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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2019, 04:43:51 PM »
Day one purchase without question.

I still find it weird how long Pdox is taking with its "Man the Guns" DLC. Still no release date. The original announcement was in May 2018, which is also when they announced Imperator.

Saw rumor somewhere the  release date to be announced tomorrow.


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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2019, 05:38:26 PM »
Was the Rome 2 version Vae Victus?
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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2019, 05:39:15 PM »
and having done a recent spate of ancient history reading


What have you been reading?
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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2019, 05:39:59 PM »
Was the Rome 2 version Vae Victus?

that was its expansion, don’t think ever was a rome 2

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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2019, 05:42:15 PM »
Ah...gotcha. 

I have both in my Steam library.  I've tried to get into Vae Victus a few times, but the fun eludes me.

CK2 is my sweet spot.   :smitten:
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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2019, 05:53:39 PM »
Day one purchase without question.

I still find it weird how long Pdox is taking with its "Man the Guns" DLC. Still no release date. The original announcement was in May 2018, which is also when they announced Imperator.

Saw rumor somewhere the  release date to be announced tomorrow.

Hope the rumor mill is right. It's well past time that Pdox wrapped this DLC up.

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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2019, 06:02:44 PM »
and having done a recent spate of ancient history reading


What have you been reading?

I read Anthony Everett's The Rise of Athens and enjoyed it so much that I went back and re-read the good parts. I wouldn't call it completely authoritative, but it's literary and Everitt clearly has a pretty good grasp of the material.

Reread a couple of beloved Mary Renault novels, The King Must Die and The Bull From The Sea (about Theseus): man, I love her stuff.

Next up is Thomas R. Martin, Ancient Greece.

Not sure how long I'll be on this kick, but I'm enjoying it: for me, Western history had always started around 1066. Got any recommendations?
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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2019, 06:49:49 PM »
No recommendations from me beyond Rubicon.  That's why I asked you!

I've tried reading a novel The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough like three times and I finally gave up, for the third time, Monday.  I simply cannot for all my effort get into the book.  There's a great story there, I know it, but hot damn is the book fucking boring.  What's worse is I bought it (for the second time) along with its sequel.  What good is a sequel if you don't read the first book?  What good, I ask you?!
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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2019, 07:13:29 PM »
It's like posting in a forum and not reading the posts above yours!
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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2019, 04:51:30 AM »
Glen, Philip Matyzak's books, Sparta - Rise of a Warrior Nation, and Sparta -Fall of a Warrior Nation, are both very good.  Together they give the most complete picture of Sparta that I've seen.
Also, there is a new book on Thucydides on Strategy, and the strategies he reveals in the Pelopennisian War.  Curious about this, but cannot say if it's worthwhile yet.
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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2019, 08:28:21 AM »
I recently finished reading Pax Romana by Adrian Goldsworthy. Was a really interesting read, especially illuminating on how the Republic first started acquiring its 'Empire', and exploring what it really meant to be a 'province' versus a protectorate, etc...

Most of the time areas were left to govern themselves, regardless of whether they had a governor or not.
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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2019, 08:57:48 AM »
Thanks for the recommendations, I guess, but now I'm snowed!

Seriously, it's all good. Even though I don't read nearly as much as I did when I was not a lawyer who reads at work all day, when I get on a tear with a subject I can still run through a few books.
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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2019, 11:38:12 AM »
Day one purchase without question.

I still find it weird how long Pdox is taking with its "Man the Guns" DLC. Still no release date. The original announcement was in May 2018, which is also when they announced Imperator.

Man The Guns - Feb 28th.  ^-^
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Re: Imperator: Rome
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2019, 08:05:48 AM »
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