Saturday 20th March
20:00 – 23:00 GMT

Game designer: Dillon Burke (Housewar)

Held during: MegaCon 2021

This playtest focuses on the Balkans/Danube region of the Roman Empire circa 250 AD. The players are Legates commanding legions in one border province, or the Dux as region leader.

The main activities are operational defence of the borders against barbarian raids, discussing policy options and making tradeoffs in spending team resources, resolving mutinies, and possibly marching on Rome to replace the Emperor. Span of command is 1-3 legions per legate, plus a few vexallations (small detachments). The Dux will command the riverine fleets on the Danube. For an overview of this period, please check out this 15 minute video.