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Scenario#: 416     Date: 251-AD     Location: Abrittus, Bulgaria

After repeated incursions into Moesia and Dacia by the Goths under Cniva, the Roman Emperor Gaius Messius Quintus Decius (often called “Trajan Decius”) moved to confront the barbarian invaders. Accompanied by his son Herennius Etruscus and his…

Commands & Colors: AncientsExpansion #4: Imperial Rome
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Scenario#: C3i19     Date: 378-AD     Location: Adrianople, Turkey

A collection of mostly Goth tribes with some allies petitioned Valens to be allowed land and foederati status to escape the Huns. Valens badly needed allies and agreed, aided in the decision because the Goth leader, Fritigern, had accepted…

Commands & Colors: AncientsC3i Magazine #25
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Scenario#: C3i20     Date: 378-AD     Location: Adrianople, Turkey

A collection of mostly Goth tribes with some allies petitioned Valens to be allowed land and foederati status to escape the Huns. Valens badly needed allies and agreed, aided in the decision because the Goth leader, Fritigern, had accepted…

Commands & Colors: AncientsC3i Magazine #25
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Scenario#: C3i21     Date: 357-AD     Location: Alsace, France

Julian, the young cousin of the Emperor Constantius, has been named to recover the situation in the West after a short civil war opened the frontier to raids and invasion by Franks and Alamanni tribes. Scarcely 23, with no military …

Commands & Colors: AncientsC3i Magazine #26
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Scenario#: 2     Date: 451     Location: Champagne-Ardenne, France

Attila had a pretext for invading Gaul. Honoria, the older sister of the Western Roman Emperor, appealed directly to Attila to escape an arranged marriage. Attila eagerly accepted the ‘proposal’ and demanded a dowry of half the Western Empire. The …

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Scenario#: 3     Date: 451     Location: Champagne-Ardenne, France

Attila’s army advanced into Gaul, leaving behind a trail of destroyed, plundered cities. His army was delayed at Orleans when the Alan inhabitants resisted effectively. The Alans were one of several Germanic tribes pushed west earlier by the Huns.…

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Scenario#: 424     Date: 314-AD     Location: Vinkovci, Croatia

In the years after Milvian Bridge, Constantine gradually consolidated his military superiority. Licinius emerged as Constantine’s chief rival. After defeating Daia, Licinius gained control over the entire eastern half of the Roman Empire. Relations…

Commands & Colors: AncientsExpansion #4: Imperial Rome
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Scenario#: 417     Date: 259-AD     Location: Edessa, Turkey

The Battle of Edessa was another round in the on-going Roman- Persian Wars. In 258, Shapur I, King of Sassanid Persia invaded Roman territory, overrunning Armenia and continuing into Syria. In order to stop his repeated plundering, In 259, Emperor …

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Scenario#: 420     Date: 271-AD     Location: Fano, Italy

After his serious defeat at the Battle of Placentia at the hands of the Alemanni, Emperor Aurelian rallied and re-grouped his troops and started in pursuit. The Alemanni were moving towards Rome, producing great fear in the city. Rome had …

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Scenario#: 422     Date: 272-AD     Location: Antioch, Turkey

The Palmyrene Empire (260–273) consisted of the (former) eastern Roman provinces of Syria, Palestine, and large parts of Asia Minor. This breakaway kingdom was ruled by the famous Queen Zenobia and had won many victories over the Sassanids, while…

Commands & Colors: AncientsExpansion #4: Imperial Rome
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Scenario#: 423     Date: 312-AD     Location: Rome, Italy

While emperor Diocletian’s “Tetrarchy” system of shared power maintained calm for 20 years, eventually rivalries took over again. In 306 Maxentius proclaimed himself emperor, setting off another confused civil war. He gained great power when F.V…

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Scenario#: 418     Date: 268-AD     Location: Naissus, Serbia

The Goths, a Germanic people, were migrating southward and crossed the Roman frontier in the province of Pannonia. The emperor Gallienus, fresh from his victory over another Germanic tribe, the Alemani, managed to check the Goth’s advance early in…

Commands & Colors: AncientsExpansion #4: Imperial Rome
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Scenario#: C3i22     Date: 317-BC     Location: Eisfahan, Persia

By 318 BC the Successors had formed two competing alliances: the ‘Royalists’ who claimed to fight to maintain the empire for Alexander’s infant sons, and a rival coalition that sought to claim their own independent kingdoms. The opposing Successor…

Commands & Colors: AncientsC3i Magazine #26
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Scenario#: 421     Date: 271-AD     Location: Pavia, Italy

After the victory at Fano, Emperor Aurelian sent his troops in pursuit of the defeated Alemanni horde, which was racing back to its homeland. Aurelian had the mountain passes blocked and then proceeded to destroy almost the entire Alemanni army. …

Commands & Colors: AncientsExpansion #4: Imperial Rome
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Scenario#: 419     Date: 271-AD     Location: Piacenza, Italy

Aurelian became emperor in 270, and is remembered as one of the “soldier-emperors” who restored the empire after its near collapse. During his five-year reign, Aurelian re-united the empire after two-thirds of the provinces had broken away from…

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Scenario#: 1     Date: 447     Location: Vit River, Bulgaria

After the Eastern Roman Empire stopped its tribute to the Huns around the year 444 AD, Attila’s army again invaded the Balkan regions of the Eastern Empire. Unfortunately, many veteran Byzantine formations had been withdrawn to counter the Vandal…

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