CAESAR'S CAMPAIGNS IN GAUL

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CAESAR'S CAMPAIGNS IN GAUL

Post by maximvs » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:17 pm

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Here are the latest scenarios I have put together, this time following Julius Caesar's campaigns in Gaul.
It is my intention to cover each of the major battles he writes about in his commentaries. The entire campaign lasted from 58BC to 51BC.

I will add further battles to this post, in chronological order, once they are completed.

Although I have playtested each game (to the point where I think it is possible for each side to win against the AI), I would still appreciate readers' comments and suggestions.

Caesar in Gaul 58BC - 1 The Helvetii LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?yyzzyzkmdqt
Stopping 370,000 homeless Gauls from waging war along Rome's northern frontier is the first task Caesar must face up to as he takes over as Governor of Transalpine Gaul.
Caesar in Gaul 58BC - 2 The Helvetii LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?nzyjtujdfzz
What if? - the day before Caesar's actual battle, there was a missed the opportunity to trap the Gauls whilst they were encamped.
Caesar in Gaul 58BC - 3 Ariovistus LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?lwmm2jifjhr
Caesar must now face up to the mighty German horde that are terrorising the Gallic tribes settled along the Rhine valley.

Caesar in Gaul 57BC - 1 The Belgae LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?3iyvhjnojtq
Caesar hastens to northern Gaul where the Belgae tribes have formed an alliance to defy Rome.
Caesar in Gaul 57BC - 2 The Nervii LINK http://www.mediafire.com/?m2miieefyxj
The Nervii spring a surprise attack whilst Caesar's army is making camp.
Caesar in Gaul 57BC - 3 The Alps LINK http://www.mediafire.com/?w1zzgvzdnnm
The twelfth legion are attacked in their camp covering the Alpine passes.

Caesar in Gaul 56BC - 1 The Veneti LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?dy5kw2wwnzd
Caesar moves west and must storm the Veneti stronghold on the Atlantic coast.
Caesar in Gaul 56BC - 2 The Veneli LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?ninio1d1gl2
Caesar sends General Sabinus to subdue the remaining northwestern tribes.
Caesar in Gaul 56BC - 3 The Osismi LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?ymmmxxtzl0q
Caesar destroys the last Gallic stronghold on the Atlantic coast.
Caesar in Gaul 56BC - 4 The Aquitani LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?hymninnhmyc
General Publius Crassus marches to subdue the Sotiates in Aquitania.
Caesar in Gaul 56BC - 5 The Aquitani LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?ezejdyl2eh2
To pacify the region, Crassus must now subdue the Vocates and Tarusates.

Caesar in Gaul 55BC - 1 Massacre! LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?joj1oedykzw
Caesar moves against the German tribe who are devastating the Gauls settled in the Rhine valley.
Caesar in Gaul 55BC - 2 The Morini LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?jnkyw3nmmm2
General Atius Labienus marches on the Morini who still resist Rome's authority.

Caesar in Gaul 54BC - 1 The Eburones LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?iginjawfgze
General Sabinus is ambushed as he tries to march his legions to safety following the rebellion of the Eburones.
Caesar in Gaul 54BC - 2 The Nervii LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?zmygljmmiyf
Caesar, marching to the relief of the besieged General Cicero, is himself attacked by the rebelling Gallic tribes.

Caesar in Gaul 53BC - 1 The Menapii LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?yy2ud1hmdjo
Caesar takes five legions to raid the lands of the Menapii.
Caesar in Gaul 53BC - 2 The Treveri LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?zydujkglgxz ............ Revised version
General Labienus tricks the Treveri into a hasty attack on his waiting army.
Caesar in Gaul 53BC - 3 The Sugambri LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?vyzewyngjno
General Cicero's camp is almost overwhelmed by the sudden appearance of a band of German raiders.

Caesar in Gaul 52BC - 1 Gergovia LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?2ck2tzmnkyl
Caesar traps Vercingetorix in the hilltop fortress of Gergovia.
Caesar in Gaul 52BC - 2 The Parisii LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?dfzmovjzwkt
Caesar sends General Labienus to quell the rebellion along the Seine valley.
Caesar in Gaul 52BC - 3 The Aedui LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?g2zzqmdmdlh
Vercingetorix recruits Caesar's long time allies, the Aedui to aid the rebellion.

Caesar in Gaul 52BC - 4 Alesia LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?5nlizylizcz
The Gallic relief army arrives at Alesia and immediately attacks Caesar's siegeworks.
Caesar in Gaul 52BC - 5 Alesia LINK: http://www.mediafire.com/?zq1n0wzzdmw
The final showdown as Vercingetorix attacks the Roman lines from inside whilst his brother Vercassivellaunus attacks from outside.

Although hostilities continued into the following year as Caesar mopped up isolated tribes who failed to show sufficient enthusiasm for Roman rule, no further significant battles were fought. So this wraps up the series which I hope will provide you with as much fun to play as I've had putting them together.
Last edited by maximvs on Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:39 pm, edited 8 times in total.

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Great Fun!

Post by Scarz » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:33 am

I just finished Caesar in Gaul - 3 Ariovistus. Large and bloody, great fun. Well done!

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Disappearing units

Post by sull51 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:15 am

I was playing Caesar in Gaul 58BC - 2 The Helvetii (player=Helveti, AI = Romans) when in the middle of the game during an AI turn his units disappeared although you saw numbers flashing indicating the game was continuing. After the Ai moved I saved and loaded the game and the units reappeared. This happened twice
At first I thought a case of too many units on the map for the graphics card to handle, but the second time there was not that many units left.
All three scenarios were entertaining

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Post by maximvs » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:12 am

Updated first post - added the battles of 57BC to the downloads.

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Post by batesmotel » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:11 pm

MAXIMVS wrote:Yes, that's wierd. It has happened to me once whilst playing, but I can't remember which battle, and it was just one unit.

It sounds like a graphics glitch. But as you say you did, any time I get something strange happening, I always save the game and then restart. That seems to fix any problems. Glad you're enjoying the battles.
If you see this again, please post a note in the support forum so the issue can be tracked. Thanks.

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Post by omarquatar » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:22 pm

is it real that all of the roman light troops are on their left wing?

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Post by omarquatar » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:22 pm

omarquatar wrote:is it real that all of the roman light troops are on their left wing?
i mean in the ariovistus scenario, sorry

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Post by omarquatar » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:11 pm

MAXIMVS wrote:Yes, here's the quote -
"Caesar posted all his auxiliaries in front of the small camp, where they would be visible to the enemy and give an impression of strength ..."
Caesar, The Conquest of Gaul, Penguin Classics, p 55
fine...caesar didn't know the FoG rules though
in a former battle, i won simply by getting all the roman light units to evade off map; so one must bring them in normal battle position ASAP...or play with free deployment

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Post by Scarz » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:16 pm

Hey Max, when are we going to play the next battle in the list, I am ready for either side. Had a lot of fun with the first two.

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Post by maximvs » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:58 pm

Updated first post - added the battles of 55BC to the downloads.

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Post by maximvs » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:05 am

Updated first post - added the battles of 54BC to the downloads.

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Post by maximvs » Thu May 06, 2010 3:48 pm

Updated first post - added the battles of 53BC to the downloads

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Post by wellssh » Tue May 11, 2010 10:48 pm

MAXIMVS wrote:In creating these scenarios I'm always torn between keeping strictly historical (given that these isn't much detail anyway) and creating an enjoyable game.
YES Please keep them as historical as possible: using caesar's (admittedly fast-and-loose with the details) accounts of the Gaulic wars and Civil Wars adds a GREAT dimension to the scenarios.

People who want a less historical scenario can always mod it however they would like.

I vote strongly: keep historical battles / deployments/ terrains as accurate as possible

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Post by wellssh » Tue May 11, 2010 10:52 pm

Is there any idea if Slitherine / matrix will package some of the GREAT historical scenarios in future updates to FoG? Would love to see them added to my game next time I download the latest patch (Im very computer illiterate and so dont tend to be able to successfully add scenarios unless they are in self-extracting updates lol)

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Post by Cats » Thu May 13, 2010 11:35 am

A great enjoyable set of scenarios. Thank You!

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