Saturday, March 01, 2008

Tullus watches and waits (Campaign 95)

With the two Armies in Gaul face to face, Tullus gives the order to dig in. With the Senator Plaudicus in one ear and young Fulvius in the other, crying out to attack at once, Tullus leans towards caution. An uneasy peace settles along the frontier in Gaul as both armies watch each other for signs of movement.
Tullus knows with Alanicus moving further west, Secundus's forces will be stretched and divided. He therefore decides that time will be his best Allie against Secundus in Gaul.
To add further pressure to Secundus, Tullus starts to build a port in Aquatania in preparation for an invasion of Britannia.


Above, Tullus ignores the whining of Plaudicus to advance on Rome.

11 comments:

Still Anonymous said...

Do you have a B&W map that you can copy and colour in as the campaign evolves ...?

Ave!

simon said...

Yes, I have a Photoshop file I update at the end of the played turn sequences. There is only a couple of events left before I get onto it.

Never mind those other two bungling pretenders...TIME is my biggest enemy!

Olly said...

Hi Simon, Hows it going? Love your blogs. Get in touch old chum!
Olly

Dracmuller said...

Great to see the evolution continue (love the gatehouse construction).

From the blogger formerly known as 'Pleader'.

Still Anonymous said...

While we're all waiting for something to happen, how about modelling a non-religious crucifixion to keep things interesting?

Ave!

BigRedBat said...

Come on Tullus! You are resting on your laurels. ;-)

Still Anonymous said...

I suspect that some prodigies have occurred and that some ill omens have transpired.

Did a sacrifical chicken fly away or perch on Tullus' shoulder?

Were the entrails of the victim unexpectedly healthy during Pluto's festival?

Did the Leaping Priests forget to return the sacred shields to Mars' temple?

Ave!

Still Anonymous said...

Errm, 'sacrificial'.

I have just been rereading Suetonius' The Twelve Caesars, especially the chapters about Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian ...

Ave!

simon said...

Hello my fellow Romans, sorry for the lack of blog recently, I'm having terrible trouble with Gauls. They just seem to keep on coming and never know when to call it a day.I've been completely swamped over the last month but hopefully relief is on it's way.
Fat Secundus will be back to claim what is rightfully his very soon.

Still Anonymous said...

So long as the Gauls have been paying tribute, let us hope that it is not too serious ...

Looking forward to more campaign news, once the bandits can be quelled and the messengers can be despatched ...

Ave!

simon said...

I tell you the Gaul of those bloody Celts when it comes to coughing up taxes....it can drive you crazy. Nothing a bit of sharp iron can't sort out though, I'll get Vitus and his boys onto it in the morning.