Renowned and storied, the Roman Empire blossomed from conquering its neighbours to almost dominating the entire world. Massive and well-equipped, the Romans are adept with the sword, javelin, artillery, field artillery, and cavalry units. Their powerful siege engines and extremely skilled infantry units allow them to cut through enemy defenses.
A born leader, Caesar is adept at supporting and inspiring battle units. His abilities to bolster combat and ranged attackers, as well as impede other commanders' special orders, allow Caesar to be a pivotal, albeit indirect, commander on the battlefield.
The Roman Commander Germanicus is a heavy infantry expert, focused on dishing out damage and shrugging off ranged attacks. His bloodlust in battle allows him to deal more damage the more enemies he vanquishes with his quick and deadly attack speed.
Scipio Africanus will cut through enemies lines and utilise his cavalry and infantry assaults to overwhelm enemies. His routing charge, and piercing war cry that damages enemy defense and morale, exemplifies Africanus’ power, will, and ability to fight to the death.
With tactics as sharp as his army’s blades, Sulla uses his years of battlefield experience to manipulate both his own units and enemies. A commander constantly thinking several steps ahead, Sulla is a tank who can greatly boost his army’s defences and debuff those who would attack him.
Here are just a few highlights of the units employed by the Roman faction. Many more are eager to follow your orders and charge into battle, Commander.
Rally them under your banners!
Developed from earlier Greek weapons, the ballista is an ancient Roman missile weapon that launches heavy darts. It outperforms other siege weapons thanks to its ability to shoot projectiles with higher velocities over a longer distance. Its shots can reach their target in no time at all, and are virtually impossible to evade, which makes ballistae especially efficient against infantry, foot archers, and cavalry.
Invented by the Greeks and later adopted by the Roman legions, the scorpion is a smaller catapult-type weapon, capable of cutting down foes at long range, even if they are protected by shields. The weapon supposedly earned its name thanks to its deadly power, comparable in its effect to a scorpion's sting. It has a stringer with a socket to point bolts, uses a system of torsion springs to propel them, and even looks similar to a scorpion. These weapons are typically used against infantry and archers, though they can prove inferior against cavalry attacks and siege weapons.