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Prologue part two - Caesers Civil War
« on: October 21, 2012, 09:01:21 AM »
Timeline of the Civil war and Caesers Year as Consul



10th of January – Caeser crosses the Rubicon.   Historians claim that when he ordered the Legio to leap over the river, rather than use the bridge he remarked that the “Die had been cast”.   By taking an army over the provincial border between Italia and Transilpine Gaul he had declared war on the old Roman Republic and started civil war with the corrupt senate officials. 

March – Crushes all resistance within Italia, taking Rome and forcing Pompey and his legions to retreat to Epirus.   Caeser is elected Dictator for a year but then uses this time to become elected as Consul, once he was elected he stood down from the Dictator ship. 

May – After some time sorting out Italy, Caeser splits Legio I Italia (Formerly Germanica) amongst his followers.   
-   Brutus was given two Cohortes and dispatched to Hispania to chase Pompeys errant sons, and to reclaim and pacify the Province. 
-   Mark Anthony, was Dispatched with two Cohortes to Egypt, to defeat the Ptolemic dynasty and install a client ruler, this was due to Pompey being supported by the Ptolemic dynasty. 
-   Vibius was promoted once more, and given two Cohortes, he was sent after Pompey himself, and sent to Epirus after Pompey with the orders to defeat him, and then to take Pontus. 
-   Mark Anthony was given like his fellows two Cohortes, and sent to Gaul to garrison and occupy it, specifically to guard the secrets of the installation they had uncovered. 
-   Caeser retained the Cohort Primus, and used it to Garrison Rome and Italia.   

12th of June – Mark Anthony wins the battle of the Nile (see report below)

21st of June – Provincial kingdom of Aegyptus formed, ruled by the client queen Cleopatra and her consort Mark Anthony. 

27th of June – Brutus decisively defeats opposition at Munda ( see report below)

29th of June – Brutus begins pacification of Hispania. 

3rd of July – Octavian grows tired of guarding the installation and sends a Cohorte to Brittania, telling them to cross the channel on foot.   Remarkably the Hastati Centuria centurion managed it with a running leap, the remainder of that Cohorte crossed by boat however.   

6th of July – Hispania is pacified and Brutus moves onto N.   Africa. 

10th of July – Pompey defeated by Vibius at the battle of Dyrrhachium (see report below)

12th of July – The cohort sent to Brittania annexes the lands, bringing with it Caledonia and Hibernia, Octavian orders his troops to march on Germania Magna. 

23rd of July – Greece Pacified by Vibius, along with Macedonia and Epirus. 

29th of July – Germania Magna is pacified and brought under Roman Rule. 

1st of August – Caeser orders Vibius to march on Pontus, the last place that could possibly oppose Roman Rule. 

7th of August – Pontus is overwhelmed and added to the Republic. 

10th of August – Caeser reforms the Provincal system of the Republic, redrawing the Provincial lines. 

12th of August – Caeser gives the order to all his generals to reinforce their cohorts with the remaining legions in Italia and the garrison Legions in the provinces.   This immediately bolsters each of the general’s armies; each now has a full Legio at their command.   He also orders them to outfit there Legio with the equipment they are creating in Gaul. 

15th of August – The order is sent to all his Generals to search their provinces for more installations. 

9th of October – Octavian discovers a large underground complex of what look like Giant Forges in Caledonia, yet there are now Divine Mines. 

29th of December – Caeser reforms the Calender bringing about the Julian calendar, and restarting recorded time from Year one.   He also pronounces himself Emperor, and creates the Roman Empire. 



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Re: Prologue - Caesers Civil War
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 09:08:22 AM »
Vibius and Pontus.

Prior Events

Vibius under orders from Caeser followed Pompey to Pontus, eventually they met at the field of Dyrrachium.  It was Pompeys belief that with his far superior numbers he would be able to win decisively against Vibius’ force.  He was wrong.

Belligerants

Pompey - 45,000
Vibius - 960


Events of the Battle

On the morning of the tenth, Vibius looked out over Pompeys army, forty five thousand of them against his nine hundred and sixty.  
Order of the battle

-   Vibius sends the eighty men of his Hastati Centurias to charge ahead, they each loosed three arrows from there gauss bows before drawing swords and bucklers and it is said that they leapt over the entire front line of the Pompeiann army, hitting the siege onagars that Pompey had erected behind his lines.  One unfortunate man was hit in the chest by a rock that a Onagar had fired a moment earlier than the command.  He was the only man that perished under Vibius command this day.

-   A moment later Vibius gave the order to soften up the Pompey front line with the Ballistae, each fired ten rounds a minute and they decimated the front ranks of Pompeys line.  Vibius couldn’t quite belive that after fifteen minutes of this barrage that the ranks still held.  

-   Finally the order was given to charge, The Principes leapt into action, and twenty minutes later Pompey was found dead in his command tent, he had slit his own throat and taken his life.  As he watched his army get destroyed before his very eyes.

Casualties

Pompey 25,000
Vibius - 1


Aftermath
After the battle was won, Vibius gave his orders a few days rest before continuing to pacify the whole of Greece.  By the end of the month Epirus, Greece and Macedonia had been pacified.  Again he let his men rest for a few days before he crossed the border into Pontus.  Intending to add it to the republic, which he did.
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Re: Prologue part two - Caesers Civil War
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 09:14:11 AM »
Brutus and the Iberian Peninsula
Prior Events.

Late in June Brutus and his men arrived in Provincal Ibera in the south.  Pompey sons had fled here with what remained of their own legions before inciting rebellion amongst the Hispanic tribes and adding them to their forces.  When Brutus arrived it had seemed that the whole of the Peninsula had risen up in revolt.  The army of Pompey’s sons chased Brutus to a small town called Munda, Brutus made his stand here.

Belligerents

Pompey sons – 170,000 Strong.
Brutus – 960 strong.

Events of the Battle

Brutus took up position on a hill with his two gauss ballistas facing the opposing sea of men, his Hastati used their bows to support the Ballista and they made every shot count, each gauss bow could take down three men per shot, and each of the ballistas took scores of men down with each explosive round.

The Pompeian army charged three times before Brutus broke there backs.  

-   The first retreated under the Duranium Pila that the principles used in a massed volley.
-   The second retreated after a few moments in hand to hand combat.
-   The third time, Brutus gave the order to charge.  He met the attack head on and cleaved straight through the massive army, causing it to buckle and retreat.

Casualties

Pompey - 70,000
Brutus - 20

Aftermath

By the 29th Brutus had begun to Pacify Hispania and defeat all the remaining supporters and tribes, by the start of July he crossed the straits between Africa and Iberia and started to add N. Africa to the republic.
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Re: Prologue part two - Caesers Civil War
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 09:19:44 AM »
Mark Antony, Cleopatra and Aegyptus.

Prior Events

Mark Antony marched on Alexandria with his forces on the 12th of June, it was here he met the Ptolemic forces that defended egypt. Antony who left his Ballista on the ships was slightly unsure of what to do, so he decided that cunning and trickery was going to be his friend this day.

Belligerants

Ptolemic Forces - 70,000
Mark Antony - 960

Key Events of the battle

1.  He used his Hastati to hide in the mud and water of the Nile Delta, when the Egyptian army came over head and the fighting began they were told to spring the trap and attack them from the centre.
2.  He found that the Ballista where just inrange even from the boats, this caused a massive surprise to the Ptolemic forces and caused utter confusion he lost some Hastati to friendly fire, but the confusion allowed his Decisive victory.
3.  His principle charge, once the order was given the battle was one.  Nothing could stand between the new Principes of Rome and it's conquests.

Casualties

Ptolemic Army - 50,000
Mark Antony - 12

Aftermath

Mark Antony took the Egyptian throne along with Cleopatra, and under Caesers orders he incorporated it into the Roman republic as the Province and Protectorate of Aegyptus, Cleopatra was queen and he was Consort.

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Re: Prologue part two - Caesers Civil War
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 09:28:54 AM »
Octavian and the Northern Conquests.

Octavian with very little to do in Gaul and Germanica Inferior grow tired and bored quickly. It was already Pacified and safe. He gave the order to Invade Britain which he did within weeks Brittania, Hibernia and Caledonia were added to the Roman Provincal Lists. He then marched into Germania Magna and annexed everything between Rome and Sarmatia. Adding a vast amount of land to Roman authority.

Added to the Provincal Lists

Brittannia
Caledonia
Hibernia
Germania Superior
Burgundiones
Bastarnae
 

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Re: Prologue part two - Caesers Civil War
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 09:37:30 AM »
Map of Provincal Rome after Caeser Administrative Reforms.



 

 

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