All hail Kaiser Friedrich von Cooper II, crowned in Berlin, August 570 BC.
570 BC - The King orders a spearman whipped in Rome, while German swordmen engage and destroy a Roman warrior unit south of Corinth. The galley sent northward by von Cooper's predecessor continues to scout the western coast of Scandinavia. The same swordman unit which finished the wretched Roman warriors fights off an attack from reinforcing Roam archers and becomes elite.
550 BC - The spearmen in Rome begin to garrison their city, and a library is ordered begun. German work gangs begin cutting roads south of Innsbruck and Krakow. An emissary from Xerxes' court demands our territory map and 23 gold. We scoff at them and they declare war. Athens finishes the Great Lighthouse.
530 BC - troop movement, galley contines to explore.
510 BC - troop movement, more exploration, Babylonians demand contact with the Nipponese and literature, we say no. Luckily for Germany, they have "bigger fish to fry"
. The citizens of Liege open their temple for public worship, and begin raising swordsmen.
490 BC - An elite archer regiment east of Krakow attacks from a hill, but is destroyed by defending Roman archers. Four regiments march west on Pompeii, and two march south from Rome on Antium. Berlin finishes her marketplace and begins recruiting swordmen, Krakow finishes her granary and likewise begins raising swordsmen.
470 BC - An elite swordman regiment kills a detachment of Roman horse south of Pompeii, our brave regiments outside Antium kill one defending spearman regiment. A galley is spotted sailing west from the besieged city. Innsbruck finishes it's municipal granary and begins outfitting a new regiment of sword. (hard to think of different ways to say the same thing.)
450 BC - Our elite swordman regiment outside Antium falls on the spears of a regular regiment defending the city. The Kaiser is outraged. Our western forces meet with more success, killing all three spearman regiments defending the new Roman capital.
430 BC - Pompeii falls to our glorious German arms, a small segment of the population resists our occupation (1 resister). The King orders a spearman regiment raised to defend the new town. A new regiment of swordsmen leave Berlin, and another recruiting call is immediately put out. Alborg finishes her granary and begins recruiting swordsmen as well.
410 BC - The Resistance ends in Pompeii with the beheading of its' ringleaders in the public square, per the Kaiser's orders. Liege raises a new swordsman regiment, and also leaves the call out for more recruits.
390 BC - Roman warriors fortified north of Pompeii are routed by our swordsmen. Roman archers attack Krakow, but are massacred by the spearman regiment defending the city. A new regiment of swords is raised there, and the Kaiser orders another regiment of spear to be raised to defend the city. Innsbruck fields a new regiment of swordsmen and likewise raises another regiment of spear for civil defense. Bucharest finishes her granary and begins recruiting a new spearman regiment. The Kaiser's palace is expanded in a spontaneous show of affection by the people.
370 BC - Our swordman regiment in the east kills Roman archers east of Krakow. An elite regiment of sword is sent out from Pompeii to disperse Roman archers in the woods, but is defeated. A second regiment attacks and avenges the lost German regiment. Berlin fields another sword regiment and begins yet another.
350 BC - troop movement across the Reich. Three regiments of Persian horse arrive outside Bucharest, and attack a swordman regiment outside the city. It fights one off, kils another, and is finally killed by the third. The Romans land a regiment of archers north of Pompeii. Bucharest outfits a regiment of spear and begins raising swordsmen.
330 BC - The Kaiser, not wanting to fight a two-front war, swallows his pride and negotiates peace with Persia for 80 gold. The Roman archers north of Pompeii are destroyed. Catherine sends her emissary and demands the Reich's territory map and 29 gold. The Kaiser rails against her in private, but accepts her demands in public, because the Reich cannot fight on both her borders at once. With this, however, Russia has earned the lasting hatred of the von Cooper line. Alborg fields a new regiment of sword and begins raising spearmen, Krakow garrisons its' newly raised spearman regiment in the city and begins recruiting swordsmen. Innsbruck does the same.
310 BC - A regular swordsman regiment finds and destroys a Roman archer detachment west of Rome and becomes veteran. Two swordsman regiments attack Antium, both are destroyed. The Kaiser senses that the time to end the war is now, so that German troops can be armed and placed at optimal points of attack to bring the Romans to heel. He signs a peace traty, and Rome cedes the cities of Antium and Viroconium to the Reich.
Notes: It was all good till everyone started messin with our Kool-Aid. Now I think Russia and Persia will both have to die, just a matter of time. Western Europe is now pretty much secure, they have 3 more cities which we should be able to take at our leisure. I suggest Greece as our next target...Corinth is a big green eyesore in our empire. Next?