A) I rewrote it somewhat too:
Stationis Vigilum [Vigilvm ?]
- Although many cities maintain their own watchmen, the Roman world knows no real police force, and travelling through the countryside is risky for small groups and single merchants. Bands of brigands (sometimes reinforced by escaped slaves) can become quite nasty, especially in times of economical crisis or after a bad harvest. Sometimes even concentrated actions by the army are needed to deal with them. One way to improve
overall public security is to establish a chain of guard posts along the major roads, at crossings, bridges and other important points. They are manned by detached [Still needs clarification, I feel]
soldiers and commanded by one of the governor's beneficiarii. Their duties are to protect traders, patrol the roads and keep brigands away. Historically, this kind of military police was established during the reign of Augustus, like so many
of the Empire's
I don't see why "empire" should be written "Empire".
It's short for "Roman Empire's", as far as I can tell, which is a proper noun. Cf. "John wanted to be a king all his life, and his wish came true when he was eighteen years old and was crowned King John."
B) I don't know about that, Blitzkrieg would have to take a look at it.
Right-o. I have no idea myself, incidentally, but just spotted what appeared to be an inconsistency and so flagged it up.
I think the original wording is better than adding "one" there.
As you wish.
D) I don't think we can do anything about that. I'm not going to arbitrarily shorten it at least, but the Romani faction members might be able to.
Fair enough - condensing it does seem the most reasonable approach (for EBI, at least - Kingdoms might not have this problem) as you won't be able to read some of it at all otherwise.
F-G) New version:
equires Homeland Government Resource)\n\nOur governance of Roman Italia shows that it takes time to fully acclimatize the people of these lands to Roman rule, but patient efforts are often well rewarded. After a period of indirect governance by a Roman magistrate (such as a praefectus or quaestor) we can integrate local economic and military functions with our own. This grants the region a more equal partnership in the federation of Italian states. Full suffrage may not be extended for some time, and the quotas of soldiers levied could also stay exhaustive for a while. However, the slow process of Romanization can only serve to benefit us, and therefore the region itself.\n\nSTRATEGY: This form of government is only available in regions comprising a [As this can apply to any faction]
faction's historical h
omeland. It is slow to establish and allows the development of all available civic structures. The faction's best troops can be recruited here with appropriate support buildings, but regional auxiliaries are limited at best.
H) HaleAndHearty follows the same style as Brave and Bloodthirsty, IE the name of the trait line instead of specific traits under the line.
Doesn't that break the fourth wall somewhat?
J) Practice and practise are alternative spellings, and practise is only used in the Commonwealth (and then only as a verb) according to wiktionary. I think it's fine as practice.
Well, I was always taught that "practice" is the noun and "practise" is the verb. However, if it's grammatically correct in American, then what can I do?
My understanding of "under arms" is the same as "at arms", IE equipped and ready to fight at any given time, as opposed to levies and other troops that are normally workmen but take up arms as needed.
Perhaps, but "at arms" just sounds like more natural English to me.
Auxilia Copiis Regionis - Many of the native villagers and townspeople in these provinces
follow their ancient traditions and practice skills useful for war, while several semi-independent tribes and communities exist along our borders and within the province itself. The local noblemen and magistrates have their own guards or small militias under arms (equipped in native fashion) and can organize the mobilisation of greater contingents if desired. In times of war and crisis they will be available to fight with our army against common enemies.\n\nThe less Romanised parts of the province and especially the fringes of Roman controlled territory are an extensive reservoir to raise a huge number of soldiers in a short time, to support the regular parts of our army in local campaigns. Native troops are mostly best suited to fight
in local climate in similar surroundings to those in which they grew up
known neighbours and their tactics.\n\nHistorically, the auxilia of the R
epublic [Again, "Roman Republic", hence "Republic"]
and most numero
us units of the later principate's army were irregular native
troops either levied or hired from subdued people and allied states. These units were mostly raised in the war zone or neighbouring provinces to give the R
oman [Could you do a global find / replace for "roman" → "Roman", ala "semi " to "semi-"? Because it's never spelt "roman". The same does apply to "Carthaginian" etc. incidentally, but I haven't seen adjectives pertaining to other factions lacking capitalisation, and moreover EB uses more exotic transliterated adjectives most of the time, with more than one per faction, which would make a quick global find / replace more difficult, I would imagine.]
[/font]army the necessary numbers and supply the legions with the indispensable additional cavalry and missile troop
support, while the native infantry could relieve
the legionaries from second-
rate tasks.\n\nSTRATEGY: Factions have a greater chance of recruiting regional troops the further travelled from their traditional homeland regions their barracks are / they are [OWTTE]
. As a general rule, Type I governments will allow few (if any) regional troops for recruitment and Type IV governments beyond homeland regions will
bear have / offer [You can only really bear a burden or fruit, I would say]
the most. This structure can be used by all members of the constructing faction's culture, and upon conquest may be repaired for immediate hiring of auxiliaries. If conquered by a faction from a different culture, the building is useless and should be destroyed.\n\nUsed By: Romani only.
K) Not sure about "on the sea", it could mean both "by the sea" and "at sea"... I'm inclined to go with your interpretation.
Indeed - I'm not sure that villas are ever built at sea...
Summer - Both nature and war
are flourishing flourish [It just sounds more natural]
in these months, but the city suffers under the heat. Most senators and equites take refuge in their villas in the countryside or by the sea, where it is easier to enjoy life than in the baking streets of Roma. The majority of farming work has to be done at this time, and all hands are needed to harvest the crops. Even the great Latifundiae and Villae Rusticae have employed seasonal workers along with their slaves.
O) Lost the picture. What does this relate to?
Lvcivs Cornelivs Scipio
This general and his army have had their ready access to supplies cut, possibly
from due to [More appropriate tone ?] over-extending their supply lines or being besieged.
P) Not really more appropriate, as usually the AI is doing exactly a betrayal. Additionally, I'm pretty sure they would twist the story so that the enemy did the betrayal anyway, as has been done in every conflict since ever.
You've got a point there!
Every free born inhabitant of the Res Publica [Pvblica ?]
has the duty to serve as a soldier and fight the enemies of the Roman people if the Consuls
have need of them. Almost all greater settlements have a plain field outside the city's
border that is mainly reserved for martial exercises, so that nobody is unprepared when they are called to arms. In these places, like Roma's Campus Martius [Campvs Martivs ?]
, the citizens can do athletics or train directly for war while the equites [eqvites ?]
have enough space for the Ludus [Lvdvs ?]
Troiae and other cavalry games.\n\nOf course without other supporting infrastructure a city with a Campus [Campvs ?]
Exercitationes alone will only be able to provide troops of the lowest class
. Their simple equipment can be made either by the conscripts themselves or by local craftsmen that normally only produce farming tools instead of weapons.\n\nThe legions of the Res Publica [Pvblica ?]
are only enrolled temporarily for specific wars or campaigns and their soldiers are sent
home thereafter. Although our citizens usually exercise together on the campus martius [Campvs Martivs ?]
or similar fields in other cities, and prepare themselves for war, most conscripts receive their primary training in the field. Only the strict discipline
and the common life in the camp can turn farmers into soldiers. Every army contains
a large number of veteran soldiers and experienced centurions, who have served the Res Publica [Pvblica ?]
in previous wars, that can drill the recruits and teach them the finer arts of individual combat. However after several decades without a major war these men can become rare and the Roman army will have to accept some initial setbacks and high casualties until it can reach its
old standards again.\n\nSTRATEGY: A faction's historically iconic troops are produced in this structure, and what were
considered their elite units are available under the administration of Type I governments. "Factional troops" are much less common away from traditional homeland regions, with the fewest available in regions with Type IV governments. This structure can only be used by the faction which built it or factions with very similar cultures, and should be destroyed upon conquest if no troops are available for recruitment.\n\nUsed By: Romani only.