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    Chapter I

    Autumn, 196 BC

    "Yes yes yes, how foolish of me! How could I ever forget that?! Of course it was the mighty Senate that crushed barbarous Arveri, Aedui and Lusotanan and who only had to point towards Qarthadastim and Epirus to wipe them out and finally, they needed only to wave towards Ptolemaioi and Seleucids and all of their armies were utterly destroyed!!"

    Tiberius Cornelius Blasio was angry. Not only did the Senate overlooked his accomplishments in Britain but they also publicly declared that it was THEIR wise leadership and planning that helped him capture Camulosadae. There was no mentioning that it was him who saved two cohorts who got surrounded by enemy soldiers at the gates. There was no mentioning that it was his charge that broke the enemy morale.

    "Master, they are senators, what did you expect them to do? Let you take the glory? They need to make themselves important too! If they don't then .. well.. people would just get rid off them!" Lucius chuckled.

    Tiberius smiled. He knew that Senate wasn't behind this. It was Quintus Licinus Crassus who must have ordered to 'steal his glory' so to speak. Crassus had managed to get enough support in Rome and now he acted like a King of Rome! Being plebeian and pretty obsessed of Games it wasn't that hard. He also managed to gather personal legion outside of Rome!

    "I tell you, if I wouldn't be my fathers son I would take my legion and march south and get rid of all of them!" said Tiberius.

    "I suggest you not to speak about these things. Walls have ears I have heard" said Lucius, his mentor and best friend.

    "Yes, it's true, walls have ears. But this is not Rome where you have to think before you say something!" Tiberius sat down, took a sip of wine and continued, "But let's talk about our current situation. I heard that in north locals have couple of large armies, right?"

    "Yes, that is true" answered Lucius,"They outnumber us more than 3 to 1 and most of them are very experienced soldiers. If I were you I would be very concerned!"

    "If you were me you would head back to mainland as fast as you can" smiled Tiberius.

    "Of course I would. I don't see any point fighting against armies twice the size of my own and since all the finances are sent to east we have no way replenishing our losses!"

    "Talking about east, is it true that our legions have captured Babylon and Arbela, again?"

    "As far as I know Cnaeus Cornelius Scipio captured Arbela but is unable to leave from the city due to the constant attacks against his forces by the locals in Assyrie. Sextus Germanicus took Babylon but enemy armies near Seleukeia, their former capital, have confined him into Babylon. I heard that most of the time Sextus studies the ancient ruins of the city."

    "Just like I'm forced to study local Boadha and .. what is it called.. Ahuarrogh? Unfortunately I haven't had time to visit this.. errm.. Carn-cay-lad-reer-den?" Tiberius started to laugh.

    "It's actually Cairncalladryrdan but you were close" said Lucius who started laugh too.

    "Well, I think it's time to make the final preparations for the winter. One of the priest said it will be a hard one."

    "I hope so. A little change to this fog and constant rain is welcomed!" laughed Tiberius and two men left from the room.
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    interesting late era Romani AAR.
    I think I'll follow this...

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    Seems like its going to get very good as it goes on, i guess ill follow this

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    It will get better when I finally reach the Civil War!

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    Chapter II

    Autumn, 195 BC

    "Master, there are some people who say that they represent these barbarians. They are led by a man called Tacoros dyn Borrodan. I think that they are here either to bribe you or ask for peace," said Lucius while entering room.

    "So, now they want peace! After we destroyed their armies not only once but in four battles! I doubt this 'peace' will last long though. You remember Lusotanan, they broke the peace all the time just so that we could sign it again!! Anyway, tell him to go back to his hut and finally accept that We, Romans, are are here to rule them!"

    "I doubt he want to hear that but.. you are the one who gives orders."

    "Yeah, I am. Anyway, I have other things to worry about and the most important one is ... WHERE ARE MY REINFORCEMENTS!" Tiberius shouted the last part and hit his fist against the table.

    "First of all, I'm not deaf. Secondly, they were at the port just before they sailed back to mainland..."

    "Sailed back to mainland?! What kind of idiot would give an order for them to sail back!! Ten lashes .. no.. make that twenty lashes to that guy!"

    "Master.. errmm.. that idiot was you. That cohort, you had sent back for retraining, had orders that 'all men' should head back"
    Lucius said as calmly as he could.

    Tiberius looked Lucius and then looked in front of himself and then looked Lucius again. Scratching his head, Tiberius stand from his chair.

    "This place is making me .. crazy! Looks like all the forests around Camulosadae are full of these barbarians and this whether.. I hate it! When others are getting famous in Mesopotamia I have to sit in this stupid gods forsaken land! They are fighting one battle per season while I fight 3 battles per month! If ..."

    "Master, I think you should rest. Take some time off and forget all the problems. Perhaps you could even visit your father and brothers?!" said Lucius.

    "Oh .. I guess you are right. I think I'll take a small nap right here. Go and make sure no one disturb me," replied Tiberius and sat on a small bed.

    Lucius left the room. Tiberius had changed a lot after those battles against Casse. Ambushes against his troops had made him easily annoyed and lately he acted bit strangely. Who knows what he might do when things will not improve! Lucius shook his head.

    "Romans and their ways. It's good to be Greek!"
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    ooo civil war? i'm game
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    Default Re: Wind of Change - Romani AAR

    That's the plan.

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    Awesome AAR! I will be reading, unfortunately i hoped to put a civil war in my aar aswell. We'll have to see now, maybe i wont. Its nice to see a Roman campaign & aar so far into the game. Can you post some screenshots of the map and places you station your armies?

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    Default Re: Wind of Change - Romani AAR

    Of course!
    About armies, currently I have one semi-depleted legion in Britain, three 3/4 stacks near the Sweboz border, one in Africa, 2 in Egypt, 3 in Syria, 1 in Illyria and 1 in Macedonia. And even now when it's about 10 years from the Marian reforms about 1/4 of the units I have are Polybians!

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    Blasphemous! Don't think the Romaioktonoi are going to let you get away with this

    On a serious note though,

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    LOL Maion u are crazy!

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    YaH, I think your getting a little carried away. (sorry for spamming)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olaf Blackeyes View Post
    LOL Maion u are crazy!
    I'll take that as a compliment

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