Senatus Populusque Romanus
The Senate and the People of Rome


1810 AD
The Time is Now

This was the time to act. Recently produced Jerusalem-based Jet Fighters bombed Knossos' air defenses. The resistance was tough, but Roman pilots are braver still.

Non amo te, Alexander, nec possum dicere quare:
hoc tantum possum dicere, non amo te.

I do not like you, Alexander, but I can't say why:
I can only say this, I do not like you.


"The more prudent of the Praetorians, apprehensive that, in this private contract, they should not obtain a just price for so valuable a commodity, ran out upon the ramparts; and, with a loud voice, proclaimed that the Roman world was to be disposed of to the best bidder by public auction. 
Once he was emperor, he had reason to tremble. On the throne of the world he found himself without a friend, and even without an adherent. The guards themselves were ashamed of the prince whom their avarice had persuaded them to accept; nor was there a citizen who did not consider his elevation with horror, as the last insult on the Roman name." 

"That assembly, convoked by the consul, unanimously acknowledged Severus as lawful emperor, decreed divine honors to Pertinax, and pronounced a sentence of deposition and death against his unfortunate successor. Julian was conducted into a private apartment of the baths of the palace, and beheaded as a common criminal, after having purchased, with an immense treasure, an anxious and precarious reign of only sixty-six days."

-- Sir Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire


1810 AD
Air Drop

Roman Paratroopers landed deep in enemy territory. They cut the roads, and consequently, cut off Greek reinforcements and the all-important rubber.



1810 AD

The Roman ground attack was supported from sea by Battleships, having crossed the Oceanus Germanicus and traveled the length of Mare Ęgeanum to arrive at this moment in history. Artillery stationed on Mountains overlooking Knossos pummeled the Mechanized Infantry defending the city. Bombers based in Jerusalem repeatedly smashed the defense, while Helicopters braved the enemy air defenses to deliver Marines and Infantry.

(Caesar was commended by many for his prescience of sending Battleships to support the assault. How could he have foreseen the need so far in advance? Certainly a stroke of military genius.)


The hairy sixth to enslave the State
Shall be son, no son, of this hairy last.
He shall give Rome fiddlers and fear and fire.
His hand shall be red with a parent's blood.
No hairy seventh to him succeeds
And blood shall gush from his tomb.

Sibylline Curse from I, Claudius
by Sir Robert Graves
Nero. He fiddles while Rome burns. His bloody purges are legendary.


You lookin' at me?! Caesar consulted
the Oracle

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Battle Civulation


Total invasion force:
   18  Artillery
19  Bombers
20  Infantry
6 Battleships
0 Transports

1810 AD - The Marines

The defense of Knossos was ready to collapse. Roman Marines attacked and took the city, while Infantry helped rush the completion of an Airport. Tanks were Airlifted to the front. With the help of Roman allies, Greece was quickly dismembered. The Great Leader Anthony, loyal to no one but Caesar, walked the streets of Athens. 


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