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Roma Invicta is a like an indie Total War out now

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Like the idea of Total War games but find them complicated or want something similar that takes a bit less time? Roma Invicta is a new indie release that looks promising.

"In Roma Invicta you have the honor of conquering ancient Gaul with your Roman legions. The game combines action oriented real-time battles with turn-based strategy on the campaign map where you raise, supply and move your armies.
The game can best be described as a mixture of the old Amiga classic 'North and South' and the 'Total War' series."

The developer mentioned they've tried to keep it reasonably historically accurate, and battles will leave a lasting impression on the environment with fallen soldiers, arrows sticking around, craters from cannon fire and more.

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Game Features:

  • Experience a lovingly handcrafted scenery of ancient Gaul.
  • Recruit your troops from legionnaires to scorpion artillery to Germanic cavalry.
  • Fight in tactical and action-packed real-time battles with hundreds of individual soldiers.
  • Slow down or pause the battle to always stay in control and give orders with no hurry.
  • Hand over parts of your army to the AI​​ to always keep control even in larger battles.
  • Supply your troops and always pay attention to the changing of the seasons.
  • You decide whether to bring peace to the Gallic villages or whether to plunder them and thus further ignite the resistance against you.
  • Different starting conditions and difficulty levels ensure replay value.

Available to buy on Steam.

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8 comments

mircalla 11 Feb
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Looks interesting, but...

> conquering ancient Gaul with your Roman legions
> reasonably historically accurate
> craters from cannon fire

I think that's from the developer's website where they're comparing persistent effects to North & South not about Roma Invicta itself
Bumadar 11 Feb
Quoting: mircallaLooks interesting, but...

> conquering ancient Gaul with your Roman legions
> reasonably historically accurate
> craters from cannon fire

I think that's from the developer's website where they're comparing persistent effects to North & South not about Roma Invicta itself

But but but the gauls had astrix and obelix, and obelix would trash those Romans around leaving craters and such every ;)
mircalla 11 Feb
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Quoting: BumadarBut but but the gauls had astrix and obelix, and obelix would trash those Romans around leaving craters and such every ;)

Oh you're right, and I'm pretty sure I've seen Getafix's cauldron used as artillery...


Last edited by mircalla on 11 February 2022 at 3:48 pm UTC
Quoting: mircalla
Quoting: BumadarBut but but the gauls had astrix and obelix, and obelix would trash those Romans around leaving craters and such every ;)

Oh you're right, and I'm pretty sure I've seen Getafix's cauldron used as artillery...
Also menhirs. And I think the bard, although that might not have been on purpose.
Valck 11 Feb
Quote> reasonably historically accurate
> craters from cannon fire
Did I miss something here?
mircalla 12 Feb
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Quoting: Valck
Quote> reasonably historically accurate
> craters from cannon fire
Did I miss something here?
Cannons were developed at the earliest in 11th or 12th century (CE) China before making their way over to Europe, by which time Roma was thoroughly victa.
hardpenguin 12 Feb
This is very much like an old game called Legion! I like that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNBJmDFXIP4


Last edited by hardpenguin on 12 February 2022 at 7:56 pm UTC
Valck 13 Feb
Quoting: mircalla
Quoting: Valck
Quote> reasonably historically accurate
> craters from cannon fire
Did I miss something here?
Cannons were developed at the earliest in 11th or 12th century (CE) China before making their way over to Europe, by which time Roma was thoroughly victa.
I guess I was taking the quote from your comment when I was thinking I was looking at the article.

Basically, I was trying to say the same, ie. cannons being anachronistic in a game about the Roman Empire, except I didn't care enough to look up the publisher's site to see where that bit came from (which realistically, should be the journalist's job to spot, stop, and think twice *wink*)

In today's internet, you never know who might fall for Roman cannons as historical fact. Or is that "alternative truth"? :D
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