Birth of Rome

Platforms:  PC
Genre:  Turn-Based Strategy
Setting:  Ancient Rome
Rel Date:  30/01/2013
Langs:  English, Français, Deutsch, Español
   
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Platform:  PC
Complexity:  Intermediate
Players:  1-3 +
Min Spec:  RECOMMENDED
OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7
DirectX 9.0c or more
Processor: Pentium IV 1800+ MHz
4GB free on hard disk - 1024 Mo RAM
Video card: 128 MB
DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Multiplayer: 
NEWS
[01 Feb 2013] Birth of Rome Gameplay Video

  We've just published a gameplay video of Birth of Rome. It features some of the key elements of the ga...
[22 Jan 2013] Ageod travels back to the Birth of Rome

  Ageod travels back to the Birth of Rome New game in the Alea Jacta Est series launches on the 29th of ...
PRODUCT INFO

 

A great new grand strategy game set during the wars of Early Roman Republic is here!

Birth of Rome covers the important and epic wars that led the Roman republic to unify Italy, then defeat Carthage in Sicily. Relive the first conquests of the Roman consuls as they face powerful and determined opponents such as Pyrrhus of Epirus or Hanibal Barca of Carthage. Don’t let history write your destiny, it is completely up to you on how to handle the situation, or try your hand at rewriting history as Rome’s enemies.

Birth of Rome offers a level of historical accuracy and detail never reached before in a video game. Birth of Rome is a true simulation where players are challenged to create armies and fleets, organize and maneuver them, sustain and reinforce them. All the time taking into account military, economic, political and diplomatic parameters.

 

Scenarios:

  • The 3rd Samnite War opposing Rome and the Etruscan are the Samnite tribes between 298 and 291 BC, that will bring Rome control of central Italy.
  • The Senones War (284 to 282 BC), a violent Gallic tribe in Northern Italy at war with Rome. Victory against these powerful Celtic warriors allows the Romans to take their revenge against those who plundered Rome in 390 BC.
  • Pyrrhic Victories (280 BC to 272 BC) where the Senate of Rome finally manages to capture Tarentum and southern Italy after repulsing one of the greatest ancient warrior kings, Pyrrhus of Epirus.
  • The First Punic War, a very long campaign between 264 and 241 BC, pitting Rome against Carthage for the control of Sicily. A balanced struggle, focusing on naval operations. A shorter version starts in 256 BC.
  • The Mercenary War (241 BC to 238 BC), a fight between an exhausted Carthage and her own rebellious mercenaries in Africa.

Features:

 

  • Ancient Command System (based on Alea Jacta Est), allowing for a good representation of historical army command in the Roman era.
  • Quick and simple Construction of Units, allowing players to choose and purchase their forces as they wish (or can).
  • Decisions features, playable on the map, like wild cards assets
  • Diversified set of historical events, allowing multiple events and options, hereby enhancing flexibility and re-playability.
  • Different updates and other rules, in particular combat system adapted to the Ancient warfare.
  • Map: all of the Roman Empire and neighboring lands, with over 2800 different regions and seas, a lot of room for maneuver.
  • Over a thousand of leaders and units with specific pictures.

Reviews

Estrategas de sillon - [...] the AJE series, and Birth of Rome in particular, are the Renaissance of the turn-based  operational strategy, set in classical times, a delight for the great strategists.

Tacticular Cancer - "Birth of Rome adds some interesting new content for players of the original Alea Jacta Est and also serves as a perfectly good starting point for newcomers to the series."

Historia Games (French) - 7.0 / 10 -"Birth of Rome contains mechanisms of Alea Jacta Est, placing the historical context two centuries earlier. The game retains the complexity of the base game (even if it is less compared to other AGEOD's games). The resolution of battles is still confusing. But the management aspect is facilitated through the use of a good interface. Lovers of ancient Rome should be seduced by the game."

Gamers Hall (German) - 80%- Who liked "Alea Jacta Est" and now wants to extend his playing pleasure, can hit safely in "Birth of Rome".

Armchair General - 94% - The variety of nations, troop types, situations and options make Birth of Rome more interesting than Alea Jacta Est. With more add-ons coming, this series will have a long and fascinating run.

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