    • ...too little,too late...
      History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
      _________
      BoRG
      __________
      "I am Arthur, King of the Britons!"

      Comment


      • Battle of Fiumicinius !!!

        7 A.M., 12th of September, 82 A.D.

        Report of distant warcries, the clashing of weapons and large troop movements arrive in the capital at the break of dawn. Rome is in a state of confusion, not knowing what is really going on.
        Soon however, the first confirmations come in from various sources that a battle has taken place between Ostia and Fiumicinus to the east of the capital.
        When the first wounded come stumbling through the Porta Aurelia Nova and the Porta Septimiana, everybody knows that the troops of General Drusus and the troops loyal to Captain Gaius are engaged in a brutal struggle, a bloody fight, that will ultimately determine the fate of Rome.
        The armies 40.000 in total, are almost evenly matched - with General Drusus having a slight superiority in numbers. However, his lack of adequate cavalry might prove to be a cumbersome obstacle to snatch a decisive victory !!!!

        The Romans wait impatiently for new reports from the frontlines…hoping that this battle will finally end the lagging civil war!

        The opposing political factions undergo hours of nerve racking tension…wondering if they will survive the next weeks !

        The various Gods look from the heavens in consent…favoring the strongest and most able !




        The Roman infantry of Legio III Tertia Scythica about to confront the Red Legion's Greek Phalanxmen...




        Drusus' Dacian swordsmen of Legio Rapax XXII in the attack...




        Valerius' Roman infantry veterans of the Felix Legion prepared to take on Drusus' War Elephants...




        Captain Gaius in the middle of the fray giving out orders...




        General Drusus speaking to his loyal troops before sending them into the attack...






        Greets,
        FATE

        Last edited by Stratego; 14 Apr 09, 15:59.
        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

        Comment


        • Originally posted by Munk View Post
          He does not dare to confront me personally, face to face...

          He is -in my opinion- therefore a coward !

          You all know very well who I am talking about: THE TRAITOR ANTONIUS !!!

          There is a prize on his head for TREACHERY !

          Well, I personally will pay ANYONE who finds him and delivers him to me alive 10 wealth...yes, 10 wealth, not for attacking me, but for being such a coward and fleeing when his people needed him the most!!!!

          SOMEONE WHO FLEES, MUST HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE, OR NOT?

          As of today, he is an OUTLAW amongst his OWN people...may he be cursed !


          FURIUS

          Do you have proof of this alleged treachery? All know that Antonius is a man of the people and a loyal servant of the Emperor.
          Last edited by Salinator; 14 Apr 09, 18:49.
          If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

          Comment


          • A terrible dream, a prophecy has awoken me in the middle of the night.

            I have dreamt of a Roman trireme lost at sea, filled with decaying corpses of Roman troops. I have walked on deck, I could smell -almost taste- the nauseating stench of death, of pestilence, almost making me vomit as the ship sailes aimlessly over huge waves, driven forth by powerful gusts of wind. I wander the ship, hoping to see someone still belonging to the living but it seems hopeless ALL are dead…or not?

            Someone is still steering the vessel. I notice him. A cloaked man. I approach him, afraid, uncomfortably. Goosebumbs appear on my skin as I come nearer. The figure looks up to me, I recognize him all too well. It is Furius.

            His face is covered in blood. There is slight grin on his face, not evil, nor peaceful. His eyes are icecold grey and seem to look straight through you. He seems to be able to read your mind, your thoughts, your innermost feelings. Although there is hatred painted on his pale features, a comfortable, almost supernatural aura surrounds him. It is a strange warm feeling I sense although I am surrounded by death on a lost ship.

            When I ask him where he is headed, he does not answer, instead he points northwards...with a hand deprived of all flesh and muscle !!!!!
            Last edited by Stratego; 14 Apr 09, 16:52.

            Comment


            • Send one of your men to the danube with a relative of his own I will met you ambassador there with my daughter. All I want is freedom for my people, nothing more and if this is recognized I will send my own personal falx-men led by myself to serve in your auxilia, freindship between us is not impossible and all we want is freedom will you recognize Dacia's independence?
              The Napoleonic Era, and WWI and WWII are NOT! the be all, end all of Military History.

              Properly trained Cavalry can and will beat the vaunted infantry man

              Comment


              • Originally posted by Stratego View Post
                7 A.M., 12th of September, 82 A.D.


                Report of distant warcries, the clashing of weapons and large troop movements arrive in the capital at the break of dawn. Rome is in a state of confusion, not knowing what is really going on.
                Soon however, the first confirmations come in from various sources that a battle has taken place between Ostia and Fiumicinus to the east of the capital.
                When the first wounded come stumbling through the Porta Aurelia Nova and the Porta Septimiana, everybody knows that the troops of General Drusus and the troops loyal to Captain Gaius are engaged in a brutal struggle, a bloody fight, that will ultimately determine the fate of Rome.
                The armies 40.000 in total, are almost evenly matched - with General Drusus having a slight superiority in numbers. However, his lack of adequate cavalry might prove to be a cumbersome obstacle to snatch a decisive victory !!!!

                The Romans wait impatiently for new reports from the frontlines…hoping that this battle will finally end the lagging civil war!

                The opposing political factions undergo hours of nerve racking tension…wondering if they will survive the next weeks !

                The various Gods look from the heavens in consent…favoring the strongest and most able !



                The Roman infantry of Legio III Tertia Scythica about to confront the Red Legion's Greek Phalanxmen...



                Drusus' Dacian swordsmen of Legio Rapax XXII in the attack...



                Valerius' Roman infantry veterans of the Felix Legion prepared to take on Drusus' War Elephants...



                Captain Gaius in the middle of the fray giving out orders...



                General Drusus speaking to his loyal troops before sending them into the attack...




                Greets,
                FATE
                You sure know where to find pictures for effect! Let us hope whoever wins this war is not against the emperor at the very least.
                Last edited by Salinator; 14 Apr 09, 21:56.
                "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

                Comment


                • Honorable People of Rome...

                  Senators...

                  Hear Me!

                  Such that all hungry & sundry in need might find relief...

                  Cast Open These Doors...

                  Render All Aid To Our People As Our Wealth Might Provide!

                  I - Scipius - now go forth among our people such as to appeal for their decree of my Proconsul!

                  My Cavalry/Chariots follow days hence & shall remain beyond the gates pending Proconsul!

                  I seek that my Victory Procession might lead to the exercise of true Roman Justice...

                  Not unruly mob violence!

                  I seek to reunite our Legio's in service to our people

                  Rome Is Her People...

                  It Is Only They That I Shall Serve!

                  Our Victorious forces in the east are well served by their Tribunes, Centurions & Men to full extent!

                  General Rubinus now provisionally commands the vast remainder of the Legio's of Paulus !

                  Victory against Parthia is Ours!

                  Now Peace & Justice For The People Of Rome Shall Be My Only Task Until Delivered!


                  Scipius
                  Victor of Parthia
                  Guardian of Rome
                  On the Plains of Hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to rest-and resting... died. Adlai E. Stevenson

                  ACG History Today

                  BoRG

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by Commodore_1812 View Post
                    A terrible dream, a prophecy has awoken me in the middle of the night.

                    I have dreamt of a Roman trireme lost at sea, filled with decaying corpses of Roman troops. I have walked on deck, I could smell -almost taste- the nauseating stench of death, of pestilence, almost making me vomit as the ship sailes aimlessly over huge waves, driven forth by powerful gusts of wind. I wander the ship, hoping to see someone still belonging to the living but it seems hopeless ALL are dead…or not?

                    Someone is still steering the vessel. I notice him. A cloaked man. I approach him, afraid, uncomfortably. Goosebumbs appear on my skin as I come nearer. The figure looks up to me, I recognize him all too well. It is Furius.

                    His face is covered in blood. There is slight grin on his face, not evil, nor peaceful. His eyes are icecold grey and seem to look straight through you. He seems to be able to read your mind, your thoughts, your innermost feelings. Although there is hatred painted on his pale features, a comfortable, almost supernatural aura surrounds him. It is a strange warm feeling I sense although I am surrounded by death on a lost ship.

                    When I ask him where he is headed, he does not answer, instead he points northwards...with a hand deprived of all flesh and muscle !!!!!
                    Perhaps someone can make sense of this strange dream and give us insight to its meaning.

                    Maybe Furius is turning away from his peaceful ways...
                    “Come and take it!"

                    Comment


                    • Likely that Drusus' Legios are infected from whence they embarked upon their voyage to Sail Upon Rome!

                      Karma
                      Glad To See Scipius Citizen of Rome

                      On the Plains of Hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to rest-and resting... died. Adlai E. Stevenson

                      ACG History Today

                      BoRG

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by TankBrigade View Post
                        You sure know where to find pictures for effect! Let us hope whoever wins this war is not against the emperor at the very least.
                        Seconded! Great pictures FATE. They add to the suspense.

                        I beg that all Romans put aside their political differences--however deep, divisive, and debilitating they might be--and spend a few moments in heartfelt prayer to their God or gods, asking that the current civil war might reach a swift end, and might be decided in favor of justice, peace, and the true and legal authority in Rome: Emperor Salinatorius.

                        If this does not occur, Rome will begin a long, dark, terrible descent into anarchy, implosion, and self-destruction. Who can tell if it will still survive a few generations or even decades from now...

                        Stability is what we need now. All true Romans will work not for their own personal gain, not our of a spirit of political favoritism, not out of ambition or greed or envy or malice or spite or hatred, but out of an honest desire for peace, stability, and happiness, both in Rome and throughout the Empire.

                        Hail, people and generals of Rome!
                        Hail, my fellow Senators!
                        Hail, Emperor Salinatorius!

                        Regards,
                        Senator Quintus Vespillo

                        Comment


                        • Who is in each faction again ?
                          How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
                          Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

                          Comment


                          • Bad news...friendly barbarians slaughtered!

                            It was with deep, heartfelt sorrow that I recently read a dispatch from King Radulf, leader of the Germanic Tungrii tribe, which I received via a messenger from Maximus, a soldier of Rome who is loyal to Emperor Sal.

                            It appears that Publicus, former commander of Legio VIII, presented Radulf with an ultimatum: either join them in their struggle against the Emperor and all who support him, or face an invasion of his land and death. Radulf, as a true friend and ally of Rome, of course refused their offer. As a result, Publicus attacked him, invading his territories, despite the fact that Radulf was on peaceful and friendly terms with Rome.

                            While Publicus had some initial successes--and slaughtered countless Tungrii women and children whom he caught undefended in the fields and forests--Radulf's warriors were able not only to repulse his invasion of Tungrii land, but also to inflict heavy casualties on Legio VIII.

                            In fact, the reason why I described Publicus as the "former" commander of Legio VIII is that he was felled by a Tungrii axeman during the battle.

                            Radulf's tribe, though weakened, remains largely intact. However, needless to say, the treachery and breach of common courtesy of Publicus has led the elders of his tribe to become anti-Roman once more.

                            The Trungii are now in desperate need of food, money, and other aid. If not given these, who can tell whether Radulf can keep his people under control? We may soon have a revolt on our hands in Germania...

                            Meanwhile, the shattered and bloodied remnants of Legio VIII have been taken over by Tiberius Decimus, whom my sources say is very inclined to support the usurpers and opponents of Emperor Sal, and who will also most likely attack the Trungii as soon as he has the chance.

                            Things are rapidly getting out of hand...while I do not know who is behind all of this, I have my suspicions. IF this was not the doing of Gaius et al., and IF it was not their intent to attack Radulf, then they had better be quick to say so, and explain their actions. I doubt that Publicus was acting on his own initiative, but rather following orders in presenting that ultimatum to Radulf and subsequently attacking him...I smell a rat, and I suspect it may be Gaius...time will tell whether my suspicions are true or not...

                            You, my fellow citizens of Rome, may say whatever you wish about me and other politicians like myself. I, for one, am honestly striving to bring peace, stability, and calm to Rome once more, as are many of my fellow Senators, and many generals.

                            Sincerely,
                            Senator Quintus Vespillo
                            Last edited by Alexander; 15 Apr 09, 14:40. Reason: Misspelled "Tungrii;" needed to edit political rhetoric.

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
                              Who is in each faction again ?
                              I'm working on a character cheat sheet and can pm you if you want. It is confusing.

                              Regards,
                              Senator Quintus

                              Comment


                              • Greetings Romans!

                                Truth be told, we have no information concerning whom Publicus was indeed supporting or who may have incited him, whether one faction or the other. It cannot be denied that Publicus may have been acting on his own. All that is known for certain, is that our people have suffered egregiously as a result, even though we have inflicted enormous casualties in our defense against a what appears to be a renegade legion of ROME.

                                As for the Tungrii, we remain devoted to ROME, her CITIZENS and her EMPIRE. We have made no public statement in support of one faction or the other. Our goals remain as simple as they have always been - protection for our people, devotion to Rome, and maintenance of the peace.

                                Arminus
                                Envoy of the Tungrii
                                Last edited by Skoblin; 15 Apr 09, 17:47.

                                Comment

                                Latest Topics

                                Collapse

                                Working...
                                X